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An exciting new way of producing biomass is being scaled up

The innovative London-based company Lixea has a new and revolutionary method of separating different types of biomass. Recently, the European Union has granted Lixea SEK 25 million to build and develop a pilot plant in Bäckhammar, Sweden to scale up the process. “We are very excited about building our pilot plant in Bäckhammar. The synergies with…

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Arboair is the winner of the innovation competition What Wood You Do

On September 24, the final of the international innovation competition “What Wood You Do”, was decided in Karlstad. The winner was Arboair, which uses drones, colour shift analysis and artificial intelligence to scan the forest for infected or stressed trees. Bark beetle infested trees are one of the most costly and fastest growing problems in…

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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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Competition finalist FineCell turns cosmetics and paint green

FineCell’s innovation can replace fossil-based plastics with cellulose powders and hydrogels in many applications. Now they are one of six young companies that have advanced to the final of the international idea competition What Wood You Do. On September 24th, they will pitch their idea to the jury with a chance to win EUR 25,000….

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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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Competition finalist Arboair is rapidly scanning and mapping forests with artificial intelligence

Arboair is one of six finalists in our international innovation competition What Wood You Do. Their groundbreaking technology to scan the forest makes the industry significantly more efficient and takes Arboair all the way to the final on 24 September, with a chance to win EUR 25,000. Arboair has developed a scanning method for detecting…

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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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Wood Tube – one of six finalists in the “What Wood You Do?” competition

In March, Paper Province announced an international competition focusing on ideas that strengthen and develop the forest-based bioeconomy. After 50 impressive entries, the jury has now selected six finalists who have a chance to win EUR 25,000 on September 24th. We proudly present the first finalist – Wood Tube. Wood Tube has patented a technology…

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50 forest innovations to accelerate the “green recovery”

Many things were put on hold when the corona pandemic struck the world, but not inventiveness. This became clear in the global innovation competition “What wood you do?”, where a jury has now selected six finalists that will compete for €25,000 to realize their idea about how to use the forest in the green recovery….

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