HELSINKI, May 5, 2015 (Press Release) -Finnpulp Oy's softwood pulp mill investment project to Kuopio, Finland progresses as scheduled. When realized, the project, introduced to the public in early 2015 by seasoned forest industry professionals, will be the largest Finnish bioeconomy investment ever. In total, the investment will be 1,4 billion euros.Read more
The world's first wood-based renewable diesel biorefinery has started commercial production in Lappeenranta, Finland. UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery is based on a hydrotreatment process developed by UPM, and produces approximately 120 million litres of renewable UPM BioVerno diesel yearly.Read more
Chempolis Ltd, a Finland based biorefining technology corporation signed Partnership Agreement today with Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL, A Government of India Enterprise). Parties have agreed to jointly partner to build a world class biorefinery using Chempolis formicobioTM technology in North East India (Assam) for producing bioethanol with co-production of furfural and acetic acid from locally available cellulosic biomass. Signing took place in the presence of visiting H.E. President of India Pranab Mukherjee and H.E. President of Finland Sauli Niinistö.Read more
Metsä Group is preparing to build a next-generation bioproduct mill in Äänekoski. The next concrete step is to demolish the existing, decommissioned pulp mill to make room for the new bioproduct mill planned for the same site. The demolition work will begin on Thursday 9 October 2014 at noon and is expected to last for about six months.Read more
Enova is allocating up to NOK 45 million (USD 72 million) for a major energy efficiency project at the Borregaard biorefinery in Sarpsborg. In addition to major energy savings, the measures involved will lead to a reduction in CO2 emissions.
"We are very pleased to be able to continue the work we have already put into climate and energy measures. The grant from Enova enables us to take another big step towards more environmentally friendly and energy-efficient production," said senior vice president Ole Gunnar Jakobsen.Read more
SARPSBORG, Norway, Jan. 30, 2014 (Press Release) - Borregaard has received a commitment for NOK 18.8 million in support from the Research Council of Norway (NFR). The funds will be used for two different innovation projects based on biomass as a raw material.Read more
BRUSSELS, Sept. 23, 2013 (Press Release) -Questionable subsidies to support biomass are putting Austria's traditionally strong wood and paper industry in jeopardy, threatening jobs in the sector. A more intelligent approach to the use of wood could help retain the benefits of biofuel usage, whilst also making the best use of one of our most reliable natural resources.Read more
WELLINGTON, New Zealand, July 26, 2013 (Press Release) -Forest owners are hopeful that a project designed to convert forest waste into liquid biofuels will provide growers and mills with extra income streams.
In what is known as the ‘Stump to Pump' project, the government has approved $6.75 million in funding to be matched by partners Norske Skog and Z Energy.Read more