2012 TAPPI International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference
IBBC Savannah Riverboat Dinner Cruise:
Thursday, October 18
Boarding time 7:00 – 7:30 pm.  Departure – 7:30 pm
Cost per person is $65 (Inclusive of service charge and tax)

Join fellow attendees for an enjoyable evening of dinner, live entertainment, and an unforgettable tour of Savannah on a Riverboat cruise.  Experience refreshing river breezes, delicious local southern flavors, and cultural entertainment. Our dinner cruise will go up river towards the ports passing the Talmadge Bridge and then back around down river passing the Savannah riverfront and the waving girl until we reach Fort Jackson.  The River Queen Buffet features salads, delectable entrees, side dishes and desserts.  Iced tea, lemonade or coffee are included with all dining cruises. A cash bar is available on all cruises for the purchase of soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.
It is a short, pleasant walk along the riverfront from the Savannah Marriott Riverfront to the Savannah Riverboat dock at 9 East River Street. 
As an IBBC participant, you can take a tour of the Herty Advanced Materials Development Center. In addition, you can take a tour of Aborgen Plantation as part of the PEERS Program.
Herty Advanced Materials Development Center:
Wednesday, October 17, 8:00am - 10:00am
Cost is $25 and includes bus transportation
The tour is limited to 50 participants.
The Herty Advanced Materials Development Center, chartered by the State of Georgia, has leveraged its industry-proven laboratory and pilot capabilities to execute its strategic plan which includes significant emphasis in the biopower and biofuels areas. Herty provides a hub location needed for rapid cost-effective development of biomass resources for energy production. Dr. Omar Ali, Director of Biofuels and Laboratory Operations, is responsible for all pre-processing and economic modeling activities, including overall project management, coordination, data analysis, and interfacing with customers.  He is a chemical engineer with expertise in biofuels and process development management, with almost 25 years experience in the pulp and paper industry working for Paprican, Union Camp, International Paper, Rayonier and now Herty.
Herty has been engaged in a number of cellulosic fuels programs over the past 24 months, and has served as a supplier of development quantities of highly characterized feedstocks.  Through these programs, Herty has developed a keen awareness of the importance of numerous physical and chemical characteristics of woody-biomass and has, in parallel, acquired the skills and capabilities to measure and assess many of these physical attributes.  Sampling protocols have also been derived to assure that data derived from measurements can be reliable when representing large growth areas or large, disperse populations of biomass sources.  Herty has the ability to manipulate and measure particle size and moisture content, and the ability to measure stability, ash content, ash composition (ICP), heating value, thermal properties (TGA, DSC)  and bulk density.
Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Includes lunch, breaks, and workshop materials.

Did you miss the 2012 Intro to Kraft Pulping & Bleaching Course? This workshop has been designed with you in mind. The Intro to Kraft Pulping Workshop is a condensed version of the pulping portion of the full course. The overall course objective is to give participants increased understanding of kraft pulping operations; awareness of how one part of the process affects other operations; and the effect of processes on kraft pulp quality.  Additional fee and registration required.  Learn more.

2012 TAPPI Biorefinery Course:
Saturday, October 13 – Tuesday, October 16

The TAPPI Biorefinery Course will not be presented in 2012. TAPPI is currently working with instructors to reschedule this course for fall 2013. Please contact Mary Beth Cornell with TAPPI if you would like to receive future information about this course.

The course is designed to provide the knowledge and tools needed for forest industry leaders, technology providers and consultants to develop biorefinery strategies and better understand emerging biorefinery technologies and their design/implementation in a business strategy.

Forest industry professionals who wish to become more knowledgeable about biorefinery implementation strategy and design methods, as well as mill managers and technical staff who seek to evaluate the best biorefinery strategy at the mill level should attend.



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