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Stora Enso’s Lineo Wins Bio-Based Product of the Year (3/30/2018)

Lineo can be used in a range of applications where fossil-based materials are currently used.

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UPM Biofuels Receives Uruguay's First RSB Sustainability Certification for Biofuel Feedstock (1/18/2018)

"RSB certification acknowledges our strong commitment to sustainability in all operations, now also in biofuel feedstock production with local farmers. This is also the first RSB certificate in Uruguay and creates new sustainable practices for agriculture," said Liisa Ranta, manager, Sustainability, UPM Biofuels Development.

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Sweden-Based Processum, BioBusiness Arena Merge (1/22/2018)

As a subsidiary of RISE, Processum thus contributes to RISE being present in the Sundsvall region. At the inauguration ceremony, some 100 representatives from industry, universities, institutes, and the public sector were present.

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Fortress to Acquire S2G Biochemicals and New Xylitol Project (3/21/2018)

After the acquisition, Fortress Global intends to construct a demonstration plant to produce xylitol at its Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mil, using proprietary process technologies, know-how, and expertise developed by S2G and Mondelez International, one of the world's largest snacks companies.

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AkzoNobel, Three Partners Receive First Power from New Dutch Wind Farm Bouwdokken (3/21/2018)

Four companies consume a substantial amount of power in the Netherlands, and by working together they are making a significant contribution to delivering on the Netherlands' renewable energy target of 14% by 2020.

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FPInnovations, Resolute Invest in Ontario Pilot Project to Produce Bio-Chemicals (1/24/2018)

The $21 million project is part of an initiative to renew and transform the forest products industry, building on investments made in 2012 by Resolute, the Ontario Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy (CRIBE), and Natural Resources Canada.

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AkzoNobel, Gasunie to Convert Water into Green Hydrogen Using Sustainable Electricity (1/11/2018)

Planned installation would use a 20 MW water electrolysis unit, the largest in Europe, to convert sustainably produced electricity into 3,000 tons of green hydrogen a year.

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Shanying Huazhong Paper to Install Valmet Waste-Fired Boiler at Mill in China (1/29/2018)

New waste-to-energy boiler plant will supply electricity for the paper mill and enables the mill to utilize all of its mill waste in energy production.

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Stora Enso First Forest Products Group to Set Ambitious GHG Targets (1/26/2018)

“For more than a decade, we have been actively reducing the energy-intensity of our operations and our dependence on fossil fuels,” said Stora Enso CEO Karl-Henrik Sundström.

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Dr. Ragauskas Awarded AICHE Professional Achievement Award (7/13/2017)

Award presented to Dr. Arthur Ragauskas, Governor’s Chair in Biorefining at UT-ORNL, is for outstanding professional achievement in advancing green process engineering and distinguished contributions as an educator.

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UPM Tests Carinata Sequential Cropping Concept as Part of Biofuels Future Development (7/03/2017)

Cropping concept enables contract farmers to take agricultural land into use outside of the main cultivation period, in winter time, without compromising existing food production.

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Thirty Three Companies Join VTT to Develop Sustainable Forest Products (8/31/2017)

Future Fiber Products project coordinated by VTT will transform laboratory-scale results into pilot-scale demonstrations for products and processes with a low carbon footprint. It will also explore how the current paper and board production infrastructure can be utilized in the field of new packaging solutions, non-woven materials, porous insulation materials, or even as replacements for EPS-based materials.

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SYLFEED Project Takes Wood to Food Value Chain to Demonstration Scale (10/30/2017)

Consortium has received EUR 11.7 million funding from the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI-JU) to demonstrate the production of sustainable feed for aquaculture from forestry material.

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N.A. Pellet Plant Fiber Costs Fall to Lowest Levels in Four-plus Years (8/03/2017)

With the feed stock shifting towards lower cost fiber, including industry and forest residues, total wood costs for pellet manufacturers fell during 2016 and early 2017, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review. The PFPI price indices for the U.S. and Canada have fallen 16% and 26%, respectively, since 2013. 

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Andritz Starts Key Production Technologies at Metsä Bioproduct Pulp Mill (8/21/2017)

New mill in Äänekoski, Finland, has an annual capacity of 1.3 million metric tons of pulp. 

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Advanced Biofuels USA Names Campbell to Expanded Board of Directors (9/08/2017)

Organization elects Todd Campbell, former senior advisor for energy and the biobased economy for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development in the Obama Administration, to fill the first new seat. 

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Pöyry Investor Partnership Process Results in Spinnova, Fibria Joining Forces (8/28/2017)

Innovative startup company and leading eucalyptus pulp producer connected for new high-value bio-based products.

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Eagle Creek Renewable Energy Acquires Hydro Facilities from Madison Paper (8/31/2017)

Eagle Creek Renewable Energy, Morristown, N.J., USA, has completed the acquisition of approximately 30 MW of hydroelectric facilities from Madison Paper Industries, a partnership of UPM and Northern SC Paper Corp., a subsidiary of The New York Times Co., New York, N.Y.

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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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Valmet Technology Plays Key role at Metsä’s New Äänekoski Bioproduct Mill (8/29/2017)

Equipment delivered by Valmet represents the latest technology and is highly energy-efficient. The gasification technology and recovery boiler will maximize the use of bioenergy and make the pulp mill totally fossil fuel-free. The recovery boiler, pulp drying line, and lime kiln are the largest in Europe. 

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