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For Promiko, waste is a resource

14 June, 2021

Alan Werker and Simon Bengtsson are experts in environmentally smart and innovative technologies. Above all they know how to convert waste and wastewater into renewed resources – such as biobased and biodegradable plastics. New building blocks that are essential for a circular and sustainable society. Researchers Alan Werker and Simon Bengtsson are driven by passion…

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Students help minimize industrial waste products

8 June, 2021

Students at Karlstad University are learning about circular and sustainable industry in practice. This has been brought about by a new course created through a partnership between the University, Paper Province, and stakeholders in Torsby Municipality. Over the past year, energy and environmental engineering students in Karlstad, Sweden, have been able to implement circular business…

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Lixea recives €2 million to scale up production at LignoCity

Lixea, a London-based startup company, has a unique process that distinguishes cellulose and lignin from biomass. The company has now been granted €2 million from the EU to scale up the production at LignoCity’s premises in Bäckhammar, Sweden. Lixea has developed a patented process that, with the help of new, cheap, and environmentally friendly solvents,…

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Anders Brolin from Stora Enso takes a leading position on the Paper Province board

4 June, 2021

Anders Brolin from Stora Enso has been elected as Paper Province’s new chairman of the board after the resigning Ola Brundin, AFRY. The announcement was made at Paper Province’s Annual General Meeting on May 21. Anders Brolin is Director, Group Innovation and R&D at Stora Enso with focus on research relations in Sweden. “I am…

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Rosewood webinar: field demonstration

3 June, 2021

May 21 Paper Province and Tretorget hosted a webinar about the latest digital solutions with potential of revolutionising the forest industry. As partners in the EU-financed Rosewood project we work to create open innovation, new digital solutions, and increased knowledge in the forest industry. This webinar aims to share best practices, field demonstrations and new…

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Paper Province and the regional forest bioeconomy get noticed on Portuguese television

3 May, 2021

From Lisbon to Stockholm. This is the name of the program series on the Portuguese TV channel RTP, which draws attention to the power of innovation in Värmland through, among others, Paper Province, LignoCity and The Wood Region. The interviews with Maria Ölmhult, project manager for LignoCity, Paul Nemes, vice president at Paper Province, Gunnar…

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Mikael 3D-prints innovative ski pole using raw materials from the forest

12 April, 2021

A ski pole that enables cross-country skiers to increase their speed even more than is currently possible. This is what cross-country skier and innovator Mikael Östberg is busy developing. Thanks to a partnership with The Wood Region, a Swedish test centre, his innovation could be ready by next season. “The biggest advantages are won when…

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An action plan for a digital Värmland takes shape

29 March, 2021

Värmland is collaborating with two other European regions within the framework of the EU project DigiTeRRI to support digital development. Two out of three workshops have been held and an action plan is starting to take shape. Around 50 representatives of companies, the public sector, and organisations came together to identify needs and generate ideas…

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Taigatech uses artificial intelligence to track logs

19 March, 2021

Taigatech has developed a unique technology that, in a cost-effective and time-efficient way, can recognize a log with the help of artificial intelligence, which makes it possible to recover more timber per sawn log. The company now becomes a member of Paper Province. Taigatech has developed a recognition technology that works much like Face-ID on…

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Vestas Ventures invests in wood technology company Modvion

18 February, 2021

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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