/R E P E A T/ - Invitation to the Media - Environmental issues the focus of AMERICANA 2007 discussions



    MONTREAL, March 20 /CNW Telbec/ - Media representatives are invited to
attend the second day of AMERICANA 2007, the International Environmental
Technology Trade Show and Conference, at which current environmental issues
will be addressed. Speakers will discuss such themes as drinking water,
wastewater, solid waste, biofuels and biogas, chemicals' management, and
sustainable economic development.

    
    A special invitation is extended for the following lectures:

    What:   Contaminated Soil
            Session: Sustainable Development of a Brownfield

    Where:  Montréal Convention Centre, Room 520-BE

    When:   Wednesday, March 21, 2007, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon

            - 9 a.m.: Gas works remediation of contaminated land for
              residential development, United Kingdom, Marc Légère, Biogenie
              Site Remediation
            - 9:30 a.m.: Role of solidification-stabilization in the
              sustainable development of contaminated Brownfield sites, Yves
              Brousseau, Colin Dickson, Cement Association of Canada
            - 11 a.m.: From Brownfields to Goldfields, Pierre St-Cyr, Urban
              Planning

    What:   Air and Climate Change
            Session: Capture and sequestration of carbon

    Where:  Montréal Convention Centre, Room 520-AD

    When:   Wednesday, March 21, 2007, from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

            - 1:30 p.m.: Sequestration of CO2 by mineral carbonation of
              dynamic reactors, new development, Mourad Kharoune, Ecole de
              technologie supérieure
            - 2 p.m.: A Canadian network for CO2 capture and storage, Stephen
              Kaufman, Suncor Energy Inc.
            - 2:30 p.m.: New avenues for CO2 utilization: Innoventures Canada
              and Micro-Algae Biofixation, Brent Lakeman, Alberta Research
              Council

    Other AMERICANA Highlights - Wednesday, 21 March, 2007:
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    Solid Waste - Room 519-AB

    - 11:30 a.m.: Successful approaches to gaining community acceptance and
      support for large-scale composting facilities, Rodney J. Fry, Aspen
      Environmental

    Sustainable Economic Development - Room 520-CF

    - 1:30 p.m.: Cleantech Megatrends: jobs, wealth creation and critical
      solutions, Lauren Bigelow, Conférence Board of Canada

    Biofuels and Biogas - Room 525-AB
    - 4 p.m.: Panel discussion on avenues of future development
    

    AMERICANA 2007 will take place from March 20 to 22 at the Montréal
Convention Centre on the theme ENVIRONMENT FUELLING THE ECONOMIC ENGINE. More
than 160 speakers will discuss current environmental issues with the 10,000
participants expected to attend the event from more than 60 countries. Prime
Minister Stephen Harper will act as Honorary President of this 7th edition of
AMERICANA. Founded in 1995 and held every two years, AMERICANA is organized by
RESEAU environnement.
    AMERICANA 2007 is made possible by the support of the governments of
Canada and Québec, as well as financial participation by Solmers and Biogénie.
    To consult the program or to find out more, visit www.americana.org




For further information:

For further information: Amély Tremblay, Morin Public Relations,
Cellular: (514) 774-8522; Source: RESEAU environnement

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