Innovation
Suncor Energy is reportedly using a by-product of the pulp and paper industry as a “glue of sorts” to control dust on access roads to its MacKay River oilsands site. A story by the Canadian Press, published in the Calgary Herald on...
An agreement between Lignol Innovations Ltd. and Sichuan Xilin IM/EX Co. Ltd. of Chengdu, China, provides for the two companies to explore options for cooperation in pursuing opportunities to commercialize Lignol Innovations’ proprietary...
Global chemical company BASF and Renmatix Inc. will jointly scale up the Renmatix Plantrose process for the production of industrial sugars based on lignocellulosic biomass. The two companies signed a non-exclusive joint development agreement....
Kruger Inc. and FPInnovations have announced a joint project to develop a five ton/day cellulose filament demonstration plant at Kruger's Trois-Rivières paper mill. Cellulose filaments are long, thin filaments made from wood fibre. They...
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...

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