TAPPI’s International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference (IBBC) with the International Biomass Torrefaction Coucil

Partnership promotes dual vision of bringing awareness to new sustainable technologies developed from biomass in the forests products industry


BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (August 28, 2018) – The International Biomass Torrefaction Council (IBTC) and TAPPI’s International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference (IBBC) have announced a new partnership to help promote awareness of torrefied biomass.

Based in Brussels, IBTC was founded in 2012 and brought together 23 companies from around the world. IBTC was founded by the European Biomass Association (AEBIOM) and major torrefied biomass stakeholders who joined forces to create a discussion platform of companies with similar interests. IBTC was also initiated in collaboration with the Dutch Torrefaction Association (DTA).

IBBC, being held this year in Portland, Oregon, USA, October 28 – 31, brings together leaders in bioproducts and bioenergy to share valuable content and technologies that help advance biorefineries. As a technical event, IBBC provides the latest findings, best practices, and processes available to encourage the use of bioenergy and bioproducts in the production of forest goods in the market.  If offers sessions on the following topics:

The goal of the partnership is to further international awareness of torrefied biomass and how it can be used in a variety of sustainable capacities. Both the council and conference find the advancement of biorefineries as crucial in broadening the sustainability capabilities of the forest products industry.

To learn more about IBBC, please visit tappi-ibbc.org, or contact Lisa Stephens at 770-209-7313 and lstephens@tappi.org. To learn more about IBTC, contact Michael Wild at +43 676 611 76 22 and michael@wild.or.at.


TAPPI is the leading association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and converting industries and publisher of Paper360°, Tissue360° and TAPPI Journal.  Through information exchange, events, trusted content and networking opportunities, TAPPI helps members elevate their performance by providing solutions that lead to better, faster and more cost-effective ways of doing business. It has provided management training and networking to the industry’s leaders for more than 100 years. Visit www.tappi.org

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The International Biomass Torrefaction Council (IBTC) is based in Brussels and promotes the use of torrfied biomass as an energy carrier. As part of its mission, IBTC helps overcome barriers to market deployment and development, presents the industry to the general public and proposed and assists policy initiatives, and promotes the processing technology in general together with project developers, financiers and resource owners. To learn more, visit www.biomasstorefaction.org.