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Summary of International Activities on Cellulose Nanomaterials

The ISO/TC6 working group (committee for standardisation of papers, boards and pulps) dealing with cellulosic nanomaterials has updated the document  « Summary of International Activities on Cellulose Nanomaterials ». This public document is a review of activities identified in the world on the production, the research subjects and projects and collaborations in this domain. This document is updated once a year.

Summary of International Activities on Cellulose Nanomaterials



Forum International Industries PolyNat – Grenoble- June 15-16, 2017

For the 3rd time, PolyNat is organising its International Industries Forum which will bring together PolyNat researchers and industry representatives around new R&D challenges on biomaterials.

For two days, industry representatives will present their R&D projects and and give their outlook on future challenges regarding biosourced materials.

A great opportunity to understand the future R&D challenges and industrial needs and strenghen ties between the research and the industrial world on this topic.
Hitachi (Japan), Itri (Taïwan), CSEM (Switzerland), HGST (USA), Booregard (Norway), Schneider Electric, CGL Pack, Munskjo, Owens Corning… have already confirm their participation.

You are a PolyNat researcher or a compagny working with us ?

Location : Saint Martin d’Hères, University Campus – Grenoble

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 PolyNat Institute contact: Charlène Efligenir

Call for participation “EXTRAPULP” project

Eintechfibres av base QUAD 2014 normalXTRAPULP is an InTechFibres R&D project. It is about the combi
nation of lignocellulosic components valorization and chemical pulp fibre production.

If you want to be part of this project, please send an email to

Your participation will be confirmed after the scope Definition meeting, the Wednesday,  November 23rd from 13h30 to 15h30 at CTP .

To have more information on this project EXTRAPULP, please download the leaflet  :

> EXTRAPULP documentation

PolyNat, Réseau des instituts Carnot

Les instituts Carnot sont des acteurs majeurs de la recherche contractuelle en France.PolyNat - logo

Dans cette dynamique, FCBA est fier d’intégrer l’un des instituts Carnot PolyNat, qui contribue à la conception, la transformation et l’eco-production de matériaux fonctionnels biosourcés aux propriétés innovantes et performantes

Pour en savoir plus  :

Site Instituts Carnot

> Site PolyNat


> 2016 International Conference on Nano Technology for Reneweable Materials

nano-logoNANO 2016 promises to be a dynamic event filled with networking opportunities and technical presentations on production, characterization, applications and functionalization of renewable nanomaterials.

13 – 16 of June 2016 – Grenoble

NANO 2016 website :

Contact : Lisa Stephens
Division Manager – Pulp & Paper and Nanotechnology
+1 770 209 7313

> EWLP 2016 / 14th European Workshop on Lignocellulosics and Pulp

logo_ewlp2016The 14th European Workshop on Lignocellulosics and Pulp (EWLP 2016) will be held in Autrans, close to Grenoble, France, on June 28-30, 2016.

EWLP 2016 will be followed by an IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research Organisations) workshop on Biorefinery on July 1st, 2016, with a common EWLP-IUFRO session on June 30 afternoon.

The conference will be held in Autrans in the heart of the Vercors mountain, one of the three mountain chains surrounding Grenoble. Grenoble can be easily reached via Geneva or Lyon St Exupéry airports. Shutlles will be organized from Grenoble to the place of the conference.

EWLP conference takes place every two years, and was initiated in 1990 in Hamburg.

It is one of the largest events in the field of lignocellulosics chemistry, characterization and use. The 2016 edition will cover the following topics :

  • Advances in the knowledge of lignocellulose structure
  • New analytical techniques for lignocellulose characterization
  • New developments in pulping and bleaching chemistry and processes
  • Lignocellulose-based biorefinery
  • Lignin isolation, characterization and use for chemical and material applications
  • Cellulose production for textile and polymer applications
  • New cellulose products
  • Characterization and use of lignocellulose extractives
  • Hemicelluloses characterization and use
  • Lignocellulosics : a potential source of molecules and materials for medical applications

The three-day scientific programme will include keynote lectures, oral and poster presentations. Time will also be left for people to interact, and to discover the very nice landscapes and nature of Vercors.

More information on

Contact :

> ILIQO, Conditions of integration for the valorisation of lignins of black liquors from pulp plants

LigninWe are pleased to invite you to follow our new research project, ILIQO, which concerns the conditions of integration for the valorisation of lignins of black liquors from pulp mills. The kick-off meeting was held on October 22nd, 2015. The minutes of this meeting are available upon request.

This two-year project will provide the following benefits:

  • Creation of an additional source of income for pulp mills thanks to the production and marketing of lignin from black liquors. The project will establish an identity card of lignins, one lignin will be sampled for each partner. With the diversification of its activities, mills should thus limit the influence of the economic risks related to the sectors of wood and pulp.
  • Extraction of part of the black liquor lignins may lead to an increase of the production capacity at the plant and maintaining the supply to the boiler and its performance. In case the produced lignin is used in the lime kiln instead of gas or fuel, the plant is expected to reduce its need for fossil energy. The technical and economic conditions of production and valorization of lignins will be established during the project, based on the data collected on two industrial mills studied, and through the pilot tests using a simulation tool (PS 2000). The main parameters for a successful integration of a lignin production line in an existing pulp mill will be than defined.

> See project presentation

Technical contacts: 

Frédérique Bertaud 
Project leader at CTP belonging to the InTechFibres – Plant Chemistry Team.
Tel: +33 4 76 15 40 96

Sandra Tapin-Lingua
Project leader at FCBA
Tel: +33 4 76 76 10 16

Michel Petit-Conil:
Manager of Scientific Team – InTechFibres

Commercial Contact:
Céline Cacciottolo
Tel: +33 4 76 15 40 63