July 31, 2020 - Ottawa, Ontario - As we begin to reopen the economy and plan our recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, the Government of Canada is committed to building a clean energy future and supporting the natural resource sectors.
Fortum and Metsä Group to launch a joint EUR 50 million R&D programme in circular bioeconomy
Fortum and Metsä Group join forces with Business Finland to create a world-class R&D programme with pulp fibre from renewable and sustainable sources as its node.
Spotlight on outdoor clothing: Biodegradable fleece made from wood cellulose
Wood to wear? Yes, it’s possible! For its Winter Collection 20/21, the outdoor specialist Vaude is once again offering textiles made from biodegradable fleece fabrics with wood cellulose.
Sappi Valida brings natural cellulose advantages to responsible, eco-friendly hand sanitiser formulation
As the world emerges from various states of COVID-19 lockdown and the ‘new normal’ still presents many unknowns, one thing we know for sure is that it is imperative to adhere to stringent hygienic measures.
Being Agile in a Crisis and Making a Difference
The COVID-19 pandemic, which is currently rampant in the world, is sparing few businesses. CelluForce, the world leader in the development and commercial production of Cellulose Nanocrystals (CNC), an advanced new biomaterial produced from wood, has been impacted as well.
Trees can become batteries for electric cars - a unique pilot plant is under construction at our Sunila Mill
Akvila Cutlery’s reusable Nature Line is made of UPM Formi EcoAce – a sustainable material for replacing single use plastics
UPM is aiming to find sustainable solutions for replacing fossil-based raw materials and offering environmentally sound alternatives. One of the most recent innovations is UPM Formi EcoAce biocomposite, launched at the beginning of 2020.
Fibre-based food packaging to replace black plastic
Biodegradable food packaging from forest products is becoming increasingly popular in the UK. The product is the result of a partnership between Södra, Huhtamaki and Saladworks, and made possible by an EU project.
UBC Researchers Develop Biodegradable Medical Mask for COVID-19
Made in Canada design uses local wood fibres and can be produced in BC
CelluForce NCC® Marine Biodegradability
CelluForce NCC® is marine biodegradable as assessed by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) 306 standard test.
Breakthrough In Biofilm Infused With Wood-Derived Nanomaterial Kills Deadly Hospital Bacteria
Alberta Innovates' long-term and ongoing support for cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) research and commercialization has yielded a made-in-Alberta discovery involving CNC-infused biofilm that could revolutionize treatment of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in medical facilities everywhere.
Using wood waste to produce biochemicals: green chemistry for a green future
Reducing our reliance on fossil fuels is essential in order to tackle the climate crisis, but this involves more than just increasing the share of renewable energy.
Stora Enso and Cordenka partner to develop bio-based carbon fiber materials
Stora Enso and Cordenka have signed a joint development agreement to develop precursors for bio-based carbon fiber. The co-development is driven by the need for high performance carbon fiber in transportation, construction and power generation.
Sappi Symbio bio-composite solution chosen to help reduce the environmental impact of motor vehicles
Sappi is proud to announce that its Symbio bio-composite cellulose fibre which is derived from responsibly managed, renewable forests has been chosen as feedstock for the development of lightweight bio-composite materials, for the Life Biobcompo project.
AFRY selected as Metsä Fibre’s partner in the world’s most modern sawmill and new bioproduct mill projects in Finland to meet the highest safety, digitalisation and sustainability ambitions
Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, has awarded AFRY the engineering services assignment for the new sawmill in Rauma as well as project management and engineering services assignment for the new bioproduct mill in Kemi.
Innovative Applications for Wood-Based Biomaterial Detailed on Performance BioFilaments’ New Website
Small but mighty, nanofibrillated cellulose (NFC) is a nano-sized building block derived from the micro and macro fibrils that make up wood.
Bio Iridescent Sequins made from CNC for greener fashion
The Concept Designer - Sustainable Material Explorer - Design Researcher, Elissa Brunato, in collaboration with Material Scientists Hjalmar Granberg and Tiffany Abitbol from the RISE Research Institutes of Sweden have created from CNC a Bio Iridescent Sequin.
UPM develops a truly wood based biocomposite material with up to 100 % renewable resources – utilising residues from pulp production, not compromising the food chain
UPM has developed a new world-class biocomposite material which meets the highest sustainability requirements.
McGill researchers develop compostable straw that feels like plastic
Researchers, including some from McGill University, have developed a drinking straw made of cellulose, the building block of trees and plants, which could be a big step in the race to replace plastic straws.
From petroleum to wood
An interdisciplinary team of bio-engineers and economists from KU Leuven has mapped out how wood could replace petroleum in the chemical industry.
Sustainable fashion: seeing the wood for the trees
The fashion industry has taken a battering in recent years for its eco-credentials, so how can we shop more sustainably? Jussi Piira, product manager at Stora Enso discusses more.
INEOS and UPM Biofuels announce supply agreement for renewable raw materials to make plastic
INEOS and UPM Biofuels have today announced a long-term agreement to supply a renewable raw material for new and innovative bio-attributed polymers to be produced at INEOS Köln, Germany.