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BioFuelNet Canada strongly disagrees with the findings of a recent study by Professor John DeCicco from the University of Michigan and colleagues which states that biofuels are worse than gasoline in terms of greenhouse gas emissions.
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) has released the new report “Advancing the Biobased Economy: Renewable Chemical Biorefinery Commercialization, Progress, and Market Opportunities, 2016 and Beyond,” documenting substantial, ongoing growth in the renewable chemical industry and outlining federal and state policies that support the industry.
The Forest Products Association of Canada says the industry will mark National Forest Week by celebrating the industry’s huge impact on the economy and jobs, contributions to tackling climate change and sustainable forest practices.
The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) announced on Sept. 8 that nominations are open for the 2016 Aboriginal Business Leadership Award.
Glide Graphics from Catalyst Paper was launched the Labelexpo Americas conference in Illinois, September 13-15.
The Quebec government is contributing a grant of up to $1.5 million to Bioénergie La Tuque (BELT) to support techno-economic feasibility studies. The studies are a preliminary step prior to the development of a forest-based biorefinery planned for 2023.
Kruger Products is undertaking a multi-million dollar expansion at the company's Trenton plant. The tissue manufacturer will install state-of-the-art equipment and set up eight new production lines.
Prior to beginning its annual maintenance shutdown on Sept. 10, Northern Pulp Nova Scotia announced that the budget for the shutdown had been increased from $8 million to more than $10 million.
A Canadian packaging association, AICC Canada, is holding its general meeting on Sept. 13 in Mississauga, which will include an update on containerboard and corrugated markets.
Yvon Pelletier is stepping away from management of Fortress Paper’s dissolving pulp mill in Thurso, Que., turning that role over to Giovanni Iadeluca. The company has announced that Giovanni Iadeluca will take over as president of the dissolving pulp segment effective October 3. Pelletier will continue as CEO of Fortress Paper.
Swedish pulp manufacturer Rottneros, through Rottneros Packaging AB and Rottneros Bruk AB, is participating in a new project, Pulpacktion, to develop completely bio-based packaging trays.
The Ontario Superior Court has rejected the admission of multiple allegations from Resolute Forest Products Inc. as part of the company's defamation lawsuit against Greenpeace.
The first of the tissue converting lines has entered production at Resolute Forest Products’ state-of-the-art tissue facility currently under construction in Calhoun, Tenn.
The Halalt First Nation has discontinued two lawsuits previously commenced against Catalyst Paper related to trespassing and breach of confidentiality.
Canadian pulp and paper industry veteran David McDonald is one of two consultants to be honored by TAPPI’s engineering division.
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