PEERS and IBBC Are Going Virtual In 2020

COVID-19 has challenged all of us as we strive to keep our families safe and healthy. Faced with increased demand for paper, tissue and packaging, our industry was able to quickly pivot to meet that demand and at the same time incorporate additional measures to keep employees healthy. TAPPI’s priority is also to keep everyone safe during this pandemic crisis and, therefore, we’ve decided to make PEERS and IBBC a virtual event in 2020.

Now you can experience the high quality technical program you are used to safely and conveniently from wherever you are.

TAPPI’s 2020 Pulping, Engineering, Environmental, Recycling and Sustainability (PEERS) Conference and 2020 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference (IBBC) will take place virtually on November 2-4, 2020. These co-located conferences offer attendees a comprehensive technical program focused on critical issues mills currently face. Developed by professionals in the industry, the peer-reviewed sessions are expert-led and include high-level discussions on key topics including:


  • Environmental/Regulations
  • Sustainability and Recycling
  • Pulping and Bleaching
  • Energy, Recovery, Lime Kiln and Recaust
  • Plant Engineering
  • Recovery, Energy and Power Boilers
  • Nonwoods


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

Now, more than ever, knowledge sharing is an integral component in the industry’s recovery from this unprecedented global crisis. The virtual format allow mills and other organizations to save money and time while still offering training opportunities for employees. The technical program reinforces industry knowledge with foundation learning sessions and offers insight on how to improve bottom line performance – conveniently and safely from any location.

Learn more about the technical program, virtual networking opportunities and exhibits at: and