ESPOO, Finland, Dec. 17, 2018 (Press Release) -Valmet will supply automation technology to Pori Energia Oy's Aittaluoto biomass power plant in Pori, Finland. The target of the company's Aittaluoto 2020 project is to replace the outdated low-efficiency power plant processes, decrease the use of fossil fuels in energy production, and meet the operational requirements of the industry in the area. The modernization will decrease the CO2 emissions of the Aittaluoto power plant by 88,000 tons annually. Valmet's automation will improve plant availability and emissions control.Read more
YORK, UK, Dec. 10, 2018 (Press Release) -Biotechnology company Circa Group has received authorisation from the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to manufacture or import up to 100 tonnes/year of its bio-based solvent Cyrene in the European Union, after receiving REACH Annex VIII approval.Read more
OSLO, Norway, Dec. 6, 2018 (Press Release) -Statkraft and Norske Skog Skogn AS and Norske Skog Saugbrugs AS have entered into new long-term industrial power supply agreements for the period from 1 December 2018 to 31 December 2026. The total delivery will be about 14 TWh, with annual deliveries of approximately 900 GWh to each mill.
The contracts will contribute to the supply of power to Norske Skog's paper mills in Skogn and Halden, and will replace previous contracts between Statkraft and Norske Skog.Read more
MIDLAND, MI , Dec. 4, 2018 (Business Wire) -Dow and Keep America Beautiful announced they have awarded two $40,000 grants to organizations in Cobb County, Ga., and Lincoln, Neb. The grants will expand a recently launched Hefty® EnergyBag® program in Cobb County and help to establish a new start-up program in Lincoln.Read more
HELSINKI, Dec. 4, 2018 (Press Release) -European institutions have agreed on the Renewable Energy Directive REDII for the 2020s after the European Council adopted the agreement made earlier this summer. UPM welcomes the agreement that will increase the use of renewable energy to 32% in 2030 and requires 14% bioenergy to be used in transport.
All the EU member states are obliged to implement a binding advanced biofuel blending mandate starting 2022.Read more
LONDON, Nov. 29, 2018 (Press Release) -Equitix , a leading UK infrastructure investor, and Iona Capital, the specialist environmental investment and fund management firm, announce the acquisition of a £72 million Energy from Waste (“EfW”) facility in Bridgwater, Somerset.Read more
DOHA, Qatar , Dec. 4, 2018 (Reuters) -Qatar said it will quit OPEC to focus on gas in a swipe at Saudi Arabia, the de facto leader of the oil exporting group which is trying to show unity in tackling an oil price slide.
Doha, one of OPEC’s smallest oil producers but the world’s biggest liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter, is embroiled in a row with OPEC members Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.Read more