the AFORE Workshop in Stockholm

01/01/2011 00:00 - 01/01/2011 00:00  


At the last day of the Nordic Wood and Biorefinery Conference in Stockholm next year the EU-project AFORE holds a local workshop.

AFORE is an EU-project coordinated by VTT, Finland. Its aim is to develop novel bio-based solutions for the separation, fractionation, and primary upgrading of green forest-based chemicals. These will be used as starting materials for current and novel value-added applications. At the workshop in March some results from the project will be presented.

The workshop is free of charge.

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Workshop Programme:

  • Overview of the AFORE EU
    project Anna Suurnäkki, VTT, Coordinator

  • Black liquor as a source of chemicals
    Separation of lignin and hemicelluloses from black liquor, Fredrik Öhman, Innventia
    Isolation of hydroxy acids from black liquor, Klaus Niemelä, VTT
    Production of bio-oil by catalytic pyrolysis of lignin, Angelos Lappas, CERTH

  • Wood and forest residues as a source of chemicals
    Supercritical CO2 extraction of wood valuable compounds, Carlos Silva, University of Aveiro
    Ionic liquid treatment of wood and biomass - possibilities and pitfalls, Timo Repo, University of Helsinki
    Efficient biomass fractionation based on phosphinic acid/acetic acid cooking at moderate temperature, Sari Hyvärinen, VTT

  • Mill integration of AFORE concepts and market assessment of their product
    Åsa Samuelsson, Innventia
    Tobias Stern, Wood K-Plus

  • Poster presentation, cocktail & snack

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Local Workshop
Åsa Samuelsson, INNVENTIA
+46 8 676 7413

AFORE EU-project
Anna Suurnäkki, VTT

Tel.+358 20 722 7070
Opening hours Mon - Fri 9:00 - 11:00 and 12:00 - 15:00, UTC +2 time zone


P.O. Box 1000, FI-02044 VTT, Finland
Tel. exchange +358 20 722 111
Opening hours Mon - Fri 8:00 - 16:30,
UTC +2 time zone

Tel. +358 20 722 7070
Opening hours Mon - Fri 9:00 - 11:00 and 12:00 - 15:00,
UTC +2 time zone