Helsinki, 23-24/3/15

VTT, Espoo, Digitalo AP107


23/3/15

12:30 –  Registration 

13:00

Fibre & Chemical concepts

Chaired by Dr. Vidar Grönberg, VTT & Dr. E. Alexopoulou, CRES

13:00

Biorefinery activities at VTT

Dr. John Kettle

13:15

Biorefinery concepts for non-wood raw materials

Dr. Päivi Rousu, Chempolis

14:00

Building with flax and hemp, Jan van Dam

Dr. Jan van Dam, DLO

14:30

MULTIHEMP project

Dr. Stefano Amaducci

15:00

Coffee break


15:10

Novel, cost-effective harvesting and prosessing method for fibrous flax

Dr. K. Heller,  INF &MP

15:40

Carbon footprint of different natural fibres: hemp, flax, jute and kenaf

Dr. Michael Carus, NOVA

16:10

By-products from pulping of wood and non-wood raw materials

Dr. Klaus Niemelä, VTT

16:40

Wrap up


17:00

Tour of VTT facilities


19:30    

Dinner



24/3/15


8:30 –  Registration 

9:00

Biocomposite & Energy concepts

Chaired by Dr. Jan van Dam, DLO & Dr. E. Alexopoulou, CRES

9:00

The study and utilization of Biocomposite of bast and leaf fiber in China

Dr. Wang Yu Fu

9:20

The researches and development of biocomposite and bioenergy made from lignocellelose fibers in China

Dr. Zhu Aiguo, IBFC

9:50

Quantifying dislocations in hemp fibres

Dr. Albert Hernandez Estrada, Aalto University

10:20

Biocomposite reasearch at VTT

Dr. Antti Ojala, VTT

10:50

Coffee break


11:00

Hydrothermal carbonisation for biochar production

Mr. Vidar Grönberg, VTT

11:30

Pre-treatment process for ethanol production

Dr. Antero Varhimo, VTT

12:00

Discussion & final words


12:45

Lunch