8th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference
– NWBC 2018


WELCOME to NWBC 2018 - 8th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference

Dear colleagues,

Mark your calendars, the next Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference will be held at Scandic Marina Congress Center in Helsinki, Finland on October 23-25 2018.

More details about the conference will be available soon!


Eemeli Hytönen, Chairman of the NWBC 2018 Organising Committee

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Call for Papers

The contributions are expected to address scientific discovery, product and process technology developments and innovations in the value chains for Nordic wood biorefineries. More specifically the topics of the call for papers are:

  • Policies
  • Markets
  • Sustainabiltiy
  • Wood and side-stream conversion technologies
  • Chemical and material products from wood components
  • Technical and economic feasibility
  • Industrial experiences


Submission and acceptance of abstracts and papers:

15th February, 2018     Submission of abstracts for oral presentation
15th March, 2018
        Notification of acceptance for oral presentation
29th March, 2018
        Submission of abstracts for poster presentation
30th April, 2018
          Notification of acceptance for poster presentation
9th September, 2018
   Submission of manuscripts to preprint

Guidelines for preparation and submission of abstracts will be available soon.




The conference venue

The conference venue will be Scandic Marina Congress Center in Helsinki City Centre.

Marina Congress Center has a fantastic location in Helsinki city centre by the sea in Katajanokka, just a couple of minutes walk from Kauppatori market square and a short walk from Helsinki railway station.

Address Katajanokanlaituri 6, 00160 Helsinki

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Organisers and previous NWBC events

NWBC is organised by VTT, Finland and RISE, Sweden

Previous events have attracted participants from over 30 countries and there have always been more than 200 participants. Below you can find links to previous NWBC event programs and proceedings.

NWBC 2008, Stockholm    Program
NWBC 2009, Helsinki         Program
NWBC 2011, Stockholm    Program, Oral presentations & Posters
NWBC 2012, Helsinki         Program, Proceedings
NWBC 2014, Stockholm    Program
NWBC 2015, Helsinki         Program, Event page, Proceedings
NWBC 2017, Stockholm
    Program, Event page

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Contact information

NWBC2018 Organising committee:
Eemeli Hytönen, Principal Scientist
John Kettle, Vice President, Sales and business development
Jessica Vepsäläinen, Assistant

Email address: NWBC2018@vtt.fi