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Nano & Microfibrillated Cellulose

Nano and Microfibrillated Cellulose

Symposium Co-Chairs

World L-S NiehWorld L-S Nieh
Forest Products National Program Lead
U.S. Forest Service

Sean IrelandFiberLean Technologies, the MFC Awakens
Sean Ireland
Vice President of Business Development, Fiberlean Technologies Ltd

Key Speakers

Richard BerryRichard Berry
VP and CTO
CelluForce, Canada

Liangbing HuCellulose Nanofibers for Electronics, Photonics and Energy Storage
Liangbing Hu
Associate Professor, University of Maryland

Nanocellulose Forum Nanocellulose Forum
Satoshi Inoue
Director, Manufacturing Industries Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan



Symposium Sessions

Monday May 15

10:30Nano & Microfibrillated Cellulose
1:30Cellulose Innovation & Commercialization Panel Discussion

Tuesday May 16

Sustainability Innovations: Posters

Symposium Program

Monday May 15

10:30Nano & Microfibrillated CelluloseChesapeake 6
Session chair: Sean Ireland, Fiberlean Technologies Ltd
10:30Cellulose Nanofibers for Electronics, Photonics and Energy Storage (invited presentation)
L. Hu, University of Maryland, College Park, US
10:55Preparation, Characterization and Application of Nanocellulose, vol. 1: pp. 216-220
B. Volkert, K. Hettrich, S. Fischer, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP, DE
11:15Binder applications of cellulose nanofibrils: new developments, vol. 1: pp. 221-224
M. Tajvidi, W. Leng, J.F. Hunt, C. Diop, D. Bousfield, D. Gardner, E. Amini, M. Bilodeau, W. Gramlich, Laboratory of Renewable Nanomaterials, University of Maine, US
11:35Moisture Uptake Characterization in Nanocellulose Using Microwave Cavity, vol. 1: pp. 225-228
C.D. Emiroglu, B. Natarajan, J.W. Gillman, J.A. Liddle, J. Obrzut, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
11:55Evaluation of the genotoxic potential of different types of nanofibrillated celluloses, vol. 1: pp. 229-232
J. Catalán, H.K. Lindberg, K.J. Aimonen, H. Wolff, I. Wedin, M. Nuopponen, K.M. Savolainen, H. Norppa, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, FI
12:15Advanced wood for building applications
T. Li, L. Hu, University of Maryland, College Park, US
1:30Cellulose Innovation & Commercialization Panel DiscussionChesapeake 6
Session chair: World L-S Nieh, U.S. Forest Service
1:30FiberLean Technologies, the MFC Awakens (invited presentation)
S. Ireland, Fiberlean Technologies Ltd, US
1:55Melodea's industrial CNC production and products develpoment
S. Lapidot, Melodea Ltd., IL
2:15Strategic Development for Pilot Plant Optimization of Cellulose Nanocrystals (CNC) Production
C. Danumah, B. Ahvazi, InnoTech Alberta, CA
2:35Development of a method for measuring nanocellulose in aerosols for workplace evaluation and standard development
J.A. Shatkin, Vireo Advisors, LLC, US
2:55Nano & Microfibrillated Cellulose Commercialization: Panel Discussion
R. Berry, CelluForce, CA
S. Ireland, Fiberlean Technologies Ltd, US
S. Inoue, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, JP
K. Nelson, American Process Inc., US

Tuesday May 16

Sustainability Innovations: PostersExpo Hall D & E
Effect of Cellulosic Feedstock and Formulations on the CNC Production Yields
C. Danumah, B. Ahvazi, InnoTech Alberta, CA
Study of High-Strength Concrete Reinforced with Bamboo Fibers, vol. 2: pp. 301-304
H. Soto, R. Marrero, F. Benítez, C. Medina, O.M. Suárez, University of Puerto Rico, PR
Performance of BIPV/T System at a Test Bed
H-S Nah, S-Y Lee, Korea Electric Power Corporation, Research Institute, KR

This symposium focuses on recent technology development for nano and microfibrillated cellulosed materials with application in a broad range of products as well as on manufacturing technology to create new economically viable materials from cellulose. Cellulose is the most abundant organic polymer on earth. It can be produced by plants, animals, algae and bacteria. While numerous products already contain cellulose in one form or another, products developed from nano-scale or microfibrillated cellulose are just emerging. Cellulose nanomaterials have dimensions ranging from a few nanometers to microns with high surface area-to-volume ratio, high strength properties comparable to Kevlar; they are highly functionalizable and they have low environmental impact.

Topics & Application Areas

  • Challenges & Opportunities for Nanocellulose Commercialization
  • Production & Manufacturing
  • Medical Applications
  • Food Packaging Applications
  • Automotive Applications
  • Building Materials Applications
  • Additive Manufacturing Applications
  • Paper Manufacturing Applications
  • Other

Journal Submissions

Journal of Nanoparticle Research

Selected papers will be reviewed and invited into a Special Issue of Journal of Nanoparticle Research. The journal disseminates knowledge of the physical, chemical and biological phenomena and processes in nanoscale structures.

Coverage includes synthesis, assembly, transport, reactivity, and stability, and emphasizes realization and application of systems, structures and devices with novel functions obtained via precursor nanoparticles.

The Journal fosters the interdisciplinary dissemination of knowledge by encouraging synergetic approaches originating from a wide range of disciplines, such as Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Health Care.

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Platinum Sponsors
Korusip
KIAT and KETEP
Lockheed Martin
NSTXL

Silver Sponsors
Fujifilm
TechOpp
Park Systems
Penn State
tekna

Corporate Acceleration Partners
Aerojet
Arkema
Baxter
Boeing
Church & Dwight
Corning
Cummins
Eastman Chemical
Evonik
Henkel
Huntsman
Ingersoll_Rand
LG
Lockheed Martin
LOreal
Magna
Medtronic
Michelman
Owens Corning
Panasonic
Praxair
Sabic
SAINT-GOBAIN
Shell
Sherwin Williams
UTC

Technology Development Partners
 
AirForce Technology Transfer
Argonne
Business Sweden
ceatech
Fermilab
GLEAMM
Idaho National Laboratory
Innovate Hawaii
InvestInSkane
Iowa State University
Jefferson Lab
Kansas City National Security Campus
korusip
KYUNGPOOK National University
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
NASA
NETL
NREL
New Jersey Innovation Institute
University of Buffalo NYSCEMI
OakRidgeNatLab
PolyU
PPPL
Sandia National Laboratories
SungKyunKwan University
Texas Tech Research Commercialization
UCI
University Of Melbourne
University Of Minnesota
University Of Vermont
UCLA Technology Development Group
UCSB
Vermont Department Economic Development
Vermont Technology Council

Supporting Partners
ACCT
American Elements
Angel Capital Associates
AOCS
Arrowhead Center
Asia Nano Forum
AURP
AUTM
BILAT USA 4.0
Coatings
Diplomacy Matters
European Commission
European Cluster Collaboration Platform
Explore Nano
FCHEA
FLC
Graphene Council
Graphene Entrepreneur
INNO
InterNano
Journal of Nanobiotechnology
LES
NVCA
NCURA
NECEC
SBIR
SBDC
Taylor Francis CRC
Texas Nanotech Initiative
UIDP

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