January 2018

Stora Enso sets science-based greenhouse gas emission reduction targets

January 23, 2018 - 01:44
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HELSINKI, Jan. 23, 2018 (Press Release) -The renewable materials company Stora Enso has become the first forest products company to set ambitious science-based greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets to address significant emissions along the company’s value chain. The targets have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative.

Stora Enso sets science-based greenhouse gas emission reduction targets

January 23, 2018 - 01:44
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HELSINKI, Jan. 23, 2018 (Press Release) -The renewable materials company Stora Enso has become the first forest products company to set ambitious science-based greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets to address significant emissions along the company’s value chain. The targets have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative.

India’s National Green Tribunal orders inspection of areas around Century Pulp and Paper’s Nainital mill

January 22, 2018 - 18:25
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NEW DELHI, Jan. 22, 2018 (Local News) -The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the inspection of areas around a paper mill in Nainital after a plea alleged the release of toxic liquid and solid waste in the reserve forest near it.

A Bench headed by acting Chairperson Justice UD Salvi ordered the Central and Uttarakhand pollution control boards to jointly inspect and collect soil and water samples from the areas around the Century Pulp and Paper Mill and the adjacent Gaula river within a month.

India’s National Green Tribunal orders inspection of areas around Century Pulp and Paper’s Nainital mill

January 22, 2018 - 18:25
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NEW DELHI, Jan. 22, 2018 (Local News) -The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the inspection of areas around a paper mill in Nainital after a plea alleged the release of toxic liquid and solid waste in the reserve forest near it.

A Bench headed by acting Chairperson Justice UD Salvi ordered the Central and Uttarakhand pollution control boards to jointly inspect and collect soil and water samples from the areas around the Century Pulp and Paper Mill and the adjacent Gaula river within a month.

Georgia Ports Authority surpasses 4 million TEUs in 12 months as deepening project and others continue

January 22, 2018 - 18:17
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SAVANNAH, GA, Jan. 22, 2018 (Press Release) -The Port of Savannah handled more than 4 million twenty-foot equivalent container units in 2017 - an increase of 11 percent and the port's highest annual volume ever.

"This is the first time we've handled more than 4 million TEUs in a 12-month period, which is an important milestone for Savannah," said Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch. "These numbers clearly show that Georgia has the fastest growing and most critical port in the Southeast."

US freight rail industry partners with Canadian and Mexico counterparts to urge successful NAFTA 2.0 negotiations

January 22, 2018 - 14:21
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WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 22, 2018 (Press Release) -In an effort to communicate the vast benefits that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has provided for the Canadian, Mexican and United States economies, and the critical need to maintain free trade on the continent, leaders of the trade associations representing freight rail companies in each nation issued a rare joint letter to negotiators calling for constructive negotiations and the preservation of successful elements currently in place.

FPInnovations and Resolute Forest Products announce $21 million investment in TMP-Bio pilot project to produce bio-chemicals derived from wood in Thunder Bay, ON

January 22, 2018 - 10:47
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THUNDER BAY, ON, Jan. 22, 2018 (CNW) -FPInnovations and Resolute Forest Products today announced a significant investment in the implementation of a TMP-Bio pilot project in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The pilot project will focus on developing new ways to efficiently produce and commercialize innovative bio-chemicals derived from wood, contributing to the development of a bio-economy in Northern Ontario, as well as elsewhere in Canada.

FPInnovations and Resolute Forest Products announce $21 million investment in TMP-Bio pilot project to produce bio-chemicals derived from wood in Thunder Bay, ON

January 22, 2018 - 10:47
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THUNDER BAY, ON, Jan. 22, 2018 (CNW) -FPInnovations and Resolute Forest Products today announced a significant investment in the implementation of a TMP-Bio pilot project in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The pilot project will focus on developing new ways to efficiently produce and commercialize innovative bio-chemicals derived from wood, contributing to the development of a bio-economy in Northern Ontario, as well as elsewhere in Canada.

BASF preliminary non-audited FY 2017 results: EBIT before special items up 32% to Euro 8.3 billion

January 22, 2018 - 06:50
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    LUDWIGSBURG, Germany, Jan. 18, 2018 (Press Release) -
  • EBIT before special items expected to be €8.3 billion (up 32% compared with previous year)
  • EBIT expected to be €8.5 billion (up 36% compared with previous year)

BASF herewith announces preliminary, non-audited figures for the 2017 business year. As forecast by BASF, sales, income from operations (EBIT) before special items and EBIT are considerably above the level of the previous year. The earnings figures exceed analyst estimates significantly.

UPM Biofuels and ZERO environmental organisation cooperate to promote green shift in transportation and petrochemical industry

January 22, 2018 - 06:42
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The work focuses on creating a predictable long term operating environment for sustainable, advanced biofuels to enable climate change mitigation in transport with renewable fuels.

The cooperation also aims to enhance knowledge of sustainable fossil-free bioproducts, such as bioplastics, as an important climate solution for example in the packaging and labelling industries. The work is conducted through continuous dialogue with policy officials and decision makers to promote the transition towards a wider bioeconomy.

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