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Welcome to FibRe International Conference 2024

September 10 – 12, 2024
Gothenburg, Sweden

We would like to invite all of you to the first FibRe International Conference. The conference will be held 10-12 September 2024 in Gothenburg, Sweden’s second-largest city, at the campus of Chalmers University of Technology.

FibRe is a research consortium between academia (Chalmers University of Technology and KTH Royal Institute of Technology), industry and public organisation partners in Sweden. The centre is funded by Vinnova, the Swedish Agency for Innovation, and the participating universities and industries. The scope of the centre is to develop knowledge and skills required to replace fossil-based plastics with lignocellulose-based counterparts.

Centre activities span broadly over modification of lignocellulose (wood pulp and wheat straw), development of advanced characterization methods required to assess where the modification has taken place, and processing of the cellulose-rich materials by various methods.

Since the inauguration, the centre has, in collaboration with Treesearch, a national platform for collaboration, organized an international webinar series with many well-renowned speakers.

Now, the time has come to organize an international conference and we would like that the topics of the conference mirror the scope of our competence centre. 

Confirmed plenary speakers

Prof. Alexander Bismarck

University of Vienna / Imperial College London

Prof. Kevin Edgar

Biomaterials and Bioprocessing, Virgina Tech and Director, ICTAS Bio-Based Materials Center and editor for Carbohydrate Polymers

Prof. Liangbing Hu

Materials Science and Engineering University of Maryland, and affiliated to Maryland Energy Innovation Institute, as well as Director, Center for Materials Innovation

Assistant Prof. Marianne Liebi

EPFL and Group Leader PSI Switzerland

Maria Wetterstrand

VD Miltton Purposes, previous Member of Parliament and spokesperson for the Swedish Green Party

Prof. Hiroyuki Yano

Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University

The conference will host the following tracks:

Track 1

New approaches to efficient molecular modifications of lignocellulosics.

Track 2

Advanced characterization tools to reveal where modifications have taken place and to elucidate structure-property relationships.

Track 3

Methods to process the novel materials, and  prediction of processability.

Track 4

General papers on research topics with relevance to FibRe.

Important dates:
Early bird fee until May 20th    3750 SEK (incl. VAT) Normal fee from May 21st        4375 SEK (incl. VAT) Late bird from August 26th      5625 SEK (incl. VAT) 
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