Due to unforeseen circumstances, schedule and order of presentations and times may be subject to change without notice.
Session 1: Plenary Session
8:45 - 8:55 am
Welcome -- PAPTAC
8:55 - 9:05 am
Welcoming remarks -- Alberta Innovates
9:05 - 9:10 am
Welcoming remarks and introduction of first plenary speaker
Rod Albers, Conference Chair, West Fraser
9:10 - 9:40 am
“Hinton Pulp’s state-of-the-art lignin production facility and West Fraser’s vision for lignin-based products & markets”
Plenary Speaker: Keith Carter, Vice-President, Pulp & Energy Operations, West Fraser, Canada
9:40 - 9:50 am
Brief description of the program and introduction of second plenary speaker
Michael Paleologou, Conference Program Chair, FPInnovations, Canada
9:50 - 10:30 am
“Opportunties and challenges of lignin utilization as biopolymer”
Plenary Speaker: Wolfgang Glasser, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech, USA
10:30 – 10:45 am
Coffee Break
10:45 – 11:15 am
“Supporting Canada’s Forest Bioeconomy”
Keynote Speaker: Matthew Schacker, Innovation Program Officer, Natural Resources Canada
11:15 - 11:45 am
“Commercial uses of kraft lignin: lessons learned”
Keynote Speaker: Tom Browne, K. Maki, M. Paleologou, Tom Browne & Associates and FPInnovations, Canada
11:45 – 12:15 pm
“Membrane separation technology as a valuable and efficient tool in the value chain of wood towards chemicals
and materials”
Keynote Speaker: Ludo Diels, K. Servaes, P. Vandezande, R. Vendamme, K. Vanbroekhoven, A. Buekenhoudt, VITO, Belgium
12:15-1:15 pm
Lunch Break
Session 2: Lignin extraction from pulping liquors or other biomass processing operations
Session Chair: Eddie Peace, West Fraser
1:15 - 1:35 pm
“Extracting a low ash lignin from black liquor using the LignoBoostTM technology –
A status update and view of next generation lignin extraction”
H. Karlsson, H. Wallmo and A. Littorin, Valmet AB, Sweden
1:35 - 1:55 pm
“LineoTM by Stora Enso – A step towards the bio-based society”
M. Bjork, K. Nikunen, M. Savia, J. Moilanen, T. Henriksson and P. Andersson, Stora Enso, Sweden
1:55 - 2:15 pm
“Kraft Lignin Production: a LignoForceTM Perspective”
S. VanCaeseele, J. Foan and J. Wearing, NORAM Engineering & Constructors, Canada
2:15 - 2:35 pm
“Demonstration-Scale SLRPTM for lignin production”
M. Lake, Lignin Enterprises, USA
2:35 - 2:55 pm
“H-lignin from FPInnovations’ TMP-Bio process”
C. Mao, Z. Yuan, L. F. Del Rio, D. Wong, W. Wafa Al Dajani, FPInnovations, Canada
2:55-3:10 pm
Coffee Break
Session 3: Lignin analysis and characterization methodology
Session Chair: Behzad Ahvazi, InnoTech Alberta
3:10 - 3:30 pm
“The development of efficient methodology for the valorization of technical lignins”
Keynote Speaker: M. Balakshin, E. Capanema, O.J. Rojas, M. Feng, Aalto University, Finland, RISE Bioeconomy, Sweden and FPInnovations, Canada
3:30 - 3:50 pm
“Characterization of technical lignin by light scattering and asymmetrical flow field flow fractionation”
L. Ji, L. Liu, M. Cho, H. Wang and S. Renneckar, University of British Columbia, Canada
3:50 - 4:10 pm
“Need for speed - Fast tracks for characterization of technical lignins”
A. Potthast, I. Sumerskii, I. Sulaeva, G. Zinovyev, S. Bohmdorfer, M. Bacher, T. Rosenau, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria
4:10 - 4:30 pm
“New Insights on Lignin Color: Measurement, Origin, and Alteration”
F. Monteil-Rivera, V. Kapishon, U. Hemraz, A. Benhalima, L. Paquet, I. Burton, National Research Council of Canada, Canada
4:30 - 4:50 pm
“Optical properties of lignins and their importance in lignin derivatives development”
O. Ajao, J. Jeaidi., M. Benali, A.M. Restrepo, N. Mehdi, Y. Boumghar, Natural Resources Canada and Centre d’études des procédés chimiques du Québec (CEPROCG), Canada
4:50 - 5:10 pm
“Application of Lignin in Polymeric Resin Formulations”
M. Nejad, Michigan State University, USA
6:00-8:00 pm
Conference Welcoming Reception