GRAZ, Austria, Feb. 11, 2020 (Press Release) -International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Toyo Engineering Corporation, Japan, to deliver a PowerFluid circulating fluidized bed boiler with a flue gas cleaning system. The boiler will be part of a new biomass power plant to be built in Gamagori in Aichi Prefecture, Honshu Island, some 300 km southwest of Tokyo, Japan. Commercial operations are scheduled to begin in 2023.Read more
ESPOO, Finland, Jan. 30, 2020 (Press Release) -Valmet introduces a full range of new, data-driven Industrial Internet solutions to pulp, board, paper, tissue and energy producers. The Valmet Industrial Internet (VII) solutions combine advanced monitoring and prediction applications, Advanced Process Controls (APC), dynamic process simulators and remote services from Valmet Performance Centers into comprehensive solutions that provide tangible benefits to customers.
VII solutions are tailored for each customer industryRead more
HELSINKI, Jan. 23, 2020 (Press Release) -Excess heat from the industrial processes at Stora Enso’s Maxau paper mill in the south-west of Germany, will be used to provide renewable, biomass-based district heating for the city of Karlsruhe.
A new, approximately two-kilometre-long connection pipeline will transfer the heat from the mill to an existing pipeline that links up the local refinery with the municipal heating grid. The local district heating supplier Stadtwerke Karlsruhe will start the construction of the pipeline in late 2020, aiming for completion by the end of 2022.Read more
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