Sustainability and the carbon economy

Challenges

What are the problems faced by the industry in this area?
Understanding carbon metrics (e.g., life-cycle assessments, greenhouse gas emission reduction) is increasingly important for process and product development
Decarbonizing pulp and paper operations to meet corporate and regulatory objectives for Net Zero mill operations
Utilizing our surplus energy and process synergies to produce new materials and opportunities; help decarbonize other industry sectors
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Lack of standard methods to assess and control attributes of novel bio-sourced products
Measuring the attributes used to market bio-sourced products; addressing health and safety issues related to their use

Actions

What does FPInnovations do to address the challenges?
Coordinate with member companies and use the FPInnovations-developed carbon assessment framework to assess and measure carbon metrics of forest-sector products
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Evaluate technical pathways and options that reduce the carbon footprint of mill operations
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Investigate opportunities to use process synergies and surplus energy in kraft mills to support the manufacture of bio-sourced products and increase the economic viability of using forest biomass to help decarbonize other sectors (steel, mining, oil & gas)
Guide development of national and ISO standards to ensure they are favourable to the trade of bio-sourced materials and chemicals
Address need for information on the health and safety of using novel bio-sourced materials in manufacturing environments

Goals & Impacts

What are the goals to reach and what are the impacts on members?
Identification and quantification of new bioproducts opportunities and technical solutions for decarbonizing kraft mills
Scienced-based regulations and standards for the use of new forest bio-sourced products
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