Special Sessions

Where are we with the biochar industry in Canada?

Keynote speaker : Suzanne Allaire, Ph.D. GECA Environnement

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Suzanne Allaire has been working in environmental science for more than 27 years. She has collaborated with a wide range of industries, private companies, government agencies and research institutions to reduce the impact of humans on the environment by adding value to residues, protecting soil and improving carbon balances; the last 13 years being mainly on biochar and pyrolysis of residues. She has worked as a full professor at Laval University for 16 years, then started her own business.

As owner of GECA Environnement, she works as an expert on biochar, pyrolysis products and their markets along with optimisation of their properties for their best usages. She supports municipalities, companies and organizations in various aspects of pyrolysis projects such as selection of technology, market development, R&D, project management, etc.

She is a board member of the International Biochar Initiative, the most important organisation about biochar in the world. She has written over 500 publications related to the environment for various countries and types of audiences.

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