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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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