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Professor Ian O’HaraTrade and Investment Queensland invites you to a breakfast roundtable with Professor Ian O’Hara – Queensland’s inaugural Biofutures Industry Envoy.

Professor O’Hara will provide an overview of Queensland’s biofuels and bioproducts sector followed by a roundtable discussion on current investment opportunities and research and development collaboration.

About the speaker

Professor Ian O’Hara is a Principal Research Fellow within the QUT Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities (CTCB).

Ian developed and is the research program leader for the Mackay Renewable Biocommodities Pilot Plant, a unique, publicly accessible pilot-scale research facility in Australia for the development and demonstration of processing technologies for the manufacture of biofuels and bioproducts.

Ian is a Process Engineer with extensive experience in the biofuels, biorefining and sugar industries in research, consultation, policy development, operations management, process design and engineering. Ian works closely with industry and undertakes consulting projects globally in areas including design of greenfield sugar factories and refineries, development of new integrated agricultural precincts, techno-economics, business strategy and other work in the fields of energy efficiency, sugar recovery, sugar quality and process improvement. Ian has been involved in policy development in areas including industrial research, environment, biofuels and renewable energy.

In 2016, he was appointed by the Queensland Government as Queensland’s first Biofutures Industry Envoy.

In the role, Ian will promote Queensland’s potential as a destination for bioindustry investment to both national and international audiences, as well as helping advise the Queensland Government on how to drive the rapid development of the industry and create new jobs, particularly in the regions.

Event details

Date Monday 23 April 2018
Location Queensland Room, Level 5, Australia Centre
Corner Strand and Melbourne Place
Time 7.45am arrival for 8.00am start until 9.45am
(light breakfast provided)
Cost Free

Registration and more information

RSVP to Ka Wai Wong at kawai.wong@tiq.qld.gov.au