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Renewable materials specialist joins UBC

Source: Daily News | 2014-08-12
Dr. Scott Renneckar will be joining the Department of Wood Science at the University of British Columbia as an associate professor in advanced renewable materials. Prior to joining UBC, Renneckar was a faculty member in the Department of...

Biomass power plant at Prince Alberta Pulp indefinitely closed

Source: Daily News | 2014-08-05
The biomass-to-energy operation at the Prince Albert Pulp mill in Saskatchewan has been indefinitely shut down, according to the local newspaper, the Prince Albert Herald. The pulp mill and wood energy plant are owned by Paper Excellence.

Metis groups form joint venture to commercialize Alberta forests

Source: Daily News | 2014-07-23
Active Energy Group Plc, an international supplier of industrial wood chip, timber products and forestry management services, has entered into a joint venture agreement to exclusively commercialize in excess of 100,000 hectares of mature...

Proposals invited for $90 million in IFIT funding

Source: Daily News | 2014-07-02
The federal Minister of Natural Resources, Greg Rickford, invited forest companies to start applying for funding from the $90-million Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program for projects aimed at innovative commercial-scale...

Group achieves pilot-scale production of gasoline from woody biomass

Source: Daily News | 2014-06-18
The Gas Technology Institute (GTI) has completed a project with Haldor Topsoe, Inc. that successfully produced a high-octane, renewable “drop-in” gasoline from woody biomass using an integrated biorefinery. The lengthy project used...

Start planning now to present at PaperWeek Canada

Source: Daily News | 2014-06-11
A call for papers has been issued for PaperWeek Canada, the major Canadian gathering for the advancement of the pulp and paper industry. The conference takes place February 2-5, 2015, in Montreal.

Dr. Trevor Stuthridge joins FPInnovations as executive vice-president

Source: Daily News | 2014-06-03
An experienced research leader from New Zealand will be responsible for leading FPInnovations’ operations divisions, effective July 1, 2014. Dr. Trevor Stuthridge will join Canada’s forest products research and innovation...

International delegates descend on Prince George for bio-energy conference

Source: Daily News | 2014-06-03
The final program is set for the 6th International Bioenergy Conference and Exhibition, being held in Prince George, B.C., from June 11-13.

Fortress Paper reports Q1 loss and new co-gen contract

Source: Daily News | 2014-05-13
After taking downtime at its Quebec mill for much of the first quarter, Fortress Paper Ltd. reported a 2014 first quarter EBITDA loss of $13.6 million. The Dissolving Pulp Segment, comprised of the Fortress Specialty Cellulose mill in Thurso,...

Idled Fort Frances mill will be permanently closed

Source: Daily News | 2014-05-06
Resolute Forest Products Inc. announced the permanent closure of its previously idled pulp and paper mill in Fort Frances, Ont.