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November 11, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Weyerhaeuser may sell its Cellulose Fibers business
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FPInnovations partners with Naturex on forest-derived molecules

A strategic partnership to develop active molecules derived from Canadian forest biomass for food industry and cosmetics applications has been announced by research and development institute FPInnovations and Naturex, a global leader in specialty plant-based natural ingredients. >> Read full article

Wale and Bellefleur win Skills Award for Aboriginal Youth

FPAC and the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM) awarded the Skills Award for Aboriginal Youth to Taylor Wale, a 22-year old woman studying Natural Resource Conservation at UBC, and Patrice Bellefleur, a 27-year old Innu who will soon start his Master’s degree in Forest Science at Laval University. >> Read full article

Innventia, Fibria developing aviation fuel from lignin

The Swedish research institute Innventia is coordinating a collaborative research project called Lignojet that aims to establish lignin as a raw material in bio-based aviation fuel. >> Read full article

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Weyerhaeuser may sell its Cellulose Fibers business

Weyerhaeuser Co. is exploring strategic alternatives for its Cellulose Fibers business, which includes the company’s mill in Grande Prairie, Alta. “The people and assets associated with our Cellulose Fibers business are some of the finest in the industry," said Weyerhaeuser’s CEO. Nonetheless, the board of directors intends to consider a range of alternatives, including continuing to hold and operate the business, a sale or a spin-off of the business. >> Learn More…

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Paper packaging market to grow at 4.3 per cent: Grand View

The global paper packaging materials market is expected to reach US$391.17 billion by 2022, driven by rapid development of fast food and frozen food industries in the emerging markets of Asia Pacific and Middle East and Africa, according to a new report by Grand View Research. >> Read full article

Webinar: Economic factors for a successful biorefinery

Want to learn more about the conditions necessary for a successful forest-based biorefinery? Join FPInnovations’ biorefinery and bioenergy research manager Tom Browne for his presentation, “Technical and economic conditions for success of the forest-based biorefinery,” on December 16 at 2:00 p.m. EST. >> Read full article

Two companies combine satellite imagery and big data for forest management

DigitalGlobe has reached an agreement with Intelescope Solutions to enable global-scale satellite imagery data for the forestry industry that will enable “more efficient management and a richer knowledge of timber assets.” >> Read full article

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 Event Calendar 
 

FPInnovates - Innovation & Technology Conference

November 25-26, 2015
Location: Montreal, QC >> More Info

Webinar - Biomaterials in the P&P sector

December 16, 2015
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PaperWeek Canada

February 1-5, 2016
Location: Montreal, QC >> More Info

PwC’s Annual Global Forest & Paper Industry Conference

May 4, 2016
Location: Vancouver, BC >> More Info