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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...

Brazil approves commercial use of genetically modified eucalyptus

Source: Daily News | 2015-04-15
Brazil has become the first jurisdiction worldwide to permit the commercial use of FuturaGene’s genetically engineered eucalyptus. The Brazilian National Technical Commission on Biosafety (CTNBio) approved the commercial use of 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...

Cellulose nanocrystals found to boost strength of concrete

Source: Daily News | 2015-04-07
Cellulose nanocrystals derived from agriculture, pulp or paper industries have been shown to increase the strength of concrete, representing a potential renewable additive to improve this construction material.

FPInnovations' Dr. Paleologou receives R&D awards

Source: Daily News | 2015-04-07
Dr. Michael Paleologou, a group leader with research institute FPInnovations, has been named winner of the 2015 Research and Development Technical Award and William H. Aiken Prize by TAPPI’s International Research Management Committee...

West Fraser lignin project gets $6 million from SDTC

Source: Daily News | 2015-04-01
The lignin extraction project at West Fraser’s Hinton Pulp mill is one of a bunch of clean technology projects to receive funding from Sustainable Development Technology Canada in recent weeks.

Spinnova developing wood-based textile yarns

Source: Daily News | 2015-03-31
A Finnish company is working to bring to industrial scale a process that creates yarn from wood fibre using a wet spinning technique. Spinnova Ltd., a research and product development company, is the latest spin-off of VTT Technical Research...

Further investment for CelluForce's oil and gas research

Source: Daily News | 2015-03-25
A supplier of oil and gas extraction technology has made an investment in CelluForce to explore the use of nanocellulose to enhance the productivity of oil and gas wells. Details of the investment by Schlumberger will remain confidential.

FSC demands respect from Resolute

Source: Daily News | 2015-03-25
In an open letter to the president of Resolute Forest Products Canada, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has requested Resolute “immediately stop its discriminatory activities against FSC, and take appropriate corrective and preventive...