BIOFIBRE NEWS

Stora Enso invests in building a Competence Centre and diversifying the raw material base for biocomposites

In order to meet increasing customer demand, Stora Enso will broaden its biocomposites raw material base at the Hylte Mill, Sweden to provide more choice in technical properties and selection of fibres.
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Domtar Invests in Prisma Renewable Composites

With its investment, Domtar will help commercialize the process of using lignin to make engineered plastic compounds such as Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) and other high-value fiber and lignin applications.
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SUSTAINABILITY NEWS

Stora Enso and Orthex combine wood fibre and bioplastic into durable consumer products

Stora Enso and Orthex together bring to the market a new range of kitchen utensils made from a new biocomposite which combines the best qualities of wood and plastic. The bio-based material used to replace fossil-based plastic is made from spruce and sugarcane, which reduces the carbon footprint of the products by up to 80%. The innovative products contain 98% bio-based material.
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Smurfit Kappa Joins Two Sides Sustainability Group

Two Sides welcomes Smurfit Kappa, one of the world’s leading packaging companies, as a new member. With increasing consumer concern and media scrutiny on packaging and, in particular, single-use plastics, the world is looking for more sustainable solutions.
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BIOENERGY NEWS

ANDRITZ to supply a Universal Shredder FRP to AB Hilmer Andersson

Andritz received an order from AB Hilmer Andersson to supply a Universal Shredder FRP to their saw mill in Lässerud, Sweden. The FRP shredder will process wood waste and offcuts from the saw mill to be finally used as biomass for heat generation.
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Valmet and Fortum take development of bio-oil into transportation fuels to new level in collaboration with Preem

Valmet and Fortum are developing a technology to produce advanced, high-value lignocellulosic fuels, such as transportation fuels or higher value bio-liquids. The technology is seen as one of the most competitive and efficient ways of producing advanced lignocellulosic biofuels to meet European targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
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