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Valmet, Biochemtex Co-Develop Technology for Lignin Derived Biochemicals (5/04/2016)

Valmet, Finland, and Biochemtex, Tortona (AL), Italy, will start to cooperate in the field of conversion of lignin into biochemicals.

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N.A. Wood Pellet Exports Reach Record Levels in 2015 (5/03/2016)

North America exported record high volumes of wood pellets in 2015, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review (NAWFR), Seattle, Wash., USA. The U.S. Gulf States increased wood pellet shipments by 70%, from 2Q/15 to 4Q/15.

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Metsä Group to Install Valmet Sulfuric Acid Plant at Äänekoski Bioproduct Mill (5/25/2016)

Valmet, Finland, will supply a sulfuric acid plant to Metsä Group's bioproduct mill in Äänekoski, Finland, for in-house sulfuric acid production.

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Stora Enso, Rennovia Agree to Jointly Develop Bio-Based Chemicals (5/12/2016)

Stora Enso, Finland, and specialty chemicals company Rennovia Inc., Santa Clara, Calif., USA, this week announced a joint development and license agreement to cooperate on bio-based chemicals development.

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Maine Awarded Grant for Forest Industry to Pursue Bioenergy (5/17/2016)

According to a report this week by The Bangor Daily News, Bangor, Me., USA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Washington, D.C., has awarded the Maine Forest Service a $380,000 grant to develop programs to help a forest product industry hit by a sharp decline in demand for softwood species.

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Renmatix Secures $14 Million Investment from Bill Gates and Total (9/28/2016)

Renmatix, Philadelphia, Pa., USA, a leader in affordable cellulosic sugars, has announced a $14 million investment, led by Bill Gates. Industry demand for competitive alternatives to petro-derived molecules is gaining traction, despite recent market pressures, Renmatix emphasized.

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Canfor Pulp Products, Licella Fiber Fuels Enter into Biofuel/Biochem JV (5/31/2016)

Licella Fibre Fuels Ltd., Australia, and Canfor Pulp Products Inc. (CPPI), through its subsidiary Canfor Pulp Ltd., Vancouver, B.C., Canada, have signed an agreement to form a joint-venture under the name Licella Pulp Joint Venture.

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Smurfit Kappa Demonstrates Circular Business Practices at BIOBASE Conference (12/08/2017)

Company experts in the area of sustainability and R&D shared unique insights on how the company is using innovative solutions to close loops and deliver value for customers. 

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UPM Biorefining Names Hakanen SVP, Uruguay Development Project (12/08/2017)

Currently Hakanen works as SVP, UPM Specialty Papers ENA.

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Borregaard to Invest in New Environmental Measures (11/07/2017)

One of Borregaard’s (Norway) energy sources is a bioboiler that converts residual products from vanillin and cellulose production to steam. In the process, waste oil is used as supplementary fuel, which is a source of NOx and CO2 emissions. By rebuilding the plant, waste oil will be replaced with natural gas.

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VTT to Develop New Enzymes Found in India’s Wildfire-Prone Areas for Biorefineries (11/06/2017)

An EU and nationally funded project led by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, called IndZyme, is looking to study whether micro-organisms found in the wildfire-prone dry tropical forests of India are capable of breaking down agricultural waste better than commercial enzymes.

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Domtar’s Research in Biomaterials Science Leads to New Opportunities (11/14/2017)

By developing new and innovative ways to use trees, Domtar’s experts in biomaterials science are writing the next chapter of the company’s growth and creating renewed demand for healthy, viable forests.

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Andritz Starts Key Production Technologies at Metsä Bioproduct Pulp Mill (8/21/2017)

New mill in Äänekoski, Finland, has an annual capacity of 1.3 million metric tons of pulp. 

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Finnpulp Granted Enviro Permit for World’s First Intelligent Bioproduct Plant (4/07/2017)

The Regional State Administrative Agency of Finland has granted the environmental permit for Finnpulp's bioproduct plant, which is to be built in Sorsasalo, Kuopio, Finland, and the wastewater treatment facility connected to the plant. The environmental permit defines the terms for the pulp plant's operation in the production phase, as well as for pipeline installation work and changes made to the shore line during the construction phase.

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Meridian Waste Solutions Attains Facility, Licensing for Advanced Bio-Refining Technology (11/17/2017)

Partnership with and investment into American Science and Technology invigorates the bio-economy through exclusive biomass separation and conversion technology.

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Thirty Three Companies Join VTT to Develop Sustainable Forest Products (8/31/2017)

Future Fiber Products project coordinated by VTT will transform laboratory-scale results into pilot-scale demonstrations for products and processes with a low carbon footprint. It will also explore how the current paper and board production infrastructure can be utilized in the field of new packaging solutions, non-woven materials, porous insulation materials, or even as replacements for EPS-based materials.

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Renewable Diesel Fuel New Component in Clean Diesel Technology (4/06/2017)

With national and international policies moving toward a low-carbon, sustainable future, advanced clean diesel technologies and the emergence of low-emission renewable diesel fuel are leading to the continued growth in diesel’s dominance in the transportation and off-road sectors.

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Global Bioplastics Market to Grow 20% through 2022 (11/29/2017)

Innovative biopolymers such as PLA (polylactic acid) and PHAs (polyhydroxyalkanoates) are the main drivers of this growth in the field of bio-based, biodegradable plastics.

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Norske Skog Saugbrugs Develops New Biogas Fuel Technology ( (4/13/2017)

Norske Skog, Norway, has been granted NOK 15.7 million over four years from the Research Council of Norway to further develop the production of biogas fuel at the Norske Skog Saugbrugs in Halden, Norway. The project, called "Pyro Gas", has a total budget of NOK 31.5 million. The project fits well into Saugbrugs' strategy of developing new fiber and energy products in synergy with existing paper production.

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UPM Moves Forward in Sustainable Biochemicals Business (10/26/2017)

Company is evaluating the potential of building a biorefinery in the Chemical Park Frankfurt-Höchst in Germany.

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