Innovation
Vancouver-based Nexterra Systems Corp. has signed a contract with MWH to supply a biomass gasification system for the Birmingham Bio Power Ltd. (BBPL) renewable energy power plant in Tyseley, UK.
The Ontario government has announced plans to convert its last coal-fired electricity generating plant to an advanced biomass fuel. This will put the government on target to achieve its goal of eliminating coal-fired generation before the end...
The world will require all forms of energy over the next quarter century to meet a greater than one-third increase in demand that will be driven by population growth, improved living standards and expanded urbanization, according to...
One of the most significant barriers to growth is the inability to adapt to changing markets, environments and competition. Understanding your competitive position is highly important and failure to evaluate and adapt can make a company...
PaperWeek Canada keeps getting bigger and better. The 2014 event is packed with activities and learning opportunities. The conference program achieves a balance of technical topics and business insights from industry leaders. This year is also...
The University of British Columbia’s Pulp and Paper Centre (PPC) has received a $2.7-million with the aim of realizing energy savings of more than 1000 GWh/y in the pulp sector.
Researchers in Sweden have demonstrated the first ever magnetic cellulose membrane applied as a loudspeaker device. The project aims to show the potential of natural and environmentally sustainable materials in an application that everybody...
The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) has launched its Bioenergy Systems for Viable Stationary Applications research program to help industry capitalize on market opportunities for the production of energy from biomass. NRC has...
Alberta’s cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) pilot plant, which produces up to 100 kilograms of CNC per week, was commissioned in early September at Alberta Innovates-Technology Futures’ (AITF) Mill Woods facility before a crowd of...
As commodity dissolving pulp (DP) dropped from 2011’s heady highs of $2,650 on the spot market and contract prices in the $1,500 range, two Canadian mills that planned to get into DP production slid their timelines to the right. Fortress...
As a significant source of wood pulp fibre, old corrugated containers (OCC) have become an increasingly valuable commodity which benefits both the paper packaging industry and this country’s economy.David Andrews, executive director of...
Innovation in Canada's forest products sector received international acclaim this week as a Montreal researcher was presented a prestigious award at a gala event in Stockholm, Sweden, for his ground-breaking work.
A pilot project to convert wood into biofuels has plans to be operational by next February after getting loans from the province of Nova Scotia.
A multi-million dollar upgrade of Atlantic Packaging’s Whitby mill has allowed the company to introduce SmartCorr, a new high-performance, lightweight 100% recycled paper (liner and medium). SmartCorr can be used to manufacture high...
INEOS Bio’s Indian River BioEnergy Center is now producing cellulosic ethanol at commercial scale. The first ethanol shipments will be released in August. This is the first commercial-scale production in the world using INEOS Bio’s...
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