IBBC 2019 Highlights How Flexible Biorefineries Produce Different Bio-based Products with Organosolv Processes

Scientists have long been interested in a flexible biorefinery that can produce different bio-based products depending on market demand. Among many ideas, application of various types of organosolv processes have proven to be the most viable pathway toward this goal.

Attis Innovations has developed a new alternative pulping process that uses organic solvent for fractionation of lignocellulosic biomass to produce cellulose (for paper or sugar production), pure lignin, and various bio-chemicals. In the past ten years, Attis has built two pilot plant biorefineries, a 40 gallon capacity plant and a 2000 gallon capacity plant, allowing their new technology to migrate from a lab environment to the larger scale testing facilities and prove the scalability of their organosolv process and its commercial viability. During IBBC 2019, Ali Manesh of American Science and Technology will share lessons learned from both pilot plant studies during his presentation, “Organosolv Fractionation and Flexible Biorefinery.” He will also identify new opportunities to produce various bio-chemicals.

TAPPI’s International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference (IBBC), October 27-30, 2019 in St. Louis, MO, focuses on the latest technologies and processes using renewable materials from biomass to produce chemicals, fuels, and other value-added products. It offers attendees a peer-reviewed technical program addressing key topics relating to biorefinery technologies, bioproduct innovations, and nonwoods.

During the Biorefinery Technology session, attendees have the opportunity to hear presentations on:

  • Pelleting Characteristics of Blends of Pine Residue and Swtichgrass
  • Valorization of Willow Lignin Based on Hot Water Extraction
  • Organosolv Fractionation and Flexible Biorefinery

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While at IBBC , attendees should explore the great city of St.Louis which the Chicago Tribune claims is the “Best of the Midwest: 9 must see destinations worth a visit in 2019.” Known for its Gateway Arch and Budweiser, St. Louis also offers a flourishing dining and cultural scene. Delta Sky Magazine featured the city in its May 2019 issue stating it "continually gets the top nod in national rankings." As you start planning your trip for IBBC, take a few extra days to enjoy this vibrant city. Learn more at Explore St. Louis.

IBBC is co-located with TAPPI’s Pulping, Engineering, Environmental, Recycling and Sustainability (PEERS) Conference and the 12th Research Forum on Recycling. Attendees can attend all three conferences for the price of one. Mills receive a special mill discount.

Learn more about IBBC’s technical program, events, and hotel discounts at tappi-ibbc.org.

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