Program 249

AIRDATE:12/08/07

PROMO: ARC's national Biofibres Symposium highlights flax as the bioeconomy crop of the 21st century. Interviews with Dr. Yaman Boluk, Adrien Pilon, Linda Braun, Lyle Simonson, and Ariella Eini.

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TITLE: Dr. Yaman Boluk, Senior Scientist, Bioprocessing and Bioproducts, Alberta Research Council
SUBJECT: #249 Biofibres Symposium
SYNOPSIS: While some people lament the era of peak oil, others are rejoicing. These are the scientists, processors and manufacturers who have immersed themselves in developing alternatives to petroleum and the materials we derive from fossil fuels. These are the pioneers of the new bioeconomy and they came from across Canada to participate in a Biofibres Symposium at the Alberta Research Council.

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TITLE: Adrien Pilon, Director, Environment Sector, Biotechnology Research Sector, National Research Council
SUBJECT: #249 Biofibres Symposium: NRC Supports Vaue Added Research
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TITLE: Linda Braun, Executive Director, Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission, Saskatoon
SUBJECT: #249 Biofibres Symposium: Flax as the Bioeconomy Crop of the 21st Century
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TITLE: Lyle Simonson, Flax Producer, Swift Current, Saskatchewan
SUBJECT: #249 Biofibres Symposium: Farming Flax
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TITLE: Ariella Eini, Implementation Coordinator, Markets Initiative, Vancouver
SUBJECT: #249 Biofibres Symposium: Markets and Environmental Stewardship
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