May 18, 2018 – Stora Enso has launched its wood-based biocomposites as a renewable replacement for plastics, taking another step in its quest to replace fossil fuel materials with renewable solutions.
Published in Sustainability
May 16, 2018 – Fortress Global Enterprises Inc. has reported its 2018 first quarter results, noting an operating EBITDA loss from continuing operations of $1.4 million compared to an operating EBITDA loss from continuing operations of $5.7 million in the previous quarter.
Published in Financial Reports
May 15, 2018 – Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. of Jacksonville, Fla. has reported a first quarter 2018 net income of $24 million, compared to $10 million in the first quarter of 2017. It represents a 153 per cent increase in diluted earnings per share.
Published in Financial Reports
May 2, 2018 – A new research project has been launched to test bacterial nanocellulose (BNC) as a potential strength enhancer in board, textiles and bioplastics.
Apr. 30, 2018 - The Wood Products Safety Summit is taking place on June 6 in Prince George, B.C., as part of this year’s Canadian Bioeconomy Conference & Exhibition. The event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. at the Prince George Civic Centre.
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Apr. 20, 2018 - BAP Industries of Guatemala will construct and operate what it says is the world’s first bamboo bio-refinery and associated paper mill, located in Nicaragua close to the bamboo raw resource. The facility, it says, will have the capacity to process up to 250,000 metric tonnes of bamboo annually into a range of 100 per cent bamboo toilet, tissue and cleaning papers.
Apr. 18, 2018 - A University of Toronto Engineering researcher hopes to strengthen technological innovation and enhance sustainability in the pulp and paper industry.
Apr. 17, 2018 - Yes, the early bird does get the worm — or in this case, the brown note, the hundy, the cash, the $100 in savings on the full conference registration price.
Apr. 13, 2018 - Domtar says it has led advancements in lignin separation and the development of lignin-based materials in an effort to develop a bio-alternative to petroleum-based materials.
Apr. 13, 2018 - SunPine is investing SEK 250 million in a new production plant adjacent to the company’s existing plant at Haraholmen in Piteå, which is expected to increase tall diesel production capacity by 50 per cent.
Apr. 10, 2018 - Valmet and Fortum say they are developing a technology to produce advanced lignocellulosic fuels, such as transportation fuels or higher value bio-liquids, in a move to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Mar. 27, 2018 - Fortress Global Enterprises Inc. is just one Canadian forestry firm that is forging ahead in the biomass sector. The company recently acquired S2G Biochemicals, a British Columbia-based company that produces xylitol, a food industry sweetener best known as the artificial sweetener in chewing gum.
Published in Equipment & Systems
Mar. 16, 2018 - Fortress Global Enterprises Inc. has signed a share purchase agreement with S2G Biochemicals Inc. and its shareholders.
Published in Green Energy
Feb. 22, 2018 - The preliminary program is confirmed for the 8th Canadian Bioeconomy Conference and Exhibition taking place June 6-8 in Prince George, B.C.
Feb. 21, 2018 - Lignin is one of the main building blocks of a tree and makes up 20 to 30 per cent of the composition of wood.
Jan. 22, 2018 - Aalto University in Espoo, Finland, and Andritz are bringing to the global market new AaltoCell technology for the production of microcrystalline cellulose (MCC). Developed under the lead of professor Olli Dahl, AaltoCell allows high capacity production of MCC in pulp mills instead of small production units, while using “significantly” smaller quantities of chemicals than before, he describes.
Jan. 15, 2018 - Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc., an integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services and innovative technology company, announced today the award of a US$3 million grant from the USDA to support the commercialization of patented and patent-pending lignin conversion and refining technologies owned by Meridian’s subsidiary, Attis Innovations, Inc. Attis Innovations is the combination of recent transactions with American Science and Technology Corp. and Advanced Lignin Biocomposites LLC.
Jan. 15, 2018 - At UBC Okanagan’s School of Engineering, mould is proving increasingly important in the domain of engineering materials and can lead to early deterioration and structural failure. This is especially the case as manufacturers adopt more bio-derived materials in the drive towards a greener future, explains researcher Bryn Crawford.
Dec. 29, 2017 - Canada’s non-hydro renewable power capacity grew by more than eight per cent in 2016, adding nearly 1,300 megawatts (MW) of solar, biomass and wind-generated power, according to the National Energy Board’s (NEB) 2017 update of the Canada’s Renewable Power Landscape report.
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