The Michigan Forest Bioeconomy Conference scheduled for Feb 12-13, 2019 in Midland, MI highlights both the circular nature of the bioeconomy and the critically important low carbon contribution of renewable forest resources. Keynote speakers include Mary Draves, Chief Sustainability Officer for Dow, and John Warner, Chief Technology Officer for Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry and one of the recognized fathers of Green Chemistry.  Breakout sessions will address key areas of the circular bioeconomy: green chemistry, mass timber buildings, wood recycling/circular economy, policy needs, non-timber forest products, chemical conversion of forest feedstocks, wood energy, creative design, and supply chain.  Other speakers represent Ford Motor Company, DuPont, Steelcase, LanzaTech, Performance Biomaterials, University of Michigan, Michigan State, Michigan Tech as well as other companies and academic institutions.   The event is organized by the Michigan Forest Biomaterials Institute, a non-profit founded in 2016 and based at Michigan Tech University, with a mandate to facilitate the forest bio-circular economy in Michigan (  

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Conference Location: 111 W. Main St., Midland, MI 48640