From February 4 to 7, Montréal will be hosting Paperweek Canada 2019 and Biofor International 2019. FPInnovations is more than happy to be part of these two international events of high interest for scientific and industrial partners of the pulp, paper, and bioproducts sectors, where the organization will hold an active part on various platforms.
Stéphane Renou, guest speaker at Biofor
Stéphane Renou, president and CEO at FPInnovations, will be giving the opening speech at the Biofor conference. FPInnovations, a world leader in the research for Canada’s forest industry, builds on the huge potential of the Canadian forest sector to help the industry stay at the forefront of the global forest bioeconomy sector.
Nanocellulose Research Symposium
On February 7, as part of its program, Paperweek will be holding a Nanocellulose Research Symposium. Upon its dissolution, the Network of Centres of Excellence ArboraNano concluded an agreement with FPInnovations, under the supervision of John Schmidt, Manager, University Partnerships & Research Planning, to launch a research and development program aimed at solving key technological challenges; six challenges identified by experts led to seven collaborative research projects that will be presented as part of the symposium. Oral presentations in the morning will be followed by poster presentations in the afternoon.
Presentations by FPInnovations researchers
Numerous FPInnovations researchers will be giving presentations as part of the two conferences. Attached is a summary of these presentations:
|Roadmap towards a GHG Emissions-free Mill: Energy, Power and New Technologies||Enrique Mateos-Espejel||Tuesday, February 5
|Technologies and optimization strategies available to reduce costs for chemical pulp bleaching||Xuejun Zou||Tuesday, February 5
|PULPEX – Mechanical Pulping Session||Mark Frith (co-chair)||Wednesday, February 6
13:30 and 15:30
|Environment Session||Talat Mahmood (moderator)||Thursday, February 7
|Forestry 4.0||Francis Charette||Thursday, February 7
FPInnovations’ networking area: looking forward to meet you there!
New this year, FPInnovations invites all interested parties to meet with its experts in the FPInnovations Networking Area. Our staff members will be available to discuss any subject of interest in this cozy environment located near the scientific posters—between the Paperweek exhibition zone and Biofor Innovation Alley.
Looking to discuss a specific business or scientific topic? Be sure to meet the appropriate person, based on your availability, by making prior meeting arrangements. Just contact us using the firstname.lastname@example.org, we will get back to you shortly to confirm a meeting.
You can also come and meet us on the spot in the Biofor Innovation Alley, where FPInnovations will have a small counter and will be waiting to meet with you during networking breaks.