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EffFibre WP5 Mini-seminar: Virtual chemical pulping model (VIC) 22.8.2011, 9:30-11:00, Espoo

Seminar of EffFibre WP5 - Virtual chemical pulping model will be held in VTT Espoo (Tekniikantie 2) on 22nd of August 2011.  The aims of the seminar are to bring together experts from the academic and industrial fields and to provide a solid overview of VIC research activities and results.
 
In the seminar VIC researchers will give following presentations
·         Mass transfer in wood chips, Susanna Kuitunen
·         Reactions of polysaccharides in alkaline pulping of wood, Teemu Paloheimo
·         Reactions of lignin in alkaline pulping of wood, Olesya Kuzmenko
 
Seminar will be held in English.
 
Please register by 15th of August, through link: Registration  
 
For more information, please contact Pauliina Tukiainen, EffFibre Program Manager

EffNet’s results presented in 2011TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for renewable Materials

Within the EffNet program the most relevant properties of nanocelluloses, a suggestion for their trading characteristics and the associated characterization methods for fibrillated grades have been identified. The work provides a good basis for standardization of micro- and nanocelluloses. EffNet program was involved in organizing an international workshop on standards for nanocelluloses, which was held in connection with the 2011TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for renewable Materials, in Washington DC on the 9th of June 2011. 
 
Ulla Forsström from VTT presented Finland’s point of view, which had been formulated together with UPM, Stora Enso, Kemira, M-real, VTT, Standardization Association for Metal Industry, Finnish Forest Industries Federation, and Finnish Institute for Occupational Health.
 
Read more: U. Forsström and E. Hellén: Standardization of micro- and nanocelluloses
 
In the seminar EffNet researchers gave the following presentations:
  • Forsström U., Harlin A., Hellén E., Grafström R. "International co-operation for the standardization of nano-scale cellulose materials"
  • Sneck, M. Pitkänen, H. Kangas, T. Tammelin and E. Hellén "New approach to classification of cellulose fibrils and suitable methods for their characterization"
  • K. Torvinen, H. Kiiskinen, E. Hellén, C. Hohenthal, T. Helin, J. Ketoja. "Nano-fibrillar cellulose as strength additive in filler-rich SC paper"
  • Torvinen K., Sievänen J., Hjelt T., Sneck A., and Hellén E. "Smooth and flexible filler-nanocellulose composite structures for printed electronics applications"

EffNet WP9 session in the 21st International Conference of Multi-Criteria Decision Making

University of Jyväskylä will arrange in June 2011 the 21st International Conference of Multi-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM 2011), which is the leading conference in its area. The conference brings together researchers and practitioners who address multiple criteria decision making. 293 abstracts with presenting authors from 43 countries have been accepted for MCDM 2011. In the conference EffNet WP 9 will arrange a special session on multi-objective process design for systems with multi-objective operation. This session will provide valuable input from many methodological experts around the world and will strengthen international networking with world class top experts in the field of EffNet WP9.
 
The general chair for the Conference is Professor Kaisa Miettinen, University of Jyväskylä, and the program committee co-chairs are Professors Pekka Korhonen and Jyrki Wallenius, Aalto University School of Economics.
 
Read more from MCDM 2011 website.
 
Press release (in Finnish)

EffNet’s results presented in 2011TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for renewable Materials

 
Within the EffNet program the most relevant properties of nanocelluloses, a suggestion for their trading characteristics and the associated characterization methods for fibrillated grades have been identified. The work provides a good basis for standardization of micro- and nanocelluloses. EffNet program was involved in organizing an international workshop on standards for nanocelluloses, which was held in connection with the 2011TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for renewable Materials, in Washington DC on the 9th of June 2011. 
 
Ulla Forsström from VTT presented Finland’s point of view, which had been formulated together with UPM, Stora Enso, Kemira, M-real, VTT, Standardization Association for Metal Industry, Finnish Forest Industries Federation, and Finnish Institute for Occupational Health.
 
Read more: U. Forsström and E. Hellén, Standardization of micro- and nanocelluloses
 
In the seminar EffNet researchers gave the following presentations:
  • Forsström U., Harlin A., Hellén E., Grafström R. "International co-operation for the standardization of nano-scale cellulose materials"
  • Sneck, M. Pitkänen, H. Kangas, T. Tammelin and E. Hellén "New approach to classification of cellulose fibrils and suitable methods for their characterization"
  • K. Torvinen, H. Kiiskinen, E. Hellén, C. Hohenthal, T. Helin, J. Ketoja. "Nano-fibrillar cellulose as strength additive in filler-rich SC paper"
  • Torvinen K., Sievänen J., Hjelt T., Sneck A., and Hellén E. "Smooth and flexible filler-nanocellulose composite structures for printed electronics applications"
 

EffTech Programme Report 2008-2010

You have now  in your hands the first report from Forestcluster Ltd’s program activities. The first two years period of the Intelligent and Resource Efficient Production Technologies –program has been finalized and reported.  The report  can be downloaded from the link EffTech Program Report 2008-2010.
 
The results show that the productivity of forestry can be improved significantly by applying the idea “Less is more” . The carbon footprints of different value chains, starting from the forest,  have been  evaluated. New modeling tools for improving the development efficiency for pulp bleaching are reported and can be used by the industry. Cellulose nanofibres show great potential in expanding the use of sustainable raw materials in the forest products industry. Together with innovative production technologies, nanocellulose allow paper and board products to be produced with much lower consumption of raw materials, water and energy.  A general model-based multi-objective production system design methodology is reported. Image-based methods for the quality management have been developed. These  enable research, innovation, and development of paper structures.
 
Forestcluster management expresses their sincere gratitude to all parties in industry and in the research community for participating in the research work and in creating this report. GREAT WORK!
 

We  encourage you to explore the obtained results and search for your innovative uses and applications.

Community publishing made easy – a new proven service

The communities created by social media can’t exist outside cyberspace – or could they? Would online groups start using printed products if the right kinds were available?

Press release

EffNet WP9 session in the 21st International Conference of Multi-Criteria Decision Making

University of Jyväskylä will arrange in June 2011 the 21st International Conference of Multi-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM 2011), which is the leading conference in its area. The conference brings together researchers and practitioners who address multiple criteria decision making. 293 abstracts with presenting authors from 43 countries have been accepted for MCDM 2011. In the conference EffNet WP 9 will arrange a special session on multi-objective process design for systems with multi-objective operation. This session will provide valuable input from many methodological experts around the world and will strengthen international networking with world class top experts in the field of EffNet WP9.
 
The general chair for the Conference is Professor Kaisa Miettinen, University of Jyväskylä, and the program committee co-chairs are Professors Pekka Korhonen and Jyrki Wallenius, Aalto University School of Economics.
 
Read more from MCDM 2011 website.
 
Press release (in Finnish).

EffFibre Miniseminar on Research methods and application of Functional Genomics and Tree Breeding

Seminar of functional genomics and tree breeding will be held in Metla Vantaa (Jokiniemenkuja 1) on 23rd of May 2011. Recent results of WP1research area will be presented. In addition, genetic gain of tree breeding will be addressed.
 
Seminar will be held in Finnish, but seminar material will be in english. For details see seminar program.
 
Please register by 18th of May, through link: registration.
 
For more information, please contact Jari Hynynen, Scientific Coordinator, e-mail: jari.hynynen(at)metla.fi

EffFibre Seminar on Energy Wood Thinning

Seminar of Energy Wood Thinning will be held in Metla Vantaa (Jokiniemenkuja 1), on 11th of May 2011.In the seminar, the results of energy wood thinning as part of stand management chain in young stands will be presented.

 

Seminar will be held in Finnish. For details please see seminar program in the attachments.

 

Please register by 6th of May, 2011 through link: registration

Program (in Finnish) 

For more information, please contact: Jari Hynynen, Research Coordinator, Mobile: +358 50 391 2350, e-mail: jari.hynynen@metla.fi

SHOKing the Finnish innovation landscape

The Strategic Centres for Science, Technology and Innovation (SHOKs) are the Finnish answer in tackling the grand challenges of our times. Settled up in six different areas these public-private partnerships bring together excellent research and industrial needs and explore the possibilities of a structural change needed not only in Finnish economy but all over in Europe.

 

A follow-up event of a launching seminar organized in Spring 2009 was held on April 5th in Brussels. The event provided some preliminary results on the first two years of existence of the centers. The event also gave an opportunity to discuss the themes and instruments needed at the EU level to enable a fruitful public-private research and innovation co-operation in the future programmes.

 

Here you can find the presentations of the speakers.

 

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