Industry Transformation from Chemical Pulping to Biorefining

Jurgen Poesche, Fábio de Oliveira Paula, Maria Barbosa Lima Toivanen, Kari Lilja

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to analyse the transformation of the chemical pulp industry into the biorefinery industry. The contributions of this paper are threefold. First, the status quo of the transformation in Brazil, Canada and Finland have been assessed with interviews. Second, the competition between hydrocarbon-based chemicals and materials on the one hand, and biochemicals
and biomaterials on the other hand, and its implications for the transformation, have been assessed. Third, the transformation has been assessed using the concepts of absorptive capacity and legitimation. The results show that all major Finnish firms in the chemical pulp industry engage in biorefining-related
research and development, and that the Finnish government plays a significant role in the research and development activities through VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, a wholly owned government entity. In Brazil, the firms are in different stages – ranging from very little activity to actively pursuing
opportunities in biorefining. Canada occupies a middle ground between Brazil and Finland.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTowards Sustainable Technologies and Innovation
Subtitle of host publication27th Annual Conference of the International Association for Management of Technology
EditorsB. Nunes, A. Emrouznejad, D. Bennett, L. Pretorius
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-85449-453-5
Publication statusPublished - 26 Apr 2018
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event27th International Conference onManagement of Technology, IAMOT 2018: Towards Sustainable Technologies and Innovation - Aston Business School, Birminghan, United Kingdom
Duration: 22 Apr 201826 Apr 2018
Conference number: 27
https://www2.aston.ac.uk/aston-business-school/iamot2018

Conference

Conference27th International Conference onManagement of Technology, IAMOT 2018
Abbreviated titleIAMOT 2018
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBirminghan
Period22/04/1826/04/18
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Finland
chemical industry
Brazil
industry
Canada
firm
legitimation
research and development
interview

Keywords

  • Absorptive Capacity
  • Biorefinery
  • Bioengineering
  • Innovation
  • Legitimation
  • Sustainable development

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Poesche, J., de Oliveira Paula, F., Barbosa Lima Toivanen, M., & Lilja, K. (2018). Industry Transformation from Chemical Pulping to Biorefining. In B. Nunes, A. Emrouznejad, D. Bennett, & L. Pretorius (Eds.), Towards Sustainable Technologies and Innovation: 27th Annual Conference of the International Association for Management of Technology
Poesche, Jurgen ; de Oliveira Paula, Fábio ; Barbosa Lima Toivanen, Maria ; Lilja, Kari. / Industry Transformation from Chemical Pulping to Biorefining. Towards Sustainable Technologies and Innovation: 27th Annual Conference of the International Association for Management of Technology. editor / B. Nunes ; A. Emrouznejad ; D. Bennett ; L. Pretorius. 2018.
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Poesche, J, de Oliveira Paula, F, Barbosa Lima Toivanen, M & Lilja, K 2018, Industry Transformation from Chemical Pulping to Biorefining. in B Nunes, A Emrouznejad, D Bennett & L Pretorius (eds), Towards Sustainable Technologies and Innovation: 27th Annual Conference of the International Association for Management of Technology. 27th International Conference onManagement of Technology, IAMOT 2018, Birminghan, United Kingdom, 22/04/18.

Industry Transformation from Chemical Pulping to Biorefining. / Poesche, Jurgen; de Oliveira Paula, Fábio; Barbosa Lima Toivanen, Maria; Lilja, Kari.

Towards Sustainable Technologies and Innovation: 27th Annual Conference of the International Association for Management of Technology. ed. / B. Nunes; A. Emrouznejad; D. Bennett; L. Pretorius. 2018.

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