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Commercial forests are full of untapped energy

Commercial forests are full of untapped energy

The theme of the 2017 United Nations International Day of Forests is Forests and Energy. The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) is proud to represent the global forest products industry, which plays an important role in ...

20-03-2017 Hits:63 Forest Bioenergy

The WestRock Foundation Supports Projects of The Nature Conservancy

The WestRock Foundation Supports Projects of The Nature Conservancy

Paper and packaging company partners to preserve forestlands and freshwater in Virginia and Tennessee The Nature Conservancy and WestRock Foundation announced a partnership for two conservation projects in Southeast Virginia and along the Cumberland...

08-03-2017 Hits:81 Forest

Mercer International Inc. to Acquire One of Germany's Largest Sawmills and a Bio-Mass Power Plant

Mercer International Inc. to Acquire One of Germany's Largest Sawmills and a Bio-Mass Power Plant

Mercer International Inc. (Nasdaq:MERC) (TSX:MERC.U) has just announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of one of Germany’s largest sawmills and a bio-mass power plant, near Friesau, Germany (the "Frie...

06-03-2017 Hits:98 Biofuels

Valmet introduces a new online analyzer for wood chip and bark moisture measurement

Valmet introduces a new online analyzer for wood chip and bark moisture measurement

The Valmet Chip 'n' Bark Moisture Analyzer (Valmet CBA) offers pulp mills a new tool to advance productivity and efficiency. Continuously measuring wood chip moisture provides the means to accurately control cooking liquor to chip mass ratio for impr...

14-02-2017 Hits:128 Forest Bioenergy

Think Big: Landscapes Rich with Trees Deliver Multiple Benefits

Think Big: Landscapes Rich with Trees Deliver Multiple Benefits

Most development projects start out with a particular assumption about scale: the first order of business is to run a pilot to test a particular intervention, and then, if the results are promising, go on to duplicate the intervention to reach a gr...

01-02-2017 Hits:138 Forest

Highest environmental rating for more harvesting operations

Highest environmental rating for more harvesting operations

The trend that Södra is taking more consideration for the environmental impact of regeneration harvesting is continuing. This was revealed by the company’s Green Balance Sheet for 2016. The approval rate for regeneration harvest sites has increased f...

31-01-2017 Hits:147 Harvesting & Handling

Södra’s nursery in Falkenberg to become fossil-free

Södra’s nursery in Falkenberg to become fossil-free

Södra is investing SEK 6 million in its Falkenberg nursery. The investment will result in a new greenhouse and means the facility will take another step towards fossil-fuel independence. The investment is in line with the sustainability targets set...

20-12-2016 Hits:320 Biofuels

Södra provides SEK 10 million in funding for research and development

Södra provides SEK 10 million in funding for research and development

In November, the Södra Foundation for Research, Development and Education decided to contribute an additional SEK 10 million to research projects connected with forestry. Six different projects have been awarded grants, one of which focuses on addres...

14-12-2016 Hits:339 Forest

Greater consideration for forest water

Greater consideration for forest water

Södra has become the first company in Sweden to sign Green Forest Management Plans* that also integrate environmental considerations for watercourses. This is the latest step in Södra’s nature conservation programme.   Södra has become th...

13-12-2016 Hits:306 Forest

Harvestia has chosen Tieto to modernize its wood supply system and integrate it with ecosystem services

Harvestia has chosen Tieto to modernize its wood supply system and integrate it with ecosystem services

Harvestia has chosen Tieto to modernize its wood supply system and related service environment. The renewal will enable more advanced and efficient steering of wood supply operations and enhance the usability and user experience of applications. Tiet...

07-12-2016 Hits:358 Forest

Metsä Board achieves Leadership status in CDP 2016 Forest programme

Metsä Board achieves Leadership status in CDP 2016 Forest programme

Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, has achieved Leadership status in the materials sector of CDP’s 2016 Forest Programme for the second year in a row. This follows swiftly on the news that CDP recently recognised Metsä Board’s management of water secu...

05-12-2016 Hits:328 Forest

UNTHA optimises WtE production and metal recycling at Turkish paper mill

UNTHA optimises WtE production and metal recycling at Turkish paper mill

An UNTHA shredder is now fully operational in Turkey’s first solid waste incineration plant. The single step XR3000C has transformed Modern Enerji’s approach to metal recycling, at the same time as boosting the production of Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF...

01-12-2016 Hits:359 Biofuels

UPM Raflatac partners on reforestation project of Jaguari River in Brazil

UPM Raflatac partners on reforestation project of Jaguari River in Brazil

The Atlantic Forest that hugs the coastal areas of Brazil is one of the country's most environmentally threatened biomes. UPM Raflatac is pleased to announce it will be contributing to the protection of this vital ecosystem by partnering on a one-hec...

01-12-2016 Hits:324 Forest

Valmet to supply its first Waste to Energy boiler plant to China

Valmet to supply its first Waste to Energy boiler plant to China

Valmet and Zibo Green Energy New Energy Co., Ltd. have signed a contract regarding a delivery of a SRF (solid recovered fuel) -fired boiler plant to Zibo Green Energy's power plant in the city of Zibo located in the Shandong province in China. The ne...

01-12-2016 Hits:345 Forest Bioenergy

Pellets

Wood Pellet Imports to the UK Fell 24% Year-Over-Year in August after Record High Imports During the First Half of 2016

Wood pellet imports to the United Kingdom have gone up dramatically the past five years and are likely to reach a new all-time-high in 2016, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review. The US South is the main supplying region with shipments h...

01-12-2016 Hits:272 Pellets

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North America exports of wood pellets reached record-highs in 2015

North America exports of wood pellets reached record-highs in 2015, with the US Gulf States increasing shipments by 70% from 2Q/15 to 4Q/15, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review Exportation of wood pellets from North America totaled 6.1...

11-05-2016 Hits:655 Pellets

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Valmet to supply a wood pellet heating plant to the Helen Salmisaari power plant in Helsinki, Finland

Valmet will supply a wood pellet heating plant to Helen Oy's Salmisaari power plant. The wood pellet plant will enable Helen to increase the use of bio fuels in district heat production in Helsinki. The new plant helps the city of Helsinki to meet it...

20-04-2016 Hits:660 Pellets

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Logistics

Cronus shows its mettle with new Cardiff gateway

One of Ireland’s most innovative logistic companies is now working with the Port of Cardiff in a move that guarantees container services continue to operate from Wales and expands the southern UK gateways to Ireland. Cronus Logistics has engaged wit...

07-04-2016 Hits:712 Logistics

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Work begins on £25m Quay extention at Port of Tyne

The Port of Tyne has appointed the main contractor for the £25m extension of Riverside Quay, the Port’s multifunctional deep-sea facility at South Shields. The main contract for over 300 metres of quay work includes a 125 metre quay extension, an up...

16-01-2015 Hits:1603 Logistics

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L&G Forest Products Creates Timber Hub at the Port of Tilbury

The Port of Tilbury announces today (27 November) a new agreement with L&G Forest Products to create a 70,000sq.ft. timber hub at the port serving the Grafton Group and others throughout England. L&G, who are part of the Grafton Group whic...

28-11-2014 Hits:2012 Logistics

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Harvesting & Handling

Highest environmental rating for more harvesting operations

The trend that Södra is taking more consideration for the environmental impact of regeneration harvesting is continuing. This was revealed by the company’s Green Balance Sheet for 2016. The approval rate for regeneration harvest sites has increased f...

31-01-2017 Hits:147 Harvesting & Handling

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Long Reach Restructures and Expands Sales Organization for Future Growth

Cecil D’Antignac, recently-named Vice President of Long Reach Sales at Allied Systems Company, announced personnel changes and additions in a major sales reorganization. Streamlining the quoting and development process is a priority, D’Antignac expl...

31-03-2016 Hits:675 Harvesting & Handling

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Increasing number of harvesting sites awarded highest environmental ranking

Södra has become even better at applying sound environmental consideration in connection with final harvesting. This was one of the findings of the company's Green Balance Sheet for 2015. The proportion of approved final harvesting sites has increase...

23-02-2016 Hits:829 Harvesting & Handling

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Biofuels

Commercial forests are full of untapped energy

The theme of the 2017 United Nations International Day of Forests is Forests and Energy. The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) is proud to represent the global forest products industry, which plays an important role in ...

20-03-2017 Hits:63 Forest Bioenergy

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The WestRock Foundation Supports Projects of The Nature Conservancy

Paper and packaging company partners to preserve forestlands and freshwater in Virginia and Tennessee The Nature Conservancy and WestRock Foundation announced a partnership for two conservation projects in Southeast Virginia and along the Cumberland...

08-03-2017 Hits:81 Forest

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Mercer International Inc. to Acquire One of Germany's Largest Sawmills and a Bio-Mass Power Plant

Mercer International Inc. (Nasdaq:MERC) (TSX:MERC.U) has just announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of one of Germany’s largest sawmills and a bio-mass power plant, near Friesau, Germany (the "Frie...

06-03-2017 Hits:98 Biofuels

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