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.
Nov. 7, 2018 - The new owners of BioAmber's bio-succinic acid plant in Sarnia, Ont., plan to retrofit and produce new products, according to the manager of the currently idled facility. LCY Biotechnology purchased the facility last month.
Nov. 5, 2018 - Attis Industries, Inc. has launched a video series that will offer investors and interested parties additional information on the technologies and bio-based products offered under the company's Innovations division. In the video, Attis chief executive officer Jeff Cosman and members of the Innovations team discuss the current inefficiencies in biomass processing and how the company is taking the next steps to double the biofuel output from biomass.
Oct. 9, 2018 - Biosurfactants Market size is set to surpass USD $2.7 billion by 2024, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc.
Aug. 27, 2018 - Markham, Ont.-based Pond Technologies has entered into a non-binding letter of intent to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Regenurex Health Corporation, a B.C.-based owner and operator of an algae production facility, engaged in the cultivation and extraction of astaxanthin.
Aug. 14, 2018 - Metsä Group’s next-generation bioproduct mill in Äänekoski, Finland reached its nominal capacity in August 2018, according to plan. This makes Metsä Group the world’s largest producer of softwood market pulp, the company states. The bioproduct mill produced its millionth tonne of pulp on Aug. 8.
June 5, 2018 - Canada has always been an agricultural powerhouse, but these days it’s not just about selling prairie wheat, P.E.I. potatoes and maple syrup to the world. Now we’re also building bio-cars from ag-based fibres, composites and foams.
June 4, 2018 - Finland's Metsä Group has established a new innovation company, Metsä Spring Ltd. The company will, together with partner organisations, invest in new endeavours with the target to identify and develop new business opportunities in sustainable forest-based bioeconomy and circular economy.
May 15, 2018 - BioAmber announced May 4 it filed a voluntary petition for relief under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code and that its two Canadian subsidiaries, BioAmber Sarnia Inc. and BioAmber Canada Inc., filed a Notice of Intention (NOI) to make a proposal under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (Canada), with a view to strengthening the company's financial health and solidifying its long-term business prospects.
May 11, 2018 - Toronto-based CO2 GRO Inc. has announced progress to having its patented CO2 Foliar Spray technology approved for use by Canadian Licensed Producer (LP) cannabis companies. Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency StR Decision was that GROW's dissolved CO2 foliar spray water on cannabis in greenhouses and/or outdoors does not meet the definition of a pesticide as per Section 2 of the Pest Control Products Act.
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