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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


Northern Pulp will shut down to install air pollution equipment

Northern Pulp in Abercrombie Point, N.S., will begin a 15-day maintenance shutdown on May 30 to install a new electrostatic precipitator. But the mill’s general manager has said it will not restart until the precipitator is operational,...
May 13, 2015 8:48AM


Canfor mills install first online measurement of fibre wall thickness

A successful collaboration between FPInnovations, Canfor Pulp and PulpEye has resulted in the world’s first technology for measurement of fibre wall thickness. Canfor is the first pulp producer in the world to instal the fibre wall...
May 13, 2015 7:21AM


Competing papermakers announce strategic alliance

Mohawk and Arjowiggins Creative Papers have announced a partnership that is the first of its kind partnership in the fine paper industry. The two papermakers will share manufacturing facilities, expertise and proprietary technologies.
May 13, 2015 6:49AM


Nationwide electrical safety awards program launched

Canada’s leading publication for electrical professionals, Electrical Business Magazine (EBMag), has launched a nationwide Electrical Safety Champion Awards program, which aims to recognize Canadian companies and individuals who are...
May 12, 2015 3:34PM


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