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University of British Columbia researchers to turn ‘black liquor’ into consumer goods

University of British Columbia researchers to turn ‘black liquor’ into consumer goods

July 23, 2019 |

In Canada, University of British Columbia research designed to turn ‘black liquor’—a by-product of pulp and paper manufacture—into consumer goods has received funding from Genome BC and the BC Pulp and Paper Bio-Alliance. The project valued at C$500,000 will develop biological methods that can be used to transform ‘black liquor’, a mixture of lignin and […]

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RenFuel and Nordic Paper to build biofuel test plant using lignin from black liquor

RenFuel and Nordic Paper to build biofuel test plant using lignin from black liquor

April 11, 2016 |

In Sweden, RenFuel and Nordic Paper have signed an agreement to build a production test facility in Bäckhammar in the region of Värmland, in order to test manufacture an advanced biofuel based on lignin. The project has been granted $8.75 million by the Swedish Energy Agency. RenFuel has developed and patented a method to refine […]

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Swedish project aims to produce bio-oil from pulp mill black liquor lignin

Swedish project aims to produce bio-oil from pulp mill black liquor lignin

July 11, 2013 |

In Sweden, biorefinery R&D project number 100 has now started in the Swedish Processum cluster, aimed at thermochemically converting lignin from black liquor to bio oil. It is run by the Swedish-Norwegian cooperation project “Biorefinery Midscandinavia” and the project partners are Processum Biorefinery Initiative, PFI, Metsä Board Sweden, Viken Skog (a Norwegian forest owner association) […]

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Chemrec, TCC to take black liquor biofuels technology to China

Chemrec, TCC to take black liquor biofuels technology to China

April 25, 2012 |

In Sweden, Chemrec signed with China Tianchen Engineering Corporation, TCC, to provide an integrated offering of Chemrec plants on a global lump-sum turn-key basis and co-market the Chemrec black liquor gasification technology – a route to 2nd generation biofuels or green power. The prime ministers of China, Wen Jiabao, and of Sweden, Fredrik Reinfeldt were […]

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Batteries from trees, 3D printing developments, canola straw cling wrap, biochar, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of August 2nd

Batteries from trees, 3D printing developments, canola straw cling wrap, biochar, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of August 2nd

August 1, 2019 |

Can you really produce anode materials from trees? Stora Enso says absolutely yes! And they are investing a nice chunk of change to build a pilot plant for lignin-based battery materials. Ok, sounds great, but come on, biodegradable cling wrap using cellulose nanofibers from canola straw to store my leftovers in? Yes, these things are […]

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Letter from Route 12 and the Pacific Northwest: from waste streams, a bioeconomy rising

Letter from Route 12 and the Pacific Northwest: from waste streams, a bioeconomy rising

June 26, 2019 |

In Washington state, there’s a new mill near the city of Dayton that is the first to use waste straw to make pulp for paper products, and biopolymers; and, a new project near Granger turning dairy waste into pipeline-quality renewable natural gas; also, a proposed project for Cosmopolis using sulfite pulp waste liquor to make […]

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SCA starts EIA process for proposed Östrand biorefinery

SCA starts EIA process for proposed Östrand biorefinery

March 14, 2019 |

In Sweden, SCA will commence an environmental impact assessment of a possible biorefinery in connection with the Östrand pulp mill in Timrå. SCA has invested $5.37 million in a pilot plant for production of biofuels from black liquor at the Obbola paper mill outside of Umeå. This plant is now operational and will test technology […]

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Pyromaniax Unbound

Pyromaniax Unbound

October 24, 2018 |

An interesting addendum appeared in recent days on the Anellotech website — a notation, not seen before from the Sultans of Stealth, that “Anellotech has raised US$80 million in cash and in-kind contributions to date. These considerable investments come from our highly-motivated and engaged strategic partners, who are working with us to develop and commercialize […]

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Methanol and Bio-economy: Now and the Future

Methanol and Bio-economy: Now and the Future

August 24, 2017 |

By Lorenz Bauer, Ph.D., Lee Enterprises Consulting Special to The Digest Methanol Sources and Uses Methanol and bioeconomies are two of the buzz words of the last decade. They had their origin in the “peak oil” scare and the predicted sky rocketing oil prices. They were further boosted by environmental concerns about pollution and climate change.   […]

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Lignocellulosic Biomass Deconstruction

Lignocellulosic Biomass Deconstruction

April 12, 2017 |

By Dr. Bernard Cooker, Chemical Processing Solutions, Consultant with Lee Enterprises Consulting Special to The Digest Cheap, plentiful lignocellulosic biomass (LCB), consisting of cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin, is deconstructed to release useful chemical intermediates in the bioeconomy. These include glucose from cellulose, glucose and other sugars from hemicellulose, and oxygenated benzene derivatives (OBTX) from lignin. […]

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