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Session Overview
Date: Monday, 22/Oct/2018
8:00am - 4:00pmSide event: Visit to St1 Cellunolix® plant in Kajaani
Date: Tuesday, 23/Oct/2018
8:00am - 6:00pmRegistration
8:30am - 8:45amOpening: Opening of the conference
8:45am - 9:15amKeynote

FORESTS: dealing with desire and greed in a transforming environment

Berend John Wiersum

Sappi Europe, Belgium

9:15am - 10:05amPanel discussion: NWBC 2018 sponsors
Session chair: Jussi Manninen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
Patrick Pitkänen, St1
Mikael Hannus, Stora Enso
Niklas von Weymarn, Metsä Spring
Martin Wimby, Valmet
10:05am - 10:30amCoffee & poster viewing
10:30am - 11:30amPolicies

Global megatrends – impacts on the forest sector in Finland

Matleena Kniivilä

Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), Finland

Wealth from bio economy - national economy perspective on integrated bio- and low carbon technologies

Antti Arasto, Tiina Koljonen

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland

Policy schemes cans ensure economic viability of forest-based biofuel production in the Nordic countries

Eirik Ogner Jåstad, Per Kristian Rørstad, Torjus Folsland Bolkesjø

Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway

11:30am - 12:20pmLunch and Poster viewing
12:20pm - 2:10pmConcepts 1: Industrial developments

Zambezi Biorefinery: “Pure” glucose and lignin from 2nd generation feedstocks

Annelie Jongerius, Ed de Jong, Jan Kees van der Waal, Gerard van Klink

Avantium, Netherlands, The

Ultra-low cost ionic liquids for waste wood biorefining

Florence Josefine Virginia Gschwend1,2, Jason Patrick Hallett1,2, Agnieszka Brandt-Talbot1,2

1Chrysalix Technologies, United Kingdom; 2Imperial College London

Butanol production from volatile lignocellulosic feedstocks. Development of an optimized bioprocess

Florian Gattermayr1, Viktoria Leitner1, Christoph Herwig2

1Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH Linz, Austria; 2Vienna University of Technology - Institute of Chemical Engineering, Austria

Crude Tall Oil-based Renewable Diesel as Sustainable Biofuel Component

Ville Tapani Vauhkonen, Sari Anneli Mannonen

UPM, Finland

Biorefining at Borregaard: Recent developments

Oskar Bengtsson

Borregaard, Norway

Revisiting Biorefinery Strategies: The Case of Large-Scale Production of Drop-In Biofuels

Frederic Clerc1, Virginie Chambost1, Paul Stuart1,2

1EnVertis Consulting, Canada; 2Polytechnique Montreal

2:20pm - 2:40pmCoffee & poster viewing
2:40pm - 5:00pmConcepts 2: New concepts and applications from wood based raw materials

Replace fossil gas in industrial burners with renewable biogas

Thomas Bräck1, Fredrik Weiland2, Esbjörn Pettersson2, Henry Hedman2, Alexey Sepman2

1Meva Energy, Sweden; 2RISE ETC

Turning bio-sludge into bio-carbon through zero-energy hydrothermal carbonization

Peter Axegård

C-Green, Sweden

Designing from Scratch – Challenges of Dialogue between Material Research and End Products when Application Areas are in Architecture

Heidi Turunen

Aalto University, Finland


Amelie Drouault

Arbiom, France

Water post-hydrolysis of hardwood kraft pulp to produce viscose-grade pulp and xylan

Marc Borrega

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd., Finland

The Bioeconomy Research Programme 2018–2020

Fredrik Aldaeus

RISE, Sweden

Evaluation of Alternative Routes for production of Bio-oil from Forest Residues and Kraft Lignin

Marie Anheden1, Ida Kulander1, Karin Pettersson1, Johan Wallinder1, Lennart Vamling2, Carl Johan Hjerpe3, Malin Fugelsang3, Åsa Håkansson4

1RISE Bioeconomy, Sweden; 2Chalmers Unversity of Technology; 3F Industri AB; 4Preem AB

6:00pm - 9:00pmWelcome Reception at Bioruukki Pilot Center
Busses to Bioruukki leave from Grand Marina at 17.15.
Date: Wednesday, 24/Oct/2018
8:00am - 6:00pmRegistration
8:30am - 9:00amKeynote

It´s time to de-fossilise our economy

Bernard de Galembert

CEPI - Confederation of European Paper Industries, Belgium

9:00am - 10:00amPanel discussion: NWBC 2018 Keynote speakers
Session chair: John Kettle, Natural Resources Insitute Finland (Luke)
Berry Wiersum, Sappi Europe
Bernard de Galembert, CEPI - Confederation of European Paper Industries
James Clark, University of York
10:00am - 10:30amCoffee & poster viewing
10:30am - 12:10pmSide streams: Processing of bark and wood to value-added products

Purification scheme for the production of phenolic compounds from subcritical water extracts of chestnut wood

Nicolas Beaufils1,2, Luc Rigal1, Gérard Vilarem1, Laure Candy1, Pierre-Yves Pontalier1

1Laboratoire de Chimie Agro-industrielle, LCA, Université de Toulouse, INRA, Toulouse, France; 2Fibre Excellence Saint Gaudens SAS, Rue du Président Saragat BP 149, 31803 Saint Gaudens cedex

Polyphenols from softwood bark in adhesive applications

Sami Alakurtti, Tarja Tamminen, Kristiina Kruus, Christiane Laine

VTT, Finland

A novel process for biomass extraction: The basis for a pine bark biorefinery

Alex Berg

Universidad de Concepción, Chile

Bark-Based Biorefinery for Production of Biocomposites

Hongbo Li1, François Bru1, Minh Tan Ton-That1, Adrien Faye1, Marzouk Benali2, Jawad Jeaidi2, Olumoye Ajao2

1National Research Council of Canada, Canada; 2Natural Resources Canada, CanmetENERGY, Canada

Bio4Products: Unlocking the potential of biomass for a new range of bio-based products

Hans Heeres

BTG Biomass Technology Group, Netherlands, The

12:10pm - 1:10pmLunch and Poster viewing
1:10pm - 2:50pmLignin 1: Processing & tailoring properties

LigniOx lignins – High performance concrete plasticizers and versatile dispersants

Anna Katariina Kalliola, Tapio Vehmas, Tiina Liitiä, Tarja Tamminen

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Finland

Aqueous solvent fractionation of kraft lignin - technoeconomical perspective

Juha Leppävuori, Tiina Liitiä, Tarja Tamminen, Lauri Pehu-Lehtonen, Anna-Stiina Jääskeläinen

VTT, Finland

Enzymatic Modification of Lignin from a Hydrothermal Biorefinery Concept and Use Thereof in Polymer Compounds

Xihua Hu, Irina Smirnova

Institute of Thermal Separation Processes, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany

Laccase pretreatment to decrease lignin-induced fouling in the membrane filtration of birch hot-water extracts

Tiina Virtanen1, Jussi Lahti1, Anna Kalliola2, Tarja Tamminen2, Mika Mänttäri1, Mari Kallioinen1

1Lappeenranta University of Technology, School of Engineering Science, Competence Area of Separation and Purification Technology, P.O. Box 20, FI-53851, Lappeenranta, Finland; 2VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, P.O. Box 1000, FI-02044 VTT, Espoo, Finland

Cyclic organic carbonates as reagents for the functionalization of lignins and hemicelluloses

Isabell Kühnel1, Youssef Akil1, Dominic Lorenz1, Bodo Saake1, Youssef Akil1, Ralph Lehnen2

1University of Hamburg, Department of Wood Science; 2Thünen Institute of Wood Research, Germany

2:50pm - 3:20pmCoffee & poster viewing
3:20pm - 5:20pmLignin 2: Applications

Designing kraft lignin based dispersants for clay suspensions

Mohan Kalyan Konduri, Dr. Pedram Fatehi


Lignin as novel renewable binder in pigment-based paper coating formulations

Gibson S. Nyanhongo1, Karina A Stadler1, Verena Braunschmid1, Hedda Weber3, Wolfgang Bauer4, Antonino Biundo1, Doris Ribitsch1,2, Georg Guebitz1,2

1University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, BOKU, Vienna, Austria; 2Austrian Centre for Industrial Biotechnology (ACIB), Konrad Lorenz Straße 22, 3430 Tulln, Austria; 3Sappi Papier Holding GmbH, Brucker Strasse 21, 8101 Gratkorn, Austria; 4Graz University of Technology, Institute of Paper and Fibre Technology, Inffeldgasse 23, Graz, Austria

DES-lignin as a biobased hydrophilicity promoter in polyethersulphone (PES) membranes

Ikenna Anugwom1, Mohammadamin Esmaeili2, Mika Mänttäri2, Mari Kallioinen1

1LUT Re-Source Research Platform,Lappeenranta University, Finland; 2School of Engineering Science, Competence Area of Separation and Purification Technology, Lappeenranta University

Recent achievements in the valorization of technical lignins

Mikhail Balakshin1,2, Ewellyn A. Capanema3, Zeen Huang4, Irina Sulaeva2, Orlando Rojas1, Martin Feng4, Thomas Rosenau2, Antje Potthast2

1Aalto University, Finland; 2BOKU, Austria; 3RISE, Sweden; 4FP Innovations, Canada

Lignin based Carbon fibres in batteries, supercapacitors and composites

Sverker Danielsson

RISE Bioeconomy, Sweden

Synthesis of Bio Adhesive from Waste Biomass from Pulp and Paper Industry for Wood based Industry

Vipin Chawla, B.N. Mohanty

IPIRTI, MOEF&CC, Government of India, India

7:00pm - 10:00pmConference Dinner
Date: Thursday, 25/Oct/2018
8:00am - 4:00pmRegistration
8:30am - 9:00amKeynote

Woody biomass as a sustainable feedstock for biobased chemicals

James Clark

University of York, United Kingdom

9:00am - 9:30amCoffee & poster viewing
9:30am - 11:10amProcessing 1: Piloting & equipment design

Pilot scale pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass: design considerations vs operational challenges

Raimo Van der Linden, Peter Flippo, Anton Happel, Rob Verlinden

Bioprocess Pilot Facility (BPF), Netherlands, The

Production of nanofibrillated cellulose reinforced nanopaper using pilot scale Experimental Paper Machine (XPM)

Zoheb Karim1,2, Anna Svedberg1, Lars Wågberg2, Daniel Söderberg2, Lars Berglund2

1MoRe Research Örnsköldsvik AB, SE-891 22 Örnsköldsvik, Sweden; 2Wallenberg Wood Science Center, KTH, SE-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden

Increase accessibility for enzymatic hydrolysis of Norway spruce by organosolv pre-treatment in a novel reactor

Mihaela Tanase-Opedal, Øyvind Eriksen, Kai Toven

RISE PFI, Norway

Degradation of cellulose by hydrogen chloride gas under elevated pressure in a custom-built reactor

Eero Kontturi1, Aaro Knuts2, Eric Enqvist2, Timo Pääkkönen1

1Aalto University, Finland; 2SciTech Services, Finland

On-site production of tailored cellulases to cut costs in biorefining

Simo Ellilä

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd

11:10am - 12:10pmLunch and Poster viewing
12:10pm - 1:30pmProcessing 2: Fundamentals

Impregnation of wood chips for acidic processes and the influence of wood chips length

Jessica Gard Timmerfors1, David Blomberg2, Torbjörn Sjölund3, Leif J. Jönsson1

1Umeå University, SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden; 2RISE Processum AB, SE-891 22 Örnsköldsvik, Sweden; 3MoRe Research, SE-891 22 Örnsköldsvik, Sweden

Lignin carbohydrate complexes studies on sulfite dissolving pulps

Raghu Anant Deshpande1,2, Gunnar Henriksson2, Martin Lawoko2, Lars Sundvall1, Hans Grundberg1

1MoRe Research Örnsköldsvik AB, Sweden; 2Wallenberg Wood Science Center, School of Chemical Science and Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, Sweden

Solubility and Compatibility of Various Lignins in Solvents and Polymers: Experimental and Computer-Based Evaluation

Olumoye Ajao1, Jawad Jeaidi1, Marzouk Benali1, Yacine Boumghar2

1Natural Resources Canada, CanmetENERGY, Canada; 2Centre d’études des procédés chimiques du Québec, Canada

Digging in the structure and functionality of lignocellulosic raw material – from academic knowledge towards industrial applications

Jerk Rönnols, Anna Jacobs, Fredrik Aldaeus

RISE Bioeconomy, Sweden

1:30pm - 2:00pmCoffee & poster viewing
2:00pm - 3:20pmProcessing 3: Separation, purification and recovery

Recovery of high-added value functional monomeric lignin derivatives from lignin oil: a comparison of separation technologies

Kelly Servaes1,2, Pieter Vandezande1,2, Korneel Van Aelst3, Laura Trullemans3, Stef Koelewijn3, Joost Van Aelst3, Karolien Vanbroekhoven1,2, Anita Buekenhoudt1,2, Bert Sels3

1Flemish Institute for Technological Research - VITO, Separation & Conversion Technology, Mol, Belgium; 2Biorizon, Green Chemistry Campus, Plasticslaan 1 - Port 1, Bergen-op-Zoom, The Netherlands; 3KU Leuven, Center for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis, Celestijnenlaan 200F, Heverlee, Belgium


Jari Petri Kalevi Heinonen, Tuomo Olavi Sainio

Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland

A-Recovery+ - the next generation of chemical recovery cycle

Lauri Ilmari Pehu-Lehtonen, Pauliina Charlotta Sjögård

Andritz Oy, Finland

Possibilities of membrane filtration processes in recycling of Deep Eutectic Solvents (DES)

Mari Kallioinen1, Ikenna Anugwom1, Jussi Lahti1, Mika Mänttäri2

1Lappeenranta University of Technology, LUT-Resource Research Platform,Finland; 2Lappeenranta University of Technology, School of Engineering Science, Finland

3:20pm - 3:30pmClosing the conference and announcing the next NWBC

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