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Meiklem takes the helm at Northern Bioenergy Partnership


February 11, 2011
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Elissa Meiklem has been appointed executive director of The Northern Bioenergy Partnership, an industry-led coalition of organizations involved in the bioenergy industry in northern British Columbia.

Elissa Meiklem has been appointed executive director of The Northern Bioenergy Partnership, an industry-led coalition of organizations involved in the bioenergy industry in northern British Columbia.

Meiklem will be charged with executing the three-year strategic plan of the Northern Bioenergy Partnership to build Prince George and the Northern B.C. region as a forest-based bioenergy cluster.

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She has 10 years of experience in the forest products industry as a process engineer, management consultant, and product director in both manufacturing and corporate environments, including, among others, Tembec Forest Products in Ontario and Poyry Forest Industry Consulting in New York. She has relationships with industry both locally and internationally.

Born and raised Prince George, Meiklem holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours), from the University of British Columbia, where she majored in wood products processing with a specialization in product development.

“I feel privileged to have the opportunity to work in my own community on such a dynamic project. I look forward to working with local industries and communities to make our region a global leader in bioenergy production and technology,” says Meiklem.

The vision of the Northern Bioenergy Partnership is to see Northern British Columbia become the national leader in a technologically advanced, forest-based bioenergy industry.


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