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8th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference
– NWBC 2018


 
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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.

Conference program outline available now!

PROGRAM OUTLINE[type=button link=https://www.conftool.net/nwbc2018/sessions.php]

Registration to the conference is now open.

Regards,

Eemeli Hytönen, Chairman of the NWBC 2018 Organising Committee

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Conference registration

 
Early-bird registration fee, until 31st of July 2018 EUR 800
Regular fee EUR 900
One day fee EUR 350
Two day fee EUR 750
Student* EUR 0
Invited guest** EUR 0
Conference dinner on 24th Oct EUR 105
Side event, visit to St1 Kajaani Cellunolix® Biorefinery (flight tickets) EUR 270

The fees include VAT.

Cancellation and refunds for the conference (excluding side event to Kajaani):
Until Sep 10th, 2018 full refund minus 100 € cancellation fee
Between  Sep 11th - 30th 2018, 50% refund
After Oct 1st 2018 no refund

* Sponsorship for full time students (Master’s or doctoral degrees) at Finnish and Swedish universities. The support by the conference sponsors allows free participation to a limited number of students who are presenting in the conference. The students should contact the NWBC 2018 organising committee and send an application for sponsorship for full time sudents to the address NWBC2018(at)vtt.fi. There is no specific format for the application. The sponsorship covers the conference fee and the conference reception at Bioruukki (the side-event travel cost and the conference dinner are not included).

** Guests that are especially invited by the NWBC 2018 Organising Committee.



REGISTER HERE

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EXCLUSIVE SIDE EVENT
Visit to St1 Kajaani Cellunolix® plant
Oct 22 2018

NWBC 2018 - 8th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference participants have a unique opportunity to visit the biorefinery of St1 Renewable Energy Oy in Kajaani.

Kajaani Cellunolix® plant is the first in the world utilizing residues of softwood in ethanol production in commercial scale. Find more information of the biorefinery & side event itinerary HERE

In all enquiries regarding the side event please contact NWBC2018(@)vtt.fi.

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Pilots4U WORKSHOP:
Equipping Europe for biobased innovation

October 22nd 2018 this interactive workshop will gather together industry, researchers and experts from pilot plants to discuss the state of the open-access pilot infrastructure for the European bioeconomy. The workshop will also examine the different opportunities to improve service delivery and interconnection between open-access facilities.


If you have brought, or you are looking to bring a bio-based, biorefinery or biotechnology innovation process towards commercialisation, please register for our workshop! Read more here. Read more here.

In all enquiries regarding the side event please contact NWBC2018(@)vtt.fi.

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PROUDLY PRESENTING OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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IT´S TIME TO de-fossilise our economy


Bernard de Galembert

Innovation and Bioeconomy Director
CEPI - Confederation of European Paper Industries
 

FORESTS: dealing with desire and greed in a transforming environment

Berry Wiersum

Chief Executive Officer
Sappi Europe
 

Woody biomass as a sustainable feedstock for biobased chemicals

James Clark

Professor (Department of Chemistry)
Director of the Green Chemistry Centre
University of York

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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
Sustainability
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

Abstract submission is closed. For authors to modify submissions:

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SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Name    Affiliation
Prof.    James Clark    University of York, UK
Prof.    Claudia Crestini    Tor Vergata University, Italy
Dr.    Alex Berg     University of Concepción, Chile
Dr.    Marzouk Benali    Natural Resources Canada, Canada
Prof.    Adriaan van Heiningen    The University of Maine, USA
Dr.    Klaus Niemelä    VTT, Finland        Honorary Member
Dr.    Kristiina Kruus    VTT, Finland
Dr.    Peter Axegård    RISE Bioeconomy, Sweden        Honorary Member
MSc. Chem Eng.   Per Tomani    RISE Bioeconomy, Sweden
Dr.    Elspeth MacRae    Scion, New Zealand
Dr.    Niklas von Weymarn    Metsä Fibre, Finland
M.Sc.    Mikael Hannus    Stora Enso, Finland
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Map

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The conference venue & accommodation

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. The Scandic Grand Marina Hotel is situated close by the venue.

Venue 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

NWBC 2018 Organising Committee:
Eemeli Hytönen, Technology Manager
John Kettle, Vice President, Sales and business development
Jessica Vepsäläinen, Assistant

Email address: NWBC2018(@)vtt.fi