July 27, 2016 - The Alberta government is providing nearly $13 million in funding to help create new uses for agricultural and forestry products through the Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions agency.
July 13, 2015 – With the growing need for high volume processing of organics (including green waste and food waste) for compost and AD conversion, WSM has introduced the WSM BioPrep Organics Processing System – a complete high capacity system to convert green waste, food waste, and mixed organics into high quality feedstock for compost and AD conversion systems.
April 7, 2015 – A research team at the University of Houston has discovered an organic polymer that could produce better batteries, and the polymer could be created with synthesized biomass.
Feb. 12, 2015 - Commissioned by the EU, Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research is performing pre-normative research into standards for biobased products.
Feb. 9, 2015 - Even those working in today’s forest products industry may not realize the vast potential for wood fibre – in everything from car parts, to clothing to cosmetics. Most people would not conceive of wood frame buildings soaring to 40-storeys high either.
November 18, 2014, Montréal, Qué - Enerkem Inc. announced it has signed an agreement with AkzoNobel to develop a project partnership to explore the development of waste-to-chemicals facilities in Europe.
September 8, 2014, Ottawa, Ont. - Choosing clothes makes an individual fashion statement ― but it can also say something about how the individual feels about the environment.
August 7, 2014, Montague, P.E.I. – Solarvest Bioenergy Inc. announced that it has entered an agreement to purchase worldwide rights to certain patents and patent applications from Kohilo Bio Inc.
July 14, 2014, Guelph, Ont. – Flower pots developed with biofibre are hitting the shelves of major landscape chain stores thanks to work done at the University of Guelph.
June 23, 2014, Montreal, Que. - Resolute Forest Products Inc. announced the launch of a new research and development joint venture, Performance BioFilaments Inc. Jointly owned with Mercer International Inc., Performance BioFilaments will work to develop commercial applications for cellulose filaments, a new source of sustainable biomaterial made from wood fiber that can improve the strength and durability of many commercial and consumer products found on the market today.
June 19, 2014, Toronto, Ont. – Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Group, a leading standards development, testing and certification organization, has released Canada’s first national standard on cellulosic nanomaterials: CSA Z5100-14, Cellulosic nanomaterials - Test methods for characterization. The new standard provides over 20 test methods allowing nanocellulose materials to be identified and characterized according to unique properties to encourage introduction into global markets.
June 17, 2014, Trois Rivières, Que. - FPInnovations and Kruger Inc. today dedicated the world's first cellulose filament (CF) demonstration plant at Kruger's Trois-Rivières Mill.
April 23, 2014, Vancouver, BC– FPInnovations is proud to support the Government of British Columbia’s contribution of $2.25 million to cellulose filaments (CF) research, as announced by the Honourable Steve Thomson, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.
March 27, 2014, Jupiter, Fla. - Dyadic International, Inc. announced that it has been issued U.S. Patent No. 8,673,618 entitled, "Construction of highly efficient cellulase compositions for enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose" by the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO").
February 3, 2014, Point Tupper, N.S. – The Government of Nova Scotia is investing in the development of bioproducts at the Port Hawkesbury Paper LLC mill.
January 24, 2014, Drayton Valley, Alta. – The Biocomposites Group plant in Drayton Valley has begun its initial phase of operation, making biocomposite fibre mats for the automotive industry.
November 4, 2013, Ottawa, Ont. – The Government of Canada and the National Research Council of Canada have announced a new program that will provide funding for the development of biomaterials for automotive and building materials.
August 23, 2013, Prince George, BC - New research from the University of Northern British Columbia suggests that waste from municipalities and bioenergy plants can be combined to make an ideal fertilizer and reduce material added to landfills.
May 6, 2013, South Haven, Minn. — Legacy Building Solutions introduces the industry’s first line of fabric buildings that use structural steel beams instead of open web trusses. The concept provides flexibility for a wide range of applications.
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