FERNANDINA BEACH, FL, April 29, 2019 (Local News) -The air in Nassau county is getting cleaner with the reduction of harmful Sulfur Dioxide pollution.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is taking final action to approve the state of Florida’s request to redesignate the Nassau County Area from nonattainment to attainment for the 2010 1-Hour Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) standard.Read more
JACKSONVILLE, FL, Sept. 19, 2018 (Business Wire) -Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. announced today that it has sold its resins business to LRBG Chemicals, a company to be led by the current resins business management team, for a purchase price of approximately $16.5 million. The business, with manufacturing locations in Longueuil, Quebec and Toledo, Ohio, produces chemical resins used in the manufacturing of oriented strand board (OSB), hardboard and other engineered wood products. The business was originally acquired as part of the Company’s acquisition of Tembec in November of 2017.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
SAVANNAH, GA, March 21, 2017 (Savannah Morning News) -A Georgia superior court has ruled that a pulp mill’s visible and pungent pollution of the Altamaha River near Jesup can continue.
The ruling issued Friday by Judge Stephen Kelley reversed a previous decision in state administrative court that required the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to issue a more stringent pollution permit for Rayonier Advanced Materials.Read more
PORT ANGELES, WA, March 1, 2017 (Peninsula Daily News ) -Tuesday marks the 20th anniversary of the Rayonier Inc. pulp mill’s demise, the death of what was Clallam County’s largest employer, the final work whistle for the plant’s 365 employees.
The 75-acre parcel 2 miles east of downtown on Port Angeles Harbor has lain dormant since Feb. 28, 1997, awaiting final cleanup of harbor waters, which state Department of Ecology Southwest Region Manager Rebecca Lawson said Friday might not be completed until 2026.Read more
JACKSONVILLE, FL, Dec. 9, 2016 (Business Wire) -Borregaard ASA (BRG) and Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (RYAM) announced today the companies have secured the necessary approvals from their Boards of Directors and the appropriate permits to proceed with the investment for construction of a new lignin facility at RYAM’s Fernandina Beach site in Florida. The venture, named LignoTech Florida (LTF), will serve the growing global demand for natural lignin-based products.Read more
ATLANTA, Oct. 5, 2016 (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) -An Atlanta judge sided with environmental groups in ruling that a huge pulp mill in Southeast Georgia discharges too much pollution into the Altamaha River, known fondly as “the Little Amazon.”
Administrative law judge Kimberly Schroer last week nullified, in essence, a wastewater permit allowing the Rayonier Advanced Materials mill in Jesup to dump millions of gallons of treated wood pulp daily into the river. The state’s Environmental Protection Division issued the permit for the mill, built in 1954, last December.Read more
ATLANTA, GA, Sept. 15, 2016 (Press Release) -TAPPI is pleased to announce the International Mechanical Pulping Conference (IMPC) will be held on September 26-28, 2016 in Jacksonville, FL. This is the first time the conference has been held in the United States since 2008.Read more