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Vestas Ventures invests in wood technology company Modvion

Leading global wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems invests in Swedish wood technology company Modvion. The intention is to accelerate market adoption and scale-up the production of wooden wind turbine towers. Vestas is interested in using the wooden towers in its product line as part of a more sustainable product offering for customers. Modvion’s wooden…

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Corona helped UMV find new ways

UMV Coating Systems is thriving. The business has grown with new machinery and products, and the company recently won a large order from Stora Enso. UMV’s pilot machine is used by customers from all over the world. In March, however, it did not look as hopeful. UMV Coating Systems in Säffle, Sweden, has a pilot…

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Stora Enso launches formed fiber food service bowls to replace plastics

Stora Enso is introducing new eco-friendly take-away bowls for food service packaging, PureFiber™ by Stora Enso. The products are designed to help customers replace plastic on-the-go food packaging. The bowls are being brought to market together with the wholesale company Tingstad. Stora Enso’s formed fiber products are designed for circularity, meaning that they are renewable,…

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Paper Province wins gold – again

For the second time, Paper Province has succeeded in achieving “gold” level of an internationally recognized certification. The award is the principal quality label that a cluster management can receive and means that Paper Province ranks as one of the best business clusters in the world. The Cluster Organisation Management Excellence Label Gold, “Gold Label”…

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Arboair is the winner of the innovation competition What Wood You Do

On September 24, the final of the international innovation competition “What Wood You Do”, was decided in Karlstad. The winner was Arboair, which uses drones, colour shift analysis and artificial intelligence to scan the forest for infected or stressed trees. Bark beetle infested trees are one of the most costly and fastest growing problems in…

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Competition finalist SilviBio’s seed capsule increases the germination rate of conifers

SilviBio is the sixth finalist in the innovation competition What Wood You Do. They have invented a bio-based survival capsule for tree seedlings that boosts the germination by up to 40 percent. On Thursday, September 24, they will pitch their idea to the jury with a chance to win EUR 25,000. The need to grow…

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Wooden tower set to reduce carbon dioxide footprint from future wind turbines

Vattenfall and Modvion have entered into collaboration on using wooden towers for onshore wind turbines, a venture expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in manufacturing by at least 25 percent. Vattenfall will be assessing Modvion’s wooden tower for potential use in future wind farms. “During their life cycles, Vattenfall’s wind turbines already have very low…

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Competition finalist FineCell turns cosmetics and paint green

FineCell’s innovation can replace fossil-based plastics with cellulose powders and hydrogels in many applications. Now they are one of six young companies that have advanced to the final of the international idea competition What Wood You Do. On September 24th, they will pitch their idea to the jury with a chance to win EUR 25,000….

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The competition finalist Biosorbe purifies water and air from oil and bacteria

It’s time to present another finalist in the international innovation competition What Wood You Do. Biosorbe’s unique cellulose-based materials absorb oil from water and air. They are one of six finalists to present their idea on September 24th, with a chance to win EUR 25,000. The company Biosorbe has developed a unique cellulose-based method that…

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Special edition of magazine about the project Baltic Industrial Symbiosis

Paper Province is one of many partners in the project Baltic Industrial Symbiosis – BIS – that promotes industrial symbiosis in the Baltic Sea region. This summer the project was featured in a special edition of the magazine ‘Environment in St. Petersburg’, addressing the topic industrial symbiosis with various articles about its potential to create…

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