14:30 – 15:00 Registration
15:00 – 15:15 Opening Remarks: Dr. Alex Berg Gebert, Executive Director UDT, University of Concepción.
15:15 – 17:15 The Biorefineries of the Future. Moderator: Alex Berg
Orlando Rojas, Wood and Paper Science, North Carolina State University. USA.
Options for biorefineries using wood feedstock.
Douglas Gardner. School of Forest Resources and Advanced Engineered Wood Composites Center, University of Maine. USA.
Integrated forest bioproducts research at the University of Maine.
Arthur J. Ragauskas, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Institute of Paper Science and Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, GA. USA.
The path forward for biofuels and biomaterials .
17:15 – 17:30 Coffee
17:30 – 19:00 Thermochemical conversion of wood. Moderator: Christian Patrickson
Ludwig Leible, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS). Germany.
Synfuels, electricity or heat from wood residues under european and german framework conditions.
Stephan Kabasci, Fraunhofer-Institut für Umwelt-, Sicherheits- und Energietechnik UMSICHT, Germany.
Energetic use of biomass.