VAXJO, Sweden, April 4, 2018 (Press Release) -Together with SunPine’s other partners, Södra has decided to invest SEK 250 million in a new line for tall diesel fuel production. The investment will take place at SunPine’s facility in Piteå and increase today’s production capacity by 50 percent. The new line is expected to be operational in 2020.Read more
JOHANNESBURG, April 6, 2018 (Local News) -Sappi has signed an agreement with the Department of Energy to build a renewable energy plant at its mill in Mpumalanga.
Sappi and consortium partners KC Africa and African Rainbow Energy and Power would spend a combined R1.8bn on a 25MW biomass energy unit at the company’s Ngodwana mill, said Sappi Southern Africa CEO Alex Thiel.
Sappi will have a 30% stake in the facility, which is expected to contribute to the national grid from July 2020.Read more
TOKYO, March 16, 2018 (Press Release) -Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (President: Fumio Manoshiro; hereinafter "the Company") today held a completion ceremony for the biomass mixed combustion power generation facility at Ishinomaki Hibarino Power Plant, operated by Nippon Paper Ishinomaki Energy Center Ltd. (President: Yoshiomi Todo; hereinafter "Nippon Paper Ishinomaki Energy Center"), which had been engaged in unit trial operations since September 2017.Read more
MILTON KEYNES, UK, March 29, 2018 (Press Release) -Further to the announcement on 9 March 2018, Renewi plc, the leading international waste-to-product company, today announces the sale of its non-core Westcott Park anaerobic digestion (AD) facility to Olleco (ABP Food Group's Renewables Division) for an undisclosed sum.
The sale, completed 28 March 2018, reflects the decision by the Board to exit the loss making facility in line with its strategy to actively manage its Municipal portfolio to improve Group margins and returns.Read more
WASHINGTON, DC, March 23, 2018 (Press Release) -American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman thanked Congress for reaffirming that federal regulatory policy should reflect the carbon-neutrality of forest-based renewable biomass. The fiscal year 2018 Omnibus Appropriations bill, which has passed the House and Senate, includes legislative language to that effect.Read more
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, March 21, 2018 (Press Release) -AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals is partnering with three groups in Sweden to explore the opportunities for producing green hydrogen and 'electrofuels' using renewable electricity. The partners are RISE Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE), forestry group Södra and packaging materials company BillerudKorsnäs; the study is also supported by the Swedish Energy Agency.Read more
BAODING, China, March 14, 2018 (PRNewswire) -Orient Paper, Inc. ("Orient Paper" or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer and distributor of diversified paper products in North China, today announced that it resumed production at its manufacturing facilities on March 14, 2018. Production had been suspended since late January due to a government-mandated restriction on the supply of natural gas.
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WASHINGTON, DC, March 13, 2018 (Press Release) -American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement of New Source Review (NSR) emissions accounting guidelines. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the agency’s new approach on Tuesday, March 13.Read more