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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.
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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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Fanshawe College has begun construction of its new biotechnology research facility, the Centre for Advanced Research and Innovation in Biotechnology, in London, Ont. The new centre will advance biotechnology, chemistry, and environmental technology programs through research and innovation with industry collaborations and partnerships.
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A forum taking place in Ottawa to discuss why biocleantech is key to meeting Canada's 2030 GHG targets has announced its lineup of speakers.
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BioFuelNet Canada strongly disagrees with the findings of a recent study by Professor John DeCicco from the University of Michigan and colleagues which states that biofuels are worse than gasoline in terms of greenhouse gas emissions.
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The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) has released the new report “Advancing the Biobased Economy: Renewable Chemical Biorefinery Commercialization, Progress, and Market Opportunities, 2016 and Beyond,” documenting substantial, ongoing growth in the renewable chemical industry and outlining federal and state policies that support the industry.
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The Forest Products Association of Canada says the industry will mark National Forest Week by celebrating the industry’s huge impact on the economy and jobs, contributions to tackling climate change and sustainable forest practices.
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Lignin can now be efficiently and cost-effectively separated from sawdust, by using eutectic solvents, according to VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. The research centre has developed solvents which are able to extract 50 per cent of the lignin from wood in a pure form that retains its natural chemical structure during processing.
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Swedish pulp manufacturer Rottneros, through Rottneros Packaging AB and Rottneros Bruk AB, is participating in a new project, Pulpacktion, to develop completely bio-based packaging trays.
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A cabinet shuffle in Quebec brings Luc Blanchette to the post of Minister of Forestry, Wildlife and Parks. Blanchette was formerly the minister responsible for mines.
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Two Sides has released a new fact sheet designed for teachers from kindergarten to grade 12, in Canada and the U.S.
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The Ontario government is investing $4.5 million to help FPInnovations and Resolute Forest Products establish a fully functioning biorefinery plant in Thunder Bay, Ont.
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TAPPI’s new online forum, TAPPI Connect, provides an online resource for members, non-members, and volunteers to collaborate, share knowledge and expand their personal and professional networks.
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Resolute Forest Products and Serres Toundra will deploy enzyme-enabled carbon capture technology from CO2 Solutions at Resolute's Saint-Félicien pulp mill.
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Fortress Paper Ltd. and its subsidiaries have successfully closed the asset purchase agreement entered into with LSQ Energy, L.P. and LSQ Development, L.P., previously announced on June 23, 2016.
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Two business-oriented panel discussions are on the schedule at the International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference, Sept. 28-30, in Jacksonville, Fla.
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Renowned environmentalist David Suzuki weighed in on the complex issue of biofuel sustainability, finding no one-size-fits-all solution.
Published in Green Energy
The 2016 TAPPI PEERS conference will help attendees discover new ways to improve mill reliability with innovative best practices. The theme for this year’s event is Mill Innovations: Process Reliability to Breakthrough Technologies.
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A new round of research and innovation funding aimed at growing a sustainable bioeconomy in Alberta has been announced. Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions (AI Bio) has approved nearly $13 million in funding for 61 projects by researchers and companies.
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Crews have broken ground on a major cleantech project on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River in eastern Quebec.
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