GIPPSLAND, Australia , Aug. 13, 2018 (Local News) -Kerbside rubbish from Melbourne's south-east suburbs will be used to power the country's biggest paper mill under an ambitious plan by Australian Paper.
The power plant, at Australian Paper's Maryvale mill in eastern Victoria, would be the state's first large-scale waste-to-energy project, burning 650,000 tonnes of kerbside rubbish every year.
Australian Paper estimates the $600 million project would produce 225 megawatts of power and reduce the mill's greenhouse gas emissions by 500,000 tonnes per year.Read more
MORWELL, Australia, Aug. 1, 2018 (Local News) -About 80 community members attended a community forum hosted by the Environment Protection Authority in Traralgon on Thursday night to discuss Australian Paper's proposed Energy from Waste project.
If approved, the project would convert municipal waste into an alternative energy source for the company's Maryvale Mill.Read more
HELSINKI, July 25, 2018 (Press Release) -The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals are the framework that governments, business and civil society use to drive the sustainability agenda. With those goals in mind, UPM Raflatac developed the Biofore Site concept and set responsibility targets for 2030 that aim to improve its environmental, social and economic performance. The aim is to build a site-specific roadmap that includes auditing, measuring and evaluating progress. The Biofore Site concept will facilitate growth of a strong sustainability culture and increase transparency.Read more
WASHINGTON, DC, July 19, 2018 (Press Release) -American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman issued the following statement regarding House passage of the H.R. 6147 Department of Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2019. The legislation included language clarifying Congress’ intent for long-term federal regulatory policy reflecting the carbon-neutrality of forest-based biomass.Read more
SUNDSVALL, Sweden, July 19, 2018 (Press Release) -The Green Investment Group, a specialized green energy investor, has acquired the ongoing windpower project in Överturingen in the municipality of Ånge from SCA and Turinge Energi. The supplier of the 4.2 MW turbines will be Siemens Gamesa.Read more
ESPOO, Finland, July 18, 2018 (Press Release) -Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel, is now exploring ways to introduce liquefied waste plastic as a future raw material for fossil refining. The aim of the development project is to proceed to industrial scale trial during 2019. The company’s target is to process annually more than one million tons of waste plastic by 2030.Read more
WASHINGTON, DC, July 17, 2018 (Press Release) -The American Wood Council and American Forest & Paper Association issued the following statement regarding the House Energy and Commerce Environment Subcommittee markup of H.R. 3128. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA), seeks to clarify which types of facility upgrades require an owner to obtain a New Source Review (NSR) permit.
Robert Glowinski, President and CEO of AWCRead more
LAUSANNE, Switzerland , July 10, 2018 (Press Release) -Tetra Pak now obtains half of its global electricity supply from renewable sources, putting the company firmly on course to meet its RE100 commitment of using only renewable electricity across all global operations by 2030.Read more
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands , July 5, 2018 (Press Release) -In the port of Amsterdam the construction has started of a new facility that will convert non-recyclable plastic into fuel for the transport sector, which will cut down CO₂ emission by 57,000 tonnes per year. It is the first project of Bin2Barrel, a Dutch company focusing on the development of Plastic-to projects. This is how synthetic materials that could not be reused otherwise will now become reusable in a useful application, while at the same time offering a more sustainable alternative for traditional transport fuels.Read more