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Bioenergy conference explores opportunities for biomass

Source: Daily News | 2015-05-22
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.

Biomass-based chemicals achieved by gasification: VTT

Source: Daily News | 2015-05-20
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,...

Forestry research facility receives $5.6 million in federal funding

Source: Daily News | 2015-05-19
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...

PacWest explores our competitive advantages

Source: Daily News | 2015-05-13
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...

Tembec's cogen project is online, at budget

Source: Daily News | 2015-05-06
Tembec relates some of the challenges of bringing the company’s new turbine online in its quarterly report for the period ending in March 2015. Total construction cost for the cogen project at the company’s Temiscaming pulp and...

Metsä decides to proceed with next-generation bioproduct mill in Äänekoski

Source: Daily News | 2015-04-29
Metsä Fibre, has made the decision proceed with a previously announced plan to build a massive pulp and bioproduct mill in Äänekoski, Finland. The construction work will begin immediately, and the mill is scheduled to be...

Lignin a rising star in bio-chemicals, says Pöyry

Source: Daily News | 2015-04-22
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...

Canadian supplier to provide gasification for UK power plant

Source: Daily News | 2015-04-15
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...

Cascades invests in cellulosic sugar technology at Cabano

Source: Daily News | 2015-04-14
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...

Cogen facility at Thurso passes test to provide green power

Source: Daily News | 2015-04-07
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...