New Biomass Opportunities Come From Non-Traditional Sources

The Canadian pulp, paper, and bioproducts industry has historically produced traditional products like pulps for copy paper, printing, and newsprint but recently, due to a reduction in market demand for paper, the industry has been expanding into the development of new transitional grades. Research is focusing on finding non-traditional end-use applications for cellulose fiber and looking into other industries such as construction, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, and transportation.

Stephane Lariviere, FPInnovations, will share insight about these potential new revenue streams at TAPPI’s International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference (IBBC). His presentation, “Canada's Bioproducts Industry: Innovation Driven,” is part of IBBC’s Supporting the Sustainable Bioeconomy session. Attendees will hear case studies illustrating how key value chain partners, such as governments, research institutes, and manufacturers are researching innovative end-use applications using renewable materials from biomass to produce chemicals and products for various industries that support the growing bioeconomy.

IBBC 2020 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. “Each year we share ground-breaking research and information that is vital to professionals in the biomass space. Not only does going virtual broaden the scope of learning to a much greater audience, it also allows them to safely and conveniently access the programming from wherever they are,” stated IBBC Chairman Jean-Pierre "JP" Bousquet, process engineer at Valmet.

IBBC offers attendees 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.