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Vancouver-based Nexterra will provide the gasification technology for the Welland Waste Wood Power Plant. Nexterra also participated in the development and financing of the £51.6-million project located in Northamptonshire, UK. The...
Cascades Inc. will replace the pulping process at its Norampac Cabano facility with a hot water pulping process that will allow the plant to extract hemicellulose, a cellulosic sugar with high value-added potential, from wood chips. It will be...
Cellulose nanocrystals derived from agriculture, pulp or paper industries have been shown to increase the strength of concrete, representing a potential renewable additive to improve this construction material.
A Finnish company is working to bring to industrial scale a process that creates yarn from wood fibre using a wet spinning technique. Spinnova Ltd., a research and product development company, is the latest spin-off of VTT Technical Research...
A supplier of oil and gas extraction technology has made an investment in CelluForce to explore the use of nanocellulose to enhance the productivity of oil and gas wells. Details of the investment by Schlumberger will remain confidential.
The University of New Brunswick will receive $306,200 over three years to develop new technology to help Canada develop better, cleaner and cheaper renewable fuel from biomass.
CelluForce has received a contribution of $4 million from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) to optimize the extraction process of cellulose nanocrystals (also called nanocrystaline cellulose or NCC) from dry wood pulp and develop...
The world’s first wood-based renewable diesel biorefinery has started commercial production in Lappeenranta, Finland. UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery is based on a hydrotreatment process developed by UPM, and produces approximately 120...
Kruger Inc. was presented with the “Open Innovation” Award by the Association pour le développement de la recherche et de l'innovation du Québec (Québec Association for research and innovation development -...
The new cellulose filament (CF) demonstration plant at Kruger's Trois-Rivières facility is now producing a high quality, world-class strengthening bioproduct equivalent to that produced in the laboratory environment.
Kelheim Fibres has announced pilot scale production of a new viscose fibre that reflects infrared (IR) radiation. Viscose fibre can be used to manufacture clothing, and the IR-reflective textile may serve a thermal retention function.
Geomembrane Technologies Inc. (GTI) has been chosen to supply equipment for the bioenergy effluent project at Millar Western Forest Products’ Whitecourt Pulp mill. The project will harness clean energy from pulp mill wastes.
Ensyn Fuels has signed a contract with Valley Regional Hospital in New Hampshire for the supply of RFO™, Ensyn’s advanced cellulosic biofuel. Ensyn Fuels will provide the hospital with approximately 250,000 gallons/year of RFO for a...
Valmet has installed a new biomass pilot plant in its research and development center in Sundsvall, Sweden. The equipment, called BioTrac, is a hydrolysis system which is used for process optimization and testing of raw materials based on...
Following its recent acquisition of the US-based biotechnology company Virdia, Stora Enso is investing US$ 43 million in a demonstration and market development plant to be built at Raceland, Louisiana.

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