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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.
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Four parallel conference tracks at International Wood Biorefining Week will focus on bioenergy and biobased products and innovations.
Published in Conferences/Shows
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) and the American Wood Council (AWC) have filed a joint petition for review of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s treatment of biomass energy in the agency’s Clean Power Plan.
Published in Sustainability
Boeing, the University of British Columbia (UBC) and SkyNRG, with support from Canada's aviation industry and other stakeholders, are collaborating to turn leftover branches, sawdust and other forest-industry waste into sustainable aviation biofuel.
Published in Innovation
Raw materials and waste products from the forest are predicted to become very important to tomorrow’s climate-smart manufacturing.
Published in Innovation
The first edition of the FPInnovates conference highlighted the importance of innovation in the workforce and the impact of new technologies.
Published in Conferences/Shows
Canadian biofuels developer Ensyn has been granted a key regulatory approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its renewable gasoline product, RFGasoline.
Published in Innovation
An issues paper released by the Canadian Climate Forum documents how forests and products made from tree fibre will play an increasingly critical role in the transition to a low carbon economy.
Published in Sustainability
The renewable attributes of nanocellulose will promote its increased adoption, concludes a new report from Transparency Market Research.
Published in Trends
A strategic partnership to develop active molecules derived from Canadian forest biomass for food industry and cosmetics applications has been announced by research and development FPInnovations and Naturex, a global leader in specialty plant-based natural ingredients.
Published in Innovation
The Swedish research institute Innventia is coordinating a collaborative research project called Lignojet that aims to establish lignin as a raw material in bio-based aviation fuel.
Published in Innovation
Oct. 26, 2015 -- Enerlab 2000 will receive an investment of $500,000 over four years to pursue the development of iso-lignin, a biopolymer based on lignin.
Published in Innovation
There are many first-of-their-kind technologies being implemented by the Canadian forest products industry on its journey to transformation.
Published in Innovation
Want to learn more about the conditions necessary for a successful forest-based biorefinery?
Published in Industry News
Even before the Government of Nova Scotia introduced its Renewable Energy Plan in April of 2010, Nova Scotia Power understood the opportunity that was in front of them in Point Tupper.
Published in Green Energy

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