It is time to announce the next round of speakers of the PulPaper 2014 Conference. Biofuture for Mankind is the main theme of the conference, covering the topic of bioeconomy and resource management for a sustainable world. The main topic of the second afternoon of the conference, Wednesday June 4, is ‘Biomass – avenue for business’. Speaking in this particular session is Ed de Jong from Avantium in Holland, with a ”Critical view of forest biorefinery to serve chemical industry” and also professor Thomas E. Amidon speaking about the biorefineries of the future, ”Perspective of future biorefinery”.
The first part of the conference’s last day, Thursday June 5, will deal with ‘Biobased materials for Mankind’. Speaking at this session is Marika Lindström from Unilever and Jaime Santafe from Tetra Pak, both dealing with packaging from the aspect of the brand owners.
At the 29th International Mechanical Pulping Conference (IMPC), the scientific conference running alongside the main conference, Dinesh Fernando et al, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden, will be giving a talk on ‘Exploring mechanisms of fibre development during HC- and LC refining of mechanical pulps that govern pulp and paper properties’. ‘High temperature ATMP pulping for high freeness pulp grades’ will be dealt on by Marc Sabourin, Andritz, USA and Zhirun Yuan et al, FPInnovations, Canada, will talk about ‘Application of High-yield Pulp in Tissue and Towel’.