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Intensive biorefining course focuses on implementation strategies


March 11, 2011
By Pulp & Paper Canada

PAPTAC and TAPPI are co-sponsoring a week-long biorefinery course, Designing the Forest Biorefinery, specifically for decision-makers in the forest industry. Held from May 16-20 at the TAPPI offices in Norcross, GA, this course will shed light…

PAPTAC and TAPPI are co-sponsoring a week-long biorefinery course, Designing the Forest Biorefinery, specifically for decision-makers in the forest industry. Held from May 16-20 at the TAPPI offices in Norcross, GA, this course will shed light on the key issues facing forestry companies considering biorefinery implementation.

The 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 evaluate the best biorefinery strategy at the mill level. Consultants, technology and other suppliers to the forestry sector will also take-home important information regarding the evolution of the sector.

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The course format is designed to facilitate exchange between faculty and participants. The course is led by Paul Stuart, a professor at Ecole Polytechnique and Chairholder of the NSERC Design Engineering Chair, Process Integration in the Pulp and Paper Industry. Sessions will be delivered by more than 20 experts from across North America, treating both strategy-setting and design issues related to transformation to the biorefinery. Among the presenters are: Virginie Chambost, EnVertis, Inc.; Chris Gaston, Andrew Goodison and Tom Browne, FPInnovations; Adriaan van Heiningen, University of Maine; and Warren Mabee, Queen’s University.

The deadline for early-bird registration is April 15. Visit the TAPPI website for details.


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