The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland will conduct a free webinar on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, on Low CAPEX Solutions for Thermomechanical Biorefinery Investments.
The webinar will focus on new technologies for converting residues and waste to high-value products. It will take place at 3 p.m. London time, 10 a.m. New York time, and 5 p.m. Helsinki time.
The VTT webinar will explore the global trends and patent environment of large biorefinery investments.” It also will examine how to develop biorefinery projects in changing business environments, recent technology development of thermochemical biorefineries, and how to improve the economics of thermochemical biorefinery investments.
VTT notes that a mixture of bio-based, value added products including fuels, energy, chemicals, and materials will be produced in future biorefineries. The business environment for these investments is changing rapidly due to new regulations as well as agreements on climate change actions. Thermochemical biorefineries based on technologies such as gasification and pyrolysis have high potential for future investments. However, so far, high CAPEX and biomass logistics of these investments have often been the hurdle.
“Visualization of patent applications provides an early indication of technology trends and strategic directions of an industry. In this webinar, we are highlighting the patent landscape for the gasification and pyrolysis technology areas, with demonstrations of current and future R&D trends,” VTT emphasizes.
The webinar reviews:
- Gasification and fast pyrolysis of wastes and biomass residues
- A more flexible product mix from thermochemical biorefineries
- Cost efficient scale up of your biorefinery through the VTT Bioruukki-concept
- Our view to the future.
Join this webinar to learn how you could speed up your biorefinery development and investments
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is a leading research and technology company in the Nordic countries. It develops new smart technologies, profitable solutions, and innovation services. It cooperates with customers to produce technology for business and build success and well-being for the benefit of society. VTT points out that it”uses 4,000,000 hours of brainpower a year to develop new technological solutions.