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UPM Biochemicals Expands its Lignin Business with Domtar’s New Supply Agreement

Following the agreement, UPM will increase its supply of kraft lignin by more than 20,000 metric tonnes annually. January 5, 2021 UPM and the US-based pulp and paper producer Domtar Paper Company LLC have signed an agreement for UPM to acquire the total annual kraft lignin production of Domtar’s Plymouth......
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Conversion of Biomass Resources to High Performance Bioproducts

Manik Seth
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sets up a research community to supports RD&D efforts to develop advanced conversion technologies to produce biofuels, form lignin and lignocellulosic sugars, that can replace gasoline, diesel and jet fuel. Seeking inputs from academies, national laboratories, industries, and other biofuel or bioproduct stakeholders to......

Engineered Softwood May Revolutionize Pulp, Paper and Biofuel industries

Manik Seth
Altering the distinction between softwoods and hardwoods could create opportunities for the multi-billion dollar industries Scientists recently demonstrated the potential for softwoods to process more easily into pulp and paper if engineered to incorporate a key feature of hardwoods. The finding, published in this week’s Proceedings of the National Academy......

Stora Enso acquires US-based biotechnology company

Manik Seth
June 23, 2014 Stora Enso has acquired 100% of the shares of the US-based company Virdia, a leading developer of extraction and separation technologies for conversion of cellulosic biomass into highly refined sugars and lignin. The upfront debt-free transaction value is approximately USD 33 million with additional potential payouts totalling......