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Welcome to NWBC 2014 - the 5th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference

25-27 March, 2014

Location: Stockholm Waterfront Congress centre


The leading event where research and industry meet to discuss recent
wood-based biorefinery developments.

Last day to register: 14 March!

The 5th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference will present the latest ideas and developments in biorefinery separation and conversion processes as well as new biobased products from the wood biorefinery: energy, chemicals and materials. NWBC will gather expert speakers from the chemical, energy, pulp and paper industry as well as recognized representatives from the global research community.

The venue, Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre is Stockholms newest large conference facility and full-service hotel, situated on the water´s edge in the very heart of Stockholm, close to the Central Station and the Arlanda Express Airport Train.

Evening program

  • Open House at Innventia 24/3, 17:00 - 19:30. Presentation of ongoing research and lab facilities. Refreshments and snacks. Conference check-in possibility.
  • Conference dinner at the Vasa Museum 25/3. Vasa sank on her maiden voyage 1628 and is the world´s only preserved 1700th century warship - one of Swedens most popular attractions.
  • Buffet reception at Stockholm City Hall (venue for the Nobel Prize dinner) 26/3, hosted by the City of Stockholm.  

Side events

  • Designing the Forest Biorefinery - A professional development course. 22-24/3 at Innventia. Expert faculty from across Europe, North America and around-the-globe will share their experience, including numerous industry case studies. Read a fresh review  of the last version of the course here
  • Study tour to the LignoBoost Demonstration Plant in Bäckhammar 24/3. The bus leaves Stockholm City at 07:30 in the morning and returns ca 20:00 in the evening.   - Program

Proud sponsors

Sponsors NWBC 2014 

NWBC is organised by Innventia, Sweden and VTT, Finland, in cooperation with Cellulose Chemistry and Technology.

Innventia VTT NWBC 2014 


- Conference fees

- Registration closed

- Travel discount with SAS

- Hotel booking: see registraton form

- Maps and directions

- Program, oral presentations

- Poster presentations

- Biorefinery Course 22-24/3

- Previous events

- Call for papers


Birgit Backlund
+46 8 676 7226
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Peter Axegård
+46 8 676 7221
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Regstration issues:
MCI Scandinavia,
+46 8 5465 1500.

Organizing Committee

Peter Axegård, Innventia
Birgit Backlund, Innventia
Klaus Niemelä, VTT
John Kettle, VTT

Program Advisory Committee

Peter Axegård, Innventia
Thomas Browne, FPInnovations
Christine Chirat, Grenoble INP - Institut polytechnique de Grenoble
Jorge Colodette, Federal University of Visçosa
Gopal Goyal, International Paper
Mikael Hannus, Stora Enso
Adriaan van Heiningen, University of Maine
Klaus Niemelä, VTT
Jim Parkås, Södra
Paulo Pavan, Fibria
Herbert Sixta, Aalto University
Annita Westenbroek, Dutch Biorefinery cluster
Anders Ådahl, Chalmers
Karin Öyaas, PFI