biomaterials

Domtar Leaders Recognized for Management Excellence

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The Paper Industry Management Association (PIMA) bestowed its highest honor on Domtar President and CEO John D. Williams at the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry’s annual PaperCon in May. Williams was named Executive of the Year in recognition of his leadership, his contributions to the pulp and paper industry, and his management excellence.

Cellulosic Sugars: The Latest Domtar Innovation

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Wood — the building block of all Domtar products — is composed of cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin. Cellulose and hemicellulose can be converted into cellulosic sugars.

Q&A With Mark DeAndrea: Domtar’s BioMaterials Innovation Team

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In search of a replacement for petroleum-based products and materials, the world is turning its attention to biomaterials. We spoke with Mark DeAndrea, vice president and business unit leader for Domtar’s BioMaterials Innovation team, about what the future holds for biomaterials.

Why is the BioMaterials Innovation team important to Domtar?

Domtar Takes Next Step in Lignin Development with Prisma

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Domtar’s Biomaterials team and research partners have been focusing time and resources on lignin development — specifically, developing lignin-based materials that could eventually serve as sustainable and biodegradable alternatives to petroleum and other fossil fuel–based products.

VIDEO | Domtar Sustainability: Everything About Biomaterials Is Looking Up!

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Before there was a word “biomaterials,” there were biomaterials.

Plants and trees play a key role in the balance of the earth’s atmosphere—by converting carbon dioxide
into oxygen. The earth’s atmosphere was once mostly composed of carbon dioxide, also known as CO2. Then plant life
developed, and used the sun’s energy, the atmosphere’s CO2, and water to produce carbohydrates to feed itself.

Decision-Making Science: One Woman’s Method for Creating an Industry Sea Change

by Mark DeAndrea
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There was the agrarian revolution, followed by the industrial revolution and now the digital revolution. With each came efficiency and added value. But with each also came a loss of jobs and painful adjustments.

Currently, the world straddles two distinctly different ways of life: On one side sits the taxi cab and newspaper users among us; on the other, the Uber and Twitter devotees.

As France Bans Plastics Demand For Biomaterials Will Increase

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The new law, which requires that all disposable cups, plates and cutlery are made of biosourced material, and are fully compostible, comes into effect in 2020. It comes as part of the Energy Transition for Green Growth – an ambitious plan that aims to allow France to make a more effective contribution to tackling climate change.

Boeing, South African Airways Explore Ways for Farmers to Grow More Sustainable Biofuel Crops

Collaboration with Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials supports greater market access for “smallhold” farms
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JOHANNESBURG, Mar. 5, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Boeing [NYSE:BA] is launching an initiative with South African Airways (SAA) and the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) to expand opportunities for “smallhold” farmers in Southern Africa to grow crops that produce sustainable fuels.

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