Using the right wood product in the right application is essential to reap its maximum value and meet end-user performance expectations.

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FPInnovations is conducting a national survey on the usage of Advanced Driver Assistance System in logging and chip hauling: FPInnovations’ 2022 Forest Transportation Safety Improvement Survey.

The wood products industry has been looking for ways to optimize debarking operations for many years. Higher production speeds lead to higher log volumes being processed by each debarker with little opportunity for operator supervision or intervention.

A peer-reviewed article entitled “Fast Self-Assembly of Scalable Photonic Cellulose Nanocrystals and Hybrid Films via Electrophoresis” and co-authored by FPInnovations was published in the internationally recognized scientific publication Advanced Materials (Volume 34, Issue 7, February 17, 2022).

A peer-reviewed FPInnovations article entitled “Electro-osmotic Actuators from Cellulose Nanocrystals and Nanocomposite Hydrogels” was published in the international multidisciplinary journal ACS Applied Polymer Materials (Volume 3, Issue 12, December 2021).

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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.

Climate change is a growing threat to the world’s population. Discussions at the recent COP26 Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, concluded with a goal of Net Zero by 2050, a statement that reiterates the importance of finding solutions to reduce GHG emissions.

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In efforts to introduce forest-based bioproducts to new markets, FPInnovations — a Canadian research and development centre specializing in the creation of solutions that accelerate the growth of the Canadian forest sector all while reducing Canada’s carbon emissions — set up a remarkable concrete lab that opens the door for future collaborations and allows for exciting new ventures. Take a look!

The lack of Internet connectivity in the forest is a major obstacle to the digital transformation of forest operations, which seeks to improve the performance of harvesting and transport operations, the safety of forestry workers and the sustainability of operations.

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FPInnovations’ partnership with Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY continues to stimulate the Canadian Pulp and Paper (P&P) industry by focusing on energy management, process debottleneck to facilitate the diversification of products, and reduction of greenhouse gases emissions (GHG).

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