ASHEVILLE, NC, Nov. 29, 2018 (Press Release) -There is a new and growing threat to the world’s forests, people and climate: the biomass energy industry, touted as a ‘renewable’ energy. The use of forest biomass as a source of ‘green energy’ is set to increase by a staggering 250% over the next decade, having already doubled in the previous ten years, according to research published today by the Environmental Paper Network (EPN).Read more
WALDKIRCH, Germany , Nov. 26, 2018 (Press Release) -The German state of Baden-Württemberg awards the “2018 Gipfelstürmer Award” to businesses that have completed a free energy efficiency analysis (KEFF check) and then implemented initiatives to improve their business processes. The Ministry of the Environment was impressed by the quality of the 23 submissions. The August Faller Group was one of the 10 finalists and is proud of the efforts it has made to reduce CO2 emissions.Read more
ATLANTA, GA, Nov. 20, 2018 (Press Release) -GP's Foley Cellulose mill in Perry, Florida recently completed an $84 million investment that's making the mill more energy efficient and is reducing its groundwater usage through the installation of new Black Liquor Evaporators (BLE).
BLEs evaporate water vapor from byproducts of the pulping process and are a critical component to this operation. To ensure that GP was reaching the efficiencies of today's technology, it was determined that the four previous sets of its BLEs would be replaced by late summer.Read more
SUNDSVALL, Sweden , Nov. 19, 2018 (Press Release) -E.ON, together with Swiss company: Credit Suisse Energie Infrastructure Partners, will build one of Europe's largest land-based wind parks in Sweden. The facilities are mostly located on SCA's land and most of it in the municipality of Härnösand.
The wind parks have an installed power of 475 megawatts, which gives energy equivalent to all household appliances in Västernorrland County.Read more
WASHINGTON, DC, Nov. 12, 2018 (Press Release) -The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) presented its 2018 Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 Sustainability Awards at AF&PA’s annual meeting on Friday, Nov. 9 in Dallas, Texas.
“Our members continue to demonstrate their commitment toward achieving the Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 sustainability goals,” said AF&PA President and CEO Donna Harman. “We are proud to honor the achievements of this year’s award winners and to represent companies that are leaders in sustainability.”Read more
MILTON, GA, Nov. 5, 2018 (Globe Newswire) -Attis Industries, Inc. (the “Company” or “Attis”), a diversified company focused on innovation and technology throughout key components of the new economy, which include renewable fuels, bio-based plastics, healthcare and communications infrastructure, today launched a video series that will offer investors and interested parties additional information on the technologies and bio-based products offered under the Innovations division.Read more
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending EUR 40 million to The Navigator Company, a major Portuguese industrial group and Europe’s leading producer of uncoated woodfree paper, known for its Navigator brand of premium office paper. EIB Vice-President Emma Navarro and The Navigator Company CEO Diogo da Silveira signed the agreement in Lisbon.Read more
DUBLIN, Ireland, Oct. 23, 2018 (Business Wire) -Global packaging company Smurfit Kappa has marked the beginning of the rebuild of a recovery boiler with a ground-breaking ceremony at its Nettingsdorf Paper Mill in Austria.
The ceremony, which was the latest milestone in Smurfit Kappa’s Future Energy Plant project, was presided over by the Governor of Upper Austria and the Mayor of Ansfelden.
The new recovery boiler will increase the profitability and sustainability of the mill and is part of a €134 million investment in Nettingsdorf.Read more