WAYNESVILLE, NC, Feb. 12, 2018 (Local News) -A major investment to replace coal-fired boilers with natural gas at Evergreen Packaging in Canton is increasing the mill’s property value, which in turn means a higher property tax bill.
But the county will lessen the blow with a tax credit forgiving a portion of the mill’s higher tax bill. The mill would have had to pay an additional $102,000 in property taxes for 2017 as a result of the upgrades it’s making, but a tax break will reduce that amount by half.Read more
ESPOO, Finland, Feb. 12, 2018 (Press Release) -Metsä Tissue, part of Metsä Group, has invested during the past five years approximately 30 MEUR into sustainable heat generation in its Swedish tissue mills. As a result, the Metsä Tissue mills in Mariestad, Pauliström and Nyboholm, are now using fossil free and CO2 neutral steam generation in tissue production.Read more
PORTLAND, ME , Feb. 7, 2018 (Local News) -A top University of Maine official provided insider information aimed at helping one company win the bid for a lucrative energy contract, according to statements made on recorded phone conversations by a consultant working with the winning bidder.Read more
WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 6, 2018 (Press Release) -American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman praised the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for finalizing its list of renewable, alternative fuels to include railroad ties treated with newer preservatives. She issued the following statement:Read more
HELSINKI, Feb. 5, 2018 (Press Release) -UPM is studying biofuels development opportunities by starting an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for a possible biorefinery in Mussalo, Kotka, in south-eastern Finland. The study of a possible Kotka Biorefinery is in the very early stages and the EIA process normally takes approximately one year.
EU and national policies on biofuels will also play an important role in the final assessment of the possible investment.Read more
SUNDSVALL, Sweden, Jan. 30, 2018 (Press Release) -Britta Andres has been awarded the Alf de Ruvo scholarship of 250 000 SEK for her work on low-cost environmentally friendly electric double-layer capacitors at Mid Sweden University’s research centre FSCNRead more
ESPOO, Finland, Jan. 29, 2018 (Press Release) -Valmet and Shanying International Holdings Co., Ltd. have signed a contract regarding a delivery of a mill waste-fired boiler plant to Shanying Huazhong Paper's paper mill, in the city of Jingzhou in Hubei province, China. The new waste-to-energy boiler plant will supply electricity for the paper mill and enables the mill to utilize all of its mill waste in energy production.
The order was included in Valmet's fourth quarter 2017 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed.Read more
ATLANTA, Jan. 8, 2018 (Press Release) -Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc., an integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services and innovative technology company, announced today the award of a $3 million grant from the USDA to support the commercialization of patented and patent-pending lignin conversion and refining technologies owned by Meridian’s subsidiary, Attis Innovations, Inc. (“Attis”). Attis Innovations is the combination of recent transactions with American Science and Technology Corp. and Advanced Lignin Biocomposites LLC.Read more