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Biobase Sweden AB closes second capitalization round at new evaluation of 25 million SEK

2 May, 2022

Biobase Sweden AB closes the second of three planned capitalization rounds of 4 million SEK at an evaluation of 25 million SEK pre-money. The round was oversubscribed. Biobase Sweden AB has an ambitious plan to grow the business both regionally and globally. Sales in Sweden is growing, and the company plans to introduce its products…

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The Academy as an important part of clustering and the green transition

26 April, 2022

Successful innovation and transformation are about multi-level collaboration. Between the private sector, academia, the public sector, and society at large. Therefore, higher education institutions such as Karlstad University are natural players in clusters such as Paper Province. Paper Province’s vision is to be the leading competence hub for the forest bioeconomy. Key elements to achieve…

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Discover innovative software for planning forest management

22 March, 2022

Paper Province in collaboration with the ROSEWODD4.0 network and project celebrates spring by taking a look at innovative software for planning forest management. Paper Province is an active partner in the ROSEWOOD4.0 network, that harnesses the most innovative digital solutions in forestry and drives knowledge transfer to connect multiple actors along the forest value chain…

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Stora Enso and Picadeli collaborate to make salad packaging more sustainable

28 February, 2022

Stora Enso and Picadeli, Europe’s leading take-away salad bar company, are introducing renewable formed fiber lids to replace single-use plastics in take-away packaging. The lids are made of PureFiber™ by Stora Enso, and they are plastic-free, recyclable, and biodegradable. The innovation will help Picadeli reduce approximately 120 tonnes of plastic waste annually. “Our strategic aim…

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Paper Province has been selected bioeconomy ambassador by BioeconomyVentures

1 February, 2022

20 organisations, representing innovation clusters, innovation agencies, accelerators and incubators, representative of the primary sector, are now part of BioeconomyVentures’ Ambassadors Programme. Paper Province has been selected ambassador for Sweden and will host two pitching and networking events during 2022. BioeconomyVentures is a platform for bioeconomy-based start-ups and spinoffs, aiming to become the future lighthouse…

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Valmet to supply a board machine rebuild to increase production capacity at Stora Enso’s Skoghall mill in Sweden

21 January, 2022

Valmet will supply a board machine rebuild to Stora Enso’s Skoghall mill in Sweden. The main goal of the project is to increase the production capacity of the board machine 8 (BM 8). The two-step project is planned to be completed at the second half of 2023. The order is included in Valmet’s orders received…

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Empowering the transition

20 January, 2022

Paper Province is entering the new year with more member companies, employees, and projects than ever before. “This strengthens the shared muscles that we as a cluster need to lead the transition towards a more climate-friendly society by utilizing the forest”, says Sandra Sundbäck, CEO of Paper Province. As a business cluster in the forest…

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Solutions for forest inventory and monitoring

The ROSEWODD4.0 network and project starts the year by taking a look at innovative solutions for forest inventory and monitoring. Paper Province is an active partner in the ROSEWOOD4.0 network, a project that harnesses the most innovative digital solutions in forestry and drives knowledge transfer to connect multiple actors along the forest value chain with the…

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New paper bags for waste to be tested in Värmland

13 January, 2022

Carrier bags made of paper are becoming more common in Swedish waste bins as plastic bags are being phased out in the stores. But the paper bags are not adapted for residual waste, which creates problems in the system. Now, four companies in central Sweden are working together to give paper bags a given place…

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The future grows in the forest

22 December, 2021

“To achieve a green transition, we must dare to question and show new ways and contexts for our entrepreneurs. We must be courageous, open-minded and collaborative. This way, we promote innovation, sustainability, and long-term vision for the forest in the future”, says Sandra Sundbäck, CEO of Paper Province. The strategic idea of Paper Province is…

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