MADRID, Spain, March 14, 2019 (Press Release) -Ence Energía y Celulosa expresses its rejection of the unexpected change in the criteria of the General Directorate for Sustainability of the Coast and the Sea to be approved on March 8 in the three procedures that are currently being followed at the National Court and are intended to declare the nullity of the resolution of January 20, 2016 by which the Company was granted the extension of the Pontevedra concession.Read more
HELSINKI, March 7, 2019 (Press Release) -The latest results from the off-road vehicle test carried out at Vuosaari Harbour, Helsinki, confirm that renewable UPM BioVerno diesel reduces tailpipe emissions.
The test in the Vuosaari Harbour focused on measuring the tailpipe emissions of a Volvo wheel loader. Both the nitrogen oxide and particle emissions were around 10% less when compared to a fossil reference fuel.Read more
LAKE FOREST, IL, March 4, 2019 (Press Release) -Colbert Packaging Corporation, a premier provider of paperboard packaging solutions, announces its commitment to environmental stewardship through the purchase of renewable energy credits (RECs) in the form of wind energy. This initiative complements Colbert’s overall sustainable strategy and commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its operations. The investment allows Colbert to lower its carbon footprint and protect the environment, and supports the development of renewable energy technologies.Read more
ESPOO, Finland, Feb. 25, 2019 (Press Release) -Valmet and Uni Viridas have signed a ten-year operation and maintenance agreement for the biomass power plant in Babina Greda, Croatia. The order is included in Valmet's first quarter of 2019 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed.
The cooperation of the companies started in 2011, and in 2015 Valmet began to operate and maintain the biomass power plant on behalf of the customer.Read more
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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