Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference, 2008 TAPPI

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The 2008 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference is positioned center stage in the emerging alternative energy arena, with the forest products industry—and pulp and paper mills specifically—poised to take the lead with a significant cellulosic biomass processing infrastructure already in place and biofuel production capacity within a relatively short reach. This two-day, highly focused conference explores both thermochemical and biochemical pathways available to today’s chemical and mechanical pulp mills that can lead to fully integrated biorefinery capacity in the very near future.

The intensive program for this years IBBC event explores not only the latest biorefinery technologies, but also developing markets and the legal-legislative-investment sides of the bioenergy/bioproducts equation. The technical program features 14 information-packed sessions that take attendees through an in-depth analysis of where the industry currently is on the biorefinery front to where it will be in the next five years and beyond. A critical issue underlying all sessions is the immediate need to attract investment community involvement on an on-going basis.

The 2008 Conference includes several sessions that examine biorefinery approaches already in commercial operation, with from-the-field updates by those “already doing it.” Systems technologies being reported in these sessions cover pyrolysis, gasification/gas-to-liquid, acid hydrolysis, enzymatic, and other fermentation-based approaches. Petroleum industry viewpoints and perspectives are also included to balance and round-out this year’s program.

Exhibit Floor Plan (as of August 1).

Exhibitor and Sponsor Showcase
Network and learn with experts, peers, and leading providers of relevant products and services during all conference breaks, breakfasts, lunches, and the evening reception.

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS - click on photo for bio

Denny Hunter

Session 1

Joe Powell

Session 4

Masood Akhtar

Session 10

Hotel Information:
Doubletree Hotel & Executive Conference Center
1000 N.E. Multnomah
Portland, OR 97232

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