Innovation
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).
November 12, 2018 – Packaging and biomaterials provider Stora Enso has launched a new sustainable RFID tag technology called ECO by Stora Enso, designed for intelligent packaging functionalities in supply chain, retail and e-commerce applications.
November 7, 2018 – Ahlstrom-Munksjö, the global fibre-based materials provider, has partnered with five companies to develop a new flexible paper-based packaging solution.
November 5, 2018 – Attis Industries has launched a video series that will give interested parties additional information on the technologies and bio-based products offered under the company's innovations division.
October 29, 2018 – When it comes to making pulp, paper and wood products, bark is an unwanted byproduct. But Finnish research firm VTT has developed a way to extract pure tannins from bark for use as a raw material for resins used in wood products. 
October 25, 2018 – VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, the Finnish Forest Centre and MHG Systems Oy have developed a mobile application to efficiently use forest data. 
October 22, 2018 – The Power Workers’ Union (PWU) has released a statement saying that the recent decision by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to close the world’s largest generating station converted from coal to advanced biomass in Thunder Bay is short-sighted.
October 17, 2018 – For 25 years, Theodore Radiotis, lead scientist for fibre production and smart manufacturing, has been working with FPInnovations’ Chemical Pulping Group. Throughout that time, he has been a part of the organization’s close collaboration with the pulp and paper industry, cultivating innovative advantages for the sector.
October 11, 2018 – Efficient use of raw materials in papermaking means literally keeping them from going down the drain, and thus any recovery and reuse of fibre, chemicals or hot water is an easy way to reduce production costs. This can be a technical challenge, however. Two presentations during the Papermaking sessions at PaperWeek Canada in Montreal this past February discussed how to help close the loop and recover these raw materials. A third presentation brought news about an innovation in the dryer section.
October 2, 2018 – FPInnovations researchers have found that the tissue linting associated with soft tissue products can be reduced by replacing part of eucalyptus pulp with aspen kraft, according to the results of new trials conducted by the organization.
September 20, 2018 - South Africa has established a biorefinery research consortium (BRC) to create new value chains from waste biomass.
August 31, 2018 - Finland's Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have signed a collaboration agreement to develop materials from renewable resources as they work toward sustainability and the bioeconomy.
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