WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 15, 2019 (Press Release) -American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman thanked Congress for reaffirming that federal regulatory policy should reflect the carbon neutrality of forest-based renewable biomass. Fiscal Year 2019 appropriations legislation, which passed the House and Senate, contains legislative language to that effect.Read more
MELBOURNE, Australia, Feb. 12, 2019 (Press Release) -Biotechnology company Circa Group has announced that its FC5 commercial demonstration plant is now online, paving the way to a regular supply of Circa’s bio-based solvent Cyrene.
A joint venture between Circa and Norwegian pulp and paper company Norske Skog, the FC5 plant is located in Tasmania, Australia. Now successfully commissioned and operated end-to-end, FC5 is starting to produce a steady stream of 99% pure Cyrene, a non-toxic solvent made from certified and renewable cellulose waste.Read more
IGGESUND, Sweden, Feb. 12, 2019 (Press Release) -Local farmers’ ability to sell biomass to Iggesund Paperboard’s paperboard mill at Workington will return over 1.5 million pounds annually to the local agricultural industry. The initiative has created a totally new source of income for close to 200 farms in Cumbria and Scotland. It was recently given Rushlight Bioenergy Award.Read more
FRANKLIN, VA, Jan. 28, 2019 (Tidewater News ) -Plans for a 55-megawatt, utility-scale solar farm near International Paper’s Franklin mill received a unanimous favourable recommendation from Isle of Wight County’s Planning Commission on Tuesday.
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ESPOO, Finland, Jan. 15, 2019 (Press Release) -VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has developed a new technique based on gasification, which offers a sustainable way to turn forest industry byproducts, such as bark, sawdust and forestry waste, into transport fuels and chemicals. The new technique reduces carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 90% compared to fossil fuels.Read more
ESPOO, Finland, Jan. 14, 2019 (Press Release) -Valmet will supply an automation system update and expansion for Gasum's project at the Metsä Tissue Mänttä mill in Finland. As part of the project, the mill will replace liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) with Gasum's low-emission liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the burners of the drying processes on its tissue machines.
The order is included in Valmet's fourth quarter 2018 orders received. The system renewal will be delivered in June 2019.Read more
LAAKIRCHEN, Austria, Dec. 20, 2018 (Press Release) -In recent months, the reconstruction of the Danzermühl hydropower plant has made massive headway. The middle of the year witnessed the completion of the special civil engineering work and the related excavation supports. Then, at the beginning of November, the intensive building work of the summer reached its climax with the lifting of the turbines into the powerhouse by two huge hydraulic cranes.Read more