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Thurso investment "a disaster" says Fortress CEO

Source: Daily News | 2015-03-18
In a recent Financial Post story about Fortress Paper and its CEO Chad Wasilenkoff, the purchase of the pulp mill at Thurso, Que., is singled out as a bad decision.

FPInnovations receives $20 million in federal funding

Source: Daily News | 2015-03-04
The federal government will invest $20.6 million towards reinforcing innovation in the Canadian forest sector through the work of FPInnovations, a research organization focused on the forest products sector.

UNB receives funding for biofuels research

Source: Daily News | 2015-02-18
The University of New Brunswick will receive $306,200 over three years to develop new technology to help Canada develop better, cleaner and cheaper renewable fuel from biomass.

PaperWeek Canada: We're on the road to transformation, but not there yet

Source: Daily News | 2015-02-04
Industry transformation through innovation will be a long process, and we’re not there yet. This was the message from the pulp and paper industry leaders assembled for a panel discussion that kicked off the PaperWeek Canada conference and...

Swedish optimism opens International Forest Biorefinery Summit

Source: Daily News | 2015-02-03
Kraft pulp mills are central to the concept of an integrated forest biorefinery, a Swedish forest industry expert told the audience of the International Forest Biorefinery Summit. The Summit opened at PaperWeek Canada 2015 in Montreal on...

UPM begins commercial production of wood-based diesel

Source: Daily News | 2015-01-13
The world’s first wood-based renewable diesel biorefinery has started commercial production in Lappeenranta, Finland. UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery is based on a hydrotreatment process developed by UPM, and produces approximately 120...

B.C. timber supply on agenda at Western forest industry conference

Source: Daily News | 2014-12-31
Wood Resources International and the Western Forestry and Conservation Association are organizing a conference on January 28, 2015, titled “Mapping the Course – Timberlands, Forest Products Processing and...

Carbon neutral explained, in 90 seconds

Source: Daily News | 2014-12-23
What does “carbon neutral” mean? The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) and American Wood Council (AWC) have launched a new web video explaining the concept – from a biomass energy users' perspective –...

Management changes at CRIBE

Source: Daily News | 2014-12-03
CRIBE, Northern Ontario’s funding agency for bio-economy research, has made changes to its leadership structure. 

Pulp and paper industry use of biomass considered carbon neutral: EPA

Source: Daily News | 2014-11-25
Domtar Corporation announced its support of the position taken by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that carbon dioxide emissions from sustainably-managed sources of biomass should be considered "neutral" when accounting for greenhouse...