The Agenda 2020 Technology Alliance promotes the development of new technologies for the paper and forest industry through collaborative R&D programs financed in part with public funds.
Agenda 2020 is a unique technology voice for the forest product industry, and fills a void not covered by other organizations in the U.S. forest products industry.
- Identify R&D priorities that can help transform the industry
through breakthrough technologies
- Promote and facilitate pre-competitive R&D programs that
address the industry's technology priorities
- Inform the research community and funding agencies about the industry's
opportunities and R&D needs
- Seek funding for collaborative R&D programs
We envision a paper and forest industry that is fully sustainable, has profitable long-term growth, and continually reduces its environmental footprint and its requirements for energy and water - an industry that is transformed through the use of breakthrough technologies.
Agenda 2020's October 2012 Newsletter (click to open) highlights current initiatives and activities.
Click to see previous newsletters:
August 2012 newsletter
April 2012 Newsletter
January 2012 Newsletter
October 2011 Newsletter
See the slides used in the Agenda 2020 WEBINAR hosted by TAPPI in December 2011.
Hear the webinar broadcast at this link: http://www.tappi.org/Events/Upcoming-Events/Virtual-Seminars/Webinars.aspx
Agenda 2020 submits comments on behalf of forest and paper industry regarding:
- National Network for
- Biomass Conversion
(Click to see document)
DOE funds $2.6 million project to develop membrane coatings for concentrating black liquor - led by Teledyne, with Agenda 2020 as partner.
Biomass R&D Initiative requests full application from Agenda 2020 for converting waste biomass to fuel hydrocarbons .
November 27, 2012 - Quarterly Meeting, Knoxville, TN, followed Nov 28-30 by TAPPI Research Management Annual Meeting and visit to Oak Ridge National Lab