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
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
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
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
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.
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
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