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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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Södra Commences Biofuel Production (9/06/2017)

Construction will begin this fall on a plant to produce biomethanol from crude methanol made by the manufacturing process at Södra’s pulp mill at Mönsterås, Sweden.

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Canada’s First Biomass Torrefaction Plant Begins Commercialization of Products (3/01/2017)

This week, Airex Energy officially inaugurated its biomass torrefaction plant, located in the La Prade industrial park in Bécancour, Que., Canada. The industrial size demonstration plant, which required around C$10 million in public and private investments for its design, construction, and startup, showcases the latest biomass torrefaction technology, called CarbonFX™. This unique, revolutionary technology, designed by Airex Energy, significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions for many industries still using coal or coal by-products.

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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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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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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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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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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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Japan’s Buzen New Energy to Install Valmet Biomass Boiler (3/28/2017)

Valmet will deliver a biomass-fired CYMIC power boiler and a flue gas cleaning system to Buzen New Energy LLC. located in the city of Buzen in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. With Valmet's boiler technology, the plant will be able to supply power in a stable way with high thermal efficiency and a low carbon footprint.

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Bio-based Chemicals/Materials Fast-Tracking to $25.90 Billion by 2024 (4/11/2018)

Frost & Sullivan finds partnerships, mergers and acquisitions will remain critical in establishing a seamless value chain and successful growth. 

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UPM Studies Biofuels Opportunities by Starting Biorefinery EIA in Kotka, Finland (2/08/2018)

The study of a possible Kotka Biorefinery is in the very early stages and the EIA process normally takes approximately one year.

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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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AF&PA Welcomes New EPA Policy on Carbon Neutral Forest Biomass (4/25/2018)

“We applaud the administration for reflecting long-standing scientific principles and Congressional direction in recognizing as carbon neutral the paper and wood products industry’s use of renewable biomass for energy production,” AF&PA President and CEO Donna Harman said. 

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Ace Ethanol to Install D3MAX Technology at Stanley, Wis., Facility (4/25/2018)

Adoption of both D3MAX and Whitefox Technologies will result in making the Stanley ethanol plant one of the most efficient ethanol facilities in the world. 

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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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VTT Prepares Development Paths toward 2050 Climate Goals (4/24/2018)

Finnish economy to revolve around the bioeconomy. 

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VTT: Faster, Better Development of Biorefinery Processes through Modeling (2/21/2018)

Modeling and evaluation method identifies which biorefinery processes will use raw materials most efficiently, reduce greenhouse gas emissions the most, or be most economical.

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Enviva Completes Acquisition of South Carolina Wood Pellet Plant (2/23/2018)

Strategic investment will help Enviva meet growing demand for biomass energy, support manufacturing jobs in the rural Southeastern U.S.

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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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