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Lignin a rising star in bio-chemicals, says Pöyry

On the subject of biochemicals, experts at Pöyry Management Consulting believe that the European market will invest effort in supplying lignin. In a new report called Biosight up to 2025, the firm makes this assessment on the basis that...
Apr 22, 2015 7:00AM


Cascades invests $25M in towel and tissue plants

Cascades Inc. is investing in the converting capacity of two Quebec mills. The company recently announced the installation of a new state-of-the-art converting line at its Candiac plant for the manufacture of high-quality paper towels. In...
Apr 22, 2015 6:40AM


Two Canadians presented with TAPPI awards at PaperCon

A researcher and a mill manager from Canada were among the winners at TAPPI’s awards night, held during PaperCon 2015 in Atlanta, April 19-22.
Apr 22, 2015 6:28AM


Top execs address the "brain drain" during PaperCon

Several seasoned executives offered insights during PaperCon about how their companies are dealing the demographic and cultural shifts that have our industry facing a bubble of retirements in coming years, coupled with a shortage of incoming...
Apr 21, 2015 11:51AM


Canadian supplier to provide gasification for UK power plant

Vancouver-based Nexterra will provide the gasification technology for the Welland Waste Wood Power Plant. Nexterra also participated in the development and financing of the £51.6-million project located in Northamptonshire, UK. The...
Apr 15, 2015 7:48AM


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 7:10AM


Cascades invests in cellulosic sugar technology at Cabano

Cascades Inc. will replace the pulping process at its Norampac Cabano facility with a hot water pulping process that will allow the plant to extract hemicellulose, a cellulosic sugar with high value-added potential, from wood chips. It will be...
Apr 14, 2015 9:23PM


Trade commission opts to continue investigation on supercalendered paper

The U.S. Department of Commerce will continue to conduct an investigation on imports of supercalendered paper from Canada, following a decision by the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) on April 10. The USITC has decided that...
Apr 14, 2015 8:22PM


Cogen facility at Thurso passes test to provide green power

Fortress Paper Ltd. has successfully completed the mandatory 100-hour test for its cogeneration facility at the Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mill in Thurso, Que. This will allow for the addition of 5.2 MW of incremental power. The cogeneration...
Apr 7, 2015 10:28PM


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 10:09PM


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