Abstract deadline has been extended to April 27th!
Understanding that there is a global focus on serious health matters at this time, the IBBC Planning Committee is extending its abstract submission deadline.
The new deadline is April 27, 2020. Should you have any questions, or if you need more information, please contact Pat Stiede at [email protected].
Share Your Industry Knowledge and Expertise
Do you have a new technology, advancement or process you would like to share with the industry? If so, consider speaking at IBBC 2020.
IBBC focuses on new technologies using renewable materials from biomass to produce chemicals, polymers and fuels to support the growing bioeconomy through sustainable biorefinery.
The conference organizers invite you to submit your abstract on one of the topics below, but other topics will also be considered.
The IBBC 2020 Call for Papers topic categories may include the following:
(Topics are subject to change)
Innovative Bioproducts and Biopolymers from Biomass
Lignin Recovery and New Products
- Recovering lignin at the mill
- Characterization and properties of lignin and its derivatives
- Lignin in new platform and replacement chemicals - adhesives, foams, coatings, fillers, etc.
- Market usage, assessment and competitive positioning of bioproducts
Bio-based Polymers, Chemicals and Products
- Biodegradable polymers synthesis and production
- Material properties and characterization of bio-based polymers for packaging applications
- Cellulose derived polymers, chemicals and bioproducts
- Hemicellulose –derived hydrogels, chemicals and products
- Nanocellulose based hydrogels, polymer composites and derivatives
- Large scale studies of bioproduct production
Biomass Conversion Pathways
Innovative Technologies to Transform Biomass
- Feedstock Preprocessing and Pretreatments – Characterization, preprocessing, fractionation, pretreatments, developments in biomass recalcitrance interfacing with conversion technologies.
- Thermochemical Conversion Technologies – gasification, pyrolysis, and hydrothermal liquefaction
- Biochemical Conversion Technologies – developments in enzyme science, innovative yeasts, fractionation strategies, microorganisms
- Hybrid Conversion Technologies – chemical and catalytic conversion
Supporting the Sustainable Bioeconomy
Leveraging Pulp Mill Assets
- Technical and economic issues integrating technology into pulp mills
- Process integration and economics of various forest biorefinery pathways
- Biorefinery Projects - Status updates, project deployment issues, project case studies
- Project Financing - Techno-economic analysis, & risk assessments
Biomass Utilization and Sustainability Assessments
- Supply & Demand - Supply availability assessments/ sustainability, energy crop development
- Biomass carbon storage and sequestration assessments
- Harvesting – Thinning and forest residuals, development of specialized harvesting equipment
- Alternate feedstock options – forest residue, sludge, black liquor
- Economic and environmental life cycle analysis of biomass and its derived products, chemicals and fuels
Please note: Since IBBC will run concurrent with PEERS we will accept PowerPoint Presentations with or without papers
The deadline for abstract submittal for IBBC 2020 has been extended to Monday, April 27, 2020.
IBBC accepts PowerPoint Presentations with or without papers. Authors interested in presenting should upload their abstract to TAPPI’s Speaker Management System by April 27, 2020. Abstracts should be 1-2 paragraphs in length. If notified of acceptance (dated TBD), presenters must provide a first draft of their presentation by September 7, 2020.
|Papers accepted for inclusion in the IBBCconference are also eligible for publication in TAPPI Journal
which will be Open Access in 2020. For more information on having your work published in TAPPI Journal,
visit the online submission page, or simply email [email protected]
Interested in chairing a session? This is a great opportunity to network and get involved!
Contact Lisa Stephens if you are interested in chairing a session at [email protected] or call directly at 770-209-7313.