Bio-Products

Feb. 19, 2019 - Global Bioenergies has announced that runs using wheat straw hydrolysate provided by its partner Clariant were successfully performed in its Leuna demo plant in France, leading to the production of cellulosic isobutene for the first time at this scale.
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.
April 16, 2019 - The federal government has awarded $4 million in financial assistance to the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi's Centre d'entrepreneuriat et d'essaimage (CEE-UQAC) to develop a one-of-a-kind bioproducts processing and conversion centre (CTVB) in Saguenay, Que.
April 15, 2019 - New funding is allowing Pond Technologies Holdings to move forward with Phase 1 of its project in southern Ontario that is expected to produce 3,500 tonnes of algae and sequester around 6,300 tonnes of CO2 a year.
April 9, 2019 - The last nail driven into wood-fibre panel insulation in a home in British Columbia could mark for the Canadian homebuilding industry a new standard in building construction while ushering in a new era of green, sustainable, and high-performance building insulation for residential and commercial structures.
March 12, 2019 - The world's plastics production totalled around 335 million tons in 2016, according to EarthDay.org, and continues to rise. The main reason for the increase in plastic production is plastic packaging. Providing a solution to these very significant and catastrophic environmental issues, serial-entrepreneur Jaymie Friesen and his compostable food-grade body care business are pioneering a completely new product category: compostable paper bottles. The EcoBottle is the very first paper bottle that is 100 per cent compostable and can hold liquids and consumables for more than six months.
March 1, 2019 - Global specialty materials provider Eastman, the maker of sustainably-sourced Naia cellulosic yarn, announces a new partnership with Milan-based C.L.A.S.S. (Creativity Lifestyle And Sustainable Synergy) in the wake of Première Vision Paris (PV), the international apparel textile exposition, where Naia showcased over 100 new on-trend fabrics from over 20 partner mills.
Feb. 21, 2019 - Restalk Inc., a company focused on diversifying technologies and applications for cannabis bio-waste, has entered into a letter of intent with Circular Systems, a social purpose company focused on transforming food crop waste into high value fibre for textiles, paper, and many other industrial applications.
April 22, 2019 - In conjunction with the celebration of Earth Day today, Aries Clean Energy is pleased to announce that its Aries GREEN biochar product has earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product label and certification from the International Biochar Initiative (IBI). The product is now able to display the USDA label and the IBI Certified biochar seal.
March 15, 2019 – Canadian Biomass recently toured CHAR Technologies' high temperature pyrolysis (HTP) plant in London, Ont. The company produces a range of biochar products, including SulfaCHAR and CleanFyre, through high temperature pyrolysis. CEO Andrew White gave us a warm welcome!
March 4, 2019 - In order to rescue ourselves from climate catastrophe, we need to radically alter how humans live on Earth. We have to go from spending carbon to banking it. We have to put back the trees, wetlands, and corals. We have to regrow the soil and turn back the desert. We have to reverse the flow of greenhouse gases and send them in exactly the opposite direction: down, not up. A practice unlocked centuries ago points the way: transform impoverished soils into fertile black earth by converting organic materials into long lasting carbon.
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.

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