bioeconomy
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.
Published in Conferences/Shows
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.
Published in Conferences/Shows
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.
Published in Conferences/Shows
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.
Published in Industry News
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
Two Alberta corporations have teamed up to provide funding for R&D projects that advance the knowledge and use of cellulose nanocrystals (CNC), an advanced biomaterial.
Published in Industry News
The Forest Products Association of Canada, in cooperation with several organizations, has published an open letter to Canada’s Premiers and environment ministers, outlining a concept called Carbon First. The text of this letter follows:
Published in Industry News
SCA is investing approximately 50 million SEK (about $8.1 million) in a pilot plant for the production of liquid biofuels and chemicals from black liquor. The plant will be installed in SCA’s containerboard mill Obbola outside of Umeå in Northern Sweden.
Published in Sustainability
Celluforce is a few steps closer to bringing its nanocrystalline cellulose product to market, participants at PaperWeek Canada heard on Feb. 3. CEO Sebastien Corbeil shared a few lessons learned and described a few near-commercial applications for this unique bio-based additive.
Published in Industry News
An executive panel that kicked off PaperWeek Canada 2016 reaffirms that Canadian companies are having success in the bio-economy. Representatives from Domtar, West Fraser, Ensyn and Performance Biofilaments shared their strategies for choosing and implementing innovative technologies.
Published in Industry News
Key executives in the bioproducts sector will speak at the joint opening session for PaperWeek Canada and BIOFOR International.
Published in Industry News

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