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Canadian course targets biorefinery strategy and design


March 5, 2013
By Pulp & Paper Canada

A three-day biorefinery course designed by Canadian experts in the pulp and paper industry targets forestry company decision-making, and will address a wide range of practical issues for biorefinery strategy and design. 

A three-day biorefinery course designed by Canadian experts in the pulp and paper industry targets forestry company decision-making, and will address a wide range of practical issues for biorefinery strategy and design. 

The biorefinery course will seek to provide the knowledge and tools for forest industry leaders, technology providers and consultants to develop biorefinery strategies and better understand emerging biorefinery technologies and their design/implementation in a business strategy. 

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The course will be offered twice in 2013. The PAPTAC course (co-sponsored by TAPPI and EnVertis) will be offered June 9-11 at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Center in Vancouver. The timing is immediately prior to PAPTAC’s PacWest Conference, scheduled for June 12-15 in Sun Peaks, B.C.

The TAPPI course (co-sponsored by PAPTAC and EnVertis) will be offered Sept. 15-17 in Green Bay, WI, just ahead of TAPPI’s biorefinery conference IBBC, also in Green Bay.

Course leader Paul Stuart says the course emphasizes “how to” content. There are presentations addressing biorefinery technology management, competitive evaluation of the bioproducts market, supply chain management, biorefinery deployment, biorefinery start-ups, assessing biorefinery risk, energy integration – and numerous case studies where different processes and techno-economics will be presented. There will be 18 course instructors from across North America and Europe who will share their experience, including numerous case studies. Notable among the list of presenters is Virginie Chambost (EnVertis Consulting), Jim Frederick (Table Mountain Consulting, retired from NREL), Doug Freeman (NewPage), Gopal Goyal (International Paper), Jean Hamel (FPInnovations), Eemeli Hytonen (VTT), Ben Thorp (Bioenergy Deployment Consortium), Per Tomani (Innventia) and Adriaan van Heiningen (University of Maine).


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