VAXJO, Sweden, Feb. 20, 2020 (Press Release) -Södra has built the world’s first plant for commercial biomethanol, a sustainable fuel from forest biomass, at Södra’s pulp mill in Mönsterås. Over the next few days, a first pilot delivery will go to Emmelev A/S, a customer that will be using biomethanol in its biodiesel production.
Södra decided to invest in a biomethanol production facility in 2017. This initiative shows that Södra is working towards a circular economy, resource-efficiency and being fossil-fuel free.Read more
KING'S LYNN, UK, Feb. 11, 2020 (Press Release) -On Tuesday 11th February 2020, the ground-breaking ceremony for the modernisation and expansion of the power plant of the Palm paper mill in Wörth took place.Read more
ESPOO, Finland, Feb. 18, 2020 (Press Release) -Valmet will supply a flue gas condensing plant to Helen Ltd’s Vuosaari C bioenergy heating plant in Helsinki, Finland. The new bioenergy heating plant will feature very high energy efficiency, as the heat from flue gases will be recovered to increase district heat production by 69 megawatts (MW) with Valmet’s advanced environmental technology.Read more
PORT HAWKESBURY, NS, Feb. 12, 2020 (CBC) -Nova Scotia Power is scheduled to appear before government regulators Tuesday morning seeking approval for a unique discount rate for its largest customer, Port Hawkesbury Paper.
Under the four-year plan, Nova Scotia Power would control the supply of electricity to Port Hawkesbury Paper, with the right to direct the company to increase or reduce daily consumption throughout the year.
The rate proposal is supported by the mill, which says it needs to lower its power bill to keep its operation viable.Read more
HELSINKI, Feb. 11, 2020 (Press Release) -Kemira joins the growing ranks of global companies aiming for carbon neutrality and supporting the Paris Agreement.
Kemira has set a target of 30% reduction in combined so-called Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030, from the 2018 baseline of 0.93 MTCO2e. The long-term ambition is to be carbon neutral across the whole company by 2045 for combined scope 1 and 2 emissions.Read more
HELSINKI, Feb. 12, 2020 (Press Release) -UPM has signed a long-term Wind Power Purchase agreement with German wind park development company wpd. The use of renewable wind power for UPM’s paper mills will help reduce CO2 emissions by 200,000 tonnes annually as of 2022, representing 5% of UPM’s total CO2 emissions. For UPM, this is an important step towards achieving the company’s ambitious 65% CO2 emission reduction target by 2030.Read more
HELSINKI, Feb. 11, 2020 (Press Release) -INEOS and UPM Biofuels have today announced a long-term agreement to supply a renewable raw material for new and innovative bio-attributed polymers to be produced at INEOS Köln, Germany.
INEOS will use UPM BioVerno, a sustainable raw material from a renewable residue of wood pulp processing, to produce bio-attributed polyolefins.Read more
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