Posts Tagged ‘research’

Quebec pyrolysis plant gets $1.2 M in federal aid

January 22, 2018

SAINT-TITE, Que. – Four Quebec businesses are receiving repayable contributions of $2,856,500 through the Government of Canada’s Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) program. The investments were announced Jan. 19. Xylo-Carbone, a charcoal and bio-char start-up, is receiving a $1,200,000 contribution for the acquisition of production equipment, while three other local businesses have been granted contributions totalling $1,656,500 to

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FPInnovations and Resolute invest in $21-M bio-chemicals pilot project

January 22, 2018

THUNDER BAY, Ont. — FPInnovations and Resolute Forest Products announced a significant investment in the implementation of a pilot project for the TMP-Bio process in Thunder Bay, Ont. The pilot project will focus on developing ways to efficiently produce and commercialize bio-chemicals derived from wood, contributing to the development of a

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Scientists develop longer lasting Christmas tree

November 28, 2017

The successful development and commercial licensing of a Christmas tree species that will hold its needles longer to allow for earlier shipping was recently announced at Dalhousie University’s Agricultural Campus in Bible Hill, N.S., the Chronicle Herald reports. The new trees could have great benefit to the province’s Christmas tree

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New $155M program focused on forestry, energy

November 23, 2017

OTTAWA – Forestry, energy and mining are the targeted sectors for the federal government’s new $155-million program that will fund clean technology projects, helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve environmental outcomes. “Clean growth is good for our planet and our economy. It also plays to Canada’s competitive advantage with the clean

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FPInnovations announces new president and CEO

November 21, 2017

MONTREAL – An experienced research leader will take over as president and CEO of FPInnovations on Dec. 14. Stéphane Renou replaces Pierre Lapointe, who has held this position since December 2008. A native of Montréal, Stéphane Renou has a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering.

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Fragmentation may offer new markets for sawmill residues

October 26, 2017

Over the past few years, the lumber industry has been confronted with chip production above and beyond market demand, resulting in large surpluses in various regions of Quebec and Ontario. This situation may well get worse in the coming years, as pulp and paper mills—which used to be large consumers

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New Woodrise Alliance works toward low-carbon construction

September 19, 2017

MONTREAL – On September 14, in Bordeaux, France, representatives at Woodrise 2017, a congress dedicated to midrise and tall wood buildings, made a formal call to take one step closer toward carbon neutrality by strengthening the share of wood used in building construction. Alain Juppé, former French Prime Minister and

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