Innovation
Biomaterials are in the spotlight in Sweden. In recent weeks, Stora Enso has inaugurated a new Innovation Centre for biomaterials in Stockholm, Sweden, and several organizations have collaborated to form an open “test bed” called LignoCity where companies can develop and scale up technology that refines lignin to climate-friendly fuels, chemicals and materials.
Boeing, the University of British Columbia (UBC) and SkyNRG, with support from Canada's aviation industry and other stakeholders, are collaborating to turn leftover branches, sawdust and other forest-industry waste into sustainable aviation biofuel.
Raw materials and waste products from the forest are predicted to become very important to tomorrow’s climate-smart manufacturing.
Canadian biofuels developer Ensyn has been granted a key regulatory approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its renewable gasoline product, RFGasoline.
A strategic partnership to develop active molecules derived from Canadian forest biomass for food industry and cosmetics applications has been announced by research and development FPInnovations and Naturex, a global leader in specialty plant-based natural ingredients.
The Swedish research institute Innventia is coordinating a collaborative research project called Lignojet that aims to establish lignin as a raw material in bio-based aviation fuel.
Oct. 26, 2015 -- Enerlab 2000 will receive an investment of $500,000 over four years to pursue the development of iso-lignin, a biopolymer based on lignin.
There are many first-of-their-kind technologies being implemented by the Canadian forest products industry on its journey to transformation.
Stora Enso's Sunila mill employees are now running the Valmet-supplied LignoBoost lignin separation plant.
The 2015 Marcus Wallenberg Prize is being awarded to a group of researchers from Japan and France for their development of an energy-efficient method to produce nanofibrillated cellulose.
Red Rock Biofuels announced in July that it will produce approximately three million gallons of low-carbon, renewable jet fuel per year for FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp.
Oji Holdings Corp. of Japan has signed an agreement with Nikko Chemicals to launch the joint development of cellulose nanofibers (CNF) for cosmetic applications.
The Nano Division of TAPPI developed this short video explaining the basics of cellulose nanomaterials.
A high-level meeting of industry, government and research organizations has led to a declaration of intent to continue commercialization of new products and technologies in the forest sector.
A first-of-its-kind commercial-scale manufacturing facility for new grades of northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp is planned for Domtar’s mill in Dryden, Ont. The project has received $2 million from the IFIT program, and is...

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