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
KAUKAUNA, WI, June 29, 2018 (Press Release) -The Nicolet Mill was honored on June 28, 2018 – receiving Focus on Energy’s “Energy Efficiency Excellence Award” for its commitment to reducing energy waste. Nicolet has been active in identifying and implementing energy reduction projects, and as part of theRead more
HELSINKI, June 20, 2018 (Press Release) -European institutions have come to an initial agreement on the revised Renewable Energy Directive. UPM Biofuels welcomes the agreement as it creates an obligatory advanced biofuel blending mandate in all EU Member States starting at 0.2% in 2022, double counted, and rising to 3.5% in 2030.Read more
CANTON, NC, June 18, 2018 (Local News) -Canton’s skyline is dominated by the paper mill’s towering stacks, but the most iconic stack is about to come down.
As a result of a shift to more environmentally friendly production methods, which included shifting two of the five boilers to natural gas, the stack simply isn’t needed.
Steve Hutchins has worked for Evergreen Packaging in Haywood County almost a decade and has been the company’s general manager since August 2016.Read more
BRUSSELS, June 14, 2018 (Press Release) -The European Parliament and the Council agreed today on energy-from-waste related provisions that will bring the Renewable Energy Directive more into line with a Circular Economy.Read more
BRUSSELS, June 14, 2018 (Press Release) -“The European paper industry stands firmly committed to sustainably sourcing and efficiently using bioenergy in Europe and is encouraged that negotiators have equally recognised this in the informal REDII agreement" says Sylvain Lhôte, Director General of CEPI. "What is lacking however is that there are no robust safeguards against subsidies that encourage the burning of wood and thereby distort the raw material markets that feed Europe’s bioeconomy.Read more