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Mr. Robert Hurter

HurterConsult Inc.

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HurterConsult Inc.

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38 years of international experience consulting on the design and implementation of pulp, paper, fiberboard and cellulosic biofuel plants using all types of fibre raw materials including wood, wastepaper and nonwood plant fibres such as sugarcane bagasse, cereal straws, corn stalks, flax, hemp, jute, sisal, cotton and cotton linters, bamboo, reeds, grasses, etc.

Author/co-author of 26 technical papers. Co-inventor of a patented low energy pulping process for nonwood fiber raw materials from which waste streams can be used for the production of cellulosic biofuels and biochemicals.

Specialties: Specific areas of expertise include raw material handling and preprocessing, pulping, bleaching, stock preparation, paper machines and finishing operations for projects producing a variety of papers and paperboards.

Specific expertise on the harvesting, transportation, storage and preprocessing of nonwood fiber raw materials for pulp, paper, fiberboard and cellulosic biofuel plants.