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September 19-21, 2023
Edmonton Convention Centre
Alberta, Canada

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Conference Speakers

John Zhou

John Zhou

Chief Cleantech Officer & VP, Clean Resources
Alberta Innovates

John is Chief Cleantech Officer and vice president, Clean Resources at Alberta Innovates. He is responsible for developing strategic programs and making investments in agrifood, cleantech, energy, environment, and bioindustry materials.  Previously, John served as Executive Director, Chief Technical Officer, and Acting CEO at Alberta Innovates – Energy and Environment Solutions. He is a director for the Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada and a guest director for the Alberta Chamber of Resources.

John is an inventor with seven U.S. patents, two of which led to commercial success. He founded a 25-member industry consortium Materials and Reliability in Oil Sands (MARIOS) and led multiple studies in CCUS, SAGD water conservation, LCA, and dilbit transportation. John developed the vision for Bitumen Beyond Combustion (BBC) in 2016 and is leading the effort to create a multibillion-dollar advanced materials industry in Alberta using bitumen.