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Brazil approves commercial use of genetically modified eucalyptus

Brazil has become the first jurisdiction worldwide to permit the commercial use of FuturaGene’s genetically engineered eucalyptus. The Brazilian National Technical Commission on Biosafety (CTNBio) approved the commercial use of the...
Apr 15, 2015


Cellulose nanocrystals found to boost strength of concrete

Cellulose nanocrystals derived from agriculture, pulp or paper industries have been shown to increase the strength of concrete, representing a potential renewable additive to improve this construction material.
Apr 7, 2015


Spinnova developing wood-based textile yarns

A Finnish company is working to bring to industrial scale a process that creates yarn from wood fibre using a wet spinning technique. Spinnova Ltd., a research and product development company, is the latest spin-off of VTT Technical Research...
Mar 31, 2015


Kruger scholarship presented to Quebec chemistry students

Two chemistry students from the University of Sherbrooke have been granted a Gene H. Kruger Scholarship courtesy of Kruger Inc. Vincent Nadeau, human resources manager of the Kruger Brompton mill recently presented the scholarship to Romain...
Mar 25, 2015


Domtar Windsor manager Eric Ashby named TAPPI Mill Manager of the Year

TAPPI has announced that Eric Ashby of Domtar Windsor in Quebec has been selected as PIMA’s Mill Manager of the Year. Ashby was selected for this honor due to his outstanding leadership, management, and organizational skills leading to...
Mar 4, 2015


CelluForce to explore oil and gas applications for nanocellulose

CelluForce has received a contribution of $4 million from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) to optimize the extraction process of cellulose nanocrystals (also called nanocrystaline cellulose or NCC) from dry wood pulp and develop...
Feb 17, 2015


Paper-based packaging will adapt, says RockTenn exec

Holding a printed, corrugated box, Jim Porter told the audience at PaperWeek Canada, “Literally, there is no better product on the planet, as far as I’m concerned, than a fibre-based package.”
Feb 11, 2015


Carlsberg will develop wood-fibre beverage bottle

A beer bottle made of wood fibre could be on its way. Carlsberg announced in january a ground-breaking agreement to develop the world’s first fully biodegradable wood-fiber bottle for beverages.
Feb 3, 2015


Former Quebec Premier to mediate land dispute affecting Resolute

The Government of Québec is retaining the services of Lucien Bouchard, former Premier of the province, to act as mediator for a land dispute issue that affects Resolute Forest Products' forestry certification in the Lac-Saint-Jean region...
Jan 28, 2015


Valmet purchasing process automation business from Metso

Only a year after Metso split the company’s pulp and paper business from its process automation operations, the two will be reunited. Valmet Corp. (formerly Metso’s pulp and paper business) has agreed to purchase Metso's Process...
Jan 21, 2015


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