Posts Tagged ‘FPInnovations’
Filed under: Forestry
Federal Budget Outlines Continued Support For Forestry Innovation
by Trevor J. Murphy on Apr 11th, 2012
In the 2012 budget unveiled last week in Ottawa, Canada’s federal government detailed plans to continue support for forestry innovation projects across the country. The budget earmarked $105 million over two years for market development and forestry innovation – an effort applauded by groups such as FPInnovations and the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC). “The 2012 federal budget renews a partnership that has delivered valu...
Filed under: Specialty Cellulose
World’s First Large-Scale Nanocrystalline Cellulose Plant Launches In Canada
by Trevor J. Murphy on Feb 15th, 2012
Last month CelluForce launched the world’s first large-scale nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC) plant on site at a Domtar pulp and paper mill in Windsor, Quebec. “Today we celebrate a milestone that enables us to be the first in the world on the path to creating a significant market for NCC,” said Jean Moreau, president and CEO of CelluForce, at the plant’s opening in January. “There is an exciting future ahead for NCC and CelluForce." ...
Filed under: Bio-Energy
Canadian Government Invests $53.5 Million In Greener Forestry
by Trevor J. Murphy on Jul 26th, 2011
Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, Joe Oliver, announced earlier this month that the federal government would invest $53.5 million to “advance the transformation and evolution of Canada’s forest industry.” The investment – which will be divvied up among 24 companies representing 28 pulp and paper mills across Canada – is part of a program the federal government introduced in 2009 called the Pulp and Paper Green Transformation ...
Filed under: Pulp & Paper
Future of Canada’s Forestry Sector is Renewable
by Trevor J. Murphy on Jul 6th, 2011
by CHAD WASILENKOFF Push aside dated notions of our global forestry sector as dominated by lumberjacks focused solely on logging trees and processing the wood. Today’s forests are increasingly high-tech with employees skilled in biochemistry, genetics, computer modeling, satellite imagery, and digital processing. Today’s bio-economy is a dynamic global market that mirrors a paradigm shift to products that originate from natural renew...
Filed under: Dissolving Pulp
Traditional Sector Will Make Way For “Green Breeze”
by Trevor J. Murphy on May 5th, 2011
Some call it an “industry in transition,” others have said it is an industry “under the gun,” but the forestry sector is finding new life in innovative and creative solutions that are not only helping the once struggling industry turn around, but also helping to usher in what the Edmonton Journal calls a "green breeze." After two years of work by the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), FPInnovations and the Canadian Forest Se...