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Karelia Symposium: Chemicals from Wood

This year’s theme is “Chemicals from wood”. The topic will be discussed by top experts of the field. The symposium will take place this year as a hybrid event. If the prevailing pandemic situation allows, you can participate either on-site in Kuopio Campus or remotely via Teams.
  • Symposium
  • Webinar
  • Environment and natural resources
Event date:
Time:
9:00–16:00
Event location:
Hybrid event. If the prevailing pandemic situation allows, you can participate either on-site in Kuopio Campus or remotely via Teams.
Additional information:
Place: Yliopistonranta 1, Kuopio. Snellmania, Hall SN100.
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Karelia Symposium theme this year is Health from wood. The topic will be discussed by top experts of the field:

  • Matti Toivonen (Metsä Group) Bioproduct mill concept
  • Tom Granström (VTT) Perspectives in conversion of wood into useful chemicals
  • Janne Jänis (University of Eastern Finland) Industrial potential of wood extractives
  • Laura Tomppo (University of Eastern Finland) Thermochemical conversion of wood and measurements for process optimization
  • Erwin Annys (ECHA) Regulatory issues in commercial utilization of wood-based chemicals
  • Tom Granström (ST1) Perspectives in conversion of wood into useful chemicals and materials
  • Olli Honkanen (Green Fuel Nordic) Development of industrial bio-oil using Fast Pyrolysis Technology

We will also hear about topical PhD and MSc projects, and 1-minute pitches from poster presenters. Grant decisions for wood science research at UEF, provided by Teollisuusneuvos Heikki Väänänen’s Fund, will be published in Karelia Symposium. 

Please find the whole programme here. The language of the symposium is English. 

You can find the participation link from the website: https://sites.uef.fi/karelia-symposium/

 

More information:

Professor of Wood Materials Science Dr. Ossi Turunen, +358 50 342 5151, ossi.turunen@uef.fi