IBBC: J. Richard Hess Announced as Keynote Speaker

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TAPPI’s International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference (IBBC) announces J. Richard Hess, Ph.D., as its 2020 keynote speaker on Tuesday, November 3 at 11:00 am (ET). Hess is the director of Idaho National Lab’s (INL) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Program Office, which is part of the United States Department of Energy (DOE). He oversees and leads development of top level strategic planning between Energy and Environmental Science and Technology (EEST) and DOE EERE to ensure high impact, integrated, and objective-driven EERE programs at INL. The Program Office encompasses Bioenergy Technologies (BETO), Vehicle Technologies (VTO), Fuel Cell Technologies (FCTO), Geothermal (GTO), Wind and Water Programs, Solar Energy Technologies (SETO), Advanced Manufacturing (AMO), Federal Energy Management (FEMP), and Building Technologies (BTO).

INL’s Energy and Environment Program includes cutting-edge research for energy efficiency, integration of renewable energy sources, investigation of new materials, and subsurface characterization. Its biomass research is advancing technical and economic feasibility of the U.S. commodity-based bioenergy industry. Now you can gain insight into the Program’s initiatives during Dr. Hess’ keynote address at IBBC. Learn more

IBBC 2020 – Attend virtually without leaving your mill, office or home
IBBC transitions to an all-virtual format November 2-4, 2020. This change creates an opportunity for many industry professionals to take advantage of the high quality technical sessions, research and keynote addresses without leaving their mill or office. Attendees will experience a comprehensive technical program focused on critical issues associated with biomass. Developed by industry professionals, the peer-reviewed sessions are expert-led and include high-level discussions on industry trends, new technologies and advancements. Sessions include:

  • Biomass Processing and Conversion Pathways
  • Wood-based Foams and Packaging Films
  • Biocomposites and Bioproducts
  • Supporting the Sustainable Bioeconomy
  • Advances in Bioenergy Research

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IBBC is co-located with TAPPI’s Pulping, Engineering, Environmental, Recycling and Sustainability (PEERS) Conference. Attendees can attend both virtual events for only one registration fee.

To register and learn more about each session and speakers, visit tappi-ibbc.org.

PaperChase Fun Run/Walk
Attendees are encouraged to also participate in the co-located events’ first-ever virtual PaperChase Fun Run/Walk. Whether you choose to run, walk or just relax, you can support the Engineering Scholarship program and help students achieve a bright future in the pulp and paper industry. Learn more

Benefitting the Bottom Line
There are many benefits to sponsoring or exhibiting at the first-ever virtual PEERS/IBBC conferences. With Gold and Silver options you can get a virtual booth with videos, downloadable promotional materials, meetings with attendees, session sponsorships and more. To learn how your company can benefit, view our Exhibitor/Sponsor flyer.