The First PAPTAC International Lignin Conference will take place in Edmonton, Alberta on September 18-20, 2018. In a site visit during the last day of the conference, attendees will have the opportunity to tour the first installation of the LignoForce SystemTM at the West Fraser, Hinton mill in Alberta, Canada.

The purpose of the First PAPTAC International Lignin Conference is to invite researchers to discuss their recent progress in all aspects of lignin chemistry and utilization in any one of several sessions including:
  • Lignin analysis and characterization methodology
  • Lignin extraction from pulping liquors or other biomass processing operations
  • Lignin process integration into pulp mill or other biomass processing operations
  • Lignin depolymerization and/or modification
  • Lignin applications and products
What is the Lignin?
The conference will be hosted by Alberta Innovates:

Alberta Innovates provides support and leadership to our province’s researchers, entrepreneurs and industry innovators. We offer funding, services, tools, expertise and partnerships to accelerate research and innovation, from discovery to application. Building on our province’s strengths in environment, energy, health, forestry and enabling technologies, we work to diversify the economy, improve environmental performance and enhance the well-being of Albertans. InnoTech Alberta, a subsidiary of Alberta Innovates, offers a diversified range of scientific, engineering and technological research and testing capabilities, and the facilities to support technology scale-up. Our multi-disciplinary team has the depth of experience to work across all sectors, from energy to health to forestry. InnoTech Alberta offers you access to research talent, technical expertise, and unique facilities that can help accelerate technology development that serves both the private and public sector.



Michael Paleologou,
FPInnovations

Rod Albers,
West Fraser