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Biomass Field Day in Clinton, ON

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Biomass Field Day in Clinton, ON

Time: September 5, 2014 from 1pm to 5:45pm
Location: Switch Energy Corp
Street: 80171 Kinburn Line
City/Town: Clinton
Website or Map: http://ontaiobiomass.com
Phone: 519-986-7544 or 1-844-986-7545
Event Type: field, day
Organized By: Ontario Biomass Producers Co-Operative519-986-7544 or
Latest Activity: Aug 19, 2014

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The Ontario Biomass Producers Co-operative and Switch Energy Corp. are proud to present a Biomass Field Day in Clinton, ON., Friday, September 5th, from 1:00-5:30 p.m.  This event is a great opportunity to highlight the growing relationship between the biomass and plastic industries.  Attendees have two options for travel to Nott Farms:  1. Board a bus at one of two stops in the Guelph area; 1 Stone Rd. W, or EastGen Head Office parking lot on Hwy 6.  The bus trip to Clinton offers an excellent chance to network with fellow biomass enthusiasts! Or, 2. Drive direct in their own vehicles, as there is sufficient parking at Switch Energy Corp. for those who choose this option.

The afternoon program consists of three main segments. During the first segment, presentations include: Switch Energy Corp. Plastic Processing Line; OBPC Switchgrass research update and local research activities at Nott Farms; REAP-Canada Breeding Program, presented by Roger Samson; and University of Guelph update of their Switchgrass Lifecycle CO2 Research work at Nott Farms. During this segment visitors have the unique opportunity to tour Switch Energy Corp.’s agri-plastic recycling processing line. Don Nott will elaborate how ag-film, boat wrap and pallet shrink-wrap are cleaned, conditioned, pelletized and then reintroduced back into the plastic industry. Switch Energy Corp. can integrate ag-biomass into recycled plastic, resulting in the base material for sturdier and lighter plastic components. This is a really exciting evolution for biomass producers as well as industry sectors with a need for cost effective plastic products with superior attributes.

The second segment of the afternoon takes visitors to switchgrass research plots on Nott Farms. This site gives visitors the opportunity to learn about recent developments in switchgrass research, and to ask questions related to an ongoing OBPC research project and overseen by the Ontario Forage Council. Visitors also have a chance to witness University of Guelph's switchgrass CO2 life cycle research setup. You don't want to miss this!

During the third segment Switch Energy Corp. hosts a BBQ and Dr. Gord Surgeoner is our keynote speaker.  There is ample time allocated for networking during this social part of the afternoon.

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