NEW AGRICULTURAL INNOVATION & BUSINESS SPEAKER’S SERIES
Monthly starting JAN 19 | Thursdays 7:30 pm | $20 tickets at the door
The Friends of the Galt Museum Society has selected an engaging line-up of local agricultural entrepreneurs noted for their innovations, for its new fundraiser Speaker’s Series to be held at the Galt Museum & Archives monthly as part of the Galt’s Thursday evening program line-up.
“Agricultural innovations have created quite a stir in southern Alberta,” says Dr. Glenn Coulter, President of the Friends of the Galt, and Chair of the Speaker Series. “We are pleased to highlight these with our new Speaker’s Series which also provides us another opportunity to support Galt Museum education initiatives.”
Thu JAN 19 Coal Banks to Cow Manure: Is this Full Circle? with Stefan Michalski, a consultant with ECB Enviro North America Inc., a bio-based co-generation facility being built in North Lethbridge. Michaleski’s discussion will focus on the conversion of manure and other biological by-products of agriculture into energy, such as electricity and hot water. ECB Enviro North America Inc., founded in 2001, has access to European Bio-Energy technologies such as highly innovative biogas and biodiesel processes and to new Canadian Hydrolysis Technology. It plans to develop, engineer, built and operate Bio-Energy facilities all over Canada and North America and initiate agro-industrial clustering, rural revitalization, alternative sustainable energy production opportunities and local employment.
Thu FEB 16 Current and Future Status of Biofuels with Jim Thacker, Director at Kyoto Fuels Corporation, formed in 2003 and located in Lethbridge. The Corporation recently received a $31 million 6-year investment from the Government of Canada, allowing it to produce up to 66 million litres of biodiesel annually by converting vegetable or cooking oil or animal fat into biodiesel. It intends to sell the product to diesel producers in Western Canada and the northwestern United States. The reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from biodiesel can be as much as 80 percent over regular diesel.
Thu MAR 15 Thebaine Poppy Innovation with Glen Metzler, President, API Labs Inc. an early-stage pharmaceutical fine chemicals processing company establishing the groundwork to create a thebaine industry in Western Canada. Glen Metzler has been involved in market development and research in Canada and internationally. He has worked with major companies in both the United States and Canada in product development and product launches and has an agricultural background.
Each program starts at 7:30 pm with networking, a presentation and discussion. Tickets are $20/person for each program and will be available at the door. The Galt Museum Store [no admission charge] and Discovery Hall [regular admission applies] are open during the new Thursday hours until 9:00 pm. For details visit www.galtmuseum.com, call 403.320-3954, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.