Seminar & Field Trip Program

Proposed programme with speakers / site visits to be confirmed 


Time Topic Detail - To be Advised
7.00am Registration & Coffee - Muffin / Pastry Selection Victoria Suites, 1st Floor, Sofitel Melbourne on Collins 
7.30am-8.00am  China Pulp and Woodchip Demand Trends and Projections Gavin Hao - Forestry Consultant, RISI Shanghai, China
8.00am-8.30am Japan woody biomass (including woodchip, white and black pellet) demand trends 2017 - 2025

Dr. Aikawa Takanobu  - Senior Resercher, Renewable Energy Institute Board Member, Japan Biomass Energy Association

8.30am-9.00am Progress in breeding and growing CMPC E. globulus X E. nitens cross in Chile + Brazil, growing E. nitens  in Chile and next generation of Australian species/crosses for pulpwood  Ms. Rebeca Sanhueza (MSc Genetics) - Head of R&D in Biotechnology and Wood Quality, CMPC, Chile 
9.00am Depart Hotel to Geelong by Tour Coach to commence Field Trip Visits  
10.00am-11.30am Midway visit - including coffee and presentation  Confirmed
11.30am-12.00pm Visit to Port Loading Facility -- Hosted by Port of Geelong Confirmed
12.00pm   Boxed lunch at SPE
12.25pm-1.00pm SPE site visit  Confirmed
1.00pm-2.15pm Travel to Colac   
2.15pm-3.15pm AKD sawmill visit Confirmed 
3.15pm-3.30pm Travel to Plantations   
3.30pm-4.15pm Plantations Inspection E nitens and E. globulus examples  Confirmed 
4.15pm Depart for return to Melbourne  
6.00pm Field Trip Ends  Sofitel Melbourne on Collins


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