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A living lab to evaluate side-streams

20 September, 2021

How can you tell if an industrial side stream has enough potential to create an economic and environmental value? By putting it to the test in a living lab. A recent activity at Paper Province shows that combining interviews with live sessions is an optimal approach when co-creating user-driven innovation in a living lab. Earlier…

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Production of lignin-based batteries

13 September, 2021

Stora Enso has begun the development of new environment friendly batteries for electric vehicles, consumer electronics and large energy storage systems. What makes it extra special is the fact that it is made by the wood-based material lignin. During the next ten years the global market for batteries is expected to increase tenfold. The increased…

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Co-creating symbiotic innovation in the living lab

6 July, 2021

The EU-funded Baltic Industrial Symbiosis project aims to build knowledge and capacity that supports and accelerates industrial symbiosis development in the Baltic Sea Region. A recent field study in the Swedish forestry sector shows that a method called living lab can be an effective tool for accomplishing this. Living lab is a method for co-creating…

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Lixea recives €2 million to scale up production at LignoCity

8 June, 2021

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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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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Paper Province supports research on cross-laminated timber

18 December, 2020

Researcher Johan Vessby at Karlstad University has received a grant from Paper Province to investigate areas of use for residual products of cross-laminated timber to develop industrial timber construction. In Sweden, there is plenty of access to wood raw materials and extensive experience of timber construction. Building with wood has many environmental benefits. It is a…

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Biohydrogen created from purification water at the mills

2 December, 2020

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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