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Biohydrogen created from purification water at the mills

Exciting experiments in progress! Organic pollutants in the wastewater of a pulp and paper mill can be converted into climate-friendly hydrogen gas. “This is a real win-win situation for the mills and the environment. I am proud that we have taken this from lab to pilot scale,” says Sudhanshu Pawar. Sudhanshu Pawar is a researcher…

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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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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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Nordluft – the second finalist in the “What Wood You Do?” competition

It’s time to present the next finalist in the international innovation competition What Wood You Do, in our search for the next big climate-smart forest idea. Nordluft is one of six finalists have been selected from over 50 entries, to present their idea to the jury on September 24th, with a chance to win EUR…

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Nature’s annual resource budget is spent

Earth Overshoot Day happened on 22 August – the day when humanity spent the world’s resource budget for the year. This year it was three weeks later than 2019 – a trend that has never been seen before. Mankind is using more of nature’s resources than it can afford. For each year that passes, the…

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Paper Province companies collaborate for environmentally friendly oil decontamination

The logistics company VSV Frakt and the developing company Biosorbe have started working together to help the environment. Hauliers are testing a new kind of forest-based absorbent to clean up oil spills from vehicles in a climate-smart way. “Through the collaboration, we close the cycle for locally grown forest in a sustainable way”, says Hanna…

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Innovation challenge: sustainable packaging innovation for wet baby-wipes

Through RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Procter & Gamble launches an innovation challenge in which the company calls for new concepts for making environmentally friendly wet baby-wipes, which are traditionally made of plastic. Do you have a solution that could work? Objective This challange from Procter & Gamble outlines the need to develop consumer-preferred and…

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3D prints biobased protection for healthcare

Swedish healthcare lacks protective equipment due to the corona virus and needs to replenish their supplies. The production unit and test bed The Wood Region are now 3D printing parts for facial protection to help. The test bed in Sysslebäck, Sweden, the prints holders for facial visors needed by health care personnel. “We heard that…

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Successful tests with forest-based alternatives to plastic

For more than six months, RenCom and MK Plastteknik have been collaborating to produce bio-based materials consisting of more raw material from the forest. Together they have successfully conducted tests on five different mixtures with modified lignin, called Renol. By using lignin, which is the tree’s natural glue, in bio-based materials such as bioplastics and…

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