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Operating across two time zones and two Canadian provinces, with a combined area the size of continental Europe, hasn't stopped the Central Canada Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Implementation Committee from setting a new standard for community building, partnerships and member participation. In recognition of this outanding effort, the committee received the SFI Implementation Committee Award at the SFI 2016 Annual Conference.
Domtar's plan to optimize fluff pulp manufacturing at its Plymouth, N.C., mill includes the permanent closure of the small pulp dryer and idling of related assets, in addition to a workforce reduction of approximately 100 positions.
Roger Gaudreault, formerly of Cascades, is the winner of the 2016 Canadian Green Chemistry and Engineering Award (Individual). This national individual award, sponsored by GreenCentre Canada, is presented to an individual working in Canada who has made significant contributions to advance green chemistry and/or engineering, including the technical, human health and environmental benefits.
FPInnovations’ near-neutral brightening (NNB) technology and other technical services will be introduced to the forest products industry in Alabama, and over time to the broader U.S. Southeast, as a result of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by FPInnovations and Auburn University, through its Alabama Center for Paper and Bioresource Engineering (AC-PABE).
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.
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