Developing a new value chain from wood to bio-based products.
Challenges and lessons learned.
Cancelled due to COVID-19
Mr. Mengal is the legal representative of the BBI JU. He is the chief executive responsible for the day-to-day management of the BBI JU in accordance with the decisions of the Governing Board.
Dirk Carrez is the Executive Director of BIC. He is Bioengineer and holds a PhD in Agricultural Sciences. Dirk is a member of the EC Expert Group for Bio-based products and member the Advisory Board of several European projects.
Dr. Øvrebø holds a Dr. Scient. In organic chemistry from the University of Bergen. Dr. Øvrebø is the Chief Technology Officer for the Exilva project and has held various positions within the Borregaard group, working in both the fine chemistry division as well as the ChemCell division.
Mr. Berglund is professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. He is interested in nanocellulose and biocomposites. He is the director of Wallenberg Wood Science Center (wwsc.se).
Mr. Wikeby the Exilva coordinator, is a Senior project director at Borregaard since 2012. He has been working in the company since 1987 and has extensive experience of large industrial project at Borregaard.
Mr. Karagiannidis works in resin synthesis and in resin application in the production of wood panels. Experience in lab, pilot and industrial experiments, lab testing and analysis, in bio-based resin synthesis and application. Co-author in scientific publications/presentations.
Pål Romberg has worked with Microfibrillated cellulose at Borregaard since 2015, and has held various positions within the company since 1994.
Roland is Associate Professor at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. His research is mainly focused in the general area of Dynamics of Complex Fluids with particular applications to the Rheology and Processing of Soft Matter. Roland is also principal investigator in the Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
Gustav Nyström is head of the Cellulose & Wood Materials laboratory at Empa and a Lecturer at ETH Zurich. He has a PhD in Engineering Physics and his research aims to develop new active, renewable and highly functional biomaterials using cellulose and wood as material resources.
Kristin Syverud is research manager at RISE PFI and Lead scientist of the focus area Nanocellulose and Carbohydrate Polymers. She is also part time professor at NTNU. Her main interests are within production, characterization, chemical modification and applications of nanocellulose. She has initiated and managed several national and international projects within the area of nanocelluloses and related cellulose-based materials.
Dr. Söderberg holds a PhD in Fluid Mechanics from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. He is employed at KTH as director of the national research platform Treesearch, which is aiming at supporting and expanding research and development of materials from Swedish forest resources. His research is related to multiphase flows, specifically in connection to processes related to the manufacturing of forest-based materials, and is active within the Wallenberg Wood Science Center.
Alain Dufresne is currently Professor of The International School of Paper, Print Media and Biomaterials (Pagora) at Grenoble Institute of Technology, Grenoble, France. Prof. Dufresne is an expert on polysaccharide nanofibrils and nanocrystals (cellulose, chitin, starch), on processing and characterization of nanocomposites based on renewable resources and on valorization of the biomass.
Pavel worked as an environmental consultant and later as a senior official at the Ministry of Environment in his home country Slovakia. During the last decade he has led teams working on Sustainable Production and Consumption, Resource Efficiency, Circular Economy and Water policies. He is currently the head of Eco-innovation Unit in Directorate General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission.
Ingunn graduated in 1992 with an M.Sc. in mechanical engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Her work at Ostfold Research is connected to environmental optimising of resources in production and services, with a special focus on energy. She is involved with projects on waste resources, biogas, biorefineries and water footprinting of hydropower.
Emma is specialised in collaborative European projects and has a solid experience and expertise in European project setting up since more than 20 years. Emma is also an external evaluator for the European Commission within the area of Nanotechnologies and many more.
Exilva: Flagship demonstration of an integrated plant towards large scale supply and market assessment of MFC
Market challenges and customers feedback
Developing MFC technology through targeted engineering science research.