Bio-Products

Feb. 6, 2019 - Fortress Global Enterprises Inc.'s wholly-owned subsidiary, Fortress Xylitol Inc., has entered into a definitive contribution agreement with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) whereby NRCan has committed $10 million in contribution funding to support the planned construction of a xylitol and complementary bioproducts demonstration plant at Fortress' dissolving pulp mill in Thurso, Que.
Feb. 5, 2019 - The federal and Quebec governments have announced a combined $6.4-million investment in the upgrade of CelluForce's cellulose nanocrystal facility to become the world's first full commercial demonstration-scale plant of its kind.
Jan. 24, 2019 - Southern Research announced that it has moved a team of scientists working to develop promising clean-energy technologies from North Carolina to a new state-of-the-art laboratory it is opening on the organization’s downtown Birmingham, Ala., campus.
Jan. 21, 2019 - Attis Industries has partnered with Novozymes, a renewable fuel producer, to convert pulp into sugar at all of Attis's planned biorefineries.
Dec. 11, 2018 - Fortress Advanced Bioproducts (FortressAB) has entered a collaboration with Mondelēz International, one of the world's largest snacking companies, that will grant FortressAB an exclusive license to use Mondolēz's sugar-based bioproduct manufacturing technology on byproducts from Fortress's dissolving pulp mill.
Nov. 19, 2018 – Attis Industries Inc. today released the second video in a series designed to offer additional information on the technologies and bio-based products offered under the Company’s Innovations division.
Jan. 15, 2019 - World Centric today announced the availability of new 100 per cent compostable, marine-degradable Kraft Paper Straws designed to reduce the impact of plastic straws on the planet. The new straws are made from sustainable materials, are non-toxic, and will help reduce the buildup of unrecyclable plastic in the environment and our oceans. 
Jan. 4, 2019 - Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have created a recipe for a renewable 3D printing feedstock that could spur a profitable new use for an intractable biorefinery byproduct: lignin.
Jan. 2, 2019 - In the pursuit of mitigating climate change, one B.C. company has developed a method to make bioplastics from wood. But rather than another bio-alternative for plastic straws and containers, Advanced BioCarbon 3D Ltd (ABC3D) is creating a wood-based engineered grade high performance plastic.
Nov. 23, 2018 - The federal government is giving Competitive Green Technologies a leg up to research and develop a biomass-based nylon for automobile manufacturing and other industries.
Nov. 21, 2018 - In plotting a course for the future, U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) researchers followed a road map from 1916. Their guide – a journal article penned by two chemistry professors from Johns Hopkins University – illuminated a path toward a groundbreaking new method to make the compound acrylonitrile from renewable sources.
Nov. 14, 2018 - In collaboration with fellow researchers, chemists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a process that, according to initial calculations, can facilitate economically removing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The latest World Climate Report (IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 C) acknowledges the global relevance of the process.
Feb. 15, 2019 - New research from scientists at the University of Alberta is demonstrating how biochar can be optimized for agriculture, water treatment or even carbon storage.
Dec. 20, 2018 - Cutting edge waste transformation company Anergy has completed its first Canadian High Temperature Pyrolysis (HTP) plant, carried out in collaboration with Toronto-based CHAR Technologies Ltd and supported by the Canadian government.
Dec. 18, 2018 - Portuguese bioenergy start-up Futerra Torrefaçao e Tecnologia S.A. (Futerra Fuels) has started the construction of their first commercial scale torrefied pellet production plant in Valongo, Portugal. The plant will have an annual production capacity of 120,000 tons of torrefied pellets and 55,000 tons of regular industrial wood pellets per year.
Dec. 4, 2018 - To mark the recent commissioning of their new biocarbon plant in Mississauga, Ont., CHAR Technologies has produced a video tour of the site.
Oct. 22, 2018 - Mississauga, Ont.-based CHAR Technologies Ltd. has successfully commissioned its biocarbon production facility, the company announced today. CHAR creates two types of biocarbon, an activated charcoal SulfaCHAR and a solid biofuel (bio-coal) CleanFyre. At full capacity, the facility will be capable of producing up to five tonnes per day of biocarbon.
Aug. 30, 2018 - Haliburton Forest Biochar is one step closer to startup with the recent environmental compliance approval from the Ontario environment ministry.

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