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Bioeconomy can be seen as a knowledge-based production and use of natural/biological resources, together with biological processes and laws, that allow providing economy goods and services in an environmentally-friendly way. Bioeconomy comprises those parts of the economy that use renewable biological resources from land and sea – such as crops, forest, fish, animals, and micro-organisms – to produce food, materials and energy.

Scaling Up Conference, Ottawa

Scaling Up, Canada's annual international industrial bioeconomy business conference ... for more information on workshops and registration visit Scaling Up Conference.

Many of the products Canadians use on a daily basis—plastic bottles, paint, diapers, cosmetics, electricity and fuels—can all be made from the wastes and residues (biomass) left over from the forestry, marine, and agricultural sectors. Canada produces more than 48 million tons of such sustainable biomass every year and stands to capitalize on many of these emerging markets, as well as diversify existing markets for agricultural and forestry companies.

Ontario East Wood Centre and Eco-Industrial Park

OEWCThe Ontario East Wood Centre (OEWC) & Eco-Industrial Park (EIP) is being created to foster responsible, environmentally sound business practices. A shared vision will help its enterprises form a supportive, like-minded business cluster. Its managed, park-like environment will aim to deliver operating cost savings. Easy market access, plentiful raw materials, land to suit and a planned infrastructure are just a few of its attractive features.
  • The Urban Forest and the Greening of the Town of Prescott ... Report Urban Forest of Prescott 2nd Edition
  • The Urban Forest of Prescott and other Eastern Ontario Communities ... Report Urban Forest 2020
  • Bioeconomy in Eastern Ontario ... Report 2017, Update 2018, Report by OEWC to EOMF 2020 , Update 2022, Update 2023
  • Bioindustrial Innovation Canada: Creating jobs and economic value sustainably ... Presentation 2017
  • Canada's Bioeconomy BDC 2016 Fall Symposium Economic Renewable Processes ... Report 2016
  • University of Toronto - The Chemistry of Wood - Value Added Alternatives ... Report 2013
  • OEWC - Innovation, Science and Technology* in the rural communities of Eastern Ontario ... Report 2013
  • OEWC & Queens University T.E.A.M. - Maple Processing and Refining for the Bioeconomy of Eastern Ontario, 2018
  • OEWC - Rejuvenating the economy of Eastern Ontario through Sustainable Forests and Ecoindustrial Development by B. Barkley | S. Lawn ... Presentation 2009
  • OEWC - Building Partnerships for Eco-Industrial Development ... Presentation 2008
  • OEWC - Wood-based Eco-Industrial Development in Eastern Ontario... Presentation 2007
  • Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF): Sustainable Economic Development in Eastern Ontario gathers momentum ... Media Release 2007
  • Making Lemonade from Trees - How the Domtar Pulp and Paper Mill Shutdown is creating new jobs for Eastern Ontario ... Report 2005

Indigenous Forest Bioeconomy Program

Land is a fundamental asset for sustainable economic development. Land is beyond just an economic asset for Indigenous peoples, it provides sustenance for current and future generations; it is connected to spiritual beliefs, traditional knowledge and teachings; it is fundamental to cultural reproduction; moreover, commonly held land rights reinforce nationhood.

In 2001 Thomas Homer-Dixon asks the straightforward question, "Can we solve the problems of the future?" In his best seller "The Ingenuity Gap" he ponders the complex set of scientific, health, environmental, ethical and public policy questions before us. These questions are important at every level of decision making.
  • Why the CFS Forest Communities Program is important to Aboriginal Forestry/Housing Initiatives ... Report 2017
"Participation is a responsibility; we must learn our way through society's problems in order to create a tomorrow for our grandchildren - for the Seven Generations as described by the Haudensaunee."

Henry Lickers
"Everything is connected to everything"
Think about it! Henry Lickers