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New windows for harvesters and forwarders comply with iso 21876 saw chain shot testing standard

New windows for harvesters and forwarders comply with iso 21876 saw chain shot testing standard

The new ISO 21876 standard will take effect at the end of 2020, or early 2021 at the latest. The new windows are standard features in John Deere forest machines already starting in March 2020. The new RENCRAFT® Super Hard Coat (ECE 43R LEVEL L) poly...

15-05-2020 Hits:217 Harvesting & Handling

Valmet chosen by EPC Hitachi Zosen Inova AG to deliver automation for greenfield waste-to-energy plant in Moscow, Russia

Valmet chosen by EPC Hitachi Zosen Inova AG to deliver automation for greenfield waste-to-energy plant in Moscow, Russia

Valmet will supply automation to a new waste-to-energy facility in Moscow, Russia. The order was placed by Hitachi Zosen Inova AG (HZI), the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the facility. This is the twelfth time that HZI has ...

15-05-2020 Hits:284 Biofuels

New h212 harvester head for thinnings

New h212 harvester head for thinnings

The new H212 harvester head has been designed specifically for thinnings. The harvester head’s dimensions give it agility in navigating even dense thinning stands. Delimbing has been optimized for smaller trees, enabling a very high-quality delimbing...

14-05-2020 Hits:273 Harvesting & Handling

Wärtsilä is delivering a 70MW energy storage system in California to optimise renewable energy system performance and maximise ROI

Wärtsilä is delivering a 70MW energy storage system in California to optimise renewable energy system performance and maximise ROI

The technology group Wärtsilä is finalising a 70MW energy storage and energy management system project in the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) energy market. The energy storage system will be paired with Wärtsilä GEMS platform to maximi...

14-05-2020 Hits:280 Biofuels

Valmet to convert a lignite-fired boiler plant into biomass combustion at Zespół Elektrowni Pątnów-Adamów-Konin SA in Poland

Valmet to convert a lignite-fired boiler plant into biomass combustion at Zespół Elektrowni Pątnów-Adamów-Konin SA in Poland

Valmet has received an order from Zespół Elektrowni Pątnów-Adamów-Konin SA (ZE PAK) to convert a lignite-fired boiler into a biomass-fired boiler at its power plant in Konin, Poland. The order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the second qu...

14-05-2020 Hits:274 Biofuels

REA comments on RHI announcement

REA comments on RHI announcement

Frank Gordon, Head of Policy at the REA said: “Overall, these are mixed announcements for the renewable heat industry. On the one hand, they have provided much welcomed clarity on the completion of projects currently underway, the prospect of new pr...

14-05-2020 Hits:254 Biofuels

Launches first waste fuel transport exclusively on rails

Launches first waste fuel transport exclusively on rails

Resource management company Geminor has completed the first international transport of RDF by train – without the support of trucks. On Thursday 23rd. April, a two-carriage train loaded with 110 tonnes of refuse-derived fuel (RDF) arrived at Geminor...

14-05-2020 Hits:258 Biofuels

Valmet to deliver a biomass-fired boiler plant to Tampereen Sähkölaitos in Tampere, Finland

Valmet to deliver a biomass-fired boiler plant to Tampereen Sähkölaitos in Tampere, Finland

Valmet will deliver a biomass-fired boiler plant to Tampereen Sähkölaitos Oy’s Naistenlahti power plant in Tampere, Finland. The new Naistenlahti 3 boiler will replace the Naistenlahti 2 boiler that has reached the end of its technical lifetime. The...

11-05-2020 Hits:220 Biofuels

Industry body appoints new directors to its Board

Industry body appoints new directors to its Board

Scottish Renewables welcomes new members Diverse range of renewable energy technologies represented Industry body Scottish Renewables, the voice of Scotland’s renewable energy sector, has appointed seven new directors to its Board. An election for...

11-05-2020 Hits:232 Forest

A decade with steadily improving nature conservation considerations

A decade with steadily improving nature conservation considerations

Nature conservation consideration taken in connection with Södra’s regeneration harvests and thinning operations has made positive progress over the past decade and is now at a consistently high level. This was revealed by the company’s Green Balance...

11-05-2020 Hits:290 Forest

Forestry South Africa launches new corporate website

Forestry South Africa launches new corporate website

Forestry South Africa (FSA) has launched a new corporate website. FSA, the country’s largest forestry organisation representing timber growers, has enhanced its web presence under www.forestrysouthafrica.co.za. Dr Ronald Heath, research and p...

11-05-2020 Hits:218 Forest

Forest2Market and Fisher International Acquire Tecnon OrbiChem

Forest2Market and Fisher International Acquire Tecnon OrbiChem

The combined company will provide data and analytics to global forestry and petrochemicals markets. Forest2Market and Fisher International, two  firms offering data, analytics and  business intelligence solutions to the forest products and...

11-05-2020 Hits:276 Forest Bioenergy

VTT to assess bio- and waste-based oils suitable for power plants and ships

VTT to assess bio- and waste-based oils suitable for power plants and ships

In a three-year Business Finland BioFlex project, VTT and partners are exploring how suitable fuel oils made from biomass and waste plastics are for power plants and ship diesel engines. The aim is to determine the most ecologically and economically ...

11-05-2020 Hits:273 Biofuels

Second-phase preparatory work to begin at Metsä Group’s bioproduct mill in Kemi

Second-phase preparatory work to begin at Metsä Group’s bioproduct mill in Kemi

Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, has completed the first-phase preparatory work as part of the pre-engineering of the Kemi bioproduct mill in the Kemi mill area on schedule in January. The second phase will begin in early April. The purpose of the p...

11-05-2020 Hits:479 Biofuels

Friend of the Earth’s petition seeks to stop palm oil and rubber companies’ deforestation of Congo basin tropical forest

Friend of the Earth’s petition seeks to stop palm oil and rubber companies’ deforestation of Congo basin tropical forest

Friend of the Earth’s initiative aims to slow down destruction of the world’s second-largest rainforest Friend of the Earth, the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that promotes sustainable agriculture and farming methods, has launched a petition s...

09-04-2020 Hits:239 Forest

BIOMASS LEADERS WELCOME CHANCELLOR’S FIRST BUDGET SPEECH OUTLINING RHI EXTENSION

BIOMASS LEADERS WELCOME CHANCELLOR’S FIRST BUDGET SPEECH OUTLINING RHI EXTENSION

Biomass industry leaders have welcomed news that the UK Chancellor, the Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, has announced £100m funding and a twelve months’ extension to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) giving the sector a level of certainty in terms of protect...

16-03-2020 Hits:264 Pellets

Breaking News from the FBR team

Breaking News from the FBR team

Forest Bioenergy Review magazine and the E-Newsletters to now feature on www.processindustrymatch.com ( PIM), this collaboration offers those marketing within FBR an even greater and unrivalled global exposure to those who have an interest in all thi...

16-03-2020 Hits:677 Forest

Stora Enso launches sustainable premium packaging for pellets

Stora Enso launches sustainable premium packaging for pellets

Product development based on design and usability: households benefit from handy and renewable pellet boxes by Stora Enso. A product that is sustainable through and through. In March 2020 – Stora Enso has taken another step forward by replacing plas...

16-03-2020 Hits:355 Pellets

Combined positive impact of European forests and the EU forest-based sectors for climate neutrality

Combined positive impact of European forests and the EU forest-based sectors for climate neutrality

Cepi, the Confederation of European Paper Industries, welcomes the new European Climate Law launched by the European Commission as a key step forward in our common efforts to respond to global warming. “Our industry is committed to doing its part: w...

16-03-2020 Hits:295 Forest

Domtar Joins American Forest Foundation’s Family Forest Carbon Program

Domtar Joins American Forest Foundation’s Family Forest Carbon Program

As an extension of our sustainable forestry principles, Domtar has joined the American Forest Foundation (AFF) as a partner in its Family Forest Carbon Program (FFCP). This new initiative, designed to enhance carbon sequestration in family-own...

16-03-2020 Hits:644 Forest

Mikael Olsson to leave Trivselhus

Mikael Olsson to leave Trivselhus

Trivselhus President, Mikael Olsson, has informed the Board of Directors that he is to relinquish his position for health reasons. Maria Bergön will succeed him as Interim President and the Board will initiate a recruitment process for a new presiden...

16-03-2020 Hits:287 Forest

BIOMASS HEAT WORKS! calls on Chancellor for continued industry support

BIOMASS HEAT WORKS! calls on Chancellor for continued industry support

Leaders from the UK’s biomass heat industry have called on the Chancellor for urgent support ahead of the Spring Budget to help Government meet heat decarbonisation targets, address climate change and deliver on its 30 million tree planting initiativ...

16-03-2020 Hits:305 Pellets

Valmet to supply a flue gas condensing plant to Helen’s Vuosaari bioenergy heating plant in Helsinki, Finland

Valmet to supply a flue gas condensing plant to Helen’s Vuosaari bioenergy heating plant in Helsinki, Finland

Valmet will supply a flue gas condensing plant to Helen Ltd’s Vuosaari C bioenergy heating plant in Helsinki, Finland. The new bioenergy heating plant will feature very high energy efficiency, as the heat from flue gases will be recovered to increase...

16-03-2020 Hits:301 Biofuels

New Forests Publishes Climate Disclosure Report & Climate Action Plan

New Forests Publishes Climate Disclosure Report & Climate Action Plan

International forestry investment manager New Forests today released its inaugural Climate Disclosure Report, documenting the company’s application of the Task Force for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations. New Forests also a...

11-03-2020 Hits:437 Forest

New Forests to Purchase Tasmanian Plantations from Norske Skog

New Forests to Purchase Tasmanian Plantations from Norske Skog

Australia-based international forestry investor New Forests has agreed to purchase the Tasmanian plantations of a local subsidiary of Norwegian pulp and paper company Norske Skog. The purchase includes a net plantation area of more than 18,000 hectar...

22-02-2020 Hits:347 Forest

Grit out, Power Up as Landia help Cannington Bio Energy

Grit out, Power Up as Landia help Cannington Bio Energy

A decade since it began, Cannington Bio Energy’s hive of activity is impressive – with volumes of waste arriving, waste being treated – and green energy being produced. If only it was as simple as all that. In the demanding waste-to-energy industry,...

22-02-2020 Hits:313 Biofuels

Södra first in the world with fossil-free biomethanol

Södra first in the world with fossil-free biomethanol

Södra has built the world’s first plant for commercial biomethanol, a sustainable fuel from forest biomass, at Södra’s pulp mill in Mönsterås. Over the next few days, a first pilot delivery will go to Emmelev A/S, a customer that will be using biomet...

20-02-2020 Hits:306 Forest Bioenergy

German market opens for contaminated waste wood

German market opens for contaminated waste wood

Geminor is commencing export of Finish CCA waste wood to German energy recovery plants. – The German import is a result of market changes within Northern Europe, says Geminor’s country manager in Finland, Ismo Hiltunen. Over the coming three years, ...

17-02-2020 Hits:327 Forest Bioenergy

Lars Idermark to leave Södra

Lars Idermark to leave Södra

After just over seven years as President and CEO, Lars Idermark has informed the Board that he will be leaving Södra. The Board will now initiate a recruitment process for a new President and CEO. “Now that a new Group strategy is in place for the c...

17-02-2020 Hits:321 Forest

New forest survey shows higher standing volume and higher growth in SCA’s forests

New forest survey shows higher standing volume and higher growth in SCA’s forests

SCA has performed a new forest survey in 2019. According to the new survey, SCA’s standing timber volume is 11 million cubic metres (m3fo 1) higher than previously estimated. The survey also shows that the annual growth is 1 million cubic metres high...

17-02-2020 Hits:328 Forest

Wärtsilä GEMS energy storage technology to enhance Wärtsilä engine plant and integrate renewables in Honduras

Wärtsilä GEMS energy storage technology to enhance Wärtsilä engine plant and integrate renewables in Honduras

The technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to add a 10 MW/26 MWh energy storage solution to a power plant owned by Roatan Electric Company (RECO) on the Caribbean island of Roatan in Honduras. Wärtsilä’s proprietary GEMS en...

14-02-2020 Hits:338 Forest Bioenergy

ANDRITZ to supply a further high-efficiency PowerFluid circulating fluidized bed boiler with biomass firing in Japan

ANDRITZ to supply a further high-efficiency PowerFluid circulating fluidized bed boiler with biomass firing in Japan

International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from a Joint Venture between Toyo Engineering Corporation and Nippon Steel Engineering Co., Ltd., Japan, to deliver a PowerFluid circulating fluidized bed boiler with a flue gas cleaning sy...

04-02-2020 Hits:357 Biofuels

Energy from Waste set to boost UK and global supply chain capabilities

Energy from Waste set to boost UK and global supply chain capabilities

With the global Energy from Waste (EfW market) expected to be worth US$40bn by 2023, EfWs are evolving into its own dynamic energy sector, according to a new report by the Energy Industries Council (EIC). The market is expected to provide a breadth ...

04-02-2020 Hits:379 Biofuels

Neste’s sustainable aviation fuel available at Zurich airport during the World Economic Forum 2020

Neste’s sustainable aviation fuel available at Zurich airport during the World Economic Forum 2020

Neste, the world's largest producer of renewable diesel and renewable jet fuel refined from waste and residues, will deliver renewable jet fuel (sustainable aviation fuel, SAF) to Zurich Airport during the World Economic Forum 2020 in Davos, Switzerl...

04-02-2020 Hits:872 Biofuels

Chief Technology Officer and Green Chemistry Scientific Advisor Join Circa Group

Chief Technology Officer and Green Chemistry Scientific Advisor Join Circa Group

Tony Duncan, CEO of Circa Group Ltd, who produces bio-based solvent CyreneTM from waste biomass – has announced two additions to the team. Circa’s new Chief Technology Officer is Dr Jason Camp, who started working for Circa on 13 Janu...

04-02-2020 Hits:812 Biofuels

Valmet receives the best A rating in CDP's climate program ranking for the second consecutive year

Valmet receives the best A rating in CDP's climate program ranking for the second consecutive year

Valmet has been recognized for its actions and strategy to mitigate climate change by receiving the best A rating in CDP's climate program ranking for the second consecutive year. CDP's evaluation is based on the company's 2019 disclosure about its a...

04-02-2020 Hits:328 Biofuels

Five years at the forefront of biofuel development

Five years at the forefront of biofuel development

The first biorefinery in the world to produce wood-based advanced biofuels started commercial production in Lappeenranta, Finland five years ago. The UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery uses wood-based residual raw material, crude tall oil, to produce uniqu...

04-02-2020 Hits:341 Biofuels

John Deere Announces Comprehensive Warranty Upgrade

John Deere Announces Comprehensive Warranty Upgrade

John Deere is offering an upgrade to its comprehensive warranty coverage on all new forestry equipment products purchased from Nov. 1, 2019 to Feb. 29, 2020. “Understanding today’s challenging business climate, we’re aiming to help customers maximi...

04-02-2020 Hits:307 Harvesting & Handling

Rayonier to Acquire Pope Resources

Rayonier to Acquire Pope Resources

Rayonier Inc. (“Rayonier”) (NYSE:RYN) and Pope Resources, A Delaware Limited Partnership (“Pope Resources”) (NASDAQ:POPE) have just announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Rayonier will acquire all of the outst...

20-01-2020 Hits:359 Forest

BillerudKorsnäs Number One in Global Sustainability Rating

BillerudKorsnäs Number One in Global Sustainability Rating

For the sixth consecutive year, BillerudKorsnäs receives the highest rating level in EcoVadis, thus continuing to be in the top of the companies being evaluated. This is one of several sustainability assessments, such as Dow Jones Sustainability Indi...

17-01-2020 Hits:379 Biofuels

Lenzing launches sustainable reforestation project in Albania

Lenzing launches sustainable reforestation project in Albania

As part of its sustainability strategy “Naturally positive”, the Lenzing Group strives to ensure an intact environment and the protection of forests as an important part of the ecosystem. Against this backdrop, Lenzing initiated a project in Albania ...

16-01-2020 Hits:395 Forest

Kelheim Fibres a Frontrunner in CanopyStyle “Hot-Button“Ranking

Kelheim Fibres a Frontrunner in CanopyStyle “Hot-Button“Ranking

In the 2019 `Hot-Button´ report issued by the forest conservation organisation Canopy, Kelheim Fibres attained a “green shirt” ranking. This result underlines the company‘s excellent performance as regards to raw material sourcing. Many fashion brand...

16-01-2020 Hits:310 Forest

Artificial intelligence develops Swedish forestry industry in new collaboration

Artificial intelligence develops Swedish forestry industry in new collaboration

ForestX and Tenfifty have initiated collaboration to develop services for the forest industry within the fields of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). The aim is to show how new technology can be used operationally to optimise, ra...

08-01-2020 Hits:359 Forest

Profit margins declined faster for sawmills in Finland than in neighboring Sweden during 2018 and 2019

Profit margins declined faster for sawmills in Finland than in neighboring Sweden during 2018 and 2019

Profit margins declined faster for sawmills in Finland than in neighboring Sweden during 2018 and 2019, and in the 3Q/19 reached their lowest levels in 15 years, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly The financial health of the world’s lumber produce...

07-01-2020 Hits:312 Forest

Wuudis as Provider of Puuni´s Carbon Tracking Solution

Wuudis as Provider of Puuni´s Carbon Tracking Solution

The carbon offsetting trade is an effective way to achieve our sustainability goals. Half a hectare of plantation forest absorbs about 6,000 kg of carbon dioxide per year. This corresponds to about 30,000 km of carbon dioxide emissions from motoring ...

03-01-2020 Hits:347 Forest

Resolute to Acquire Conifex's Three U.S. Sawmills

Resolute to Acquire Conifex's Three U.S. Sawmills

Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) has just announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Conifex Timber Inc.'s three sawmills in the U.S. South for $163 million plus working capital delivered at closing, which is curre...

03-01-2020 Hits:344 Forest

Forisk Acquires the North American Wood Fiber Review, the Leading Price Reporting Service for Pulpwood and Biomass in North America, from Wood Resources International

Forisk Acquires the North American Wood Fiber Review, the Leading Price Reporting Service for Pulpwood and Biomass in North America, from Wood Resources International

Forisk Consulting, a leader in North American forest industry and timber market research, has acquired the North American Wood Fiber Review from Wood Resources International of Bothell, Washington. The Review, which tracks wood fiber markets in all m...

18-12-2019 Hits:381 Forest

Major rural body to work with biomass heat works! Campaign to further Uk decarbonisation agenda

Major rural body to work with biomass heat works! Campaign to further Uk decarbonisation agenda

Another major nationwide body, this time representing organisations and Councils serving England’s rural areas and communities, is working with the Biomass Heat Works! campaign which is calling for main political parties to protect approximately 46...

06-12-2019 Hits:356 Pellets

Södra takes new step to adapt forests to climate change

Södra takes new step to adapt forests to climate change

Södra is using controlled pollination to breed trees for tomorrow’s forests – a new innovation, where nearly 2 million seedlings are being propagated to produce trees that are healthier and more resilient, with 30 percent faster growth than trees in ...

04-12-2019 Hits:353 Forest

Strongly positive climate-change impact for Södra

Strongly positive climate-change impact for Södra

According to a new report, Södra has a positive impact on global climate change, equivalent to 20 percent of Sweden’s combined emissions of CO₂ equivalents. The measurements are based on the growth rate of forests owned by Södra’s 52,000 members, and...

02-12-2019 Hits:377 Forest

Massive UK biomethane plant went live after only six month construction time

Massive UK biomethane plant went live after only six month construction time

Exemplary project of WELTEC BIOPOWER demonstrates successful use of waste-to-energy With a construction time of only six months, the biomethane plant of Lanes Farm Energy near Pontefract, West Yorkshire, Uk went live on time. “We are very happy and...

31-10-2019 Hits:483 Biofuels

Alamo group inc. Completes acquisition of Morbark, llc

Alamo group inc. Completes acquisition of Morbark, llc

Alamo Group Inc. (NYSE: ALG) has just reported that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Morbark, LLC, a former portfolio company of Stellex Capital Management, for a total consideration of approximately $352 million, on a debt fr...

31-10-2019 Hits:415 Biofuels

Swedish bioenergy technology helping to mitigate earthquakes in the Netherlands

Swedish bioenergy technology helping to mitigate earthquakes in the Netherlands

The Swedish engineering company PetroBio has been commissioned to convert the energy production at the Dutch tomato grower Zonnekreek Tomato from natural gas to renewable bio energy - The extraction of natural gas in the Netherlands has caused ...

30-10-2019 Hits:435 Forest Bioenergy

Greencoat Capital agrees first biomass acquisition - 40MW Templeborough Biomass Power Plant from Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

Greencoat Capital agrees first biomass acquisition - 40MW Templeborough Biomass Power Plant from Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

Greencoat Capital is pleased to announce it has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of Templeborough Biomass Power Plant Ltd (“TBPP”) from Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (“CIP”). The investment is being made on behalf of a number of Greencoat C...

30-10-2019 Hits:452 Biofuels

Investors Won’t Eyeball Sustainable Tech Without A Coherent Framework. Can Brussels Help?

Investors Won’t Eyeball Sustainable Tech Without A Coherent Framework. Can Brussels Help?

Ahead of the trilogue negotiations on EU Taxonomy regulation, the bioenergy, agriculture and forest sectors would like to raise the attention of the European legislator on the importance of a coherent and consistent legislative framework if we truly ...

30-10-2019 Hits:411 Biofuels

Domtar Commits to Pursuing Forest Stewardship Council® Certification of Wabigoon, Trout Lake Forests In 2020, 2021

Domtar Commits to Pursuing Forest Stewardship Council® Certification of Wabigoon, Trout Lake Forests In 2020, 2021

Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) has just announced a pledge to pursue new Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) certification standards for the Canadian government lands that the company manages in the Wabigoon forest (in 2020) and Trout Lake f...

30-10-2019 Hits:826 Forest

SCA starts the forest adventure "Kalla Champs" with Charlotte Kalla

SCA starts the forest adventure "Kalla Champs" with Charlotte Kalla

SCA is now launching the forest adventure "Kalla Champs" for children and young people together with ski star Charlotte Kalla. The aim is to get more children and young people out into the forest and nature in a playful and fun way. The initiative is...

30-10-2019 Hits:487 Forest

International certification scheme for wood chips secures its first certified company

International certification scheme for wood chips secures its first certified company

GoodChips®, the first international certification scheme for wood chips has this month secured its first certified company with UK wood fuel heating specialists, LC Energy. GoodChips®, the sister scheme of world leading pellet certification schem...

30-10-2019 Hits:391 Forest Bioenergy

Valmet to supply an optimization solution for Helen Ltd’s district heat production and network in Helsinki, Finland

Valmet to supply an optimization solution for Helen Ltd’s district heat production and network in Helsinki, Finland

Valmet will supply an optimization solution for Helen Ltd’s district heat production and network in Helsinki, Finland. The system will enable the company to improve the energy efficiency of its district heating network, reduce emissions and lower cos...

30-10-2019 Hits:972 Biofuels

Bioplant to provide heating for the city of kemi, finland

Bioplant to provide heating for the city of kemi, finland

KPA Unicon will supply Unicon Biograte bioplant for Kemin Energia ja Vesi Oy. Construction of the plant has begun in the industrial area of Karjalahti in Kemi, Finland in the fall 2019. The commissioning of the plant will be by spring 2021. The plan...

30-10-2019 Hits:451 Biofuels

ENplus® Revision goes to Enquiry Stage

ENplus® Revision goes to Enquiry Stage

The world-leading certification scheme for wood pellet quality enters the next stage of its multi stakeholders’ revision process with that of the Public Consultation. The revised version of the ENplus® procedures and requirements are expected to be p...

30-10-2019 Hits:457 Pellets

Valmet to deliver biomass pretreatment system to PRAJ Industries in India

Valmet to deliver biomass pretreatment system to PRAJ Industries in India

Valmet will deliver biomass pretreatment system to PRAJ Industries for their second-generation bio refinery project which is under execution in India. The delivery is planned for the year 2020. The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of th...

30-10-2019 Hits:402 Biofuels

Libryo pledges commitment to growing renewable energy sector

Libryo pledges commitment to growing renewable energy sector

Renewable energy suppliers currently produce more than 20 per cent of the UK’s electricity and EU targets mean that this is likely to increase to 30 percent in the next year. With this substantial growth, coupled with the ever-changing legislation, e...

30-10-2019 Hits:380 Biofuels

World's first combined 2G ethanol and crude lignin oil biorefinery inches closer to reality

World's first combined 2G ethanol and crude lignin oil biorefinery inches closer to reality

Sainc Energy Limited (Sainc), a London-based developer of biomass refineries, has entered into a definitive supply contract for 180,000 tons per annum of local olive tree prunings for its planned advanced bio-refinery at Villaralto, in Cordoba P...

30-10-2019 Hits:419 Biofuels

Nfu backs biomass heat works! Campaign calling out government on rural decarbonisation policy…

Nfu backs biomass heat works! Campaign calling out government on rural decarbonisation policy…

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has pledged its support to the Biomass Heat Works! campaign, the biomass heat industry’s call for UK Government to act now, protect approximately 46,000 jobs, extend the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme (RHI) and rais...

30-10-2019 Hits:568 Biofuels

New Sustainable Certification Scheme Starts Practical Tests

New Sustainable Certification Scheme Starts Practical Tests

The SUSTAINABLE RESOURCES Verification Scheme GmbH (SURE) has announced the start of the practical operation for the certification of sustainable power and heat from biomass at this year’s German Industry for Wood Energy conference in Würzburg. Sin...

30-10-2019 Hits:379 Biofuels

Complete production chain from biomass residues to Fischer-Tropsch products successfully validated

Complete production chain from biomass residues to Fischer-Tropsch products successfully validated

Production of biofuel by gasification of biomass residues was successfully validated in the EU’s COMSYN project in September. The process performance was verified with bark in an 80 hour-long test run at VTT. The syngas conversion to Fischer-Tropsch ...

30-10-2019 Hits:840 Biofuels

Commenting on the passing of the Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) Bill

Commenting on the passing of the Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) Bill

Claire Mack, Chief Executive at Scottish Renewables, said: “The cross-party consensus that Scotland must take bold action on emissions reductions remains one of the most important aspects of Scotland’s climate change success and we welcome this piece...

30-10-2019 Hits:410 Biofuels

NSF International and Soil Association Team Up to Offer SFI® and FSC® Forestry Certifications

NSF International and Soil Association Team Up to Offer SFI® and FSC® Forestry Certifications

NSF International subsidiary NSF Certification, LLC and Soil Association Certification Forestry, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Soil Association, have just announced an agreement to offer certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) ...

24-10-2019 Hits:408 Forest

Dow and UPM partner to produce plastics made with renewable feedstock

Dow and UPM partner to produce plastics made with renewable feedstock

Dow (NYSE: DOW), in partnership with UPM Biofuels, a producer of advanced biofuels, announces the commercialization of a plastics offering for the packaging industry made from a bio-based renewable feedstock. Dow is integrating wood-based UPM BioVer...

24-10-2019 Hits:398 Biofuels

Mobile self-monitoring for mechanized harvesting to help forestry entrepreneurs

Mobile self-monitoring for mechanized harvesting to help forestry entrepreneurs

An application was developed for LUKE’s FOBIA project which focuses on enhancing forestry entrepreneurs’ business competitiveness. The newly developed tool allows the user to apply self-monitoring while harvesting timber. The application is suitable...

24-10-2019 Hits:438 Harvesting & Handling

Geminor awarded Carmarthenshire’s residual waste contract

Geminor awarded Carmarthenshire’s residual waste contract

European secondary fuels specialist, Geminor, has been awarded a contract to manage the recovery of c. 35 000 tonnes of refuse derived fuel (RDF) per year. The five-year contract, awarded by CWM Environmental Ltd – Carmarthenshire’s waste managemen...

22-10-2019 Hits:410 Biofuels

West Bromwich MP Adrian Bailey visits the UK’s first municipal waste gasification plant as it achieves capability to supply energy to the grid, for the first time

West Bromwich MP Adrian Bailey visits the UK’s first municipal waste gasification plant as it achieves capability to supply energy to the grid, for the first time

Based in Wednesbury, the UK’s first municipal waste gasification plant has been developed by Kew Technology, in partnership with the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), which can be used to produce clean electricity, heat, hydrogen and liquid fuels ...

22-10-2019 Hits:364 Biofuels

Complete production chain from biomass residues to Fischer-Tropsch products successfully validated

Complete production chain from biomass residues to Fischer-Tropsch products successfully validated

Production of biofuel by gasification of biomass residues was successfully validated in the EU’s COMSYN project in September. The process performance was verified with bark in an 80 hour-long test run at VTT. The syngas conversion to Fischer-Tropsch ...

22-10-2019 Hits:555 Biofuels

RPS for waste wood extended to 2020

RPS for waste wood extended to 2020

The Environment Agency (EA) has extended a Regulatory Position Statement (RPS) on the use of mixed waste wood by a further ten months, to allow completion of a major project. The Waste Wood Classification (WWC) Project is being led by the Wood Recyc...

20-09-2019 Hits:577 Forest Bioenergy

Wuudis field data collection concept awarded in DatSci 2019

Wuudis field data collection concept awarded in DatSci 2019

Wuudis service for forest damage monitoring - Data to decisions – awarded as finalist at The European DatSci and AI Awards 2019, organised in collaboration with the Big Data Value Association and Ireland's Centre for Applied AI (CeADAR) yesterday in ...

09-09-2019 Hits:561 Forest

Forestry South Africa celebrates women in forestry with its profile series

Forestry South Africa celebrates women in forestry with its profile series

This month, Forestry South Africa (FSA) is celebrating women in forestry. Over the next few weeks, FSA will be publishing the stories of 24 women in a series of profiles on www.forestryexplained.co.za. With more than 320...

08-09-2019 Hits:384 Forest

Forestry South Africa launches new infographic for Arbor Month

Forestry South Africa launches new infographic for Arbor Month

Sunday, September 1st saw the launch of National Arbor Month by Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Ms Maggie Sotyu in Port Elizabeth. This year’s theme is Forests and Sustainable Cities. Against this year's theme of Fores...

04-09-2019 Hits:429 Forest

Valmet to supply a biomass boiler and a flue gas treatment plant to BS Energy's combined heat and power plant in Braunschweig, Germany

Valmet to supply a biomass boiler and a flue gas treatment plant to BS Energy's combined heat and power plant in Braunschweig, Germany

Valmet will supply a biomass-fired boiler and a flue gas treatment plant to BS Energy's combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Braunschweig, Germany. The order was included in Valmet's orders received of the second quarter 2019. The total value of th...

03-09-2019 Hits:403 Forest Bioenergy

Tidy Planet Energy brings cutting-edge solid waste boiler monitoring system to RWM 2019

Tidy Planet Energy brings cutting-edge solid waste boiler monitoring system to RWM 2019

Visitors attending the renowned RWM exhibition (11-12 September) will have the opportunity to learn about Tidy Planet’s turnkey Waste-to-Energy (WtE) plants, which feature pioneering solid waste boiler regulating technology – the Artificial Vision Sy...

30-08-2019 Hits:614 Biofuels

Now available: Trilon® M Max based on renewable resources

Now available: Trilon® M Max based on renewable resources

BASF has launched Trilon® M Max EcoBalanced, the first renewables-based Trilon® M grade produced according to the biomass balance approach. This approach replaces fossil feedstock with renewable feedstock such as bio-naphtha or biogas at the very beg...

15-08-2019 Hits:541 Biofuels

Magnus Björkman appointed President of Södra Cell

Magnus Björkman appointed President of Södra Cell

Magnus Björkman has been appointed President of the Södra Cell business area. Magnus has been Acting President of the business area since 1 March 2019 and will remain a member of Group Senior Management and report to the President and CEO, Lars Iderm...

15-08-2019 Hits:456 Forest

Tidy Planet Energy brings cutting-edge solid waste boiler monitoring system to RWM 2019

Tidy Planet Energy brings cutting-edge solid waste boiler monitoring system to RWM 2019

Visitors attending the renowned RWM exhibition (11-12 September) will have the opportunity to learn about Tidy Planet’s turnkey Waste-to-Energy plants, which feature pioneering solid waste boiler regulating technology – the Artifi...

31-07-2019 Hits:780 Conferences & Exhibitions

Forestry sector failing to assess impacts of climate crisis

Forestry sector failing to assess impacts of climate crisis

Forestry companies posing risk to sector and investors with only 6% assessing climate risks ONLY 6% of the world’s most significant timber and pulp producers and traders are taking steps to assess the impacts of climate change – posing a risk to the...

31-07-2019 Hits:924 Forest

Knox Recycling takes delivery of Australia’s first UNTHA XR

Knox Recycling takes delivery of Australia’s first UNTHA XR

The first UNTHA XR shredder is now operational in Melbourne, Australia, following a 15,000km journey from the world-renowned engineering facility where it was manufactured in Austria. The 37-tonne mobile machine has been shipped to Knox Recycling (K...

31-07-2019 Hits:500 Biofuels

Eco2 looks towards anaerobic digestion with new appointment

Eco2 looks towards anaerobic digestion with new appointment

Leading Welsh renewable energy company, Eco2 has confirmed its ambition to add anaerobic digestion (AD) to its wide-ranging development and asset management portfolio with the appointment of Robert Richards as Biomass Portfolio Manager focusing on AD...

31-07-2019 Hits:481 Forest Bioenergy

Stora Enso invests in producing bio-based carbon materials for energy storage

Stora Enso invests in producing bio-based carbon materials for energy storage

Stora Enso is investing EUR 10 million to build a pilot facility for producing bio-based carbon materials based on lignin. Wood-based carbon can be utilised as a crucial component in batteries typically used in consumer electronics, the automotive in...

31-07-2019 Hits:532 Biofuels

Wuudis Solutions secured second prize in EU Big Data solution competition

Wuudis Solutions secured second prize in EU Big Data solution competition

Opening up research and Innovation results for the benefit of society is essential to acknowledge EU tax payers´ money.  With this objective, Wuudis Solutions in collaboration with Finnish Forest Centre and other DataBio partners disseminated hi...

15-07-2019 Hits:452 Forest

SCA publishes map of nature conservation areas

SCA publishes map of nature conservation areas

SCA has published on its website a digital map of the company’s forests voluntarily set-aside for nature conservation. This is forests that SCA has voluntarily exempted from forest management due to its high conservation values. The areas include for...

15-07-2019 Hits:619 Forest

John Deere to invest in customer service centers in Scotland, Sweden and Finland

John Deere to invest in customer service centers in Scotland, Sweden and Finland

The new customer service centers supporting John Deere’s forest machinery business will open in 2020 in Perth, Scotland; Ockelbo, Sweden; and Laukaa, Finland. The investments will improve the geographical scope of our customer service and the efficie...

15-07-2019 Hits:582 Forest

SCA acquires another 10,000 hectares of forest land in Latvia

SCA acquires another 10,000 hectares of forest land in Latvia

SCA has signed an agreement to acquire Sundin Mezs SIA from the unlisted Swedish company Livland Skog AB. Sundin Mezs SIA owns forest and land assets in Latvia. The purchase price is approximately SEK 260 million (€24.2m) on a debt-free basis. The a...

15-07-2019 Hits:510 Forest

BillerudKorsnäs sells a majority stake in Bergvik Skog Öst

BillerudKorsnäs sells a majority stake in Bergvik Skog Öst

BillerudKorsnäs has just entered into an agreement for the sale of a majority stake in Bergvik Skog Öst to the pension company AMF. BillerudKorsnäs sells 89.9% of Bergvik Skog Öst AB for a price corresponding to an enterprise value of SEK 12.2 bill...

15-07-2019 Hits:536 Forest

SCA acquires 10,000 hectares of forest land in Estonia

SCA acquires 10,000 hectares of forest land in Estonia

SCA has acquired Forestum Group AB, a Swedish company which owns forest and land assets in Estonia, totalling approximately 10,000 hectares. The purchase price is SEK 420 million (€39m) on a debt-free  basis. Forestum has an Estonian subsidiary...

03-06-2019 Hits:522 Forest

Geocycle takes delivery of first waste shredder in Ecuador

Geocycle takes delivery of first waste shredder in Ecuador

Global shredding brand UNTHA has shipped its first waste shredder to Ecuador, as worldwide waste management firm Geocycle prepares to deliver new co-processing solutions for clients in the South American country. The XR3000C mobil-e has made the 6,5...

09-05-2019 Hits:771 Biofuels

Tax rate hike for domestic Solar, Storage and Biomass Boiler markets contested by industry

Tax rate hike for domestic Solar, Storage and Biomass Boiler markets contested by industry

The Renewable Energy Association (REA) is contesting a proposal by HMRC to increase VAT rates on low carbon technologies such as domestic solar, biomass boilers, and battery storage. Sudden consultation released by HMRC, which closed on 3rd May 20...

07-05-2019 Hits:752 Biofuels

Benefitting from sustainable financing

Benefitting from sustainable financing

What are green bonds and why is Stora Enso integrating its sustainability agenda into funding and financial services? We asked Pasi Kyckling, our SVP, Group Treasurer for his views on sustainable finance and Stora Enso’s approach to the world of gr...

06-05-2019 Hits:688 Forest

This year’s planting season underway at SCA 43 million seedlings to be planted

This year’s planting season underway at SCA 43 million seedlings to be planted

The planting season is now beginning in Northern Sweden and 43 million seedlings are to be planted by SCA in its own forests and on the land of private forest owners. The seedlings are from the Bogrundet nursery, the largest nursery in the world for ...

03-05-2019 Hits:702 Forest

Final rally: Plastic Free Day - will you get involved?

Final rally: Plastic Free Day - will you get involved?

RWM will be practising what we preach on the 8th of May, by taking part in Plastic Free Day. We have initiated an office challenge to go 'plastic free' for 24 hours and document our efforts, in a bid to raise awareness of how much single use plastic...

03-05-2019 Hits:569 Forest

ANDRITZ to supply the sixth high-efficiency PowerFluid circulating fluidized bed boiler for Tokushima Tsuda biomass power plant, Japan

ANDRITZ to supply the sixth high-efficiency PowerFluid circulating fluidized bed boiler for Tokushima Tsuda biomass power plant, Japan

International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Hitachi Zosen Corporation (HITZ), Japan, to deliver a PowerFluid circulating fluidized bed boiler with a flue gas cleaning system. The boiler will be part of a new biomass power plant ...

03-05-2019 Hits:712 Biofuels

UNTHA appoints industry stalwart as Director of Global Business Development

UNTHA appoints industry stalwart as Director of Global Business Development

Industrial shredding specialist UNTHA has appointed Briton Gary Moore as Director of Global Business Development. The Austrian-headquartered firm has made the strategic decision ahead of 25% projected worldwide growth, over the next 12 months. Curr...

03-05-2019 Hits:701 Biofuels

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