OSLO, Norway, Dec. 10, 2019 (Press Release) -Innovation Norway has allocated NOK 17 million for research and development of fiber composites at Norske Skog Saugbrugs and Borregaard. The parties will work to develop a new type of biocomposite that may include furniture, packaging and car interiors. Norske Skog and Borregaard will develop sustainable solutions related to plastic raw materials, fiber blending, technology development and testing of biocomposites.Read more
SARPSBORG, Norway, Sept. 9, 2019 (Press Release) -The Borregaard product, Dustex, has earned the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product Label, with 100% biobased content.Read more
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.