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Supercharge Your Biobased Business Plan at IBBC 2016

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As the world’s energy consumption continues to grow, the need for developing alternative energy sources has become even more critical.  Markets are looking towards utilizing renewable resources to produce bioenergy, biofuels, and bioproducts. This emerging bioeconomy has created more opportunities for the forest industry as efforts are made to enhance and secure a sustainable annual supply of biomass. This changing market has also created a need for greater understanding of the biomass customer and steps needed to commercialize bioproducts. These two critical issues are addressed by industry leaders in a panel format at IBBC 2016.
"From Good to Great – Steps to Supercharge Your Biobased Business Plan"
Executives from Noram Engineering, Domtar and Licellawill be panelists for this in-depth discussion that addresses key critical elements to taking a bioproduct project from proof of technical concept to commercialization.These panelistswill lead discussions on when and how to form partnerships and how to identify successful partners as well as how to understand the value chain and customer requirements.
"Monetizing lignin, sugars and fibers from wood – how do we do it?"
Borregaard, DuPont and Fibria Innovations executives are panelists for this key discussion on the importance of biomass producers understanding the needs and requirements of their potential customers.  These end-users of the paper industry’s raw materials will share expectations on collaborations, as well as quality and quantity of materials.
IBBC 2016 Overview:
This September 2016, industry professionals, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other bioeconomy stakeholders will gather in Jacksonville, Fla., USA, for the International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference (IBBC) to share information and discuss various aspects in the development of large-scale supply systems and technologies. IBBC's technical program will focus on the latest technical findings, best practices and new production methods that will enable the forest industry to better mobilize its potential biomass resources to support a thriving bioeconomy.
Conference Highlights Include expert-led panel discussions :
  • "Supply and Demand, From Good to Great – Steps to Supercharge Your Biobased Business Plan"
  • "Monetizing Lignin, Sugars, and Fibers from Wood – How do we do it?"
Peer-reviewed Technical Program with presentations on:
  • Biomass: Supply and Demand, Harvesting, Pretreatments and Prep, Wood Pellets, Pellet Markets
  • Conversion Pathways: Thermochemical, Biochemical, Hybrid
  • DOE's 2016 Billion-Ton Report 
  • Process Integration: Technical Economic Issues
  • Biochemicals and Bioproducts: Lignin, Cellulosic Biomass, Sugar-derived, Market Assessments, End-user Perspectives, Advancements.
  • Projects and Case Studies: Biorefineries, Product Financing.
Biorefinery Bridge Sessions – PEERS Conference sessions FREE for IBBC attendees:
  • Alternative Fuels Management
  • Bioproducts
  • Biorefinery Corrosion.
Multiple Networking Opportunities – Build Business Relationships:
  • Conference dinner, receptions, lunches and breaks
  • Committee meetings
  • Exhibits.
Plus student poster session and competition.

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