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International Forest Biorefinery Summit 2015
Join the World Leaders in Biorefinery
February 2-3, 2015  

The Forest Biorefinery Summit is organized by an international committee in conjunction with PaperWeek Canada, hosted by PAPTAC. It will be taking place during the week of February 2-5 2015 at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal (Quebec, Canada). The Forest Biorefinery Summit will feature:

- Oral presentations by eminent personalities;
- A panel on strategic reflection to facilitate the access to the market of forest-based bioproducts and biomaterials;
- Keynote presentations;
- A poster session as part of a networking event.

Key players from the forest, bio economy and chemical sectors will share their experience. Governments, academia and research institutes will also be represented.


Abstract submissions for oral and poster presentations will be accepted until October 10, 2014. Please send an abstract of 300 words maximum to Mariya Marinova at

Topics of interest for submission include:

- Biorefinery resources and supply chain
- Biorefining technologies
- Bioproducts and biomaterials – from forest to market
- Market perspectives
- Integrated forest biorefineries
- Sustainability of the forest biorefinery
- Building links between the forest and the chemical industry
- Combining forest and agricultural biomass

The accepted abstracts will be selected according to level of quality and relevance.

Organizing committee:

Mariya Marinova, Chair (Polytechnique Montréal)
Peter Axegård (Innventia - Sweden)
Marzouk Benali (Natural Resources Canada)
Lyle Biglow (Tembec)
Tom Browne (FPInnovations)
Jamal Chaouki (Polytechnique Montreal)
Adriaan van Heiningen (University of Maine - USA)

Lew P. Christopher (Lakehead University)

Martin Fairbank (Resolute Forest Products)
Ramin Farnood (University of Toronto)
James Olson (University of British Columbia)
Jean Paris (Polytechnique Montréal)
Fernando Preto (Natural Resources Canada)
Chunbao Charles Xu (The University of Western Ontario)
Cristina Murciano (PAPTAC)

In collaboration with: