RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg

8:30 AM - 8:35 AM


Margo Shaw
Manitoba Environmental Industries Association
8:35 AM - 8:50 AM

Opening Remarks

Rochelle Squires
Minister of Sustainable Development
8:50 AM - 9:30 AM

An Introduction to Cleantech

Bruce Dudley
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Keynote Speaker

Leveraging Complexity: Cleantech Opportunities in a World Under Stress

Thomas Homer-Dixon
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Panel Discussion 1

Climate Change: Carbon Pricing Strategies and Cleantech Solutions

Dan Patry
Elizabeth Sheehan
Jane McDonald
International Institute for Sustainable Development
David McLaughlin
Beth Hardy
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM



1:00 PM - 2:40 PM

The Built Environment

The Rammed Earth House

Jamie McCulloch

Greenhouse/Classroom For Northern Communities

Sean McKay

Passive Dehumidification for Northern Buildings

Rob Spewak
Red River College

Twelve Transformative Energy and Sustainability Innovations that we Learned in the Design and Construction of Aspen Root Passive House

Wins Bridgman
1:00 PM - 2:40 PM

Wastewater Treatment

Full Scale Application of Tire-Derived Aggregate (TDA) in Septic Fields

Cornelia Badila
University of Manitoba

Cattail Bio-Platform Harvesting System™

Mike Curry
Curry Industries

The Environmental and Economic Metrics Associated with Water and Stormwater Treatment using Floating Cattail Islands and Wetland Elements to Improve on Water Quality

Lynn Dupuis

Removal of Wastewater Contaminants from Magellan Aerospace's Wasterwater Treatment to meet Municipal Wasterwater Concentration Limits

Arman Vahedi
Red River College
1:00 PM - 2:40 PM

Renewable Energy

Quantification of Platform Stability and Data Collection Variability for Flow Characterization in Assessing Placement of Hyrdrokinetic Turbines

Nick Jackimec
University of Manitoba

Using Latent Energy Storage Systems to Prevent Clouding of Biodiesel in Winter

Obiajulu Nnaemeka
University of Manitoba

Calculation and Mapping of Available Cooling Resources for the Application of Small-Scale Passive Thermosiphon Technology to Augment Mechanical Cooling Systems

Nathan Williams
University of Manitoba

Northlands Dënesųłiné: A First Nation Leading An Alternative Energy Transformation

Bruce Duggan
3:00 PM - 4:40 PM


Quantification of Platform Stability and Data Collection Variability for Flow Characterization in Assessing Placement of Hyrdrokinetic Turbines

Nick Jackimec
University of Manitoba

Precision Infrastructure as Multi-Functional Agricultural Cleantech: Prospects for Large-Scale Investment

Hank Venema

The Road to Carbon Neutral Beef – Large Scale Demonstration Pilot of the Clean Cow Compound

Karen Haugen-Kozyra

Effect of Solar Energy on Green House Climate and Crop Production

Sajjad Rao

Waste Not Want Not: Reducing Pesticide Use With Robotics And Precision Agriculture

Harry Nicholls
3:00 PM - 4:40 PM

Water and Wastewater Treatment

Hospital Post-Construction Water Disinfection by Chlorine Dioxide vs. Known Alternatives.

Irena Motnenko
Osorno Enterprises Inc.

Simultaneous Removal of Manganese and Natural Organic Matters from Surface Waters

Saeideh Mirzaei
University of Manitoba

Industrial N-halamine Coatings: A New Way of Thinking About How to Create Materials that Kill Germs

Zach Wolff

Stormwater Treatment Solutions

Bill Maretzki
3:00 PM - 4:40 PM

Contaminated Site Remediation

Is a Mineral Surface Critical to Rapid and Successful Anaerobic Benzene Biodegradation?

Kathlyne Hyde
University of Saskatchewan

Anaerobic Degradation of Sulfolane Using Passive Anode-Cathode Technology

Aimee Schryer
Tundra Oil & Gas Partnership - Land

Shining Light on Remediation: Synchrotron Approaches to Chemical Speciation in Soil Environments

Derek Peak
University of Saskatchewan

Alfalfa Green Soil Amendment for Remediation & Reclamation

Hillary Luchinski

RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Welcoming Remarks

Jean-Philippe Linteau
Trade Commissioner Service
Navdeep Bains
8:45 AM - 9:45 AM

Panel Discussion 2

Stories from Cleantech Entrepreneurs

Jeff Ryzner
Wade Barnes
Justin Phillips
Suzanne West
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Keynote Speaker

Jump the Fence - The Power of Counterintuitive Thinking

Terry O'Reilly
Host of CBC's Under the Influence
11:15 AM - 12:15 AM

Panel Discussion 3

Investing in Cleantech Commercialization

Jean-Philippe Linteau
Trade Commissioner Service
Dennis Leclerc
Ziyad Rahme
Catherine Peters
John Proven
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM


1:15 PM - 3:20 PM


Dust Stop Municipal Blend – An Environmentally Friendly Approach to Road Dust Control for Mining, Municipalities and Remote Communities

Todd Burns
Cypher Environmental Ltd.

It's all about the Battery. Or is it?

Leon Fainstein
Red River College

Electrification of Transit

Curt Hull

TRAINFO: An Innovation Solution for Measuring & Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Railway Crossings

Garreth Rempel

Electric Vehicles vs in MB - What's Here? What's Coming? Why Should We Care?

1:15 PM - 3:20 PM

Waste to Resources

Turning Food Waste into Treasure

Qiuyan Yuan
University of Manitoba

Next Generation of Landfill Diversion: Transforming Solid Waste into Zero-Carbon Oil using Hydrothermal Liquefaction

Jerry Kristian

A New Energy from Waste(EfW) Technology – The Rapid Organic Converter

Clay Cracklen

Ground Breaking Waste-to-Energy Technology

David Lynch

Energy Efficient: Waste Heat to Energy

Audrey Mascarenhas
1:15 PM - 3:20 PM

Resource Extraction: Oil & Gas/Mining

HD-Petroleum Micro-refineries: Revolutionizing the Waste Oil Industry

Todd Habicht

Integrating Remedial Infrastructure into a Retail Petroleum Facility Upgrade – Lessons Learned in Long Term Contaminated Site Management

Carlee Hansen
AMEC Foster Wheeler

Microbial Recovery after Eutrophic Conditions during Biostimulation at Hydrocarbon Impacted Sites

Lisa Moehlman
University of Saskatchewan

Imagine: A Clean Hydrocarbon Future