Business Team

Committees
To ensure the BQNC is providing relevant information to the agricultural biomass industry, it is governed by a steering committee of experts. In addition, there are three sub-committees, Bioenergy, Biomaterials and Biorefining, that provide support to the BQNC’s activities.

Steering Committees

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Murray
McLaughlin 

Director and Chairperson
McLaughlin Consulting
Advisor

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Donald Smith, 
Director,

McGill University

President 

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France Brunelle, 
Observer,

Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation de Québec

Biotechnology Scientific Advisor

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Jeff Kraynyk, 
Director

Manitoba Agriculture

Leader - Industry Development

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Joe Hogue, 
Director

Straw Logic

President

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Josip Novkovic, 
Director,

CSA Group 

Program Manager, Fuels and Applications 

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Lori-Jo Graham 
Director,
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
Program Lead,
Biomaterials

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Alvin Ulrich, 
Director,

Biolin Research Inc.

President 

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Nathalie
Legros

Director

National Research Council Canada

Program Leader, Industrial Biomaterials Flagship

Anita
Gilmer

Observer
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Innovation and Growth Policy Division, Strategic Policy Branch Division

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Tam Tekle
Director

TTS

President

Bioenergy Sub-Committee

Ataullah Khan
Mohammed

Sub-Committee Lead

InnoTech Alberta

Dennis St. George
SandGEO

Harvey Chorney
Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institue (PAMI) 

Joy Agnew
Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institue (PAMI) 

Naresh Thevathasan

University of Guelph

Sabnem Madrali 

Natural Resources Canada

Stephane Gauthier

Biovalco Inc.

Victor Cheng

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

Anahita Jami

CSA Group

Biomaterials Sub-Committee

Alvin Ulrich
Sub-Committee Lead

Biolin Research Inc.

Joe Hogue

Straw Logic

Byron James

InnoTech Alberta

Denis Rho

National Research Council Canada

Jianbo Lu

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

John Wolodko

University of Alberta

Mahendra Thimmanagari

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Minh-Tan Ton-That

National Research Council Research

Nathalie Legros

National Research Council Canada

Oliver Lalonde

Logistik Unicorp

Tam Tekle

TTS

Biorefining Sub-Committee

Ray Bergstra
Chair
Sub-Committee Co-Lead
MTN Consulting Associates

Stu Porters
Chair
Sub-Committee Co-Lead
Biofuels Consulting Canada

Baoling Chen

Lambton College

Bridgette Duniece
Permolex Ltd.

David Bressler

University of Alberta

Donald Smith
MacDonald College, Agriculture Campus, McGill University
CEO of BioFuelNet Canada - managing Biomasse Canada Cluster 

Donna Fleury
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

Jean-Michel Lavoie
Université de Sherbrooke

Murray McLaughlin

McLaughlin Consulting

Affiliations

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