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Resolute wins innovation award for TMP-Bio project


January 27, 2020
By P&PC Staff

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Resolute Forest Products recently won a 2020 BIG Innovation Award for a biorefinery project at its pulp and paper mill in Thunder Bay, Ont.

The Business Intelligence Group (BIG) is a global organization that recognizes business performance. The BIG Innovation Awards are presented annually to honour organizations that make new ideas into reality.

Resolute’s thermomechanical-pulp biorefinery (TMP-Bio) plant, which was commissioned on May 27, 2019, uses the patented TMP-Bio technology developed by FPInnovations.

The process converts cellulosic sugars and H-lignin so they can be used in bioproducts such as wood adhesives, animal feed and composites.

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The $23-million biorefinery has 100 metric tons of capacity annually.

“We are thrilled to be honouring Resolute as they are leading by example and making real progress on improving the daily lives of so many,” said Maria Jimenez, chief nominations officer of the Business Intelligence Group.