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Making crude oil from paper pulp? Vertoro creates this ‘green gold’

Making crude oil from paper pulp? Vertoro creates this ‘green gold’

Vertoro is Spanish for "Green Gold". The founders clearly had their end product in mind when they started thinking of a brand name. Vertoro, a spin-off from The Chemelot Institute for Science & Technology (InSciTe), valorises the technology of turning lignin, a residual stream produced by paper pulp and cellulosic ethanol plants, into so-called crude lignin oil (CLO).

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Forestry Innovations - Biomaterials

Stora Enso invests in building a Competence Centre and diversifying the raw material base for biocomposites

Stora Enso invests in building a Competence Centre and diversifying the raw material base for biocomposites

In order to meet increasing customer demand, Stora Enso will broaden its biocomposites raw material base at the Hylte Mill, Sweden to provide more choice in technical pro...

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Forestry Innovations - Biomaterials

Metsä Group’s bioproduct mill has produced more than 1 million tonnes of pulp, reaching its full production capacity

Metsä Group’s bioproduct mill has produced more than 1 million tonnes of pulp, reaching its full production capacity

Metsä Group's next-generation bioproduct mill in Äänekoski reached its nominal capacity in August 2018, according to plan. This makes Metsä Group the world's largest prod...

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Forestry Innovations - Biomaterials

Stora Enso and Orthex combine wood fibre and bioplastic into durable consumer products

Stora Enso and Orthex combine wood fibre and bioplastic into durable consumer products

Stora Enso and Orthex together bring to the market a new range of kitchen utensils made from a new biocomposite which combines the best qualities of wood and plastic. The...

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Forestry Innovations - Biomaterials

Rengo to Develop New Cellulose Nanofiber Through Application of Cellophane Production Technology

Rengo to Develop New Cellulose Nanofiber Through Application of Cellophane Production Technology

Rengo Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Kita-ku, Osaka; Chairman, President & CEO: Kiyoshi Otsubo) announces that it has applied cellulose production technology to develop Xant...

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Research Review June 2018: New Technology Is Being Created, and Cellulose Fibrils Is Participating

Research Review June 2018: New Technology Is Being Created, and Cellulose Fibrils Is Participating

Cellulose fibrils have been written and talked about for years. A substantial amount of reports have been written prospecting all sorts of application areas. Based on its...

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Forestry Innovations - Biomaterials

Biodegradable plastic made from 'tree glue' could be on shelves within five years

Biodegradable plastic made from 'tree glue' could be on shelves within five years

Biodegradable plastic that can be tossed out with food scraps could be on the shelves within five years after scientists found an ingenious way to turn 'tree glue' into p...

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Domtar Takes Next Step in Lignin Development with Prisma

Domtar Takes Next Step in Lignin Development with Prisma

Domtar's Biomaterials team and research partners have been focusing time and resources on lignin development — specifically, developing lignin-based materials that could ...

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Forestry Innovations - Biomaterials

Cellulose-based fibres, the future of Finnish textile industry

Cellulose-based fibres, the future of Finnish textile industry

A new Business Finland case study conducted by Gaia Consulting reveals that Finnish success stories of biobased textiles rest on strong R&D support. However, the lack...

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