South America is currently the largest producer of bleached eucalyptus market pulp worldwide. Our continent is becoming the nervous center for eucalyptus pulp production globally. Therefore, South America must lead the initiatives in research, development and innovation not only on eucalyptus pulp production and utilization, but also in biorefinery integrated to the pulp mill.
An important initiative to support the significant capacity increase and research & technology needs in South America was the creation of the International Colloquium on Eucalyptus Pulp in the year of 2003, which has become an important forum for discussions on energy and pulp production and utilization from eucalypt. The 1st ICEP was held in Viçosa, Brazil in 2003 and focused on eucalyptus pulp yield, bleachability and brightness stability. The 2nd occurred in Concepción, Chile in 2005 and emphasized wood quality and biotechnology. The 3rd occurred in Belo Horizonte, Brazil in 2007 and focused on eucalyptus pulp quality and products. The 4th occurred in Concepcion, Chile, and focused on productivity and quality. The 5th occurred in Porto Seguro, Brazil, and focused on integration of eucalyptus pulp mills with liquid and solid fuel production, materials and chemicals units. The 6th occurred in Colonia Del Sacramento, Uruguay, and focused on the production of pulp, paper, energy, biofuels and other bioproducts from eucalyptus. The 7th occurred in Vitoria, Brazil, and focused on the production of pulp and energy from eucalypt forests. The 8th occurred in Concepcion, Chile, and focused on the new products from eucalyptus.
The 9th ICEP will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in May of 2019. This event will focus on the stretching the spectrum of pulp and lignin application. In other words, the eucalyptus kraft mill functioning as an efficient pulp and bioproduct producer will be the thoroughly discussed in this important event that should gather more than 300 people.
The event will have twelve sessions distributed in three days focused on new developments in various topics related to eucalyptus pulp and energy production, including: (1) eucalypts forest improvements for pulp production, (2) advances in eucalypt wood quality evaluation, (3) biotechnology applied to pulp and other wood products, (4) pulp mill biorefineries, (5) advances in lignin application, (6) advances in pulping chemistry, (7) advances in bleaching chemistry, (8) novel technologies for kraft pulping and bleaching, (9) advances in black liquor recovery, (10Technologies for high strength eucalypt fiber production for packaging, and (11) advances in eucalypt pulp mill environmental control.
The organizing committee is honored in inviting you to contribute and participate in the 9th International Colloquium on Eucalyptus Pulp.