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Blue Ocean Closures obtains further investment

23 December, 2022

Blue Ocean Closures, the Swedish start-up developing proprietary fiber based screw caps, has obtained a second investment from co-owner ALPLA Group in order to further develop and speed up the process of bringing environmentally friendly closure solutions to market. One year ago Blue Ocean Closures was founded and the ALPLA Group, an Austrian family run…

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Opening of the world’s first plant for cellulose-based screw caps

6 December, 2022

A stunning 6.5 billion plastic caps are consumed around the world, every day. Blue Ocean Closures aims to reduce that number by providing screw caps and seals based on cellulose fibre. The company’s first production plant in Sweden was opened on 24 November. Blue Ocean Closures, a member of the Paper Province business cluster, recently…

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Trend spotting in Japan reveals differences in packaging size and materials

2 December, 2022

What does sustainable packaging mean to you? In Sweden, we tend to think of fossil-free packaging made from renewable and natural raw materials. In Japan, sustainability means small packages that preserve the food; the material is secondary. In mid-October, a group from Paper Province travelled to Japan to participate in Asia’s largest packaging fair –…

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Maria Sandberg receives Paper Province Award 2022

This year’s Paper Province Award goes to Maria Sandberg, Associate Professor of Environmental and Energy Systems at Karlstad University. Her research builds bridges between the research and business worlds, and paves the way for new value-added materials and products in the circular forest bioeconomy, created from residues and waste of the mills. “It feels very…

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New bio-based absorbent pad makes the food industry greener

8 November, 2022

Paper Province company Cellcomb’s most recent product effectively absorbs liquid in packaging for fresh foods such as meat, fish, and poultry. The cellulose-based pad contributes to reduced food waste as well as climate-smart and safe food packaging. Food waste is one of the factors most affecting the climate. Cellcomb’s new, plastic-free food pad will help…

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Canada and Sweden are hoping for new green partnerships

26 October, 2022

Several significant connections have been established between Swedish startups and Canadian companies who were present at the Swedish-Canadian Innovation Days in Toronto at the end of September. Paper Province was there to represent the members and strengthen an already existing collaboration. “A close relationship between the two countries is of great importance to accelerate a…

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RES and Modvion enter a collaboration to develop future wind farms

13 October, 2022

RES, the world’s largest independent renewable energy company, has signed a letter of intent to include Modvion’s wooden wind turbine towers in future wind energy projects. The agreement, signed with RES, will ensure that RES wind farms become some of the most sustainable in the world. The agreement outlines a future order of Modvion towers worth approximately…

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COWI and Swedish Biofuels to build factories for sustainable aviation fuel production

8 July, 2022

Swedish Biofuels and COWI have partnered up to supply the Swedish market with 400,000 tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Swedish Biofuels bases its technology on the ‘alcohol-to-jet’ (ATJ) method, which paves the way for complete elimination of fossil aviation fuel. The first production facility will be built close to Arlanda Airport, Stockholm, and the…

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Unique opportunity for companies contributing to the future of food

5 July, 2022

Now there is an opportunity for companies working with food innovation to become part of an accelerator programme that will help you to grow and to develop your business. The BioeconomyVentures project is looking for EU-based small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to take part in the programme, which includes training, networking, business-to-investor matchmaking and…

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Södra partners with Happie Nation to devop close–to–nature tourism

On 15 June, major forestry cooperative Södra signed up to invest  SEK 3 million (about EUR 280,000), in an issuance of new shares amounting to a total of  SEK 6 million, thereby joining Happie Nation as a partner. As a result, Happie Nation can now develop its Happie Camp brand, offering close–to–nature accommodation at hidden…

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