31.10.2017 klo 8.00-16.00

    Kokkolan kaupungintalo
    Kauppatori 5, Kokkola

    Puheenjohtaja: Jana Holm, Centria University of Applied Sciences

    Theme 1

    Registration and coffee 8.00
    Opening words and Insight to the Future 8.30 Samu Valpola, Head of Peat Resources Unit, Geological Survey of Finland
    Sphagnum mosses as a raw material source of future biorefineries 8.50 Hannu Ilvesniemi, Research Professor, Natural Resources Institute Finland
    Microbial composition in Sphagnum mosses and their potential for applications 9.10 Riina Muilu-Mäkelä, PhD, Natural Resources Institute Finland
    Acid sulfate soils in Finland 9.30 Anton Boman, Geolog, Geological Survey of Finland
    Short break 9.50

    Theme 2

    Renewable Energy Sources in Steel Plant Processes – RENEPRO 10.00 Hannu Suopajärvi , D.Sc. (Tech), Oulu University
    Direct conversion of cellulose to levulinic acid 10.20 Juha Ahola, D.Sc. (tech), Oulu University
    Novel carbon-based catalysts as a part of biomass value chain 10.40 Riikka Lahti, Project Researcher, Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius
    New products/fertilizers for agriculture from chemical industry by-products 11.00 Ulla Lassi, Professor, Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius/Oulu University & Erkki Joki-Tokola, Senior Specialist, Natural Resources Institute Finland
    Lunch 11.20 Omakustanteinen

    Puheenjohtaja: Maija Pohjakallio, Chemical Industry Federation of Finland

    Theme 3

    Forests as a driver for innovative solutions in the bioeconomy 12.20 Leena Paavilainen, Vice President, Bio-based Business and Industry, Natural Resources Institute Finland
    Chemical modification of wood industry waste biomass to new materials/chemicals 12.40 Katja Lappalainen, PhD., Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius
    Tannin foams as new biobased products from saw mills 13.00 Toni Varila, M.Sc., Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius
    Biorefinery development close to commercialization – Swedish examples 13.20 Jonas Joelsson, R&D Manager, SP Prosessum
    Nanocellulose – properties and possibilities 13.40 Kaarina Kekäläinen, D.Sc (tech), Centria University of Applied Sciences
    Coffee break 14.00

    Theme 4

    High value chemicals from spruce (Picea abies) extractives – losses in the supply chain 14.30 Eelis Halmemies, M.Sc & Hanna Brännström, PhD, Natural Resources Institute Finland
    Increasing the value of a tree biomass through mechanical fractionation 14.50 Mikko Karjalainen, Dr., Natural Resources Institute
    Finland Business concept and cluster for biorefinery in Kokkola 15.10 Stefan Jungell, Business Development Manager, Kosek
    The Role of STEM Education in Future Competence Needs of the Chemical Industry 15.30 Anni Siltanen, Specialist, Skills and Competence, Youth, MA, Chemical Industry Federation of Finland
    Closing words 15.50 Maija Pohjakallio, D Sc. (Tech) Senior Adviser, Circular and Bioeconomy, Chemical Industry Federation of Finland.
    Päättyy klo 16.00