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August 19, 2021

By: The Working Forest Staff

Did you know that forest-based lignin can be used to replace fossil-fuel-based chemicals and products?

Lignin is an abundant raw material that can be extracted from wood, and has the potential to play a crucial role in Ontario’s bio-economy, and help create a more sustainable future.

It can be used in a wide variety of applications from water treatment to adhesives and asphalt.

Since 2010, Ontario and Canada have invested significantly in research and development of wood-based lignin. These investments have seen world-leading extraction plants and promising commercial applications.

Join us for a free online webinar Wednesday, September 15th as we explore the opportunities of wood-based lignin with international guest speakers.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
10:00 – 11:30 AM EST 

 

Speakers Include:

Mojgan Nejad

Assistant Professor at Michigan State University

Did you know that lignin has the potential to replace petroleum-based raw materials in the production of polymeric resins? Dr. Mojgan Nejad will talk about challenges and opportunities related to developing lignin-based adhesives, coatings, and foams 

 

Eric Olivier & Natacha Mongeau

Senior Director of Bioproducts, Manager of Business Development, FP Innovations

Eric Olivier and Natacha Mongeau will share FPInnovations’ strategy for the commercialization of forest-based lignin, and opportunities to use lignin in the every-day world.

 

Pedram Fatehi

Professor and Director of the Biorefining Research Institute, Lakehead University, Canada Research Chair in Green Chemicals and Processes

 Dr. Pedram Fatehi will be sharing opportunities related to recent progress in the generation of value-added lignin derivatives via industrially attractive processes.

Learn more HERE.

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