The European Commission (EC) earmarked €1 billion (US$1.4 billion) in funding for 19 clean energy projects -- four of which will use wood as raw material -- under the second call of the European Union’s (EU) NER300 funding program, a key component of the EU's strategy to tackle climate change.
The wood-based projects will have the capacity to consume approximately 1.5 million tonnes/yr of biomass.Read more
KINGSEY FALLS, QC, June 9, 2014 (Press Release) -Pierre Arcand, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Minister responsible for the Northern Plan, Mario Plourde, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cascades Inc., Mathieu Chagnon, President of Rackam, and Stéphanie Trudeau, Vice-President, Strategy, Communication and Sustainability at Gaz Métro, proceeded today with the announcement and ceremonial groundbreaking of the solar power plant project to supply the Cascades units in Kingsey Falls.Read more
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SWINDON, UK, March 19, 2014 (Press Release) -The Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) welcomes the Chancellor's announcement in today's budget of a seven billion pound package to cut energy bills for British manufacturers.
The UK Paper Industry competes on a global basis and energy prices form a significant proportion of the sector's operating costs. It is difficult to compete effectively with areas of the world such as the USA, and indeed other EU countries, where energy prices are significantly lower than here.Read more
BRUSSELS, Nov. 7, 2013 (Press Release) - Sappi has announced that it will make a significant investment over the next three years in order to build a new power plant at the Kirkniemi Mill in Lohja, Finland. The move supports Sappi Fine Paper Europe's strategic drive for cost leadership and improved profitability throughout the company.Read more
TOKYO, July 26, 2013 (Press Release) -Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received an order for a steam turbine with the capacity of approximately 90 megawatt (MW) to be installed in a pulp and paper plant in China owned and operated by Asia Symbol (Shandong) Pulp And Paper Co., Ltd. a major fiber, pulp and paper manufacturer originated in Indonesia. The steam turbine is slated to go on-stream in 2015.Read more
HYDERABAD, India, July 18, 2013 (The Hindu Business Line) -The country's paper industry has begun to gain significantly due to its focus on energy saving and water conservation, according to K.S. Kasi Viswanathan, Chairman of PaperTech 2013.
Speaking at the conference hosted by the CII and Green Business Council here today, Viswanthan, who is also the Deputy Managing Director of Seshasayee Paper Boards Limited, said that several steps initiated to save on power and water consumption about five years have begun to yield excellent results.Read more