NEWS AND COMMENTS

SciTech-Service Oy presents new team expert

We are pleased to inform that Martti Pekkanen joined SciTech-Service Oy on December 2021.   Martti Pekkanen, Ph.D. in chemical engineering, has long experience in process modeling and process conceptual design both in academia and in engineering practice, e.g. in Rintekno Oy, Neste Jacobs Oy, and Kemira Oyj. At SciTech-Service Oy Martti will provide his consulting services as leading expert in the field. www.scitech.fi  SciTech-Service offers outsourced technology development for biomass processing in the areas…

Pulp & Paper Industry in Russia

Sulfite pulping in Russia: In anticipation of the conference on Russian Pulp and Paper Industry in Vienna in December, we had the opportunity to chair a virtual round table discussion on sulfite pulping in Russia. This is a very interesting subject as sulfite pulping has largely disappeared from Scandinavia. It turns out that in Russia the sulfite industry is doing…

Transport phenomena in kraft (sulphate) cooking process

Wood substance is a very complicated porous structure consisting of lignin bound wood fibers. We were initializing and leading a 15 years period of research on these issues and their interdependence s with pulp industry, machinery manufacturers and Helsinki University of Technology.

ForestBioFacts: Introduction to forest-based bioeconomy Webinar

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 ).   Heikki Hassi participated on the ForestBioFacts: Introduction to forest-based bioeconomy Webinar – presented by Finnish Forest Products Engineers’ Association (PI) and took place on September…

Chemical and Physical performance of Kraft Pulp Cooking

Kraft pulp mill process has become the only dominating cooking process for making chemical pulp. In the 1980’s started an active period where a lot of old conventional cooking capacity were replaced by new mills.

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 “…