November 2 - 4, 2020 | Virtual

2020 Virtual Program

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Tuesday, November 3rd


           08/05/20 (Subject to change)

11:00am ‐ 11:45am

IBBC Session 1: Opening Session & Keynote

Session Chair: Jean‐Pierre Bousquet, Valmet



1:30pm ‐ 3:00pm

IBBC Session 2: Supporting the Sustainable Bioeconomy

Session Chair: Jaya Shankar Tumuluru, Idaho National Laboratory

Canada's Bioproducts Industry: Innovation Driven
Stephane Lariviere, FPInnovations

Using the Stage Gate Process in Biorefinery Project Development
Jim Riley, Jacobs

Phosphorylated cellulose fibers: A biomaterial for the future of pulp and paper industry
Dan Belosinschi, Innofibre

3:00pm ‐ 3:15pm

Sponsor & Exhibit Break

3:15pm ‐ 4:45pm

IBBC Session 3: Biomass Processing and Conversion Pathways

Session Chair: Jean‐Pierre Bousquet, Valmet

The Relationships Between the Forest Biomass Compositions and Pyrolysis Performances
Sudhagar Mani, University of Georgia

Sandwich Belt High Angle Conveyors in Harmony with the Environment
Joseph Dos Santos, Dos Santos International

Pellets Production Using Sludge From Pulp Mill
Bruna Virginia Rodrigues, Universidade Federal de Viçosa

4:45pm ‐ 5:00pm

Sponsor & Exhibit Break

5:00pm ‐ 6:30pm

IBBC Session # 4‐ Advances in Bioenergy Research

Session Chair: Sudhagar Mani, University of Georgia

Impact of C5‐Hydrolysis as Pretreatment on Carbon Products Produced From Lignocellulosic
Jagannadh Satyavolu, University of Louisville

Improving Forest Residue Quality Through Air Classification and Specific Gravity Separation
Neal Yancy, Idaho National Laboratory

Corn Stover Pellet Particle Morphology: Impact of Feedstock Properties and Pelleting Process Conditions
Jaya Shanka Tumuluru, Idaho National Laboratory

Wednesday, November 4th 

11:00am – 12:30pm

IBBC Session 5 ‐ Wood Based Foams and Packaging Films

Session Chair: Sudhagar Mani, University of Georgia

Development of chitosan and CNF composite films with improved barrier properties for the packaging products
Prabaharan Ponnusamy, University of Georgia

Strong, Lightweight Lignin‐based Foams
Ramakrishna Trovagunta, North Carolina State University

Lifecycle assessment and techno‐economic analysis of producing lignin‐based carbon‐foam
Kamalakanta Sahoo, USDA‐ Forest Products Laboratory

12:30pm ‐ 2:00pm

IBBC Session 6: Biocomposites and Bioproducts

Session Chair: Jaya Shankar Tumuluru, Idaho National Laboratory

Flexible Bioplastics from Woody Biomass for Sustainable Packaging
Jian Yu, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Wood Based Composites for Packaging Application a New Approach
Van Hai Le, Inha University

Feasibility study for the implementation of an industrial plant that produces biodegradable dishes based on rice straw
Elizabeth Palomino Nolasco, Pulpacking Peru