WOODCHEM is now a well established meeting for the players of wood-based chemistry world-wide, as well as for all professionals interested in its prospects.
Review of the 2011 and 2009 editions :
- WOODCHEM 2011 took place early December in Strasbourg. It was organized by the French Fibers Innovative Cluster, the University of Strasbourg and the French Chemistry Science Federation. The president of WOODCHEM 2011 was Prof. Luc Averous from the University of Strasbourg
140 people took part to this congress, from 19 countries. 60% of the participants where from the academic research while 40% belonged to the private / industrial sector, which proves that there are great expectations for this branch of bio-based chemistry !
The satisfaction level was deemed very high by the participants.
- WOODCHEM 2009 was organized in Epinal and hosted 140 participants as well (in 2011 the part of international participants increased). Its president was Xavier Deglise, Prof. Emeritus from the University of Lorraine.
Both Prof. Xavier Deglise and Prof. Luc Averous are members of the Woodchem 2013 organizing committee, which ensures a continuity in its strategy and mission statement.