Rising Young Leaders Present Posters at IBBC 2017

Rising Young Leaders Present Posters at IBBC 2017

The growing bioeconomy offers organizations and individuals the unique opportunity to expand their product offerings and services in such areas as bioresearch, bioproducts, bioenergy and more. Success in this new arena requires knowledge of current trends and forecasts, latest technologies and innovations as well as new processes and methods. TAPPI’s 2017 International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference (IBBC) offers professionals the technical information they are looking for as well as gives them an opportunity to meet with their peers and discuss the latest issues affecting the industry.  It also provides a vehicle for students starting a new career in the industry to present their research projects and get industry input and exposure.

IBBC 2017 will be held in Norfolk, Virginia on November 7-9, 2017.  This well-regarded technical conference focuses on new innovations and the latest technologies available using renewable materials from biomass to produce chemicals and fuels to support the bioeconomy. The Conference also features a Rapid Fire Showcase and Student Poster Session & Competition which highlights research projects conducted by students starting their careers in the industry. Attendees have the chance to hear an overview of each student’s poster during the Rapid Fire Showcase and then get more details during the Student Poster Session.   

Student Poster presentations include the following:

  • Creating a Talent Pipeline for the Bioeconomy in the Midwest – Diana Nastasis, Courtney Breckenridge, Jacqueline Phlman, NCERC at SIUE
  • Screening of Picochlorum Oklaomenis (PO) Microalgae as Raw Materials for Biodiesel Production and Treatment for Animal Wastewater -
    Maria Antonieta Marin Flores, OSU
  • Techno-economic Feasibility of Alkali Extraction of Hemicellulose Prior to Bioethanol Production for switchgrass, Sugarcane Bagasse, and Popular  - Wenhui Geng, NCSU
  • Low-energy Catalytic Electrolysis for Simultaneous Hydrogen Evolution and Lignin Depolymerization – Xu Du, Wei Lieu and Yulin Deng, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Biorefinery Approach Using Agro- Residues for Optimum Extraction for Reduction Sugars for Bio-ethanol Prior to Pulp and Paper Making – Shuank Malik and Soumya Basu, Forest Research Institute

IBBC Technical Program

The IBBC 2017 technical program features Bio Case Studies and Bioprojects from top companies as well as includes presentations on key critical topics such as the High Value Use of Lignin, Integration of Biorefinery into Pulp and Paper Production, Development of Biochemical Production, Broadening Biomass Source and Conversion, and Improving Pellet Usage.

Attendees can customize their experience and attend presentations within topic-specific sessions that best fit their needs.  These sessions include:

•    Biomass I
•    Biomass Torrefaction
•    Biochemicals
•    Bioconversion
•    Bioprojects
•    Bio Case Studies
•    Nonwood Fiber Products
•    Nonwood Pulping & Characterization
•    Biorefinery Bridge I
•    Biorefinery Bridge II
View the Technical Program

There will be multiple networking events held throughout the Conference including a Conference Dinner, Young Professionals Mixer, Receptions, and Biorefinery Committee Meeting. (See Special Events) In addition, attendees can visit the exhibit hall and meet one-on-one with companies offering new products and technologies. (See Who is Exhibiting

As a bonus, all IBBC full conference registered attendees can attend the PEERS full conference at no additional charge. Register Today and get your early bird discount (ends October 6th).

For more details about IBBC 2017, visit www.tappi-ibbc.org.

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