Welcome to the first joint event of Treesearch, FinnCERES and the BioProducts Institute (BPI) at the University of British Columbia. The first conference to collect research activities on forest-based materials from Sweden, Finland and Canada.
The conference is open to everyone associated to either Treesearch, FinnCERES, or BPI.
Information about the online event
The conference will take place in two different sessions using the online tool Gatherly which is a virtual conference venue. In this conference you will get an overview of the collaboration platform Treesearch, the competence center FinnCERES, and the BioProducts Institute of the Universioty of British Colombia. You will get the opportunity to listen to researchers and doctoral students presenting their research projects to get a deeper insight into the different research areas taking place in Sweden, Finland and Canada. You will also get to mingle during the coffee breaks using an avatar to walk around in the conference venue and connecting by video and audio to other participants.
All researchers including PhD students and postdocs associated to one of the three flagships are welcome to submit their abstracts for presenting their research in Session 2 of the conference. Abstracts can be submitted by using the registration form.
Deadline for abstract submission: 1st of May
Deadline for registration: 16th of May
FinnCERES - Redefining Bioeconomy with advanced bio-based materials
Our work is to uncover answers to the most fundamental questions about lignocellulose disassembly and re-assembly and to create new, cost-competitive, bio-based materials that are expected to address the main challenges of our century, including resource sufficiency and climate change.
Our research is focused on four themes:
- Future Biorefineries
- Clean Air and Water
- Lignocellulosics Beyond Plastics
- Electronics, Optics, and Energy Applications
The Flagship operates in close collaboration with industry and other stakeholders to create economic and societal impact
BPI - BioProducts Institute at the University of British Columbia
The BioProducts Institute is changing the way our society collaborates with nature for a sustainable and renewable future.
The BioProducts Institute (BPI) brings together inter- and multi-disciplinary researchers comprised of scientists, engineers, and market and policy experts to unlock the full potential of materials, chemicals and fuels produced in nature. Based on the guiding principles of circularity, sustainability and renewability, BPI seeks to reduce society’s footprint and tackle rampant environmental challenges such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions and plastic waste.
BPI’s research and applied research center around:
- Bio-nanoparticle enabled materials and solutions
- Biocatalytic transformation and engineering of biomass
- Bio-based polymers and carbon materials
- Biorefinery and biofuels systems
Treesearch - Collaboration on the research on new materials from the forest
Treesearch is a Swedish initiative where the academic and industrial sectors work together with private foundations and the central government to create a world-leading open research environment for the future bioeconomy.
We create an open research environment which contributes to the development of competences and knowledge that enables future innovations based on the forest.
Our research is concentrated within four areas:
- Wood and Wood Components – Structure and Modification
- Biorefinary for Materials and Chemical Systems
- Fabrication of Liquid and Solid Material Systems
- New Material Concepts – Material Design and Functionality
09.00 – 12.15, GMT +1
Sweden: The event starts at 9.00 and ends at 12.15 (GMT +1)
Finland: The event starts at 10.00 and ends at 13.15 (GMT +2)
Canada: The event starts at 00.00 AM and ends 03.15 AM (GMT -7)
Welcome and Introduction
The Boreal Forest – Northern Perspectives on Bioeconomy
Lauri Sikanen, Natural Resources Institute, Finland (luke)
Werner Kurz, Natural Resources, Canada
|10.45||Coffee break + Mingle|
|11.00||Scientific presentations from FinnCERES, BPI and Treesearch|
Wrap-up of Session 1
|12.15||Mingle area open in Gatherly|
17.00 – 19.15, GMT +1
Canada: The event starts at 08.00 AM and ends 10.15 AM (GMT -7)
|17.00||Welcome and Introduction|
Scientific presentations – parallel session
|19.00||Wrap-up of Session 2 + End of Conference|
|19.15||Mingle area open in Gatherly|
Please observe that the program and further information can be changed and updated closer to the conference
Registration and Abstract Submission
Registration is free and open for you who are associated to Treesearch, FinnCERES or BPI.