MADRID, Spain, March 14, 2019 (Press Release) -Ence Energía y Celulosa expresses its rejection of the unexpected change in the criteria of the General Directorate for Sustainability of the Coast and the Sea to be approved on March 8 in the three procedures that are currently being followed at the National Court and are intended to declare the nullity of the resolution of January 20, 2016 by which the Company was granted the extension of the Pontevedra concession.Read more
DS Smith, the leading provider of sustainable packaging solutions, and E.ON, a leading energy company in Europe, have today announced the signing of a major agreement to construct a state-of-the-art combined heat and power (CHP) facility at Kemsley Paper Mill in Kent (UK).Read more
SUNDSVALL, Sweden , March 11, 2019 (Press Release) -The project to establish a biorefinery connected to Östrand’s pulp mill is proceeding according to plan. In December, we announced that an important milestone had been achieved with the detailed development plan for the biorefinery gaining legal force. Now it is time for the next milestone – to submit the environmental permit application to the Land and Environmental Court in Östersund.Read more
HELSINKI, March 7, 2019 (Press Release) -The latest results from the off-road vehicle test carried out at Vuosaari Harbour, Helsinki, confirm that renewable UPM BioVerno diesel reduces tailpipe emissions.
The test in the Vuosaari Harbour focused on measuring the tailpipe emissions of a Volvo wheel loader. Both the nitrogen oxide and particle emissions were around 10% less when compared to a fossil reference fuel.Read more
LAKE FOREST, IL, March 4, 2019 (Press Release) -Colbert Packaging Corporation, a premier provider of paperboard packaging solutions, announces its commitment to environmental stewardship through the purchase of renewable energy credits (RECs) in the form of wind energy. This initiative complements Colbert’s overall sustainable strategy and commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its operations. The investment allows Colbert to lower its carbon footprint and protect the environment, and supports the development of renewable energy technologies.Read more
ESPOO, Finland, Feb. 25, 2019 (Press Release) -Valmet and Uni Viridas have signed a ten-year operation and maintenance agreement for the biomass power plant in Babina Greda, Croatia. The order is included in Valmet's first quarter of 2019 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed.
The cooperation of the companies started in 2011, and in 2015 Valmet began to operate and maintain the biomass power plant on behalf of the customer.Read more
DUBLIN, Ireland, Feb. 21, 2019 (Press Release) -Smurfit Kappa Roermond Paper Mill’s integrated steam system has been held up as a shining example of sustainability for reducing its CO2 footprint by a further 3% in 2018. The steam project is part of an ongoing intensive energy and CO2 reduction programme at the mill which has achieved a specific CO2 emission reduction of 23% since 2005.Read more
HELSINKI, Feb. 19, 2019 (Press Release) -UPM collaborates with leading research organizations and small to medium sized companies in order to create a new ecosystem and novel wood-based innovations for the biomedical sector. The sector faces a growing need for products sourced from natural materials that are free from animal-derived components as they offer many advantages over currently used materials.Read more
WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 15, 2019 (Press Release) -American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman thanked Congress for reaffirming that federal regulatory policy should reflect the carbon neutrality of forest-based renewable biomass. Fiscal Year 2019 appropriations legislation, which passed the House and Senate, contains legislative language to that effect.Read more