The conference programme consists of more than 45 oral presentations divided into three full day sessions which will provide a balanced mix of academic and industrial points of view at all levels of development:

  • October 23rd: Biorefinery – strategy and innovation (starting at 9.45 am)

  • October 24th: Industrial developments + poster session

  • October 25th: R&D highlights (closing at 3.30 pm)

The “Biorefinery – strategy and innovation” session will tackle issues such as the up-coming Programmes of the European Commission, roles of the COST Actions, regional frameworks and opportunities for biorefineries, GMO’s related to wood biorefining, and other raw material questions.

The “Industrial developments” session will cover numerous recent, near-commercial and commercial wood biorefinery activities. These will mainly be presented by the respective industry representatives. Updates on what has happened since the 3rd NWBC conference in Stockholm in March 2011 will be discussed. Within this session an overview of several national biorefinery activities will also be given.

The “R&D highlights” session will collect a number of new R&D developments, covering the whole wood biorefinery value chains, from raw materials and their biorefining reactions, processes & concepts to a wide variety of different products and their applications.

In the poster session, more than 80 posters will be presented on different fields of wood-based biorefining.

Download the conference programme. (October 17, 2012)