Innovation
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...
If you’ve been hearing “things are looking up for the forest products industry,” it probably refers to the lumber sector, not pulp and paper.The global wood products industry may be entering a “super-cycle” of flat...
Within the next year, new ISO 55000 standards are expected. ISO 55000 is a set of three standards designed to create common language, concepts and measures of quality in asset management practice. It is an important step, as asset management...
Truckloads of lignin are rolling out of Domtar’s Plymouth, N.C., mill. Employees in the lignin separation facility call the trucks headed to external customers “money trucks”, as opposed to the loads destined to be used within...
Stora Enso has decided to invest EUR 32 million in building a world-class biorefinery at Sunila Mill in Finland, which will reduce the CO2 emissions of the mill by replacing up to 90% of natural gas consumption with lignin extracted from black...
How do biomass systems fit into the commercial building centre? The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) is aiming to answer that question with new tools for manufacturers, architects, project developers and engineers.
Two crystalline nanocellulose projects are among the six new bioindustrial projects receiving funding from Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions through its Bioindustrial Research and Innovation Program 2012-13.
Pulp and paper mills face a number of production challenges, from ongoing personnel changes, to maintenance workload and reliability issues. In spite of these challenges, the production process must be as efficient as possible at all times, so...
Scientists know that thousands of products can be made from trees. Traditional forest products only scratch the surface of what is possible. But, of all those non-traditional possibilities, only a handful are likely to become marketable...
Dr. Derek Gray, holder of the NSERC/FPInnovations Industrial Research Chair at McGill University, is the 2013 Marcus Wallenberg Prize (MWP) recipient, it was announced at the FIBRE Network research conference. Dr. Gray receives the...
Globally, the pulp and paper industry is characterized by a high water footprint, and rising water prices have forced manufacturers to adopt water-efficient and high-end equipment to treat wastewater and reduce water consumption. The focus on...
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