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Course will help executives set biorefining implementation strategy


August 11, 2013
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Canadian specialists in biorefining, in conjunction with TAPPI and PAPTAC, are offering a unique course on Designing the Forest Biorefinery. The course will involve 18 different experts from across North America and Europe, and will cover a…

Canadian specialists in biorefining, in conjunction with TAPPI and PAPTAC, are offering a unique course on Designing the Forest Biorefinery. The course will involve 18 different experts from across North America and Europe, and will cover a breadth of subjects over three days.

The course begins immediately following TAPPI’s International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference in Green Bay, Wis. It will begin at noon on Friday, Sept. 20, and end Sunday evening, Sept. 22.

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See http://www.tappi.org/Events/Upcoming-Events/13BIO.aspx for more details about the course.

The biorefinery course targets forestry company decisionmaking, and will address a wide range of key issues for biorefinery strategy and design. The theme of Day 1 is Advanced Biorefinery Fundamentals, the Day 2 theme is Setting Biorefinery Strategy, and the Day 3 theme is Biorefinery Techno-Economics and Case Studies.  The same course was offered in Vancouver several months ago, in conjunction with PAPTAC, and was a great success.  The biorefinery expertise of the course faculty was coupled with the experience and comments of the course participants, and various industry biorefinery problems were discussed, says Paul Stuart, course leader.  “The course is a great way for participants to learn how forestry companies can plan their biorefinery strategies for the short and longer terms, without marketing of specific technologies.”

This course is intended for corporate personnel in forestry companies who wish to become more knowledgeable about biorefinery implementation strategy and design methods, as well as mill managers and technical staff who seek to identify and select the best biorefinery strategy at the mill level. This course will also seek to provide knowledge for biorefinery technology providers and consultants to assist them in understanding how biorefinery evaluations can take place, and better understand the range of emerging biorefinery technologies and their design/implementation in a forest company business plan.


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