Innovation
February 11, 2019 – MoRe Research, a Sweden-based pulp and papr R&D company, has installed pilot equipment aimed at real-time studies of the wood chip impregnation process.
February 8, 2019 – VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is developing a software tool for on-line life cycle assessment that can be used to control equipment, such as paper machines, based on their carbon footprint.
February 6, 2019 – Attis Industries has partnered with Iowa State University on a funded research program to develop carbon fibres for use in a wide variety of applications derived from lignin produced at Attis’s planned biorefineries.
January 31, 2019 – Last fall, I attended the Pulp, Paper and Bioproducts Course, presented annually by FPInnovations. Nearly all of the attendees were process engineers and researchers were there to sharpen their skills. I was there to acquire a whole new set!
January 24, 2019 – Bosk Bioproducts has revolutionized the way that residuals from the pulp and paper industry can be used.
January 18, 2019 – The pulp and paper industry is faced nowadays with three challenges: market decline for printing and writing paper, high energy cost and scarcity of quality wood supply. The electric energy consumption and raw materials are the main two variables that are driving the total manufacturing cost of the final product.
January 18, 2019 – Attis Industries has partnered with Novozymes, a renewable fuel producer, to convert pulp into sugar at all of Attis's planned biorefineries.
January 17, 2019 – VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a sustainable new technique based on gasification to turn forest industry byproducts – such as bark, sawdust and forestry waste – into transport fuels and chemicals.
January 9, 2019 – A graduate researcher from the University of British Columbia's School of Chemical and Biological Engineering who is studying lignin has been chosen as the Canadian finalist for the global Blue Sky Young Researchers Innovation Award, says Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC).
December 21, 2018 – Scientists at the University of Waterloo have created a powder that could capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from factories and power plants.
December 18, 2018 – A new steel belt that can create strong packaging material from high-yield pulp has been developed by MoRe Research, a research and development firm in Sweden that specializes in pulp and paper products.
December 11, 2018 – Fortress Advanced Bioproducts (FortressAB), a subsidiary of Fortress Global Enterprises, will receive an exclusive license from Mondelēz International, one of the world's largest snacking companies, to use its sugar-based bioproduct manufacturing technology on byproducts from Fortress's dissolving pulp mill.
December 10, 2018 – Smurfit Kappa has invented a sustainable new alternative for the heavy wooden, chipboard, and plastic boards that are used to protect palletized products during transport and storage.
November 19, 2018 – Attis Industries has released the second video in its new series on its bio-based products and research offering, demonstrating how it breaks down biomass for other uses. 
November 14, 2018 – A lignin-based product launched by renewable materials company Stora Enso earlier this year has received the Innovative Product Award 2018 by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).
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