MADRID, Spain, June 21, 2018 (Press Release) -Ence-Energía y Celulosa started the assembly of the boiler of its new 40 MW plant in Huelva yesterday, with the first pillar and the frame of its metal structures set up. The process of assembling the structure begins hours after GBS, responsible of the production of the components of the boiler, made a new delivery of parts in the energy complex, which contained the modules of the pressure parts of the boiler.Read more
STOCKHOLM, June 19, 2018 (Press Release) -Using the testbed LignoCity in Kristinehamn, Sweden, RISE together with partners has shown how lignin can be used to produce both bioplastics, biocoatings, bioresins, biofuels as well as carbon fibre for lightweight applications and energy storage. Now a new project is being launched to further develop LignoCity and help startups and small and medium-sized companies develop new green businesses with lignin as a base.Read more
GRAZ, Austria, June 21, 2018 (Press Release) -International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Smurfit Kappa Nettingsdorf, part of the Smurfit Kappa Group, to supply a HERB recovery boiler and a pre-evaporation plant for its mill in Nettingsdorf, Austria. The new investments are part of the company’s Future Energy Project, which involves the implemention of sustainable energy initiatives at the Nettingsdorf mill. Start-up of the pre-evaporation plant and the new recovery boiler is scheduled for mid-2019 and mid-2020, respectively.Read more
HELSINKI, June 20, 2018 (Press Release) -European institutions have come to an initial agreement on the revised Renewable Energy Directive. UPM Biofuels welcomes the agreement as it creates an obligatory advanced biofuel blending mandate in all EU Member States starting at 0.2% in 2022, double counted, and rising to 3.5% in 2030.Read more
CANTON, NC, June 18, 2018 (Local News) -Canton’s skyline is dominated by the paper mill’s towering stacks, but the most iconic stack is about to come down.
As a result of a shift to more environmentally friendly production methods, which included shifting two of the five boilers to natural gas, the stack simply isn’t needed.
Steve Hutchins has worked for Evergreen Packaging in Haywood County almost a decade and has been the company’s general manager since August 2016.Read more
BRUSSELS, June 14, 2018 (Press Release) -The European Parliament and the Council agreed today on energy-from-waste related provisions that will bring the Renewable Energy Directive more into line with a Circular Economy.Read more
BRUSSELS, June 14, 2018 (Press Release) -“The European paper industry stands firmly committed to sustainably sourcing and efficiently using bioenergy in Europe and is encouraged that negotiators have equally recognised this in the informal REDII agreement" says Sylvain Lhôte, Director General of CEPI. "What is lacking however is that there are no robust safeguards against subsidies that encourage the burning of wood and thereby distort the raw material markets that feed Europe’s bioeconomy.Read more
STRASBOURG, France , June 14, 2018 (Press Release) -An ambitious political agreement on increasing renewable energy use in Europe was reached today between negotiators from the Commission, the European Parliament and the Council. Today's deal means that two out of the 8 legislative proposals in the Clean Energy for All Europeans package (adopted by the European Commission on 30 November 2016) have been already agreed by the co-legislators. On 14 May, the first element of the package, the Energy Performance in Buildings Directive, was adopted.Read more
BRUSSELS, June 11, 2018 (Press Release) -The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) welcomes Horizon Europe, the ambitious new €100 billion research & innovation (R&I) programme recently launched by the EU.Read more