VANCOUVER, Feb. 10, 2020 - Performance BioFilaments Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of high performance nanofibrillated cellulose (NFC) starting in 2021.
Resolute Invests in a New, Sustainable Biomaterial
With a low carbon footprint and a wide variety of uses, cellulose filaments are a sustainable biomaterial derived from wood fiber that is mechanically processed without chemicals or enzymes.
17 million NOK to research on fiber composites
Innovation Norway has allocated NOK 17 million for research and development of fiber composites at Borregaard and Norske Skog Saugbrugs.
Domsjö Fabriker to start demo scale plant next year
Domsjö Fabriker AB and Ecohelix AB have agreed to cooperate on establishing a demo scale plant for production of the hemicellulose copolymers developed and patented by Ecohelix.
Lignin is here to stay
UPM’s BioPiva™ lignin is a 100% bio-based, renewable substitute for fossil-based materials.
BioDesign is Live!
The organizations behind BioDesign are thrilled to announce the launch of the website, www.canadabiodesign.com
Renewable natural gas start-up company completes key milestone converting Alberta forest residues into pipeline-quality gas
EDMONTON, Oct. 28, 2019 - An innovative clean energy start-up company, G4 Insights Inc., has successfully demonstrated in a field trial that forestry industry residues can be turned into renewable natural gas (RNG).
MetGen Earns Acclaim from Frost & Sullivan for its Unique, Customized Enzyme Technologies, METNIN™ and ENZINE®
The technologies solve the industry’s major pain points regarding the valorization of lignin, shorter technology development cycles, and customization of enzymes for different applications
Towards a circular bio-based Europe
The world’s consumption of valuable resources is reaching its limits and we need to make a giant leap towards a circular economy.
Bio-based electronics create products of the future
Packaging that tells you the condition of the food inside, paper that cleans polluted air and smart plasters that communicate with your doctor; these are just a few examples of what we can do thanks to bio-based electronics.
CelluWiz… Combining innovative technologies to produce all-cellulosic packaging materials
The European project CelluWiz started in June 2019 with its kick-off held on 12-13th at CTP in Grenoble.
Canada Invests in Clean Forest Sector Research at the University of Waterloo
August 30, 2019 - Waterloo, Ontario - The forest sector is an important contributor to Canada’s economy, providing jobs for Canadians from coast to coast.
Bio-based carbon materials for batteries
Canada Invests in New Forest Sector Technologies in Trois-Rivières
August 6, 2019 - Trois-Rivières, Quebec - When we invest in Canadian businesses, our economy grows and our communities benefit. That’s why the Government of Canada is investing in the development of innovative new technologies in Canada’s forest sector.
Metsä Spring invests in Woodio, leader in waterproof wood composite technology
Metsä Group’s innovation company Metsä Spring Ltd has made an equity investment in Woodio Ltd, a leading developer of waterproof wood composite products.
Bosk Bioproducts Solution Selected to Meet the Challenge on Improving Compostability of Bioplastics
Bosk Bioproducts Solution Selected to Meet the Challenge on Improving Compostability of Bioplastics by Innovative Solutions Canada, Natural Resources Canada and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Stora Enso invests in producing bio-based carbon materials for energy storage
Stora Enso is investing EUR 10 million to build a pilot facility for producing bio-based carbon materials based on lignin.
Natural healing: UPM’s FibDex® replaces synthetic materials in wound dressing with wood-based nanocellulose
The novel wood-based wound dressing offers significant benefits for both patients and hospitals and is ready to be sold on the European market after receiving regulatory approval and CE mark.
Anti-Plastic Legislation Creates Opportunities for Bioalternatives
A growing number of actual and proposed bans on single-use plastic products, such as grocery bags, straws and water bottles, are feeding a worldwide appetite for bioalternatives, such as reusable, refillable and/or recyclable products and packaging.
Lenzing Group builds world’s largest lyocell fiber plant in Thailand
The Lenzing Group is substantial increasing its production of lyocell fibers to meet the strong demand for these products and further strengthening its position as an industry leader in specialty fibers.
Increased use of bioenergy
(19 June 2019) Borregaard has today decided to invest NOK 131 million in a project aimed at increasing the use of bioenergy from production residuals at the Sarpsborg site in Norway.
Researchers transform pulp waste into oil patch odour eater
90,000 tonnes of fly ash ends up in Alberta landfills annually