A new wood biomass power plant approved for a Scottish seaport will be "responsibly" sourced for fuel, Energy Minister Fergus Ewing promised this week. Ewing announced planning for a $710 million combined power-heat biomass generator at the Port of Grangemouth…
World leader in thin and ultra-thin papers, Bolloré Thin Papers has already launched several projects in relation to sustainable development at their Papeteries du Léman mill. Since 2004, the company has been steadily moving on a regular basis towards ”greener”…
Cutting down trees to generate biofuels to substitute for fossil fuels can’t make sense in terms of carbon accounting, can it? I never thought so, but apparently some people have contended that it does. This Project Syndicate essay from Bjorn…
22 May is the United Nations International Day for Biological Diversity. The day has traditionally been UPM’s Plant-a-Tree Day when tree planting events with different stakeholders have been organised. This year in Finland in four locations different groups have the…
Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono made a bold and courageous decision this week to extend the country’s forest moratorium. With this decision, which aims to prevent new clearing of primary forests and peat lands for another two years, the government…
Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) has officially inaugurated a major power island producing green energy at its pulp and paper operation located in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The power island includes a refurbished and upgraded woodwaste boiler and…
Improving crop productivity contributes to lessening our reliance on fossil fuels. Domestic biofuel production has increased substantially in the past few years in response to market demands and public policy. In 2012, the United States produced approximately 14 billion gallons…
When Molly Tranel Nelson was watching crews cut down large trees, buckthorn and other shrubs from an area of Sakatah State Park last winter, an elderly man stopped by to talk. "He said he remembered when his father grazed cattle…
Metsä Group’s significant bioenergy investment, the Joutseno pulp mill’s gasification plant, was inaugurated on 7 March 2013. Metsä Fibre’s Joutseno pulp mill is the world's largest single-line softwood pulp mill. The new gasification plant improves the efficiency of renewable energy…
UPM, VTT and VV-Auto Group will start fleet tests of renewable domestic diesel.  Biofuel will be produced by UPM, fleet tests will be coordinated by VTT and cars will be supplied by VV-Auto Group. Fleet tests with UPM BioVerno will…
Borregaard has developed new technology for the production of green chemicals and sugars based on biomass from wood and agricultural and forestry waste. On Tuesday 16 April the Norwegian Finance Minister Sigbjørn Johnsen will officially inaugurate the biorefinery demonstration plant…
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