At the end of 2021, Metsä Group’s Kuura textile fibre, which is still under development, was successful in the Finnish Quality Innovation Award competition and was thus invited to take part in the international competition organised by the global quality community.
World’s first fully bio-based furniture board is born from the cooperation of Stora Enso and Koskisen Oy
Finnish plywood manufacturer Koskisen is the first company to start using the bio-based binder NeoLigno® by Stora Enso in its new sustainable product family.
The European Union co-funds Lignin Industries expansion to create a green industry to replace fossil-based plastics
Lignin Industries is one of the few selected companies among 232 proposals to be supported by the European Union Innovation Fund that will co-fund Lignin Industries by financing the expansion of the first-of-its-kind large-scale production site, located in Sweden.
Stora Enso introduces portfolio for bio-based packaging foam
Stora Enso is extending its packaging offering with a new portfolio of bio-based foams from wood. The products are fully recyclable and can be used for protective and thermal packaging. Lightweight wood foams address the need for climate-friendly, renewable and circular cushioning materials in inner packaging.
Novel type of biodegradable tree shelter begins UK-wide field testing and initial commercial sales ahead of COP26
Biome Bioplastics and Suregreen have begun large scale UK-wide field testing and initial commercial sales of their novel biodegradable tree shelters.
Plastic Free World: Sappi presents solutions for the replacement of plastic
With its environmentally friendly barrier papers, Sappi presented an effective formula for renewable alternatives that can replace plastic in the future at the Plastic Free World conference.
From trees to batteries
At Stora Enso, we believe that everything that is made from fossil-based materials today can be made from a tree tomorrow. As another proof of this, we produce bio-based carbon called Lignode® by Stora Enso, used for sustainable electrification. Our aim is to meet the demands of the global battery market by developing renewable alternatives.
Thin film packaging 100% recyclable!
CelluForce recently completed an industrial scale up trial on LDPE packaging film. 1 GSM of CelluForce NCC® was coated on a 54.5’’ roll for 1400LFT.
Circular economy at Kelheim Fibres: Examples of innovation from raw material, product design and all the way to “end of life”
A sustainable product is a mosaic of many individual building blocks – Kelheim Fibres, the world’s first viscose fibre producer with an EMAS-certified environmental management system, is constantly working to further improve every single one of these building blocks.
CEBINA: sustainable innovation from Norske Skog
Norske Skog’s immense process industry experience combined with on-going innovation activities led to the development of nano-cellulose product CEBINA (CNF – cellulose nano fibrils or MFC - microfibrillated cellulose).
Government of Canada announces over $3.5 million in support for University of British Columbia – BioProducts Institute
Funding to the Institute will help develop bioproducts to replace single use plastics
Canada Invests in Eco-Friendly Alternative to Plastic Microbeads
August 10, 2021 - Témiscamingue, Quebec - Innovation within Canada’s forest sector is critical to reaching net-zero emissions by 2050. That is why Canada is investing in new and innovative technology to support the industry, protect the environment and strengthen our economy.
Metsä Spring invests in Innomost, a startup producing valuable bioactive products from birch bark
10 August 2021 - Metsä Group’s innovation company Metsä Spring Ltd has made an equity investment in Innomost Ltd, a startup converting forest industry side streams into high-value bioactive products.
Stora Enso’s pilot plant for producing lignin-based carbon materials for batteries is now operational
Stora Enso’s pilot facility for producing bio-based carbon materials from lignin has started operations. This follows the company’s EUR 10 million investment announced in 2019. Pilot production of Lignode® by Stora Enso, wood-based carbon for batteries, is currently being ramped up.
Wood. Can we still call it that?
The new generation of high-performance wood materials offers unexpected hi-tech possibilities to the worlds of design and architecture.
An ecological alternative to plastics, made in Quebec
BOSK Bioproducts inaugurated its first REGENᵀᴹ bioplastic production line, a 100% biobased, non-toxic and compostable material, installed in Quebec City.
Södra launches products featuring fossil-free value chain – Kalmar Energi first customer
Several of Södra’s bio-based products are being launched with a fossil-free value chain.
New innovation ecosystem launched to support market access for bio-based consumer products
The packaging, automotive, and other consumer goods industries have received EUR 14.5 million funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme for a project aiming to replace petroleum-based goods with bio-based products.
Canada Supports Innovation for Compostable Bioplastic
QUEBEC CITY, April 9, 2021 - The Government of Canada continues to encourage alternatives to plastic waste. We are dedicated to creating jobs and driving innovation by investing in climate solutions.
UPM Biomedicals and CELLINK form collaboration for groundbreaking 3D bioprinting developments
UPM Biomedicals is excited to announce its collaboration with bioconvergence company CELLINK.
Metsä Group’s new textile fibre is Kuura
Kuura, the new textile fibre brand of Metsä Group’s innovation company Metsä Spring, is presented to the general public during Japan Fashion Week.
Metsä Spring invests in Montinutra, a startup that commercialises wood extract
Metsä Group’s innovation company Metsä Spring Ltd has made an equity investment in Montinutra Ltd, a startup converting forest industry side streams into high-value bioactive products.