Archive for September, 2012
Filed under: Specialty Cellulose, Specialty Cellulose Production
Cellulose structures make colors that never fade
by ckeddy on Sep 21st, 2012
Researchers at the University of Cambridge have discovered a way to capture the intense, no-fade colour in a particular plant that could be replace pigments used in industry with natural plant extracts in products. The Pollia condensata plant (sometimes called the marble berry)- a species that grows wild the forests of Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania and other African countries– produces a berry that is iridescent blue and metallic, a colou...
Filed under: Bio-Energy
Last of the Coal at the Atikokan Power Plant
by ckeddy on Sep 18th, 2012
Early last week, in a significant step to eliminate coal-fired power generation, the government announced the burning of the Atikokan plant’s last piece of coal- making it the end of an era. The conversion of the Atikokan plant from coal to biomass is now underway. This project, the first of its kind in the province of Ontario. The project creates new economic opportunities for Ontario’s forestry sector, which will provide the biomass fuel...