bioeconomy
The biomass-to-energy operation at the Prince Albert Pulp mill in Saskatchewan has been indefinitely shut down, according to the local newspaper, the Prince Albert Herald. The pulp mill and wood energy plant are owned by Paper Excellence.
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UPM has agreed to become the exclusive distributor of Domtar's BioChoice™ lignin in Europe, effective Aug. 1, 2014.
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Södra is taking the first commercial step into the international market for its bio-composite material DuraPulp in collaboration with UK-based James Cropper PLC, a speciality paper and advanced materials group.
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West Fraser’s Hinton pulp mill will be the first in Canada to extract lignin from its black liquor recovery stream at commercial scale using the LignoForce process developed by FPInnovations and NORAM Engineering.
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The federal Minister of Natural Resources, Greg Rickford, invited forest companies to start applying for funding from the $90-million Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program for projects aimed at innovative commercial-scale...
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Less than one week after a five ton/day cellulose filament demonstration plant started-up in Quebec, two forest products companies have announced a joint venture to develop applications for this new biomaterial.
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A scant six-months after it was announced, the cellulose filament demonstration plant at Kruger’s Trois-Rivières mill is a reality. The demo facility will produce up to 5 tonnes per day of cellulose filament, enough to permit...
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The Gas Technology Institute (GTI) has completed a project with Haldor Topsoe, Inc. that successfully produced a high-octane, renewable “drop-in” gasoline from woody biomass using an integrated biorefinery. The lengthy project used...
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The final program is set for the 6th International Bioenergy Conference and Exhibition, being held in Prince George, B.C., from June 11-13.
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North America exported wood pellets valued at over US$650 million in 2013, a dramatic increase of more than 250% in just two years, according to data compiled by the North American Wood Fiber Review. The U.S. South shipped almost three million...
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The Government of British Columbia’s has contributed $2.25 million to cellulose filaments (CF) research. The investment will be used as part of an existing R&D program focused on non-traditional applications of cellulose filament (CF)...
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A commercial demonstration of the use of biomass-based solid fuels instead of coal at cement plants or coal-fired utilities in British Columbia has received funding of $1 million from the BC Bioenergy Network.
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Ensyn is undertaking a $4-million expansion to upgrade its existing production facility in Renfrew to a dedicated biofuels facility with enhanced production capacity of 13 million litres/year of a liquid biofuel that can be used as a heating...
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A Valmet-supplied gasification plant at GoBiGas (Gothenburg Biomass Gasification Project) will produce biomethane gas by gasifying forest residues and wood pellets. The biomethane is similar to natural gas and will primarily be used in the...
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CRIBE is partnering with GreenField Specialty Alcohols to test and develop a biorefining technology that could be applicable to pulp mills.
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Fortum, UPM and Valmet have joined forces to develop technology to produce advanced high value lignocellulosic fuels, such as transportation fuels or higher-value bio liquids. The idea is to develop catalytic pyrolysis technology for upgrading...
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The International Forest Biorefinery Symposium, under the umbrella of PaperWeek Canada in Montreal, launched with a keynote presentation by Gerd Unkelbach, of the Fraunhofer Center for Chemical-Biotechnological Processeses CBP in Germany....
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Suncor Energy is reportedly using a by-product of the pulp and paper industry as a “glue of sorts” to control dust on access roads to its MacKay River oilsands site. A story by the Canadian Press, published in the Calgary Herald on...
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Opening day for PaperWeek Canada 2014, Feb. 3, was intensely focused on research and innovation. FIBRE Day, featuring presentations by all the research networks of FIBRE, ran concurrent with the 4th International Forest Biorefinery Symposium.
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An agreement between Lignol Innovations Ltd. and Sichuan Xilin IM/EX Co. Ltd. of Chengdu, China, provides for the two companies to explore options for cooperation in pursuing opportunities to commercialize Lignol Innovations’ proprietary...
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