SARPSBORG, Norway, Sept. 2, 2019 (Press Release) -The analysis agency The Governance Group and BI Norwegian Business School have reviewed sustainability reports for the 100 largest companies listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Borregaard and Equinor share first place in the ranking.Read more
SARPSBORG, Norway, June 19, 2019 (Press Release) -Borregaard has today decided to invest NOK 131 million in a project aimed at increasing the use of bioenergy from production residuals at the Sarpsborg site in Norway.
When completed in 2021, the bioenergy produced as a result of this project will be approximately 20 GWh per year, representing a reduction of CO2 emissions of 1,200 tonnes. Longer term there is a potential to increase production to 34 GWh per year, and a corresponding reduction of 1,400 tonnes CO2 emissions.Read more
SARPSBORG, Norway, May 27, 2019 (Press Release) -The following changes in Borregaard’s Group Executive Management will be effective as from today:
Tom Erik Foss-Jacobsen will take on the position as EVP Performance Chemicals. He will succeed Morten Harlem, who has left the company. Foss-Jacobsen has more than 20 years of experience with Borregaard and has served as EVP Speciality Cellulose since 2007.Read more
JOHANNESBURG, April 8, 2019 (Press Release) -LignoTech South Africa (LignoTech) is an equal partnership joint venture between Sappi Southern Africa Limited (“Sappi”) and Borregaard AS of Norway (“Borregaard”). The lignin extraction plant in Umkomaas, KwaZulu Natal was first commissioned in December 1998 and officially opened in 1999. The plant at LignoTech was designed to generate revenue from a previously-unused component of the effluent stream from Sappi’s Saiccor mill. These are used as binding and dispersing agents in a wide range of agricultural and industrial applications.Read more
SARPSBORG, Norway, Jan. 22, 2019 (Press Release) -Borregaard has been highlighted as a global leader on corporate climate action by environmental impact non-profit CDP, achieving a place on the CDP Climate Change A List.Read more
Borregaard and Eidsiva Vannkraft have entered into a new long-term supply contract for electric power for a total of 2.8 TWh to be supplied to the Sarpsborg site in the period 2020 to 2029.
The new contract replaces the existing contract between the parties for the period 2020 to 2024, with a gradual reduction of annual deliveries from about 420 GWh in 2020 to about 130 GWh in 2029.
SARPSBORG, Norway, July 4, 2018 (Globe Newswire) -The owners of the lignin joint venture in South Africa, Borregaard and Sappi, have agreed on an extension of the agreement governing the lignin co-operation and on a reduction in the annual production capacity for lignin.
The parties have agreed to extend the term of the agreement to the end of 2032 (previously 2027).Read more
SARPSBORG, Norway, June 27, 2018 (Press Release) -On 26 June LignoTech Florida’s new lignin plant in Fernandina Beach was officially opened.
The 110 million USD investment represents a production capacity of 100,000 metric tonnes lignin measured as dry substance. In a planned second phase, the capacity can later be expanded by 50,000 tonnes. The plant has been in test operation for some time, and the facility is now producing saleable lignin. At the time of the opening ceremony 600 tonnes had been delivered to US customers in June.Read more