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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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Call for applications: Challenge Lab Seed Fund

15 April, 2021

Until 17 May, companies can apply for funding from the Challenge Lab Seed Fund. The Seed Fund finances innovative solutions and development initiatives that contribute to a low-carbon and resource-efficient transformation of industry and society. The fund supports collaborative projects and funding can be applied for by companies and other actors from counties in Northern…

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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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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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Corona helped UMV find new ways

11 November, 2020

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

29 October, 2020

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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