Mar. 28, 2017 - Cellulose nanomaterials will contribute to everyday life is the theme for TAPPI’s 2017 International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Nanomaterials, to be held June 5-8 in Montreal, Que. TAPPI Nano 2017 brings together the scientists and product developers that are incorporating these materials into applications that touch all of our lives — in products such as cement, drug delivery vehicles, water filters, flexible electronics, battery separators and more.
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Mar. 24, 2017 - Tembec announced today a four-year $136-million capital investment program in its Quebec facilities to improve competitiveness, centred on its specialty cellulose pulp operation at the Temiscaming manufacturing site.
Mar. 14, 2017 - The federal government is committing up to $20 million to support clean energy projects at the pre-commercialization stage. As part of a $40-million joint initiative that will be matched by British Columbia, the investment aims to help companies with innovative projects at the prototype, field testing and demonstration stages.
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Feb. 16, 2017 - Cascades and the Quebec government are investing $11.3 million in two residual forest biomass boilers at the Cascades Containerboard Packaging Cabano plant in Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac, Que.
Dec. 12, 2016 - Biomass North Development Centre has received a funding boost from Ottawa and the Ontario government to implement its Northern Ontario Bioeconomy Strategy.
Dec. 6, 2016 - It’s no secret that demand for newspaper is waning. Even a decade ago, it was common to see public transit commuters absorbed in the “broadsheets” splayed on their laps. Today, not so much. If you hop on a subway, you’re liable to see most commuters, especially younger ones, staring at a smart phone or e-book. At the same time, businesses of all stripes, from insurance firms to medical offices, are slowly but surely eschewing paper in favour of electronic record-keeping systems.
Goeun Sim, a PhD graduate from McGill University, has been chosen as the Canadian finalist for the global Blue Sky Young Researchers Innovation Award, based on her proposal to advance innovation in the forest products sector.
Fortress Paper is installing a new system at its Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mill in Thurso, Que., designed to extract hemicellulose from the dissolving pulp process.
Brazilian forestry company Fibria has entered a strategic partnership with CelluForce, a Canadian manufacturer of cellulose nanocrystal. Fibria has invested $5.3 million to become a strategic shareholder in the company, joining Domtar, FPInnovations and Schlumberger as shareholders.
The first panel of the day at the 2016 Scaling Up Conference in Ottawa focused on setting the stage for growing a successful bioeconomy.
The Canadian forest products industry is asking for a formal partnership with the federal government to further the sector’s ongoing transformation and contributions to the government’s agenda, including combating climate change and supporting middle class jobs.
Four previously existing Alberta Innovates crown corporations have been combined into one organization called Alberta Innovates. The merger includes Alberta Innovates Technology Futures, which operates a nanocellulose pilot plant in Edmonton, and Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions.
The inaugural Scaling Up Bio conference will bring an impressive list of biomass experts to Canada’s capital.
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S2G BioChem, a Vancouver-based developer of natural biotechnology conversion processes, entered into a license and collaboration agreement with candy and chocolate producer Mondelēz International to help commercialize a sustainably-sourced supply of the food ingredient xylitol using a proprietary co-production technology.
Employees at Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries say they feel secure and hopeful again, after a few years of uncertainty. The mill transferred from one Japanese owner to another in 2015.
Biorefining in Canada has moved from the talking and testing phase to the production phase. Five Canadian pulp companies are producing biochemicals or biofuels, and several more are in the construction phase of bioproducts projects.
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Flooring can be made from any number of sustainable materials, making it, generally, an eco-friendly feature in homes and businesses alike.
Ontario Power Generation’s diverse generating sources, including two biomass-fueled stations in Atikokan and Thunder Bay, ensured Northwestern Ontario had the power it needed during this hot summer.
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The Swedish research institute Innventia has developed what it calls “Biorefinery Test Methods” to facilitate the sale of lignin and development of new products. These methods are based on existing methods and ‘best practice’ for wood and pulp, and have been tested and, where necessary, adapted for lignin samples, says the company. Repeatability data have also been developed.
Officials from Canada’s Ministry of Natural Resources and the U.S. Department of Energy attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony commemorating the construction and commissioning of an oxy-fired pressurized fluidized bed combustion (oxy-PFBC) pilot test facility at CanmetENERGY-Ottawa on Oct. 18.
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Supremex appoints Bertrand Jolicoeur CFO, corporate secretaryApr. 25, 2017 - Supremex, a North American manufacturer and…
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