December 2018

Huhtamaki Fiber Packaging named Best Packaging Supplier of the Year by France-based egg supplier Matines

December 04, 2018 - 07:44

ESPOO, Finland, Dec. 4, 2018 (Press Release) -Huhtamaki has been named the Best Packaging Supplier of the Year by Matines, one of the leading egg brands in France. Our Fiber Packaging business has grown with the customer since the end of 2015 and the partnership has been fruitful. We have, for example, supported our customer to gain on efficiencies by improving the setting on production and packing facilities, as well as focusing on our service models that have significantly reduced lead time.

UPM welcomes European Union's new Renewable Energy Directive REDII for 2020s in transportation

December 04, 2018 - 06:29
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HELSINKI, Dec. 4, 2018 (Press Release) -European institutions have agreed on the Renewable Energy Directive REDII for the 2020s after the European Council adopted the agreement made earlier this summer. UPM welcomes the agreement that will increase the use of renewable energy to 32% in 2030 and requires 14% bioenergy to be used in transport.

All the EU member states are obliged to implement a binding advanced biofuel blending mandate starting 2022.

UPM welcomes European Union's new Renewable Energy Directive REDII for 2020s in transportation

December 04, 2018 - 06:29
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HELSINKI, Dec. 4, 2018 (Press Release) -European institutions have agreed on the Renewable Energy Directive REDII for the 2020s after the European Council adopted the agreement made earlier this summer. UPM welcomes the agreement that will increase the use of renewable energy to 32% in 2030 and requires 14% bioenergy to be used in transport.

All the EU member states are obliged to implement a binding advanced biofuel blending mandate starting 2022.

Voith introduces two new Topaz and TopazHigh CleanWeave dryer fabrics for board and packaging paper machines

December 04, 2018 - 05:55

HEIDENHEIM, Germany, Dec. 4, 2018 (Press Release) -With Topaz and TopazHigh, Voith is adding two new members to the CleanWeave product family. The dryer fabrics target an extended service life in a medium hot environment.

A.Celli Paper to supply new E-WIND P100 rewinder for Dongguan Jintian Paper's Sichuan plant in China

December 04, 2018 - 05:42

LUCCA, ITALY, Dec. 4, 2018 (Press Release) -In 2017 A.Celli Paper started-up an E-WIND P100 rewinder at the Sichuan Jintian Paper plant, for a project of 1.2 million-tons producing grey cardboard. The rewinder, which runs 5700 mm master reels, with a maximum design speed of 2400 mpm, has successfully passed the performance test, with full acceptance by the customer. At present the A.Celli E-WIND P100 rewinder works at full capacity.

A.Celli Paper to supply new E-WIND P100 rewinder for Dongguan Jintian Paper's Sichuan plant in China

December 04, 2018 - 05:42

LUCCA, ITALY, Dec. 4, 2018 (Press Release) -In 2017 A.Celli Paper started-up an E-WIND P100 rewinder at the Sichuan Jintian Paper plant, for a project of 1.2 million-tons producing grey cardboard. The rewinder, which runs 5700 mm master reels, with a maximum design speed of 2400 mpm, has successfully passed the performance test, with full acceptance by the customer. At present the A.Celli E-WIND P100 rewinder works at full capacity.

Northern Ireland local authority collected 977,817 tonnes of LAC municipal waste in 2017-18, down 0.8% from year ago

December 04, 2018 - 05:05
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BELFAST, UK, Nov. 29, 2018 (Press Release) -The 2017/18 Northern Ireland local authority collected municipal waste management annual statistics report has been published today by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs.

This statistical report is updated annually and contains information on key measurements of local authority collected (LAC) municipal waste for councils and waste management groups in Northern Ireland.

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Infrastructure investor Equitix and Iona Capital acquire £72 million Energy from Waste facility in Bridgwater, UK

December 04, 2018 - 04:21
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LONDON, Nov. 29, 2018 (Press Release) -Equitix , a leading UK infrastructure investor, and Iona Capital, the specialist environmental investment and fund management firm, announce the acquisition of a £72 million Energy from Waste (“EfW”) facility in Bridgwater, Somerset. 

Qatar to quit OPEC to focus on gas in swipe at Saudi Arabia

December 04, 2018 - 03:34
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DOHA, Qatar , Dec. 4, 2018 (Reuters) -Qatar said it will quit OPEC to focus on gas in a swipe at Saudi Arabia, the de facto leader of the oil exporting group which is trying to show unity in tackling an oil price slide.

Doha, one of OPEC’s smallest oil producers but the world’s biggest liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter, is embroiled in a row with OPEC members Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

European Council agrees on its negotiating stance to promote combined transport

December 04, 2018 - 03:24
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BRUSSELS, Dec. 4, 2018 (Press Release) -The EU is promoting combined transport as a way to transfer some long-distance freight from lorries to greener means of transport such as barges, ships and trains. The Council today agreed on its position (general approach) on a proposal which clarifies the current rules for combined transport and makes it more competitive compared to road-only freight transport.

European Council agrees its position for providing clearer, fairer and more enforceable rules for truck drivers and transport companies

December 04, 2018 - 03:12
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BRUSSELS, Dec. 4, 2018 (Press Release) -The Council today agreed its position (general approach) on a key reform of the road transport sector, which includes drivers' working conditions, special posting rules for drivers in international transport, access to the haulage market, and improved enforcement. The reform is designed to ensure a balance between adequate working conditions for drivers and the freedom to provide cross-border services for operators. It will also provide clarity for the sector and put an end to divergent national interpretations of rules.

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