[VIDEO] You’ve heard about it, now you can see it for yourself: FPInnovations’ concrete lab.

In efforts to introduce forest-based bioproducts to new markets, FPInnovations — a Canadian research and development centre specializing in the creation of solutions that accelerate the growth of the Canadian forest sector all while reducing Canada’s carbon emissions — set up a remarkable concrete lab that opens the door for future collaborations and allows for exciting new ventures. Take a look!

Advanced connectivity for digital transformation of forest operations

The lack of Internet connectivity in the forest is a major obstacle to the digital transformation of forest operations, which seeks to improve the performance of harvesting and transport operations, the safety of forestry workers and the sustainability of operations.

FPInnovations’ recent publications

View the list of FPInnovations’ most recent reports, publications, and recordings, then click on any title for more information.

Energy Management and Process Debottlenecking: A Stimulating Partnership for the Canadian Pulp and Paper Industry

FPInnovations’ partnership with Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY continues to stimulate the Canadian Pulp and Paper (P&P) industry by focusing on energy management, process debottleneck to facilitate the diversification of products, and reduction of greenhouse gases emissions (GHG).

Peer-reviewed article published: “Chemical and structural characterization of hardwood and softwood LignoForce”

A peer-reviewed article entitled “Chemical and structural characterization of hardwood and softwood LignoForce™ lignins” and co-authored by FPInnovations was published in the international journal Industrial Crops & Products (Volume 173, December 2021).

Canada’s forest sector and climate change: join the free webinar

FPInnovations is pleased to invite interested participants to a Webinar on the Role of Canada’s Forest Sector for Economic Development and Climate Change Mitigation, to be held November 10, 2021 (from 1:00 – 2:15 EDT or 10:00 – 11:15 PDT).

Road Seasoning: A Practice to Optimize Forest Road Costs and Performance

In forestry, where a considerable number of roads are built annually, the excessive presence of water in soils has a significant impact on road performance. This leads to reduced road reliability, increased road life cycle costs and reduced access to fibre.

Using SilviScan technology for climate-impact research

SilviScan is a multifaceted technology comprised of an advanced suite of software and instruments including a cell scanner, x-ray densitometer, and x-ray diffractometer, which are used together to measure wood structure and quality that are most relevant to industry.

Hybrid trailer-trucks: A breakthrough towards the electrification of heavy trucks

It is no secret that electrification is the future. Over just a few years, electrification moved from being a concept to being a reality. And we’re not talking about cars anymore, we’re talking heavy-duty trucks used in the energy, mining, and forestry sectors.

FPInnovations part of WOODRISE 2021 Kyoto

From October 15 to 18, 2021, Kyoto (Japan) will host the Woodrise international congress for the development of mid- and high-rise wood buildings. WOODRISE 2021 Kyoto, which will be held under the theme Wooden Buildings for Sustainable Development – from the Traditional to the Future, follows the 2019 event held in Quebec City (Canada) in 2019 and is a continuation of Woodrise’s activities on wood construction.

Corrosion is hazardous and costly – Here’s what you can do to manage it.

Workplace safety and profitability are two fundamental values of any organization. If not carefully managed, corrosion of rotating and fixed equipment in a process can seriously compromise both values, whether at pulp mills or other manufacturing and chemical processing facilities.

New geosynthetics design online tool and workshop for unpaved roads

Roads built over weak soils reduce allowable truck payloads, inhibit vehicle traction, pose a safety hazard, and lead to higher road maintenance costs over time. Critically weak road sections also reduce transportation efficiency thus limiting access to fibre.

FPInnovations’ recent publications

The list of FPInnovations’ most recent reports, publications and recordings has been updated to July 15, 2021.

Sustainable bioproducts in concrete? FPInnovations is making it happen, and fast!

There’s no end in sight to the worldwide interest in sustainable bio-based materials. Their role towards a global and sustainable bioeconomy is crucial. Integrating local bio-sourced products in concrete applications has specifically been a growing interest for the Canadian government and industry.

New FPInterface version 2.2.1 now available!

Version 2.2.0 of FPInterface is now available! It features enhancements, new convenient features, and software error corrections.

Stretchable paper: an exciting avenue for novel paper applications

“Paper” and “stretch” are words that don’t usually go together. But in a reality where regulations on single-use plastics are increasing, paper is proving itself a worthy player as an alternative to plastic-containing products.

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