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Matti Heikkilä, MetGen Oy (Finland)

09:00 – 10:00

BIOFOR Keynote

Session Chair: Paul Stuart, Polytechnique Montréal

 “Advanced Lignin-Based Processes and Products How to Create a Great (Biorefinery) Technology”
Matti Heikkilä, MetGen Oy  (Finland)

09:30 – 10:00

Networking Break

10:00 – 11:30

Papermaking - Advances in Papermaking Technology & New Grade Development - II

Session Chair: Frédéric Parent, FPInnovations

  • 10:00 “Winder upgrades and modifications for transitional and packaging grades”, Bassam Dib, SPN
  • 10:25 “Enchanced Forming with Sleeve Roll Technology”, Petteri Halme, Valmet North America
  • 10:50 “Eco-responsible Paper Coating for Food Packaging”, Sajjad Saeidlou, National Research Council of Canada
  • 11:15 “Production of Translucent Films for Packaging Applications  Using Cellulose Filaments”, Rafik Allem, FPInnovations
  • 11:40 Discussion & Q&A

BIOFOR - Lignin State-of-the-art: Products

Session Chair: Michael Paleologou, FPInnovations

  • 10:00 Session Keynote: “Industrial Adoption of Lignin in Asphalt”, Natacha Mongeau, FPInnovations
  • 10:20 “Functional Lignin Nanoparticles: Generation and Possible Use”, Pedram Fatehi, Lakehead University
  • 10:40 “ Lignin Modification and Depolymerization: the way to biobased material containing aromatic units”, Jaime Gracia-Vitoria, VITO (Belgium)
  • 11:00 “VOC/odor Reduction for Lignin-Based Thermoplastics”, Adrien Faye, National Research Council of Canada
  • 11:20  Discussion and Q&A

11:30 – 12:30

Networking and Lunch Break

12:30 – 14:00

Energy EXPLORE Workshop

Session Chair: Bruno Poulin, CanmetENERGY

A multivariate data analysis tool that transforms existing data into valuable information and knowledge to help understand and improve process operation. Improvements can be achieved through process variability reduction, troubleshooting, process monitoring, soft sensors, and enhanced process control.

BIOFOR - Lignin State-of-the-art: Production and Characterization

Session Chair: Michael Paleologou, FPInnovations

  • 12:30 Session Keynote: “The LignoForce™ Lignin Recovery System”, Jon Foan, NORAM Engineering & Constructors
  • 12:50 “Electrochemical Treatment of Black Liquor for Lignin Recovery – Recent Progress”, Jean-Noel Cloutier, Hydro-Québec
  • 13:10 “Advancing Lignin and Forest Biomass Markets Through Standards Development ”, Jacob Ziegler & Lynn Barber, CSA Group
  • 13:50 “NMR Analysis of Lignins Using 31p Benchtop NRM Spectroscopy: Quantitative Assessment of Substructures and Comparison to High Field NMR”, Matthew C. Leclerc, Nanalysis Corp

14:00 – 14:30

Networking Break

14:30 – 16:00

Tissue Making - Digitalization and Data Analytics - Application to Tissue Making

Session Chair: Martin Desrosier, Kruger Products

  • 14:30 “ Tissue Making Challenges and Solutions”, Timo Arra, TietoEVRY
  • 15:00 “An Overview of Creped Tissue Manufacturing”, Srikantha Phani, UBC (University of British Columbia)
  • 15:30 “Tissue Converting”, Rick Roeske, BWCS-GRB & Stefano Spinelli, PCMC-GB

BIOFOR - PANEL on Net-Zero Forests and Forestry

Session Chair:  Sandy Ferguson, SF Consulting

Overview of carbon opportunities and challenges from the forest/forest products industry value chain – Kate Lindsay, SVP/Chief Sustainability Officer, FPAC

Mitigation pathways and forest carbon accounting (challenges and opportunities) – Carolyn Smyth, Scientist, NRCan-CFS 

Sustainability plans, decarbonization strategies, and relevant projects – Bill Adams, VP Sustainability and Innovation, Mercer International and Ara Erickson, VP Corporate Sustainability, Weyerhaeuser

16:00 – 17:00

Networking 

*Please note all schedule is set on Eastern Time