Energy

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The future of forestry transportation: ZEVs and LEVs driving change in emission and cost reductions

With an increased focus and need to reduce Canada’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the ongoing need to reduce transportation costs — in part as a result of carbon taxes —, identifying and implementing viable options for shifting to zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) and low-emission vehicles (LEV) in the forest industry have been of increasing interest due to their lower fuel use and lower GHG emissions. As other industries and consumer markets move towards electrification at a fast pace, FPInnovations has been investigating the state of ZEV and LEV technologies as well as their readiness level for forest transportation.

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FPInnovations’ newest measures to identify cost reduction opportunities for kraft mill unit operations

It is no secret that kraft fibreline equipment in North American kraft mills is getting old. Mills are upgrading their machines and looking for ways to improve their operations to become more efficient and cost-effective. To stay competitive against state-of-the-art operations around the world, new bleaching strategies and solutions for aging kraft pulp mills are crucial. In addition, the complexities of kraft fibreline chemistry can sometimes lead to severe bleachability issues and increased costs. To help kraft pulp mills maintain a stronghold in the market and address their issues, current research on fibreline chemistry by FPInnovations’ Shree-Prakash Mishra and the Pulp and Paper Manufacturing – Chemical Process team has been focusing on each stage of the bleaching process.

Atli Chips

Want to cut heating costs and emissions with bioheat? This new free webinar series is for you!

Heating costs in Canada are expensive and generate high amounts of greenhouse gases, especially for those living in rural and remote communities. A new webinar series is being launched to increase awareness of bioheat among businesses, economic development corporations, Indigenous Communities, municipalities, as well as individuals in Ontario’s rural and remote communities. The Solid Wood Bioheat Webinar Series will be hosted by bioheat specialists from FPInnovations, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), and Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources (MNRF). The series as well as details on the various webinars are hosted on the Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy (CRIBE) website.