BIOFIBRE NEWS

EU green light for €120 million new investments in circular bioeconomy projects

The European Commission releases €50 million of EU public money via the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) leveraging €70 million of investments from industry into projects to boost the European bioeconomy.
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Cellulose turning into a supermaterial of the future

Researchers are working together to develop new biomaterial applications within the Design Driven Value Chains in the World of Cellulose (DWoC) 2.0 project coordinated by VTT.
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SUSTAINABILITY NEWS

Smurfit Kappa reports strong progress in its 8th annual Sustainable Development Report

Smurfit Kappa today reiterates its relentless commitment to delivering business value through sustainability across all areas of its operations with its 8th annual Sustainable Development Report.
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Broad-based cooperation multiplying the value of Finnish wood

Researchers are working together to develop new biomaterial applications within the Design Driven Value Chains in the World of Cellulose (DWoC) 2.0 project coordinated by VTT. The DWoC project is seeking new design-driven applications for cellulose and is developing related technology as well as exploring new ways to create value in cellulose-based ecosystems. These new materials and innovations can replace fossil-based raw materials in textile products, interior decoration elements and car interior materials. The DWoC project aims to share information about the potential of cellulose materials and to strengthen the broad-based collaboration network both in Finland and the rest of the world. In order to achieve the national objectives the participation of operators in various sectors is needed, including funders, traditional as well as new companies, research institutions and universities. There is a strong belief in Finland's future as one of the superpowers in the generation of a new cellulose industry.
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BIOENERGY NEWS

Wood pellet exports from the US increased for the 12th consecutive quarter

North American pellet exports were 22 percent higher in 2014 than in the previous year. While US shipments have been on a steady rise for three years, Canadian export volumes trended downward during 2014.
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Valmet to deliver a biomass based boiler plant to Nokianvirran Energia

Valmet's delivery will include a HYBEX boiler with a steam power of 68 megawatts (MW) that employs the fluidized bed technology, flue gas purification equipment, and the plant's electrification and automation system.
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