BIOFIBRE NEWS

Innventia starts project on 3D-printed prostheses based on forest raw materials

Vinnova has granted funding to Innventia for the AMPOFORM project. Together with four other companies, Innventia will develop technical solutions for printing 3D prostheses manufactured from forest raw materials.
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World debut for the first sustainably certified natural fibre:

European hemp fibre for automotive applications and insulation material receives ISCC PLUS certificate.
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SUSTAINABILITY NEWS

Smurfit Kappa showcases its commitment to sustainable business growth in its 9th annual Sustainable Development Report, Sustainability in Every Fibre.

Smurfit Kappa, one of the world’s leading providers of paper-based packaging solutions, today reports further progress in delivering value through sustainable business practices across all of its operations with its 9th annual Sustainable Development Report.
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Valmet launches new sustainability action plans for 2016-2018

Valmet has defined new action plans for its sustainability agenda for 2016-2018. The action plans include detailed actions and targets for each sustainability focus area. The new action plans were defined based on an extensive agenda review conducted in early 2016.
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BIOENERGY NEWS

Energy derived from old tomatoes?

A team of scientists is exploring an unusual source of electricity — damaged tomatoes that are unsuitable for sale at the grocery store. Their pilot project involves a biological-based fuel cell that uses tomato waste left over from harvests in Florida.
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Sari Mannonen appointed Vice President, UPM Biofuels

Sari Mannonen has been appointed Vice President, responsible for UPM Biofuels Strategic Business Unit as of 9 August 2016. Mannonen previously worked as Director, Sales and Marketing within UPM Biofuels and was in that role since 2014, responsible for commercial strategy and product launches in Biofuels business.
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