Value Added Products

October 28 - 31, 2018 | October 28 - 31, 2018 | Portland, Oregon | Breakthrough Technologies for Today and Beyond

Sessions 6 & 7: Value Added Products

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Part 1 - 10:30AM - 12:00PM

Session Chair: Adriaan van Heiningen, University of Maine

Part 2 -   1:30PM -   3:00PM

Session Chair:  Jean-Pierre Bousquet, Valmet


Featured Presentations:

Session 6: Turning Bio-Sludge into Bio-Carbon Through Zero-Energy Hydrothermal Carbonization

Presenter:  Peter Axegård, C-Green AB

In recent years, pulp mills have been seeking ways to reduce the amount of solid waste by conversion to useful products. Many promising options for the inorganic by-products have been developed but organic waste, biosludge from wastewater treatment, is still a significant challenge.

C-Green has recently developed a continuous hydrothermal carbonization (HTC) technology that transforms biosludge into biocoal, and enables waste water treatment plants to increase biogas production using return filtrate. The HTC process efficiently turns wet biomass into a dry biocoal product using a minimum of external energy. The process eliminates bacteria and viruses, most complex pharmaceutical compounds and immediately stops greenhouse gas emissions caused by organic decomposition.

During the presentation, attendees will hear about HTC-treatments of different biosludge and other feedstocks as well as process data from laboratory and continuous pilot trials. They will also gain insight on how HTC technology can be attractive in the future pulp mill refinery.


Session 7: Imagine Chemistry - An Open Innovation Approach to Sustainability Across the Manufacturing Process

Presenter:  R. Daniel Haynes, AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals

With limited resources and a growing population, the world’s attention continues to focus more and more on sustainability. Industries look to develop new sustainable alternatives and improve efficiencies.

During this presentation, you will hear about one innovative approach to identify and develop new solutions. Imagine Chemistry is a program launched by AkzoNobel and KPMG to invite startups and academics to find solutions to some of the most urgent challenges facing the chemicals industry today.

Over the past two years, Imagine Chemistry has received over 350 idea submissions that address challenges in a variety of areas including: bio-based and biodegradable surfactants and thickeners; bio-based sources of Ethylene; cellulose-based alternatives to synthetics; intelligent chemical plants; wastewater-free chemical sites; revolutionizing chlorate production; and zero footprint surfactant platforms. Many ideas have also focused on sustainability topics such as sustainable small particle technologies; sustainable powder technologies; and sustainable alternatives to current technologies.

This presentation will discuss the various sustainability ideas and solutions identified through the Imagine Chemistry program.

Additional Value Added Products Presentations:


Part 1 - Session 6 Presentations

Presenter: Ali Manesh, American Science & Tecnology, Co.

Presenter: Oleg Shagaev, Andritz AG


Part 2 - Session 7 Presentations


Presenter: Kalle Pelin, AkzoNobel Pulp and Performance Chemicals

Presenter: Naveen Chenna, Valmet Technologies, OY


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