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A forum taking place in Ottawa to discuss why biocleantech is key to meeting Canada's 2030 GHG targets has announced its lineup of speakers.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Lignin can now be efficiently and cost-effectively separated from sawdust, by using eutectic solvents, according to VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. The research centre has developed solvents which are able to extract 50 per cent of the lignin from wood in a pure form that retains its natural chemical structure during processing.
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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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A cabinet shuffle in Quebec brings Luc Blanchette to the post of Minister of Forestry, Wildlife and Parks. Blanchette was formerly the minister responsible for mines.
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Two Sides has released a new fact sheet designed for teachers from kindergarten to grade 12, in Canada and the U.S.
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The Ontario government is investing $4.5 million to help FPInnovations and Resolute Forest Products establish a fully functioning biorefinery plant in Thunder Bay, Ont.
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TAPPI’s new online forum, TAPPI Connect, provides an online resource for members, non-members, and volunteers to collaborate, share knowledge and expand their personal and professional networks.
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Resolute Forest Products and Serres Toundra will deploy enzyme-enabled carbon capture technology from CO2 Solutions at Resolute's Saint-Félicien pulp mill.
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Fortress Paper Ltd. and its subsidiaries have successfully closed the asset purchase agreement entered into with LSQ Energy, L.P. and LSQ Development, L.P., previously announced on June 23, 2016.
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Two business-oriented panel discussions are on the schedule at the International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference, Sept. 28-30, in Jacksonville, Fla.
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Renowned environmentalist David Suzuki weighed in on the complex issue of biofuel sustainability, finding no one-size-fits-all solution.
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The 2016 TAPPI PEERS conference will help attendees discover new ways to improve mill reliability with innovative best practices. The theme for this year’s event is Mill Innovations: Process Reliability to Breakthrough Technologies.
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A new round of research and innovation funding aimed at growing a sustainable bioeconomy in Alberta has been announced. Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions (AI Bio) has approved nearly $13 million in funding for 61 projects by researchers and companies.
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Crews have broken ground on a major cleantech project on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River in eastern Quebec.
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What if nanocellulose was available to anyone who had an idea about its use? Blue Goose Biorefineries operates a pilot plant for cellulose nanocrystals in Saskatoon and sells the product online in quantities ranging from one kilo to 74 g. If you just want a small sample, the 4 g size is offered free.
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Over the past several months, a Quebec-based natural gas supplier has been conducting a demonstration project aimed at converting forestry biomass into second-generation renewable natural gas.
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Norske Skog has been granted NOK 6.5 million from Innovation Norway for two projects – the further development of microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) and the development of fibreboard.
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