Due to unforeseen circumstances, schedule and order of presentations and times may be subject to change without notice.
Session 4 : Lignin applications and products I – Phenolic resins
Session Chair: Tom Browne, Tom Browne & Associates
9:00 - 9:20 am
“Monitoring lignin reactions in LPF resin synthesis”
Keynote Speaker: Tarja Tamminen, A-S. Jaaskelainen, S. Alakurtti, A. Mikkelsson, T. Virtanen, T. Lourencon, T. Liitia, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
9:20 - 9:40 am
“High-residual content (HRC) kraft lignin as an ingredient in wood adhesives”
M. Feng, Y. Zhang, X-M. Wang, Z. Huang, L. Kouisni, M. Paleologou, FPInnovations, Canada
9:40 - 10:00 am
“Phenol formaldehyde and lignin-phenol formaldehyde resins reinforced with nanomaterials''
Y. Zhang, X-M. Wang, M. Feng, L. Kouisni, Z. Huang, G. He, M. Paleologou, FPInnovations, Canada
10:00 - 10:20 am
“Lignin modification technologies to phenolic resins and versatile dispersants”
T. Liitia, H. Wikberg, J. Leppavuori, A. Kalliola, T. Vehmas, T. Tamminen, VTT Technical Research Centre of
Finland, Finland

10:20- 10:35 am
Coffee Break
Session 5 : Lignin applications and products II – Polyurethane foams
Session Chair: Michael Lake, Lignin Enterprises, LLC
10:35 - 10:55 am
“Lignin as raw material for the development of biobased materials”
Keynote speaker: Richard Gosselink, Wageningen Food & Biobased Research, The Netherlands
10:55-11:15 am
Application of Lignins in Formulation and Manufacturing Biobased Polyurethanes by 31P NMR Spectroscopy”
B. Ahvazi, T-D. Ngo, InnoTech Alberta and University of Alberta, Canada
11:15 - 11:35 am
“Lignin Modification for Polyurethane Resin Applications”
M. Arefmanesh, M. Nejad, E. Master, University of Toronto, Canada
11:35 - 11:55 am
“Polyurethane products made with Iso-Lignin® Technology”
A. Langlois, D. Godin, L. Poussard, M. Drouin, Enerlab 2000 Inc., Canada
11:55 - 12:15 am
“Formation of LignoPolyols: Truth or Hoax?”
B. Ahvazi, O. Wojciechowicz, P. Xu, T-D. Ngo, J. Hawari, InnoTech Alberta, National Research Council of Canada, and Enerlab 2000, Inc., Canada
12:15-1:15 pm
Lunch Break
Session 6: Lignin applications and products III, Thermoplastics and coatings
Session Chair: Shabnam Sanaei, Domtar
1:15 - 1:35 pm
“Particle size control and surface treatment of softwood lignin and its application in polymer blends”
C. Miao, S. Atifi, W.Y. Hamad, FPInnovations, Canada
1:35 - 1:55 pm
“Renewable and recyclable lignin-based water barrier coatings for paper and board products”
L. A. Edye, J. Kelly, A. Tietz, Leaf Resources Ltd., Australia and BC Research, Canada
1:55 - 2:15 pm
“Lignin-containing filaments for fused deposition modelling 3D printing”
T. Li, J. Aspler, C. Fraschini, L. Kouisni, Y. Zhang, M. Paleologou, L. Cormier, FPInnovations, Canada
2:15 - 2:35 pm
“Application of lignin as natural-based material in unsaturated polyester”
T.-D. Ngo, E. Patenaude, B. Ahvazi, InnoTech Alberta, University of Alberta and National Research Council of Canada, Canada
2:35 - 2:55 pm
“Valorization of lignin in thermoplastic products : advantages and challenges”
S. Sanaei, M. T. Ton-That, Li, K. Stoeffler, N. Legros, National Research Council of Canada, Canada
2:35- 3:10 pm
Coffee Break
Session 7: Lignin applications and products IV - Other
Session Chair: Tarja Tamminen, VTT
3:10 - 3:30 pm
“Development of kraft lignin applications”
Keynote Speaker: P. Tomani, RISE Bioeconomy (Innventia), Sweden
3:30 - 3:50 pm
“Flexible lignin nanofibrous sponges”
M. Cho, M. Karaaslan, H. Wang and S. Renneckar, University of British Columbia, Canada
3:50 - 4:10 pm
“Kraft lignin-based dispersant for stabilization of aquaeous colloidal suspensions”
M. K. R. Konduri, P. Fatehi, Lakehead University, Canada
4:10 - 4:30 pm
“Kraft lignin-acrylamide polymers as dispersants for clay suspension”
A. Hasan, P. Fatehi, Lakehead University, Canada
4:30 - 4:50 pm
“Wood preservation using lignin to retain borates”
C. McIntyre,M. Lake, McIntyre Associates, LLC and Lignin Enterprises LLC, USA
NOTE: Sessions 8 & 9 run parallel to sessions 6 & 7
Session 8: Lignin depolymerization and/or modification
Session Chair: Pedram Fatehi, Lakehead University
1:15 - 1:35 pm
“Biorizon-a shared research institute to develop functional lignin-based aromatics for a range of applications”
P. Vandezande, K. Vanbroekhoven, R. Vendamme, A. Buekenhoudt, L. Diels, K. Servaes, Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO), Belgium
1:35 - 1:55 pm
“Depolymerization of hydrolysis lignin using chemicals from the kraft recovery cycle”
Z. Ahmad, JW. Wafa Al Dajani, L. F. Del Rio, M. Paleologou, C. Xu, Western University and FPInnovations, Canada
1:55 - 2:15pm
“Hydrogenation of lignin derived compounds with glycerol as a hydrogen source”
R.D.D. Putra, Y. P. Wijaya, H. Trajano, C. S. Kim, University of British Columbia, Canada and Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
2:15 - 2:35 pm
“Enzymatic processes to unlock the lignin value”
A. Mialon, V. Hamalainen, T. Gronroos, M. W. Heikkila, B. Romein, P. Ihalainen, S. Malandra, K. R. Birikh, MetGen Oy, Finland
2:55-3:10 pm
Coffee Break
Session 9: Lignin Markets, Process Integration and Decision-making
Session Chair: Olumoye Ajao
3:10 - 3:30 pm
“Commercial lignin volume expansion by Borregaard”
J. Gargulak, Borregaard Industries, USA
3:30 - 3:50 pm
“Market assessment of lignin in the oil and gas industry”
N. Bjorndalen and S. Mustfiz, InnoTech Alberta, Canada
3:50 - 4:10 pm
“Kraft lignin biorefinery capacity design for bio-phenol production via a proprietary low-temperature/low-pressure (LT/LP) lignin depolymerization process”
L. Dessbesell, Z. Yuan, M. Leitch, M. Paleologou, R. Pulkki, C. Xu, Lakehead University, Western University and FPInnovations, Canada
4:10 - 4:30 pm
“Decision Support System for assessment of integrating lignin recovery processes into median and modern kraft pulp mills: industrial case study”
J. Jeaidi, M. Benali, B. Mansoornejad, O. Ajao, B. Gilani, N. Mehr, Natural Resources Canada, Canada
4:30 - 4:50 pm
“Early stage product design methodology for retrofit implementation of the lignin- based biorefinery”
C. D. Teguia, P.R. Stuart, Polytechnique Montreal, Canada
4:50 - 5:10 pm
“Characterization of lignin fractions from E. Globus kraft liquor ultrafiltration”
Elson Gomes, P.C. Rodrigues Pinto, A.E. Rodrigues, University of Porto, Portugal
6:30-10:30 pm
Conference Group Dinner