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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
HELSINKI, Dec. 4, 2018 (Press Release) -Metso has closed the acquisition of the UK-based combustion solutions and technology provider Kiln Flame Systems Ltd., KFS, to extend its pyro processing portfolio and capabilities.
KFS specializes in rotary kiln and calcining processes, combustion optimization and burner technologies with patented designs. It provides solutions to a wide range of industries including minerals processing. KFS has 14 employees based in High Wycombe, United Kingdom.Read more
ASHEVILLE, NC, Nov. 29, 2018 (Press Release) -There is a new and growing threat to the world’s forests, people and climate: the biomass energy industry, touted as a ‘renewable’ energy. The use of forest biomass as a source of ‘green energy’ is set to increase by a staggering 250% over the next decade, having already doubled in the previous ten years, according to research published today by the Environmental Paper Network (EPN).Read more
WALDKIRCH, Germany , Nov. 26, 2018 (Press Release) -The German state of Baden-Württemberg awards the “2018 Gipfelstürmer Award” to businesses that have completed a free energy efficiency analysis (KEFF check) and then implemented initiatives to improve their business processes. The Ministry of the Environment was impressed by the quality of the 23 submissions. The August Faller Group was one of the 10 finalists and is proud of the efforts it has made to reduce CO2 emissions.Read more
ATLANTA, GA, Nov. 20, 2018 (Press Release) -GP's Foley Cellulose mill in Perry, Florida recently completed an $84 million investment that's making the mill more energy efficient and is reducing its groundwater usage through the installation of new Black Liquor Evaporators (BLE).
BLEs evaporate water vapor from byproducts of the pulping process and are a critical component to this operation. To ensure that GP was reaching the efficiencies of today's technology, it was determined that the four previous sets of its BLEs would be replaced by late summer.Read more
SUNDSVALL, Sweden , Nov. 19, 2018 (Press Release) -E.ON, together with Swiss company: Credit Suisse Energie Infrastructure Partners, will build one of Europe's largest land-based wind parks in Sweden. The facilities are mostly located on SCA's land and most of it in the municipality of Härnösand.
The wind parks have an installed power of 475 megawatts, which gives energy equivalent to all household appliances in Västernorrland County.Read more