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Södra’s SunPine to Invest SEK 250 Million in New Bio-Diesel Plant (4/18/2018)

SunPine is a world leader in the production of second-generation renewable fuels. The raw material is a by-product from pulp and paper manufacturing.

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Canfor Pulp Products, Licella Fiber Fuels Enter into Biofuel/Biochem JV (5/31/2016)

Licella Fibre Fuels Ltd., Australia, and Canfor Pulp Products Inc. (CPPI), through its subsidiary Canfor Pulp Ltd., Vancouver, B.C., Canada, have signed an agreement to form a joint-venture under the name Licella Pulp Joint Venture.

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Voith Hydro Opens Renewable Energy Office in Sydney, Australia (4/20/2018)

New office strengthens Voith’s presence in a promising and dynamic energy market. 

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Sappi to Establish Renewable Sugar Extraction Demo Plant (6/15/2016)

According to a report Tuesday (June 14) by Engineering News (Bedfordview, South Africa), Sappi (Johannesburg, South Africa) is preparing to explore and optimize the extraction of biorenewable chemicals after signing an agreement with global supplier Valmet to build a second-generation sugar extraction demonstration plant at the company's Ngodwana mill.

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Valmet, Fortum, Preem Take Bio-Oil Development to New Level (4/17/2018)

Project is a natural continuation of the consortium's earlier bio-oil project with VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, which resulted in commercializing integrated pyrolysis technology for production of sustainable bio-oil to replace heating oil in industrial use.

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New Study Finds Lignin is Highly Effective in Sunscreen (6/17/2016)

According to a new study, cited this week by The Indian Express (Uttar Pradesh, India), lignin, a natural material in plants and a major "waste product" of the pulp and paper industry, can be added to sunscreen creams to protect people from getting sunburn.

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Tetra Pak Commits to 100% Renewable Electricity by 2030 (6/09/2016)

Tetra Pak, Lausanne, Switzerland, has joined RE100, committing to increase its use of renewable electricity from 20% today to 100% across all global operations by 2030.

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VTT Webinar to Explore Low CAPEX Solutions for Thermochemical Biorefinery Investments (10/18/2016)

The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland will conduct a free webinar on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, on Low CAPEX Solutions for Thermomechanical Biorefinery Investments. The webinar will focus on new technologies for converting residues and waste to high-value products. It will take place at 3 p.m. London time, 10 a.m. New York time, and 5 p.m. Helsinki time.

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VTT Develops Combustion Technologies for Biomass – Aims at Negative Emissions (10/14/2016)

Company is seeking a carbon capture technology for Finnish power and heat production plants. The first pilots were implemented, using wood pellets, at VTT’s Bioruukki, and the results are promising.

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New Research Reveals Method for Cheap Wood Waste Biochemical (6/27/2016)

According to research published earlier this month (June 13) by the ETH Zurich Studies & Research Group (Zurich, Switzerland), there has been a breakthrough in the manufacture of a common industrial chemical from wood waste as opposed to crude oil. Vitamins, medication, solvents, crop protection products, and polymers -- in the future, it will be possible to manufacture many of these from wood waste if this new method holds promise in industrial application.

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Segezha P&P Mill Contracts Valmet to Supply Biomass Plant (7/05/2016)

Valmet (Espoo, Finland) announced Monday (July 4) that the company will deliver a biomass-fired boiler plant and related automation and environmental systems to Segezha Pulp and Paper Mill (Segezha PPM) in the Republic of Karelia, Russia.

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Canfor Reports Interest in Kraft Pulp Waste to Biocrude Conversion (6/27/2016)

Scientists with the Australian startup Licella reported this past week (June 22) they have successfully devised a way to use biomass waste from the kraft papermaking process to make a more refined and efficient form of energy for the industry, petroleum substitute – biocrude oil – that has now attracted the interest of Canadian P&P producer CanFor (Vancouver, B.C.).

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Rottneros Bruk Has Renewa Deliver New Biomass Boiler to Pulp Mill (7/08/2016)

"Rottneros (Rotternos, Sweden) earlier this year announced a SEK 98 Million investment program at Rottneros Bruk.

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Andritz to Supply Biomass Boiler Island to Helsinger Kraftvarmeværk, Denmark (7/01/2016)

Andritz, Austria, has received an order from the regional Danish municipality, Helsingør Kraftvarmeværk A/S, to deliver a biomass boiler island for its combined heat and power plant.

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New Research and Innovation Funding Aimed at Alberta’s Sustainable Bio-Eonomy (7/26/2016)

Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions (AI Bio), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, has approved nearly $13 million in funding for 61 projects by researchers and companies. The grants are for the development of new industrial bioproducts or technologies using Alberta agriculture and forestry byproducts or other biomass.

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Renewable Diesel Fuel New Component in Clean Diesel Technology (4/06/2017)

With national and international policies moving toward a low-carbon, sustainable future, advanced clean diesel technologies and the emergence of low-emission renewable diesel fuel are leading to the continued growth in diesel’s dominance in the transportation and off-road sectors.

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Swedish Biorefinery of the Future Receives another SEK 36 million (7/07/2016)

Vinnova (Sweden’s innovation agency) has decided to prolong its investment in the growth initiative The Biorefinery of the Future and SP Processum for another three years with a total of SEK 14 million.

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Finnpulp Granted Enviro Permit for World’s First Intelligent Bioproduct Plant (4/07/2017)

The Regional State Administrative Agency of Finland has granted the environmental permit for Finnpulp's bioproduct plant, which is to be built in Sorsasalo, Kuopio, Finland, and the wastewater treatment facility connected to the plant. The environmental permit defines the terms for the pulp plant's operation in the production phase, as well as for pipeline installation work and changes made to the shore line during the construction phase.

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Norske Skog Saugbrugs Develops New Biogas Fuel Technology ( (4/13/2017)

Norske Skog, Norway, has been granted NOK 15.7 million over four years from the Research Council of Norway to further develop the production of biogas fuel at the Norske Skog Saugbrugs in Halden, Norway. The project, called "Pyro Gas", has a total budget of NOK 31.5 million. The project fits well into Saugbrugs' strategy of developing new fiber and energy products in synergy with existing paper production.

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UPM Appoints Sari Mannonen VP of Biofuels Business (8/10/2016)

UPM (Helsinki, Finland) reported this week that Sari Mannonen has been appointed VP responsible for UPM Biofuels Strategic Business Unit as of August 9.

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