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Opportunities and challenges

From: Forest BioFacts, the digital learning environment and source of in depth information for professionals in pulp and paper and other biomass conversion industries, which is published by the Finnish Forest Products Engineers Association ( www.forestbiofacts.com ).   The concept of circular bioeconomy is causing a paradigm shift in global economics. This shift provides the forestry sector with a large portfolio of long-lasting…

Carbon cycle and circular bioeconomy

The main source for new raw materials for circular bioeconomy is the productive biological carbon cycle formed by the biosphere and the atmosphere (Figure 1)

SciTech-Service Oy keeps growing!

We are pleased to announce that SciTech-Service’s biorefinery team has been strengthened by the addition of Topias Anttila. Mr. Topias Anttila, M.Sc., joins as Project Engineer in the Biorefinery team. He recently finished his master thesis in Aalto University, School of chemical engineering. Topias studied Chemical and process engineering with his major in Plant Design and Master’s thesis focused on…

The forest sector and the idea of circular bioeconomy

The idea of bioeconomy is that various human needs and desires are fulfilled by sustainable utilisation of renewable natural resources like forests, increasingly also in substitution for the exploitation of non-renewable fossil resources, such as oil, natural gas and coal.

Soap and turpentine in softwood kraft mills

Panu Tikka wrote a short commentary on one of his old publications: PaT 180721 Tikka, et al.Solving soap and turpentine related process problems in softwood kraft mills.P&P Can, 103(2002)6:T 149, p 30 – 35 In the modern more and more sustainable biobased economy the old obnoxious word “pulp mill” is being replaced by a better expression “ bioproduct plant “…

Introduction to forest-based bioeconomy

From: Forest BioFacts, the digital learning environment and source of in depth information for professionals in pulp and paper and other biomass conversion industries, which is published by the Finnish Forest Products Engineers Association ( www.forestbiofacts.com ). Introduction to forest-based bioeconomy Wood is a renewable natural material with various uses, and it has always satisfied people’s diverse and ever changing needs. Early hunter-gatherers made…

Return for the future – the rediscovery of rags

The textile industry, most visibly the leading fashion brands and entrepreneurs, are busy with efforts to translate the imperative of textile recycling into profitable business.

SciTech at the 15th Cellulose Fiber (Viscose) industry forum

Xiang You and Heikki Hassi ‘s recently participated in the 15th Cellulose Fiber (Viscose) industry forum and their presentation is now fully available. The meeting took place from 25th to 27th May in Hangzhou, China. SciTech ‘s presentation was streamed for all conference participants on the 27th May 2021 at 11:10-11:35 a.m. Chinese time (6:10-6:35 a.m. Helsinki time). The event…