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Call for abstracts open for the 11th cellulose workshop

4 April, 2024

Welcome to contribute to an international workshop focusing on cellulose, innovative ideas, and research for a more sustainable future! Karlstad University and Umeå University hereby invite companies and researchers to submit abstracts for the eleventh international cellulose workshop to be held in Karlstad on November 19 – 20. The workshop is focused on fundamental and…

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Moelven Wood and Billerud collaborate to develop a new sustainable packaging

21 December, 2023

Moelven Wood and Billerud are joining forces to examine the possibility of developing a new packaging solution for Moelven’s interior panels. The goal is to create a paper-based solution to replace the current plastic shrink wrap. The collaboration stems from an innovation competition organized by Paper Province. In September, 19 companies submitted 22 solution proposals…

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Coca-Cola partners with Swedish start-up Blue Ocean Closures for sustainable packaging

27 September, 2023

Blue Ocean Closures, a start-up with a worldwide mission to reduce plastics in packaging closures, now announces partnership with Coca-Cola’s EMEA R&D Center in Brussels. The innovation Blue Ocean Closures is bringing to market is a fiber-based packaging screw cap, that is biobased and recyclable as paper. “For us to succeed with this groundbreaking move,…

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Moelven challenges innovators to find sustainable packaging

19 September, 2023

To contribute to the annual reduction of carbon dioxide emissions by five percent, Moelven seeks a sustainable solution through an international BioBoosters innovation challenge. They now invite startups, companies, innovators, and researchers to propose a smart packaging solution for their wood-based interior panels. Moelven is a Scandinavian industrial group that produces building products and systems…

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New fibre-based closures for beverage cartons

10 August, 2023

The Nordic dairy cooperative Arla is teaming up with Blue Ocean Closures in a formal partnership to create a fibre-based cap for its milk cartons. This could be a first in the dairy industry and would reduce Arla’s plastic consumption by more than 500 tonnes annually if implemented. The cardboard milk carton is a well-known…

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Seven Swedish startups found new business opportunities in Canada

30 June, 2023

Recently, Paper Province and Sting Bioeconomy travelled to Toronto and Vancouver with seven Swedish startups to find collaborations for forest-based innovations. “I am very happy with the trip that helped us make many valuable contacts that will be useful in the future,” says Theodor Håkansson from Ecopals. Paper Province’s collaboration with Canada goes back several…

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From challenge to potential – new European collaboration to revolutionise plastic use

29 June, 2023

The world needs to reduce the amount of plastic waste, increase recycling, and replace plastic with renewable materials to reduce the climate impact and the emissions of harmful microplastics. As a step forward, several European regions are joining forces to promote more sustainable development. Plastic is a useful and versatile material that has many benefits…

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World’s tallest wooden wind turbine tower being built in Sweden

27 June, 2023

A 105-meter wind turbine tower made of wood, the tallest of its kind, is being built in Sweden by the wood technology company Modvion. The tower will be the company’s first commercial installation and is being built for the energy company Varberg Energi, in the municipality of Skara in Sweden. “This is the start of…

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Sweden and Canada strengthen cooperation for forest-based innovations

14 June, 2023

In mid-June, Paper Province and Sting Bioeconomy travel to Toronto and Vancouver together with seven Swedish start-ups to explore collaborations around forest-based innovations. The trip deepens an ongoing collaboration and creates business opportunities for companies in both Sweden and Canada. The start-ups participating in the trip 15 – 21 June are Biosorbe, Bright Day Graphene,…

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Globally unique research for better fuel pellets

31 May, 2023

800 tonnes of sawdust was recently turned into fuel pellets in a globally unique test run in Sweden. That was part of a pellet research project that is being carried out on a large scale to investigate differences in quality between different raw material compositions. Testing  are a cheap and environmentally friendly energy source made…

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