WASHINGTON, DC, April 23, 2018 (Press Release) -American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman issued the following statement regarding a new policy on the carbon neutrality of forest-based, renewable biomass by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The fiscal year 2017 and 2018 Omnibus Appropriations bills directed the EPA to develop the policy.Read more
COCHRAN, GA, April 23, 2018 (Press Release) -Today, during a meeting with Georgia forestry leaders, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt discussed the importance of environmental stewardship and announced a new decision on the carbon neutrality of forest biomass.Read more
GREEN BAY, WI, April 18, 2018 (Local News) -Georgia-Pacific's Broadway paper mill in Green Bay is being recognized for using less energy.
The federal Environmental Protection Agency awarded the manufacturing site its ENERGY STAR AWARD for lowering its energy use by ten percent in five years.
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JOHANNESBURG, April 5, 2018 (Press Release) -ELB Engineering Services (Pty) Ltd (ELB), KC Cottrell and the ELB Educational Trust are pleased to announce that together as a Consortium, they have been appointed as EPC contractor for the 25MW Biomass Project by Ngodwana Energy (RF) (Pty) Limited. The project forms part of the South African Government Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPPP), which was recently signed.Read more
RICHMOND, VA, April 9, 2018 (Richmond Times-Dispatch) -Virginia is a leader in developing an innovative and diverse energy marketplace to ensure the state’s economy will remain competitive well into the future. However, a new regulation being developed by the Department of Environmental Quality could create an unprecedented threat to one of the pillars of Virginia’s energy future.Read more
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