Domtar’s Mark DeAndrea to keynote at IBBC

Domtar’s Mark DeAndrea to keynote at IBBC 2017

Industry leaders such as Domtar recognize the key role biomaterials can play in the future of the wood-fiber industry.  As a renewable, sustainable, and carbon-neutral resource, wood fiber is experiencing a transformation as innovators identify new opportunities for biomaterials.  Recognizing the future potential of biomaterials, Domtar has created a BioMaterials Business Unit led by Mark DeAndrea, Vice President and Business Unit Leader, BioMaterials, with a focus on advanced fibers, extractives, lignin, biofuels and wood-based cellulose derivatives.  Mr. DeAndrea will be the Keynote Speaker at IBBC 2017 and will share his insights into the growing bioeconomy and Domtar’s role in biomaterials innovation for the future.

TAPPI’s 2017 International Bioproducts & Bioenergy Conference (IBBC) will be held on November 7-9, 2017 in Norfolk, VA.  Mark DeAndrea will deliver his keynote presentation on Tuesday, November 7th at 1:30pm.  
Mark DeAndrea joined Domtar in January of 2016 and is a member of the Pulp and Paper Leadership Team.  He has management oversight and responsibility for Domtar’s newly created BioMaterials Business Unit, which includes five platforms:  lignin, extractives, cellulosic sugars, advanced fibers, and thermochemical fuels.  Mr. DeAndrea is also a Board Member for Celluforce, the world leader in the commercial production of Cellulose NanoCrystals (CNC).  Celluforce is a joint venture between Schlumberger, Fibria, FPInnovations, and Domtar.

Mark has over 25 years of international management experience.  His background includes strategy, finance, strategic capital, commercialization, mergers and acquisitions, and operations for a variety of companies and industries including industrial bio-refining, biomaterials, and technology.

Learn more about IBBC’s Keynote, Mark DeAndrea of Domtar.

Don’t miss hearing more about Domtar’s latest innovations with biomaterials as well as other key industry advancements and technologies at IBBC 2017 on November 7-9, 2017 in Norfolk, VA.   

Conference Highlights:

  • Peer-reviewed Technical Program featuring sessions on:

o    Biomass
o    Biomass Torrefication
o    Bioconversion
o    Biochemicals
o    Bioprojects
o    Bio Case Studies

  • Biorefinery Bridge Sessions – PEERS Conference sessions FREE IBBC attendees

o    Nonwood Fiber Products
o    Nonwood Pulping & Characterization
o    Biorefinery I & II

  • Multiple Networking Opportunities – Build Business Relationships

o    Young Professionals Mixer
o    Conference Dinner
o    Receptions and Lunches
o    Committee Meeting

  • Student Poster Session and Rapid Fire Showcase

Registration will open shortly.


About Domtar 

Domtar is a leading provider of a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication, specialty and packaging papers, market pulp and absorbent hygiene products.  Domtar Pulp and Paper has 4 business units; Pulp, Paper, Specialty Paper, and BioMaterials.  With approximately 9,850 employees serving more than 50 countries around the world, Domtar is driven by a commitment to turn sustainable wood fiber into useful products that people rely on everyday. Domtar’s annual sales are approximately $5.3 billion and its common stock is traded on the New York and Toronto Stock Exchanges. Domtar’s principal executive office is in Fort Mill, South Carolina. To learn more, visit

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