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Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference - by Davide di Marino, RWTH, Aachen

Submitted on: 7 November 2016

I am excited to be attending the Nordic Woord Refinery Conference next year in Sweden

Preliminary program, 7th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference (NWBC 2017), Stockholm, Sweden, March 28-30, 2017


Monday March 27

  • Tour to LignoCity with the LignoBoost Demo Plant (whole-day trip)
  • Evening (17.00-19.30): Open house with lab tours at Innventia, Address: Drottning Kristinas väg 61, Stockholm

Conference venue: Courtyard Stockholm Kungsholmen Address: Rålambshovsleden 50, Stockholm

Tuesday March 28

Opening – Peter Axegård, Innventia
9.00-9.10 Welcome Peter Axegård, Innventia, Sweden
9.10-9.35 Towards a cellulose-based society – current market and consumer trends Fredrik Aldaeus, Innventia, Sweden
9.35-10.00 Metsä Group’s Bioproduct Mill in Äänekoski Niklas von Weymarn, Metsä Group, Finland
New biorefinery concepts
10.00-10.25 Strategies to Improve the Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Hardwood Biomass Produced by the TMP-Bio Process Luis F Del Rio, FPInnovations, Canada
10.25-10.50 Break  
10.50-11.15 Lignocellulosic biomass fractionation for the production of inexpensive sugars using low-cost protic ionic liquids Florence Gschwend, Imperial College, United Kingdom
11.15-11.40 Fractionation of recycled wood for biorefineries by 2-stage alkaline oxidation Matti Siika-aho, VTT, Finland
11.40-12.05 The ENERLIG project : Development of a sulfur free process in a pulp mill biorefinery Christine Chirat, Grenoble INP – Pagora, France
12.05-13.30 Lunch and Poster session 1  
Hemicellulose and sugar products
13.30-13.55 Spruce gum – a new natural Nordic stabilizer Kirsi S Mikkonen, University of Helsinki, Finland
13.55-14.20 Polyesters and -amides from wood: Sugar conversion to furan dicarboxylic acid and to muconic acid Juha Linnekoski, VTT, Finland
14.20-14.45 The synthesis of furfural from xylose in a biphasic system comprising water and a new organic solvent Cornelius Staude, Thünen Institute of Agricultural Technology, Germany
14.45-15.10 Break  
15.10-15.35 Valorization of a kraft dissolving pulp mill pre-hydrolysate Naceur Jemaa, FPInnovations, Canada
15.35-16.00 Development of a bioprocess with high energy efficiency for the flexible production of n-butanol/ethanol integrated to a kraft pulp mill Adriano P Mariano, University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil
16.00-16.25 St1 Cellunolix™ bioethanol demonstration plant process is based on softwood as a raw material Tom Granström, St1 Biofuels Oy, Finland

19:00 Conference dinner with entertainment at Courtyard