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

    Cite this

    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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    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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