NWBC 2020
Courtyard by Marriott, Stockholm | 24-26 March 2020
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Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference – The leading event where research and industry meet to discuss recent wood-based biorefinery development

The 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. Read more>>

Topics: The conference will cover new research results and industrial experience related to biorefining based on wood and/or on pulp mills:
  • Biorefinery systems and processes.
  • Biorefinery products: chemicals, materials and fuels.
Apart from technical/scientific process/product subjects, the following aspects will also be addressed:
  • Economy and sustainability issues
  • Societal needs
  • Regional initiatives
Conference program
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Poster suggestions are still welcome! Submit your abstract here:
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Research student opportunities: 
  1. Scholarship award: The foundation Troëdsson Paper Engineering Travel Grant announces via RISE a scholarship award for a research 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 RISE. Read more>>
  2. Award: Forest Products Engineers in Finland (PI) announces the Johan Gullichsen Award for a meritious presentation in the field of science and technology of forest products industries given at NWBC 2020. The prize is amounts to 2 000 EUR and is awarded to a young scientist or research student.
  3. No-Fee possibility: Sponsor contributions will be used to fund no-fee participation in the conference for selected research students at universities within EU, UK, Switzerland and Scandinavia who get a presentation for NWBC 2020 approved. This includes conference fee and evening activities, but not travel or accommodation costs.
  4. Travel costs: Forest Products Engineers (PI) supports the travelling costs of selected young scientists and research students from Finland (PI membership required)
To apply to one or more of these offers, see guidelines in "Instructions for abstract submission" 

The winners of the awards 1 and 2 will be selected – based on importance and quality – from the poster session by a jury.  

Side events

  • 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. The program includes presentations by innovation companies Re:newcell, RenCom and Chrysalix and the LignoCity 2.0 project. Whole-day tour with bus trip from Stockholm. Program >>
  • Conference Dinner:  24/3 at the Nobel Prize Museum in Stockholm´s Old Town
  • Buffet reception at Stockholm City Hall (venue for the Noble Prize dinner) 25/3, hosted by the City of Stockholm

About NWBC

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? Read more about the last event >>

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Program Advisory Committee

Per Tomani, RISE, Sweden (Chairman)
Eemeli Hytönen, VTT, Finland
Adriaan van Heinigen, University of Maine, USA
Paul Stuart, U. Montreal, EnVertis, Canada
Peter Axegård, C-Green, Sweden
Roxana Barbieru, Stora Enso, Sweden
Christian Kugge, SCA, Sweden
Niklas von Weymarn, Metsä Spring, Finland
René Backes, BASF, Sweden
Magdalena Titirici, Imperial College, UK
Hanne Wikberg, Fortum, Finland
Silvana Sommer, Klabin, Brazil


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Contact: nwbc2020@ri.se
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