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Canfor plans to construct a pellet plant at each of the company's Chetwynd and Fort St. John sawmill sites, in partnership with Pacific Bioenergy Corporation.
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Valmet has installed a new biomass pilot plant in its research and development center in Sundsvall, Sweden. The equipment, called BioTrac, is a hydrolysis system which is used for process optimization and testing of raw materials based on...
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Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) Atikokan Generating Station (GS) is now operating on biomass, making it the largest electrical power plant in North America fuelled by 100% biomass.
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Following its recent acquisition of the US-based biotechnology company Virdia, Stora Enso is investing US$ 43 million in a demonstration and market development plant to be built at Raceland, Louisiana.
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The Forest Biorefinery Summit is accepting submissions for oral and poster presentations. This international gathering attracts key players from the forest, bioeconomy and chemical sectors , as well as representatives from governments, academia...
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Natural Resources Canada announced in February 2014 that the Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) Program was renewed, with an additional $90.4 million. The program is intended help bring the next wave of innovation to market...
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Dr. Scott Renneckar will be joining the Department of Wood Science at the University of British Columbia as an associate professor in advanced renewable materials. Prior to joining UBC, Renneckar was a faculty member in the Department of...
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The biomass-to-energy operation at the Prince Albert Pulp mill in Saskatchewan has been indefinitely shut down, according to the local newspaper, the Prince Albert Herald. The pulp mill and wood energy plant are owned by Paper Excellence.
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UPM has agreed to become the exclusive distributor of Domtar's BioChoice™ lignin in Europe, effective Aug. 1, 2014.
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Södra is taking the first commercial step into the international market for its bio-composite material DuraPulp in collaboration with UK-based James Cropper PLC, a speciality paper and advanced materials group.
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West Fraser’s Hinton pulp mill will be the first in Canada to extract lignin from its black liquor recovery stream at commercial scale using the LignoForce process developed by FPInnovations and NORAM Engineering.
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The federal Minister of Natural Resources, Greg Rickford, invited forest companies to start applying for funding from the $90-million Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program for projects aimed at innovative commercial-scale...
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Less than one week after a five ton/day cellulose filament demonstration plant started-up in Quebec, two forest products companies have announced a joint venture to develop applications for this new biomaterial.
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A scant six-months after it was announced, the cellulose filament demonstration plant at Kruger’s Trois-Rivières mill is a reality. The demo facility will produce up to 5 tonnes per day of cellulose filament, enough to permit...
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The Gas Technology Institute (GTI) has completed a project with Haldor Topsoe, Inc. that successfully produced a high-octane, renewable “drop-in” gasoline from woody biomass using an integrated biorefinery. The lengthy project used...
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The final program is set for the 6th International Bioenergy Conference and Exhibition, being held in Prince George, B.C., from June 11-13.
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North America exported wood pellets valued at over US$650 million in 2013, a dramatic increase of more than 250% in just two years, according to data compiled by the North American Wood Fiber Review. The U.S. South shipped almost three million...
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The Government of British Columbia’s has contributed $2.25 million to cellulose filaments (CF) research. The investment will be used as part of an existing R&D program focused on non-traditional applications of cellulose filament (CF)...
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A commercial demonstration of the use of biomass-based solid fuels instead of coal at cement plants or coal-fired utilities in British Columbia has received funding of $1 million from the BC Bioenergy Network.
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Ensyn is undertaking a $4-million expansion to upgrade its existing production facility in Renfrew to a dedicated biofuels facility with enhanced production capacity of 13 million litres/year of a liquid biofuel that can be used as a heating...
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