British Columbia’s wood fibre comes from a variety of local species and are made from materials that would otherwise be wasted. The range of applications for forest biomass is large, and market demand for these applications continues to grow, both in B.C. and internationally.
Some technologies are developed to reduce costs and provide continuous product improvements within an industry. In the forest sector, transformative technologies promote novel and strategic uses for wood fibre and its many products and derivatives.
Transformative technologies can advance traditional products, such as lumber and pulp and paper, by producing, using and packaging these products in new ways. These technologies can also shift focus to non-traditional products and new markets.