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Federal Support for Canadian Forestry Benefits Sustainable Bio-Based Economy (6/05/2017)

Canada’s Federal Government announces support to forest sector for market and product diversification and forestry-based indigenous communities.

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Appleton Coated Named Top 100 Partner in EPA Green Power Rankings (8/02/2016)

Appleton Coated, Combined Locks, Wis., USA, is one of the 100 Top Partner companies recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week for its use of Green Power.

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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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Evoqua to Provide Systems for Bioenergy Plant at P&G Tissue Mill in Georgia (8/10/2016)

Evoqua, Warrendale, Pa., USA, was selected by energy developer DCO Energy LLC to provide equipment and services for a new $200 million, 50 MW biomass/wood waste-to-energy cogeneration project for Procter & Gamble Co. in Albany, Georgia. The new plant, to be built by DCO Energy, will provide 100% of the steam energy used by P&G's Albany manufacturing facility. The steam will be used mainly for drying tissue paper.

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AF&PA: U.S. EPA Lagging Behind Europe in Recognizing Benefits of Biomass (8/09/2016)

American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), Washington, D.C., USA, President and CEO Donna Harman this past week released a statement in regard to the European Commission’s recent proposal to integrate the land use and forestry sector into its Climate and Energy framework.

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N.A. Wood Pellet Exports Reach Record Levels in 2015 (5/03/2016)

North America exported record high volumes of wood pellets in 2015, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review (NAWFR), Seattle, Wash., USA. The U.S. Gulf States increased wood pellet shipments by 70%, from 2Q/15 to 4Q/15.

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Metsä Group to Install Valmet Sulfuric Acid Plant at Äänekoski Bioproduct Mill (5/25/2016)

Valmet, Finland, will supply a sulfuric acid plant to Metsä Group's bioproduct mill in Äänekoski, Finland, for in-house sulfuric acid production.

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Maine Awarded Grant for Forest Industry to Pursue Bioenergy (5/17/2016)

According to a report this week by The Bangor Daily News, Bangor, Me., USA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Washington, D.C., has awarded the Maine Forest Service a $380,000 grant to develop programs to help a forest product industry hit by a sharp decline in demand for softwood species.

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KPA Unicon to Deliver Biomass-Fired Steam Plant to Metsä Tissue Mill (2/16/2017)

Finland-based Metsä Tissue AB and KPA Unicon Oy have signed a contract for the delivery of Biograte 8 MWth steam boiler plant to Metsä Tissue Nyboholm, Sweden. The plant uses as a fuel biosludge in addition to wood chips, bark, and sawdust, and it produces steam for the paper mill machinery. The new plant enables efficient combustion of process residues, such as biosludge, generating steam for the mill.

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VTT Expands Bio and Circular Economy Pilot Center (6/09/2017)

Pilot center will develop into a new kind of an ecosystem, welcoming companies and research organizations to develop their ideas towards industrial-scale production.

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UPM Receives World’s First RSB Certification for Wood-Based Liquid Biofuels (6/01/2017)

UPM Biofuels uses crude tall oil, a residue from pulp production, to produce both biofuels and biomaterials in its Biorefinery in Finland.

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Skövde Inaugurates Valmet Delivered Biomass Power Plant in Sweden (3/29/2017)

The inauguration of Skövde Värmeverk’s (Sweden) new Valmet (Finland)-delivered biomass based power plant was held this past week. The inauguration speech was delivered by Minister for Policy Coordination and Energy Ibrahim Baylan. Other speakers in the inauguration were Sammy Tanhua, CEO of Skövde Värmeverk, Chairman of the Board Philip Segell, and Municipal Counsellor Leif Walterum. The official inauguration was followed by a tour at the power plant.

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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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James Cropper’s Commitment to Sustainability Recognized with Prestigious Award (4/27/2017)

U.K.-based papermaker James Cropper has scooped this year’s Green Award at Luxe Pack Shanghai for its support of the Burneside Community Energy (BCE) project. The project is a social initiative, which has seen the installation of a 250 KW Solar PV Array on the roof of Cropper’s Burneside mill to generate clean, green electricity, and enables residents—many of whom are also employees—in the parish local to the business’ headquarters to benefit from investment in renewable energy.

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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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Mercer International Acquires German Biomass Plant, Sawmill (4/28/2017)

Global pulp producer Mercer International Inc., Seattle, Wash., USA, through its wholly owned subsidiary Mercer Timber Products (MTP), has completed the previously announced agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of one of Germany's largest sawmills and a biomass power plant, near Friesau, Germany, for approximately $55.1 million plus defined working capital of approximately $6.5 million.

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AkzoNobel Cuts CO2 by 100,000 Tons with New Steam-from-Biomass Plant (2/13/2017)

Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp, Eneco, and Groningen Seaports this week opened a facility that will supply steam from biomass to the chemical park at Delfzijl in the Netherlands, primarily for AkzoNobel's Specialty Chemicals site.

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Mercer International to Acquire Biomass, Sawmill Assets in Germany (2/23/2017)

Mercer International Inc., Germany, this week agreed to acquire substantially all of the assets of one of Germany’s largest sawmills and a biomass power plant, near Friesau, Germany, for approximately $55.1 million plus defined working capital of approximately $9.0 million. 

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Vega Biofuels to Build Biochar Manufacturing Plant in Alaska (6/05/2017)

New facility to produce biochar for high grade agricultural growing medium.

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