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FPAC's David Lindsay addresses forest ministers

Source: Daily News | 2015-07-10
Speaking to the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers meeting on July 10, FPAC president and CEO David Lindsay discussed the journey of transformation that Canada’s forest products industry has undertaken. On behalf of the Forest Products...

Industry leaders make commitment to pursue innovation

Source: Daily News | 2015-07-10
A high-level meeting of industry, government and research organizations has led to a declaration of intent to continue commercialization of new products and technologies in the forest sector.

PacWest: CF makes the leap to commercial products

Source: Daily News | 2015-06-12
Kruger announced at the PacWest conference that its cellulose filament product, FiloCell, is now being used as an additive in two commercial applications within the paper industry. Balazs Tolnai, general manager, technology, made the...

PacWest draws a crowd to Whistler

Source: Daily News | 2015-06-11
The allure of Whistler and a strong technical program have drawn more than 350 people to the PacWest industry conference. The annual event began June 10 with short courses on various topics, a welcome reception and trade show. The four-day...

Rayonier and Borregaard to produce lignin in Florida

Source: Daily News | 2015-06-03
Rayonier Advanced Materials and Borregaard ASA have declared their intent to form a joint venture that will produce lignin-based products at Rayonier’s Fernandina Beach facility in Florida. The joint-venture company will pursue the...

Tips for investing in the bioeconomy

Source: Daily News | 2015-05-26
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,...

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...