Over the past several months, a Quebec-based natural gas supplier has been conducting a demonstration project aimed at converting forestry biomass into second-generation renewable natural gas.
Norske Skog has been granted NOK 6.5 million from Innovation Norway for two projects – the further development of microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) and the development of fibreboard.
A new facility that will produce biocrude from wood waste is in the plans for Prince George, B.C., Canfor Pulp’s president told CBC News in early July. The company is considering a $70-million facility that could produce up to 400,000 barrels of bio-based oil per year.
The new methodology used by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for setting annual Renewable Fuel Standards continues to chill investment in advanced biofuels, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) finds in a new analysis. The organization says investment patterns clearly demonstrate that EPA is sending a sustained market signal that disincentivizes advanced biofuels, causing a $22.4 billion shortfall in necessary investment.
The Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM) met June 8 in Dawson City, Yukon, to renew its commitment to key challenges and opportunities for Canada's forests and forest sector.
The 2016 PacWest conference wrapped up on June 11 after three days of informative technical and business oriented sessions held at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in Jasper, Alta. Attendance at the event has been growing over the past few years, reaching about 250 delegates this year plus about 50 attendees for the spousal program.
The Swedish research institute Innventia has published the third in its series of forward-looking reports that have gained a lot of international attention in recent years. With this report, A Cellulose-Based Society, Innventia focuses on the conditions for a vital social transformation – from a fossil-based and linear society where products are produced, used and then thrown away, to a biobased and circular society where “waste” as we think of it today will not exist and where all material will find a new use once it has served its initial purpose.
A Canadian biofuels organization has re-launched under the name Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada). The change – from the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association – reinforces the 32 year-old association’s mission to promote the use of value-added products made from renewable resources.
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Canfor Pulp has formed a joint venture with an Australian company to possibly integrate its Catalytic Hydrothermal Reactor (Cat-HTR) upgrading platform into Canfor Pulp's kraft and mechanical pulp mills to economically convert biomass, including wood residues from Canfor Pulp's kraft pulping processes, into biocrude oil. The biocrude can then be used to produce next generation biofuels and biochemicals.
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.
AkzoNobel and agro-industrial cooperative Royal Cosun have formed a partnership to develop novel products from cellulose side streams resulting from sugar beet processing.
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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.
Attis awarded $3M grant for lignin technologyJan. 15, 2018 - Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc., an integrated,…
Mould can infiltrate and weaken bio-composites, UBC researchers findJan. 15, 2018 - At UBC Okanagan’s School of Engineering,…
Buckman welcomes new global VP of its water divisionJan. 16, 2018 - Buckman has appointed Christine Staples global…
Valmet delivers new chip storing system to Portuguese pulp millJan. 16, 2018 - The Navigator Company says a new…
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