Innovation
May 23, 2018 – PMP has developed the paper surface functionality (PSF) concept to support paper mills in improving the useful properties of paper or board. PMP's PSF technology is aimed to generate cost savings and to increase profitablity in paper-making.
May 22, 2018 – Until recently, ideas of running pulp production on a vast scale and of using wood as raw material for clothes, musical instruments, the interiors and upholstery of cars, and the surfaces of household appliances, seemed utopian. Now they are about to become reality. 
May 18, 2018 – In Finland, the world's best renewable raw material grows faster than it is used. Wood is seen as the material the world needs most without having to rely on fossil fuels.
May 2, 2018 – A new research project has been launched to test bacterial nanocellulose (BNC) as a potential strength enhancer in board, textiles and bioplastics.
Apr. 18, 2018 - A University of Toronto Engineering researcher hopes to strengthen technological innovation and enhance sustainability in the pulp and paper industry.
Apr. 13, 2018 - Domtar says it has led advancements in lignin separation and the development of lignin-based materials in an effort to develop a bio-alternative to petroleum-based materials.
Apr. 10, 2018 - Valmet and Fortum say they are developing a technology to produce advanced lignocellulosic fuels, such as transportation fuels or higher value bio-liquids, in a move to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Mar. 27, 2018 - BillerudKorsnäs says it has introduced its first packaging product delivering a climate-positive impact.
Mar. 13, 2018 - Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz on March 8, 2018, unveiled Canada’s new $10 bank note featuring Viola Desmond. Held on International Women’s Day, to highlight the pioneering contributions of Desmond, the unveiling ceremony took place at the Halifax Public Library.
Feb. 21, 2018 - Lignin is one of the main building blocks of a tree and makes up 20 to 30 per cent of the composition of wood.
Jan. 29, 2018 - Some projects can demonstrate sustainability in one or two ways, but Columbia Pulp’s new Lyons Ferry pulp mill takes sustainability to an entirely new level. From slashing greenhouse gases to sourcing local feedstock to using efficient production processes, this plant does it all.
Jan. 22, 2018 - Aalto University in Espoo, Finland, and Andritz are bringing to the global market new AaltoCell technology for the production of microcrystalline cellulose (MCC). Developed under the lead of professor Olli Dahl, AaltoCell allows high capacity production of MCC in pulp mills instead of small production units, while using “significantly” smaller quantities of chemicals than before, he describes.
Jan. 15, 2018 - Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc., an integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services and innovative technology company, announced today the award of a US$3 million grant from the USDA to support the commercialization of patented and patent-pending lignin conversion and refining technologies owned by Meridian’s subsidiary, Attis Innovations, Inc. Attis Innovations is the combination of recent transactions with American Science and Technology Corp. and Advanced Lignin Biocomposites LLC.
Jan. 15, 2018 - At UBC Okanagan’s School of Engineering, mould is proving increasingly important in the domain of engineering materials and can lead to early deterioration and structural failure. This is especially the case as manufacturers adopt more bio-derived materials in the drive towards a greener future, explains researcher Bryn Crawford.
Nov. 8, 2017 - Waste-to-biofuels and renewable chemicals producer Enerkem has received approval from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to sell cellulosic ethanol produced at its Edmonton, Alta., facility under the U.S. Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS).

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