Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference 2022

Scandic Park Hotel
Helsinki
Finland

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Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference (NWBC) is a leading international event for industry and research professionals in wood-based biorefinery. The 10th NWBC will be held in 25-27 October 2022.

Registration

Registration is now open! LINK
If you have submitted an abstract please don’t use this general registration link, you will receive a personal registration link from our Conference Office.

Registration fee:

  • Early bird registration fee until 31.7.2022 is 890,00 € incl. VAT 24%
  • Registration fee after 31.7.2022 is 1150,00 € incl. VAT 24%
  • PhD student fee is 400,00 € incl. VAT 24%
    • 30 student (fee 400 € incl. VAT 24%) seats reserved for students who will provide a presentation, poster or take part in pitching event.
    • Students are requested to submit their abstract timely (by 30.4.) and also send a recommendation letter from their supervisor.
    • Please send the recommendation letter to nwbc2022@vtt.fi
  • Site visit to VTT Bioruukki Pilot Centre 50,00 € incl. VAT 24%

Cancellation
Administration fee 200 € (incl. VAT 24%) will be charged of cancellations until 23 of June 2022 after which the cancellation fee is 700 € (incl. VAT 24%). 
For PhD students the cancellation fee is 200 € (incl. VAT 24%) before 23rd of June, after which the cancellation fee is 400€ (incl. VAT 24%).
Payment is done by credit card or with an invoice. For invoices a separate fee of 15 € will be charged. No cash is accepted.  

Call for abstracts

Call for abstracts is now closed.
Thank you for your submissions.

Themes this year are:

  • Low emission biorefineries and side-stream valorization
  • Engineered lignin products
  • Novel cellulose modifications
  • High performing wood-based products for industrial scale
  • Structure – function – performance interrelations in materials engineering (including modeling)
  • Wood-based textile solutions
  • Circularity of wood-sourced carbon and emerging policies
  • Assessing environmental aspects

In the review process submitted abstracts will be defined as oral presentations and posters. The review process will be finished in June and review results will be communicated to writers. Full manuscript and poster submission deadline will be September 12th. The full manuscript will be published in the Conference Proceedings.

If the presenting author is a PhD student, the person is a candidate for the Award(s) via pitching session held in the conference. If you are an eligible candidate and interested to win Award(s), you can specify it in the abstract submission portal.

Scientific committee

  • Per Tomani, RISE
  • Florian Graichen, SCION
  • Mikael Hannus, Stora Enso
  • Gustav Nyström, EMPA
  • Lauri Sikanen, LUKE
  • Kristiina Kruus, Aalto
  • Emily Cranston, UBC
  • Orlando Rojas, Aalto / UBC
  • Hanna Hörhammer, VTT
  • Peter Axegård, C-Green Technologies
  • Paul Stuart, Polytechnique Montrèal & EnVertis Inc.
  • Marcelo C.S. Muguet, Klabin
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Organisers

NWBC  is a cooperation between VTT in Finland and RISE in Sweden. The event gathers expert speakers from the chemical, energy, pulp and paper industry as well as recognized representatives from the global research community.

The local host’s contact info: nwbc2022@vtt.fi 

Atte Virtanen (head of local host, VTT), Vice President 
Katariina Torvinen (VTT), Research Manager 
Merja Laamanen (VTT), Coordinator
Jessica Vepsäläinen (VTT), Assistant

To get the latest up-to-date information about the conference, keep following news on this event page.

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The Conference Venue

The NWBC2022 conference will be held at the Vision 1-3 meeting rooms in Scandic Park Helsinki. A magnificently renovated hotel right next to Helsinki city centre and close to excellent transport connections, 1,4 km from the railway station and bus station, 10 min with tram. Link to map.

Site visit

Visit VTT Bioruukki Pilot Centre on Monday 24.10.2022 afternoon at 15.00-17.00.
The site visit fee per person is 50,00 € (incl. VAT).

We will organise transportation from hotel Scandic Park to Bioruukki and back to the hotel after the visit. (travel time one way about 30 min) Maximum seats available 40.

Side event

Welcome to the Nordic Research and Technology Infrastructure Workshop to identify Nordic collaboration opportunities, strengths and industry needs for Nordic bioeconomy testbeds on 24.10.2022 at 11.30-14.30.

We invite all stakeholders (Research Infrastructure owners, companies, public authorities, funding authorities, innovation organizations…) with an interest in bioeconomy Research and Technology Infrastructures (RI/TI) to participate in the Nordic Research and Technology Infrastructure Workshop.

The purpose of this workshop is to discuss about Nordic Research Infrastructure collaboration and funding opportunities, strengths and industry needs from Nordic perspectives.

Invitation and preliminary program

Register for this workshop here

Helsinki City Reception

The City of Helsinki will host a reception to NWBC attendees in Helsinki City Hall (Pohjoisesplanadi 11-13) on 25.10 at 19.00 – 20.30.

Dinner

The dinner will take place at Restaurant Pörssi. Pörssi, the Gray Granite House, was built between 1911 and 1912. The building is commonly kept as one of the 20th century’s most impressive works of Finnish jugend-architecture. Designed by architect Lars Sonck. Brokers left the house in the early 1990s when the stock exchange moved to electronic securities trading. 

Location: Pörssi Restaurant (Fabianinkatu 14) is 2 km from Scandic Park Helsinki, 30 min walk or 15 min by tram (Nro 4). 

Hotels

The Conference hotel is Scandic Park Helsinki. The lounge-like hotel lobby, comprehensive meeting and function spaces, and all of the hotel rooms were recently completely refurbished. You can use the newest equipment at the BeAlive Health Club gym, adjacent to the hotel. 

Mannerheimintie 46, 00260 Helsinki, Finland (Link to map)
Tel: +358 300 308 407   
E-mail: parkhelsinki@scandichotels.com

Accommodation allotment information:
Allotment code BTEK251022 

Time: 24.10. - 28.10.2022 
Room type: Standard 
Rate:
130 € / single room / night 
140 € / double or twin room / night 
Rates always include: breakfast, wireless internet

Booking:  
Everyone books their own rooms from:  
Please quote the allotment code BTEK251022 when making a booking. 
The booking can be made with allotment code BTEK251022 from the website http://www.scandichotels.fi/?bookingcode=BTEK251022, by phone +358 9 4272 2524 or email parkhelsinki@scandichotels.com. 

The rooms are available until Oct 11th, 2022 or depending on the hotel’s booking situation.  
Cancellation policy: No costs if cancelled until arrival day by 18.00! 

Other hotels in Helsinki: 
Crowne Plaza Helsinki - Hesperia 
Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti 
Hotel Arthur 
more hotels at Booking.com  

Travel

Finland 

Finland is situated in northern Europe between the 60th and 70th parallels of latitude. The Baltic Sea surrounds most of its western and southern coast. The population is approximately 5,5 million.  

Finland has two official languages: Finnish and Swedish. Most of the Finnish people speak English. 

For further information about Finland, please visit 

Helsinki 

Helsinki - the capital of Finland - is located on the Gulf of Finland, in Southern coast of Finland. There are about 600.000 inhabitants in Helsinki. Helsinki is also one of the world's most popular conference cities and has a reputation as an interesting, safe, clean and welcoming host.  

For further information about Helsinki, please visit  

How to get there? 

Finland is easily accessible from all directions either by air or sea and it has excellent connections with the rest of Europe and the world. There are several daily direct flights to Helsinki from most European capitals and connecting flights from other continents. 

Transport connections from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport to city centre 

About 30 min by train or taxi. More information here: Finavia Helsinki airport 

Public transportation from the airport to downtown Helsinki by “I” or “P” trains is very convenient, takes approx. 35 min and costs € 4.10 (single ticket for zones “ABC”, bought from a ticket machine or via the HSL app). The ticket must be purchased before the journey. Detailed public transportation information can be found at Helsinki public transportation (HSL):  https://www.hsl.fi/en 

Passport and visa 

Citizens of the European Union Countries and several other countries do not need a visa for entering Finland. Detailed information about the passport and visa requirements can be found at website of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.  

Letter of invitation  

On request, the Meeting Organiser will provide a personal invitation to participate in the meeting. Such an invitation is only meant to help the invited participants obtaining a visa. It does not represent any commitment on the part of the organisers to provide any financial support.  

Insurance  

Please check the validity of your own insurance. The Meeting organisers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained or loss of, or damage to, property belonging to delegates or the registered accompanying persons during the Meeting.  

Local time  

The time in Finland is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). See world times.  

Currency  

The currency of Finland is the Euro. All major Credit cards are widely accepted in Finland. Exchange bureaux with flexible opening hours, such as Forex, are located at the airport, the central railway station and in main shopping centres. VISA, Eurocard, MasterCard and Amex are accepted at the Conference registration desk.   

Public transport in Helsinki 

Public transportation in downtown Helsinki costs € 2.80 (single ticket for zones “AB”), bought from a ticket machine or via the HSL app). The ticket must be purchased before the journey. Detailed public transportation information can be found at Helsinki public transportation (HSL):  https://www.hsl.fi/en 

Electricity  

Electricity in Finland is 230 Volts (50Hz). Plugs and sockets are the same as in the continental countries of the EU. In case your equipment requires different voltage or plugs, please bring an adapter.  

Tipping 

Tipping is not expected in Finland.  

Extend your stay! 

If you have the possibility to extend your stay in Helsinki, please do. Helsinki is a beautiful and touristic city. Additionally, the old Hansa town Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is only a 2 hours boat trip away from Helsinki, which gives you the opportunity to do as may other Finnish tourists do each year, i.e., visit the city for day (or more).  

https://www.myhelsinki.fi/en 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tallinn 

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