LAHTI, Finland, Jan. 16, 2020 (Press Release) -The new bio-boiler plant has been put into operation at UPM Joensuu Plywood Mill. It replaces the combined heat and power plant which was built in 1962. The modern bio-boiler plant not only improves the mill's energy efficiency but also environmental performance, occupational safety and fire safety.
The boiler uses biofuel, i.e. by-products of plywood production, such as bark and wood chips. Thus, no additional trees are cut down to generate thermal energy.Read more
CAERPHILLY, UK, Jan. 7, 2020 (Press Release) -Washroom services phs Group has announced a new partnership with Viridor which will divert customer waste from landfill into power generation.
As part of LifeCycle, phs’ sustainable waste management strategy, the new multi-million pound , five-year national contract will see phs-managed non-recyclable waste transformed into energy at Viridor plants across the country.Read more
WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 20, 2019 (Press Release) -American Forest & Paper Association President (AF&PA) and CEO Heidi Brock issued the following statement regarding Congressional passage of domestic spending legislation. Passed by the House and Senate, the bill includes language clearly stating Congress’ intent for long-term federal regulatory policy reflecting the carbon neutrality of forest-based biomass.Read more
ARACRUZ, Brazil, Dec. 19, 2019 (Business Wire) -Suzanoannounced investments of R$933.4 million in three projects in Espírito Santo state. The company’s plans include the construction of a tissue paper conversion unit, retrofit work in the unit located in Aracruz, as well as expansion of Suzano’s forest base in the state.Read more
STOCKHOLM, Dec. 17, 2019 (Press Release) -Oil Search, one of Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) largest companies and investors, together with AFRY, and the Climate Change and Development Authority of Papua New Guinea are joining forces to raise awareness of the importance of developing renewable energy initiatives in PNG.Read more
TORONTO, ON, Dec. 17, 2019 (Press Release) -Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB), Port Hawkesbury Paper and IFE Project Management Canada (IFE) announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) formalizing their collaboration on the potential Pirate Harbour Wind Farm in Nova Scotia
The MOU confirms CIB will conduct due diligence work with Port Hawkesbury Paper and IFE during the project evaluation and planning phase. CIB’s work could lead to an investment in the project, subject to all standard due diligence and decision making.Read more
GOLBEY, France , Dec. 13, 2019 (Press Release) -The Minister of Ecological Transition selected the project submitted by Green Valley Energie (GVE) as part of the CRE5.3 call for tenders. This project, supported by a partnership between Norske Skog Golbey (NSG) and Véolia Industries Global Solutions (Véolia), involves the design and construction of a new biomass cogeneration plant: Green Valley Energie.
What is Green Valley Energy?Read more
PORCARI, Italy , Dec. 10, 2019 (Press Release) -It is the first tissue paper mill in the country to obtain certification for the efficient use of energy in its production processes.
Sofidel’s commitment to promoting sustainable development continues with another recognition, in this case for the efficient use of energy in its production processes. The plant in Călăraşi, Romania, has recently implemented an energy management system in compliance with the ISO 50001 standard.Read more