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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Nippon Paper to Sell Port Angeles, Wash., Mill, Co-Gen Plant (8/16/2016)

Nippon Paper Industries USA (NPI), Port Angeles, Wash., USA, reports that its Port Angeles pulp and paper mill and its newly built biomass cogeneration plant are being marketed for sale by PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance LLC in southwest British Columbia. There is no sign the mill, which employed 160 as of June 2015, would be closed, said City Manager Dan McKeen in a report by the area-based Peninsula Daily News.

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Canada Government Supports Clean Technology in Quebec's Forest Sector (7/12/2017)

Government has announced C$1.34 million in funding to Enerlab 2000 Inc. as part of the government's commitment to furthering the advancement of clean technology in Canada.

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Valmet to Supply Biomass Power Plant to DONG Energy in Denmark (7/05/2017)

Delivery consists of a 140 MW biomass-fired HYBEX power boiler plant featuring bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) technology.

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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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World Wood Pellet Trade Doubles in Past Five Years (12/23/2016)

As the world works to replace fossil fuels, wood pellets are playing a key role in decarbonizing power grids. European nations, in particular, have invested heavily in pellets for both heating and electricity generation.

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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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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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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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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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UPM Moves Forward in Sustainable Biochemicals Business (10/26/2017)

Company is evaluating the potential of building a biorefinery in the Chemical Park Frankfurt-Höchst in Germany.

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Global Bioplastics Market to Grow 20% through 2022 (11/29/2017)

Innovative biopolymers such as PLA (polylactic acid) and PHAs (polyhydroxyalkanoates) are the main drivers of this growth in the field of bio-based, biodegradable plastics.

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UPM Biorefining Names Hakanen SVP, Uruguay Development Project (12/08/2017)

Currently Hakanen works as SVP, UPM Specialty Papers ENA.

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