Deadline Pending for IBBC 2017 Abstracts

Your Window is Closing.  Submit Your IBBC 2017 Abstract by Friday, March 24th.

The IBBC 2017 Conference Planning Committee invites you to be part of this year’s technical program by sharing your newest technical findings, case study reports, or assessments.  This is a great opportunity for you gain invaluable exposure and recognition among your peers as well as make a contribution to the growth of the bioproducts and bioenergy industries.  To be considered as a speaker, you must submit your abstract by this Friday, March 24th. 

Our International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference, will be held on November 7-9, 2017 in Norfolk, Virginia.   IBBC is considered the premier technical event for individuals dedicated to advancing biorefineries in the forest products industry. The conference theme for 2017 is Innovations in Bioproducts & Bioeconomy.  

IBBC focuses on new technologies using renewable materials from biomass to produce chemicals and fuels to support the growing bioeconomy and abstract submissions for presentations that focus on the following topics are desired but other topics will also be considered:

Innovative Bioproducts from Wood
  •  Lignin-Recovery and New Products
  •  Sugars – Extraction and Products
  •  Wood Pellets – Production and Markets


Biomass Conversion Pathways
  •  Innovative Technologies to Transform Biomass


Supporting the Bioeconomy
  •  Leveraging Pulp Mill Assets
  •  Biomass Utilization

Abstracts should be uploaded to TAPPI’s Speaker Management System by March 24th at speakermanagement.tappi.org.  Also, please note that IBBC does not require a formal paper, only a PowerPoint Presentation.

View the IBBC 2017 Call for Presentations

Student Poster Session and Competition

IBBC 2017 is also asking students to submit an abstract for the Student Poster Session and Competition.  This is a great opportunity for students to gain valuable industry input on their work, plus a chance to win some cash.  Students must submit their poster abstract by April 28, 2017 to be considered.

Students will also be part of the IBBC 2017 Rapid Fire Showcase where presenters get 5 minutes to present 5 slides summarizing the research that they are working on. Conference attendees interested in subjects presented during the rapid-fire oral session can then visit the accompanying poster and have a more in-depth discussion during the student poster session and competition. This format offers greater exposure to presenters, as well as gives attendees a snapshot into the wide variety of research being conducted in the biorefinery arena.

View the IBBC 2017 Call for Student Posters

Visit www.tappi-ibbc.org to get more details about IBBC 2017 including the technical program, networking opportunities, special events and hotel & travel information.


Registration for IBBC 2017 will be opening soon.

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