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Wood teams with CuanTec to develop chitin extraction facilities

Wood teams with CuanTec to develop chitin extraction facilities

January 4, 2023 |

In the UK, Wood, the global consulting and engineering company, will work with CuanTec Ltd., a Scottish circular economy business, to develop cutting edge separation facilities that will process shellfish waste to extract chitin, a naturally occurring, 100% compostable biopolymer with a wide range of applications in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics and food industries. The contract […]

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UPM Biochemicals’ Leuna biorefinery receives first delivery of wood

UPM Biochemicals’ Leuna biorefinery receives first delivery of wood

December 12, 2022 |

In Germany, UPM Biochemicals’ biorefinery at Leuna in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, moved one step closer to creating the world beyond fossils when the first delivery of wood from sustainably managed regional forests arrived in mid-November. The wood is both a symbolic first and an important practical step – it will enable UPM Biochemicals to begin testing […]

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OMV and Wood sign MOU to commercially license ReOil technology

OMV and Wood sign MOU to commercially license ReOil technology

November 15, 2022 |

In Austria, OMV and Wood signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enter into a mutually exclusive collaboration agreement for the commercial licensing of OMV’s proprietary ReOil technology. The two companies aim to agree on a binding cooperation by mid-2023. ReOil® is a patented chemical recycling technology developed by OMV, which converts end-of-life plastic waste into […]

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New Zealand government funds feasibility study for potential wood-based bioenergy project

New Zealand government funds feasibility study for potential wood-based bioenergy project

October 24, 2022 |

In New Zealand, the New Zealand Herald newspaper reports that the forestry minister says there are discussions between the government and Oji Fibre Solutions regarding the potential development of a biofuels and hydrogen plant at Tokoroa’s Kinleith Mill. The government has agreed to fund a multi-million dollar feasibility study to determine if the project has […]

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Government of Canada investing in study for new wood-based opportunities

Government of Canada investing in study for new wood-based opportunities

August 9, 2022 |

In Canada, Government of Canada is investing in a clean energy future while strengthening Canada’s forest sector from coast to coast to coast. By finding innovative ways to leverage new market opportunities, Canada is ensuring the global competitiveness of our forest sector. Chris Bittle, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Member of […]

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Wood providing REG with engineering, procurement, and construction management for Geismar expansion

Wood providing REG with engineering, procurement, and construction management for Geismar expansion

November 2, 2021 |

In Louisiana, Wood is advancing a project for Renewable Energy Group (REG) that will expand REG’s renewable diesel fuel offering to help meet the world’s growing demand for lower-carbon, sustainable fuels. The engineering, procurement, and construction management services contract will support REG’s improvement and expansion project at its renewable diesel biorefinery in Geismar, Louisiana. The […]

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Honeywell and Wood announce package to produce carbon-neutral SAF

Honeywell and Wood announce package to produce carbon-neutral SAF

September 23, 2021 |

In Illinois, Honeywell and Wood announced a comprehensive package of technologies to support the effort to produce carbon-neutral aviation fuel. When used together, the technologies, which are based on Honeywell’s UOP Ecofining process technology and Wood’s hydrogen plant technology, could reduce lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 100% using certain feedstocks when compared to traditional […]

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Wood is making a construction comeback in Finland

Wood is making a construction comeback in Finland

December 21, 2020 |

In Finland, architects and contractors are looking toward Scandinavia’s vast forests to reduce the carbon intensity of construction.  Business Finland says 80% of detached houses in Finland already have a wooden frame, and many public buildings are also constructed with timber.  The trade group also highlights new, wood-based technologies being explored in Finland. Woodio, for […]

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KU Leuven map out how wood could replace petroleum in chemical industry

KU Leuven map out how wood could replace petroleum in chemical industry

February 19, 2020 |

In Belgium, an interdisciplinary team of bioscience engineers and economists from KU Leuven has mapped out how wood could replace petroleum in the chemical industry. They not only looked at the technological requirements, but also whether that scenario would be financially viable. A shift from petroleum to wood would lead to a reduction in CO2 […]

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Green Science Alliance produces wood alcohol at industrial scale

Green Science Alliance produces wood alcohol at industrial scale

January 8, 2019 |

In Japan, researchers at the at the Green Science Alliance found a solution for breaking down cellulose into glucose in an efficient way.  Using this technology, they will produce bioethanol at an industrial level.  They will also attempt to create a wood-alcohol-based drink.  This will be the first instance of wood alcohol production at an […]

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