Save the date for the 9th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference!
The leading event where research and industry meet to discuss recent wood-based biorefinery developmentThe 9th NWBC, 24-26 March 2020
, will present the latest ideas and developments in biorefinery separation and conversion processes as well as new bio-based products from the wood biorefinery: energy, chemicals and materials. Read more>>Research student opportunity:
The foundation Troëdsson Paper Engineering Travel Grant announces via RISE a scholarship for a postgraduate student who participates in NWBC 2020 with a presentation. The winner is appointed based on performance, the subject's assessed importance and quality. The scholarship applies for a 3-month stay at the RISE Bioeconomy division to work with your own research or participate in an R&D project within forest industry research and development within RISE Bioeconomy's business areas. Read more>>Visit to LignoCity:
An optional site visit is planned on March 27, 2020 to RISE´s lignin plant in Bäckhammar. RISE LignoDemo can produce up to 8 000 t/y of high-quality kraft lignin as a source for biofuels, chemicals and materials. Updates from the LignoCity 2.0 project and RISE Bioeconomy Research Programme will be presented. Whole-day tour with bus trip from Stockholm.NWBC
is a cooperation between RISE in Sweden and VTT in Finland. The event gathers expert speakers from the chemical, energy, pulp and paper industry as well as recognized representatives from the global research community. The 8th
NWBC gathered over 200 participants in Helsinki 23-25 October 2018. Besides presentations and discussions on plenty of aspects on wood biorefining, the participants got the opportunity to visit St1´s bioethanol plant and VTT´s pilot center. The conference program reflected the growing interest in valorising lignin from both pulp mills and ethanol plants. Another hot topic was the resource efficiency of the kraft process; will future biorefineries process wood with ionic liquids or deep eutectic solvents instead?