Creating value from forestry co-products: understanding the opportunities webinar

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A collaboration with Scottish Forestry exploring opportunities to create value from Scotland’s residual forestry bioresources.

It is widely recognised that significant opportunities exist to apply biotechnology to create value from co-products arising from the Scottish forestry industry. The National Plan for Industrial Biotechnology, the Biorefining Potential for Scotland, and the Forest and Timber Technologies Industry Leadership Group Roots for Further Growth strategy all identify forestry residues as critical resources and emphasise a need to focus on their valorisation.

However, to date progress across Scotland has been limited. This webinar explores activity overseas through contributions from RISE Processum in Sweden. UK start-up Sonichem will discuss the development of their ultrasonic biorefinery technology and share their scale-up ambitions. Following this the Centre for Wood Science and Technology at Edinburgh Napier University will share insights around high value compounds that can be derived from forestry residues. Finally, Scottish Forestry outline their plans to make the most of local bio-resources.


  • Introduction to the Bioeconomy Cluster Builder
  • Fredrik Östlund – Innovation and Process Manager, RISE Processum, Sweden
  • Miranda Lindsay-Fynn – Commercial Director, Sonichem
  • Steve Adams – Fellow, Centre for Wood Science & Technology, Napier University
  • William Clark, Forestry Transport and Innovation Advisor, Scottish Forestry
  • Q&A
  • Understanding how the Bioeconomy Cluster Builder can help
  • Next steps

Who should attend:

  • Forestry producers and wood processors
  • Biotechnology solution providers
  • Academics
  • Funders and investors

For further information please contact Kim Cameron at IBioIC – kim.cameron@ibioic.com

The Bioeconomy Cluster Builder (BCB) is a collaboration between the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) and Innovate UK KTN.