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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


UPM begins commercial production of wood-based diesel

The world’s first wood-based renewable diesel biorefinery has started commercial production in Lappeenranta, Finland. UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery is based on a hydrotreatment process developed by UPM, and produces approximately 120...
Jan 13, 2015


Ontario student wins FPAC Skills Award for Aboriginal Youth

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has awarded the third annual Skills Award for Aboriginal Youth to Shownoo Blackbird-Williams from Walpole Island First Nation in Ontario.
Dec 23, 2014


Catalyst to indefinitely curtail PM9 at Powell River

Catalyst Paper has decided to indefinitely shut down the No. 9 paper machine, one of three machines at its Powell River operation. The decision is market-related, says the company, due to a lack of orders and a declining market for the paper...
Dec 16, 2014


Catalyst Paper looking for ways to make Powell River profitable

Community stakeholders and employees of Catalyst Paper’s Powell River mill are being told there is a three-year window to bring the mill back to profitability. Most recently, Eldon Haggarty, president of Local 1, Communications Energy and...
Nov 19, 2014


Quebec cellulose filament plant ramps up production

The new cellulose filament (CF) demonstration plant at Kruger's Trois-Rivières facility is now producing a high quality, world-class strengthening bioproduct equivalent to that produced in the laboratory environment.
Nov 12, 2014


Biomass research centre opens in northern Ontario

Confederation College officially opened the Ontario Power Generation BioEnergy Learning and Research Centre (OPG-BLRC) in early September. The facility, located in Thunder Bay, Ont., offers opportunities for demonstration, training and...
Oct 28, 2014


Cascades inaugurates solar park in Kingsey Falls

The solar heat facility that Cascades began building in June was inaugurated on Oct. 20 by Pierre Arcand, Quebec’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Minister responsible for the Northern Plan; Mario Plourde, president and...
Oct 22, 2014


Ontario students learn about forest management

Forty students and their teachers from eight southern Ontario high schools will take part in a three-day field course focused on sustainable forest management in Algonquin Park.
Oct 8, 2014


Domtar reorganizes, enhances Xerox paper products

Domtar has unveiled a new packaging look, a realignment of the product line, as well as a series of product enhancements for its Xerox® paper and specialty media line.
Sep 24, 2014


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