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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:163 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:174 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:164 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:220 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:182 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:207 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:180 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:198 Forest Bioenergy

Södra closes the ecosystem by returning nutrients to the forest

Södra closes the ecosystem by returning nutrients to the forest

Södra has developed a bio-ash that comprises nutrients from forest raw materials and can be produced at the company’s own mills. The material will be used to return nutrients to the forest in order to close the ecosystem and ensure long-term producti...

01-12-2016 Hits:199 Forest

The Ghost Trucks: Schweighofer’s continued sourcing of illegal timber exposed in new EIA video

The Ghost Trucks: Schweighofer’s continued sourcing of illegal timber exposed in new EIA video

A new investigation by the U.S.-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) shows that the largest timber processor in Romania, the Austrian company Holzindustrie Schweighofer (Schweighofer), continues to buy illegally cut logs. This comes more th...

01-12-2016 Hits:154 Forest

EIA Issued The Following: Peru Announces Improved Measures To Stop Illegal Timber Trade

EIA Issued The Following: Peru Announces Improved Measures To Stop Illegal Timber Trade

Last month the Peruvian government committed to significantly improve measures to stop illegal logging and associated trade in its timber sector. Key elements of the announced package include: amending export documentation requirements to improve tra...

01-12-2016 Hits:165 Forest

Stora Enso’s Nordic forest associates change the fair value of forest assets

Stora Enso’s Nordic forest associates change the fair value of forest assets

Stora Enso’s equity accounted investments Tornator Oyj in Finland and Bergvik Skog AB in Sweden increase the IFRS fair value of their biological assets, i.e. growing trees. Stora Enso’s shares of the increases are approximately EUR 87 million for Tor...

01-12-2016 Hits:153 Forest

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 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:150 Pellets

ACE UK members achieve 100% target for verified traceability of wood fibre

ACE UK members achieve 100% target for verified traceability of wood fibre

According to the ninth annual Proforest* report on the Chain of Custody (CoC) commitment made in 2007 by Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) members – Tetra Pak, Elopak and SIG Combibloc – 100% of wood fibre purchased globally in ...

01-12-2016 Hits:167 Forest

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:150 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:530 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:526 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:573 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:1478 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:1852 Logistics

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Harvesting & Handling

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:539 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:681 Harvesting & Handling

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UPM has finalised the logging operations on Ärjänsaari island in Finland

UPM has finalised the logging operations on Ärjänsaari island, in Northern Finland. According to the original management plan UPM continues to develop the recreational services of the island by building new signposts, duckboards and campfire sites la...

09-02-2016 Hits:617 Harvesting & Handling

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Biofuels

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:163 Biofuels

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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:174 Forest

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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:164 Forest

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