Tag: biomass

Stora Enso to convert Oulu paper mill into packaging board mill

Stora Enso to convert Oulu paper mill into packaging board mill

June 15, 2019 |

In Finland, Stora Enso is investing approximately EUR 350 million (about $390 million) to convert the Oulu paper mill into packaging production. The typical end uses for kraftliner are in packaging segments that require high strength, quality and purity, such as food, fruit and vegetables as well as heavy duty packaging. Production will target global […]

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Domtar’s PARCview tool and wood-chip flow among recent improvements

Domtar’s PARCview tool and wood-chip flow among recent improvements

June 9, 2019 |

In Kentucky, five years after the introduction of a transformative barge unloading system, Domtar’s Hawesville Mill continues to embark on projects that help increase reliability and performance in producing pulp and paper. One of their continuous improvement projects is a plant analysis and visualization tool called PARCview to monitor up-to-the-minute manufacturing data across their network […]

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Stora Enso finalizes restructuring of Bergvik Skog’s forests holdings

Stora Enso finalizes restructuring of Bergvik Skog’s forests holdings

June 2, 2019 |

In Finland, the shareholders of Bergvik Skog AB, a Swedish forest holding company, have finalized the previously announced restructuring of its ownership. Stora Enso’s forest holdings in Sweden will increase to 1.4 million hectares, of which 1.15 million hectares is productive forest land. “I am very pleased that we have successfully finalised the restructuring of […]

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EERE’s SBIR Selects Bioenergy Phase I Innovation Projects

EERE’s SBIR Selects Bioenergy Phase I Innovation Projects

May 26, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., nine EERE technology offices will fund awards under 12 topics including three for the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO). The three bioenergy topic areas are: (1) Cell-Free Biochemical Platforms to Optimize Biomass Carbon Conversion Efficiency, (2) Reshaping Plastic Design and Degradation, and (3) Algae Engineering Incubator. Cell-free projects support BETO’s interest in using […]

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Anellotech’s Bio-TCat technology viability confirmed during pilot plant campaign – moving forward with commercialization

Anellotech’s Bio-TCat technology viability confirmed during pilot plant campaign – moving forward with commercialization

May 5, 2019 |

We hear the theme song to Disney’s Carousel of Progress… “It’s a great big beautiful tomorrow…” but it’s also a great big beautiful today because the viability of Anellotech’s Bio-TCat technology has been proven by achieving commercially-targeted yields in its TCat-8 pilot unit in Silsbee, Texas during six months of continuous process operations. Anellotech’s website […]

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Biomass pre-treatment for bioenergy report released

Biomass pre-treatment for bioenergy report released

April 28, 2019 |

In the Netherlands, IEA Bioenergy released its latest report, Biomass Pretreatment for Bioenergy which summarizes the efforts of an inter-task project designed to demonstrate how the application of certain biomass pre-treatment technologies could make existing bioenergy supply chains more fuel flexible, more efficient, and more cost-effective. By applying biomass pre-treatment activities such as washing, drying, […]

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MTI awards $1.5M for biomass and forest projects

MTI awards $1.5M for biomass and forest projects

April 21, 2019 |

In Maine, the Board of Directors of the Maine Technology Institute (MTI) approved two awards from the Emerging Technology Challenge for Maine’s Forest Resources, each for $750,000. The two companies receiving the awards represent different natural resource-based technologies that make use of Maine’s abundant forest resources and supply chain. The first $750,000 award was made […]

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US Forest Service announces opening of tribal biomass demonstration projects program

US Forest Service announces opening of tribal biomass demonstration projects program

April 17, 2019 |

In Washington, the US Forest Service announced programming for biomass demonstration projects on tribal lands. Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act Amendments of 2017 amends the Tribal Forest Protection Act of 2004 to direct the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA), to enter into contracts or agreements with Indian tribes, and, in Alaska, tribal organizations to […]

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Yeast strain can increase ethanol production by 15.5%

Yeast strain can increase ethanol production by 15.5%

April 14, 2019 |

In India, researchers from the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, DBT-ICGEB Centre for Advanced Bioenergy Research discovered that a robust yeast strain can produce up to 15.5% more ethanol when glucose or lignocellulose biomass — rice and wheat straw — is fermented and has been isolated. With India’s biofuel target going from the […]

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Walnut farm uses BioMax tech and gets award for converting walnut shells to power

Walnut farm uses BioMax tech and gets award for converting walnut shells to power

April 14, 2019 |

In Colorado, SynTech Bioenergy, a company that transforms biomass, agricultural waste and municipal solid waste into renewable heat and electricity, congratulates customer Dixon Ridge Farms for its receipt of the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA) for converting its walnut shells to heat and power. The organic walnut farm and processing operation’s use of […]

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