Ability to Host Upgrader Refinery to be Highlighted at Engineering Symposium

Sarnia, Ontario (June 23, 2014) -- The Bowman Centre, in its continuing effort to seek a strategic direction for the development of Canada’s vast energy resources and its effort to bring an upgrader refinery to Sarnia-Lambton, announces that several presentations will be taking place at the Canadian Academy of Engineering annual general meeting and symposium being held in St. John’s on June 26.

Dr. Clem Bowman will preside over an afternoon session where he will speak to the theme of a Canadian Innovation Strategy that is based upon “Big Projects” supported by collaborations from private sector, government, and labour.

Dr. Katherine Albion, Director at The Bowman Centre, will address the national priority of adding value to Canada’s resources for maximizing the contribution to wealth creation. Dr. Albion will be followed by Dr. Walter Petryschuk who will provide a synopsis of the justification and case for a Sarnia-Lambton upgrader refinery to be built within its established petrochemical network and complex.

The presentations are in concert with the publishing of the book “Canada: Becoming a Sustainable Energy Powerhouse” which will make its debut at event. The presentations stem from content initiated by the conference “Bitumen – Adding Value: Canada’s National Opportunity”, held in Sarnia May 21 and 22, 2013, which brought together representatives from the private sector, all levels of government, labour, lobby groups, agencies and technical professionals who shared perspectives on these themes.

For more information, contact:

Katherine Albion
Director, The Bowman Centre
Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park
Telephone: 519-383-8303