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April 1, 2011
By Pulp & Paper Canada

A total of $11.2 million in federal-provincial funding will help the University of British Columbia undertake a clean heat and power project. UBC has partnered with Nexterra and GE Energy on a biomass demonstration project that will produce…

A total of $11.2 million in federal-provincial funding will help the University of British Columbia undertake a clean heat and power project. UBC has partnered with Nexterra and GE Energy on a biomass demonstration project that will produce about 1.9 megawatts of electricity.

A new RISI report forecasts that the bioenergy industry will create additional biomass demand of 19 million dry tons by 2015. Called the North America Bioenergy Review, it forecasts North American wood biomass supply, demand and pricing, plus analyzes the cost structure of each sector.

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Metso has strengthened its advanced controls groups for chemical pulping, mechanical pulping, and recycled fibre and paper by forming a new Performance Solutions group, focusing on process improvement and optimization.

The Fiducie de recherche sur la forêt des Cantons-de-l’Est, which promotes sustainable forest management by supporting research projects in forestry, will receive a total of $75,000 from Natural Resources Canada. With the knowledge transfer gained from this project, forest owners will benefit from the small-scale application of an ecosystem management system that supports the planting of fast-growing tree species and species best suited for the restoration of degraded forests.

 


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