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FPInnovations and Bioénergie La Tuque (BELT) have signed a collaboration agreement to investigate and construct a next-generation biorefinery demonstration facility in the city of La Tuque, Que.
Published in Industry News
Valmet and Biochemtex have launched a development project centered on the conversion of lignin into biochemicals. The collaboration will combine and adapt Valmet’s LignoBoost technology for the extraction of purified lignin from black liquor and Biochemtex's Moghi proprietary technology for the conversion of lignin into biofuels and biochemicals.
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AkzoNobel and agro-industrial cooperative Royal Cosun have formed a partnership to develop novel products from cellulose side streams resulting from sugar beet processing.
Published in Innovation
Finnish pulp producer Stora Enso has announced a joint development and license agreement to cooperate on bio-based chemicals development with California-based Rennovia, a specialty chemicals company.
Published in Innovation
The Canadian forest products industry is pledging to help Canada move to a low-carbon economy by removing 30 megatonnes (MT) of CO2 per year by 2030 – more than 13 per cent of the Canadian government’s emissions target.
Published in Sustainability
The Québec government has announced who will lead the five major workshop groups it has tasked with identifying the problems and finding solutions and methods that will help the forest products industry to move forward.
Published in Industry News
Exports of wood pellets from North America totaled 6.1 million tons in 2015, which is almost four times as much as in 2010, according to the latest issue of the North American Wood Fiber Review. In the second half of 2015, export volumes from Southern Gulf ports were up almost 70 per cent.
Published in Trends
PAPTAC will host the 2017 International Chemical Recovery Conference in Halifax. The event will run from May 24-26, 2017.
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B.C Hydro spent $17.5 million last year to not buy power from eight producers of biomass energy in the province, according to a story in the Vancouver Sun.
Published in Green Energy
PAPTAC has announced a change of venue for the PaperWeek Canada conference and trade show. The event will be held at the Sheraton Centre Montreal.
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The PacWest conference is not until June, but organizers are requesting that attendees register early for the three short courses offered in conjunction with this annual industry conference.
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Air Canada will participate in Canada's Biojet Supply Chain Initiative (CBSCI), a three-year collaborative project with 14 stakeholder organizations to introduce 400,000 litres of sustainable aviation biofuel (biojet) into a shared fuel system at a yet to be determined Canadian airport.
Published in Sustainability
The Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program has partnered with NineSigma to establish and manage an open innovation platform to assist newly commercialized products and technologies find new markets and new innovative uses in the global marketplace.
Published in Innovation
A $30-million, commercial-scale lignin recovery plant at the Hinton pulp mill in Alberta has begun production of lignin. The bioproduct will be developed for use as a natural adhesive in the engineered wood products produced by West Fraser, which also owns the Hinton mill.
Published in Industry News
The Pulp and Paper Centre at University of British Columbia is planning a celebration. The centre will host an open house event and an alumni dinner to mark its 30th anniversary.
Published in Industry News
The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is pleased to see the federal budget put strong emphasis on climate change initiatives, innovation and research and development.
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Québec's Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks, Laurent Lessard, has announced a Wood Innovation Forum to be held in Rivière-du-Loup on October 31, 2016. He invited all the players in the forest products industry to attend this unique event.
Published in Industry News
There’s a giant, covered pond filled with microorganisms at the Slave Lake Pulp mill site. It’s man-made, and it’s massive, the size of three hockey rinks. This is a new addition to Slave Lake’s wastewater treatment system and the source of the methane that the mill converts to green electricity.
Published in Equipment & Systems
Armand Langlois reported at PaperWeek Canada on the progress his company, Enerlab 2000, is making in the development of a polymerization process to incorporate lignin in polyurethane.
Published in Innovation
TORONTO – It’s a new day for Canada’s cleantech industry, which is on the verge of taking a significant leap forward.
Published in Trends

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