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Two Weeks and Counting Until IBBC 2017

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Two Weeks and Counting Until IBBC 2017 

In just over two weeks, TAPPI’s 2017 International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference (IBBC) will kick off in Norfolk, Va., USA. With an emphasis on using renewable materials from biomass to produce chemicals and fuels to support the bioeconomy, this year’s program will focus on key issues affecting the growth of the industry today and in the future. It offers professionals, such as you, insight into industry trends and forecasts, latest technologies and innovations, as well as new processes and methods. Your colleagues from around the world will be attending IBBC to gain vital industry knowledge necessary for success and you need to be there, too. Online registration is still open. Register Now!

The Conference theme, "Innovations in Bioproducts & Bioeconomy," says it all. You will witness exciting new technologies and innovations at IBBC 2017 that will help drive your success for the future. You also have the opportunity to attend TAPPI’s PEERS Conference at no additional cost. PEERS is co-located with IBBC and this conference is included in your IBBC registration fee. 

So what can you expect?
1.Current and Relevant Technical Program developed by your peers. IBBC is known for offering a high-level, top quality technical program that focuses on key issues affecting mills and other industry professionals today. You will gain invaluable insight into best practices, new technologies and solutions that can be applied in your own organization.

2.Keynote Speaker, Mark F. DeAndrea, VP and Business Unit Leader, BioMaterials at Domtar, will share his industry insight during his presentation titled, "Transformation of Pulp and Paper and the Opportunity Called Biomaterials."
3.New Technology Showcase and Exhibits highlighting the latest technologies available in the industry. You will have the opportunity to gain an overview of new products and services offered as well as the chance to talk one-on-one with exhibitors to explore further how these new technologies can help you.
4.Bio Case Studies and Bioprojects from top companies as well as technical presentations on key critical topics such as the High Value Use of Lignin, Integration of Biorefinery into Pulp and Paper Production, Development of Biochemical Production, Broadening Biomass Source and Conversion, and Improving Pellet Usage.  

5.Rapid Fire Showcase and Student Poster Session & Competition highlighting research projects conducted by students starting their careers in the industry.  

6.Networking Events allowing you to connect with your peers and build new business relationships as well as have some fun.  Events include a Young Professionals Mixer, Conference Dinner (additional registration and fee are required), and Receptions.  You can also attend the Biorefinery Committee Meeting.

So, plan on attending IBBC 2017 today and customize your experience by attending presentations within topic-specific sessions that best fit your needs.  Sessions include: 
  • Biomass I
  • Biomass Torrefaction
  • Biochemicals
  • Bioconversion
  • Bioprojects
  • Bio Case Studies
  • Nonwood Fiber Products 
  • Nonwood Pulping & Characterization 
  • Biorefinery Bridge I 
  • Biorefinery Bridge II.
For more details about IBBC 2017, visit the course website

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