In Sweden, the board of the Holmen Group has greenlighted investments totaling EUR 60 million in Iggesund’s mills in Iggesund, Sweden and Workington, England. At Iggesund the investments will eliminate bottlenecks in pulp production so it can be increased from the current 370,000 tonnes to 420,000 tonnes. The target for the board mill is to […]
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In Florida, Dyadic has announced that it has launched Fibrezyme G4, a high performance cellulase enzyme product designed to enhance paper and textile quality. The enzyme has shown to reduce energy requirements and increase production rates for pulp and paper manufacturers. Dyadic Chief Operating Officer Danai Brooks commented: “We expect two key markets to be […]
In Canada, the Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy s partnering with GreenField Specialty Alcohols to test and develop a technology that, if successful, will lead to significant economic and operational gains for pulp mills by providing new revenue streams as well as a more efficient way to perform current processes. This is […]
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) […]
In Washington, the USDA announced that Agricultural Research Service scientists incorporated biodegradable sugar beet pulp, which is the leftover residue from sugar extraction, with a biodegradable polymer. The result is thermoplastic composites that retain mechanical properties similar to polystyrene and polypropylene, the compounds used to make white, spongy food packages. Processors generate tons of sugar […]
In Portugal, researchers at Algarve University have teamed with the local carob industry to explore the use of carob waste as a feedstock for biofuel. The project explores fermentation technology for the production of second-generation bio ethanol using the residue of carob pulp, which is high in sugar content.
In Thailand, the National Innovation Agency has teamed with the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization of Japan to launch a pilot project that will use cassava pulp as a feedstock for ethanol, thanks to a $9 million R&D grant, and will focus on hydrolysis of starch and cellulose for industrial production of ethanol.
In Canada, Lakehead University professor Pedram Fatehi has received a grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council in support of his process to produce biofuels from pulp paper waste. “We’re are not utilizing (that resource)î he says. ìWe are wasting it.” He recently received $120,000 from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council […]
In Canada, a professor from Lakehead University has won a five-year grant for $120,000 from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council to develop biofuels out of liquid waste produced by pulp mills.
In China, after more than 10 years of research and development, YFY announced that it has moved NPulp from green chemistry concept to reality. Through biopulping – a proprietary enzymatic process that eliminates the use of harsh chemicals when converting straw to straw pulp – YFY Corp. plans to take advantage of the more than […]