FPInnovations’ much anticipated tissue course is officially going digital this year and will be taking place October 26 to 29, 2020.

A five-year R&D program for cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) managed by FPInnovations and funded by ArboraNano and government agencies has resulted in an impressive catalogue of over 50 peer-reviewed scientific papers and $1.6 million invested in research to further the development of nanocellulose applications derived from wood fibre.

Switching from 8-axle B-trains to 9-axle B-trains has been gaining traction in Western Canada (pun intended). A new calculation recently developed by FPInnovations has led to the discovery of the real and remarkable benefits of having more 9-axle B-trains on the roads.

No one has been left untouched by the COVID-19 pandemic. Regardless of the negative feelings you are probably harbouring towards the virus, it is undeniable that it’s been a catalyst for change. The pandemic has prompted the forestry industry to rethink its ways and accelerate its evolution.

Designers and regulators are increasingly rationalizing for climate change in stream crossing designs. While the baseline practice in forestry is “add 20% to the design flood”—which originates from a 2012 Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia Guidance publication—professionals are now starting to use publicly available climate tools that give more localized estimates.

The list of FPInnovations’ most recent reports and publications has been updated and is now available for the period ending May 31, 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic has upset all our ways of doing things and shattered all our gains. In a short period of time, the world’s population has had to change its lifestyles and must now learn to live with a “new normal”.

In British Columbia, damage from marine borers reduces the service life of boomsticks used to keep log bundles together for storage and transport, and is estimated to cost the forest industry $12 million a year.

The list of FPInnovations’ most recent reports and publications has been updated and is now available for the period ending March 31, 2020.

Our forests are a key element in fighting climate change. In addition to sequestering carbon, their biomass can be used as a source of energy or raw material and a substitute for fossil fuel-based products.

Scientists cracked the code for kraft lignin made from black liquor in the 1940s, but with global attention on climate change and governments around the world focused on lowering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while supporting sustainable economies, efficient lignin production and improved quality have never been hotter topics in biorefinery circles than they are now.

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