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October 14, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Separate but connected: Biomass power and Port Hawkesbury Paper
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Softwood lumber agreement expires, trade enters a grace period

With the expiration of the 2006 Softwood Lumber Agreement between Canada and the U.S. on Oct. 12, lumber trade between the two nations is now governed by a “standstill provision” that precludes the U.S. from bringing trade action against Canadian softwood lumber producers for 12 months. >> Read full article

Two Canadian BCTMP mills taking market downtime

Paper Excellence’s BCTMP mills at Chetwynd, B.C., and Meadow Lake, Sask., are taking market-related downtime. >> Read full article

Papermaking innovator Norm Dove inducted to Hall of Fame

The Paper Industry International Hall of Fame’s will induct six more industry notable figures on October 15, including Norm Dove, founder of Vancouver-based Devron Engineering and holder of 23 patents for papermaking. >> Read full article

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Separate but connected: Biomass power and Port Hawkesbury Paper

It was 2009 when the original idea to add a turbine for power generation was conceived, recognizing that the biomass boiler at the Point Tupper site had been under-utilized by the NewPage pulp and paper mill. Now, after a $208-million investment, Nova Scotia Power is producing bioenergy. >> Learn More…

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LignoBoost plant handed over to Stora Enso's Sunila mill

Stora Enso's Sunila mill employees are now running the Valmet-supplied LignoBoost lignin separation plant and using the lignin to replace natural gas within the mill. >> Read full article

FPInnovations staff recognized for their achievements

FPInnovations is celebrating after the research institute and its staff received three accolades from well-respected industry associations in September. >> Read full article

SCA to acquire tissue maker Wausau Paper

SCA, a leading global hygiene and forest products company, will acquire Wausau Paper for US$513 million in cash. Wausau Paper is one of the largest away-from-home tissue companies in North America. >> Read full article

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October 25-28, 2015
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FPInnovates - Innovation & Technology Conference

November 25-26, 2015
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Webinar - Biomaterials in the P&P sector

December 16, 2015
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PaperWeek Canada

February 1-5, 2016
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