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NSERC Chair Renewed, Will Study Forest Biorefinery In Second Term

The NSERC Environmental Design Engineering Chair celebrated last month the renewal of its mandate to study process integration in the pulp and paper industry. The emphasis in this second mandate will ...


March 1, 2009
By Pulp & Paper Canada

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Paul Stuart

The NSERC Environmental Design Engineering Chair celebrated last month the renewal of its mandate to study process integration in the pulp and paper industry. The emphasis in this second mandate will be on the forest biorefinery.

Professor Paul Stuart of the department of chemical engineering at cole Polytechnique de Montral directs the Chair.

Representatives from NSERC, Natural Resources Canada, and many industrial partners of the program were present at the ceremony on Feb. 2.

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Among the issues the Chair will study are:

-What is the biorefinery and how can it revitalize the forestry industry while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions?

-How should the environmental performance of the forest biorefinery be evaluated?

-What products of biorefining should be considered by Canadian forestry companies to ensure their long-term competitiveness?

-How should forest companies change their supply chain to effect the transformation to the forest biorefinery?