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Europe's first pilot facility for nanocrystalline cellulose

A pilot facility for the production of nanocrystalline cellulose is being planned by MoRe Research, with the Swedish pulp and paper company Holmen, and SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden. The facility will be the first of its kind in...
May 27, 2015 6:47AM


Domtar's Windsor mill gets approval for customs self-assessment

Domtar’s pulp and paper mill in Windsor, Que., has streamlined the importation of fibre to the mill by qualifying for a self-assessment program. The mill is the first facility in the Canadian forestry industry to be approved under the...
May 26, 2015 8:51PM


Catalyst upgrading recovery boiler at Rumford mill

Catalyst Paper has announced an investment of nearly $16 million in the Rumford pulp and paper mill in Maine. It will constitute the company's single largest maintenance expenditure in 2015.
May 26, 2015 11:37AM


Tips for investing in the bioeconomy

Biofuels are more attractive to strategic investors than biomass electricity, said Don Roberts in a keynote address at the BioEnergy Exhibition and Conference, held in Toronto on May 20-21. Roberts, an expert on financing the bioeconomy,...
May 26, 2015 10:11AM


Bioenergy conference explores opportunities for biomass

A session on transforming the forest industry highlighted the first day of the Bio Energy Exhibition and Conference 2015, which took place on May 20 and 21 in Toronto.
May 22, 2015 3:46PM


Biomass-based chemicals achieved by gasification: VTT

The Finnish research institute VTT has demonstrated that lignocellulosic biomass can be successfully converted into industrial biochemicals, in this case, pure BTX chemicals (benzene, toluene and xylene). The aim of this research, reports VTT,...
May 20, 2015 7:10AM


Forestry research facility receives $5.6 million in federal funding

A federal infrastructure funding announcement on May 15 included $5.6 million to upgrade the Pacific Forestry Centre in Victoria, a research facility that supports Canada’s forest sector by advancing forest management policy and...
May 19, 2015 10:23PM


Wood costs push Tembec to suspend sawmill operations in Quebec

Tembec is suspending operations at its three sawmills in Quebec due to the high cost of wood supply in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region. The company says the wood costs make its sawmills uncompetitive given the persistent weak market...
May 19, 2015 10:11PM


Domtar volunteers contribute to park clean-up

Fifty volunteers from Domtar Corp. and the Student Conservation Association (SCA) gave a springtime makeover to Greenville's River Park North on Saturday, May 16.
May 19, 2015 10:05PM


PacWest explores our competitive advantages

Western Canada’s annual gathering of the pulp and paper industry is returning to Whistler, B.C., this year, on June 10-13. As has been the case in recent years, the 2015 edition of the PacWest conference is characterized by a strong...
May 13, 2015 8:59AM


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