Valmet: Pilot plant for hydrolysis of biomass started up

Valmet has installed a new bio pilot plant in its research and development center in Sundsvall, Sweden. The equipment, called BioTrac, is a hydrolysis system which is used for process optimization and testing of raw materials based on biomass.

Stora Enso: Building demonstration plant in Louisiana, US

Following its recent acquisition of the US-based biotechnology company Virdia, Stora Enso is investing EUR 32 million in a demonstration and market development plant to be built at Raceland, Louisiana, USA.

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FSC: Celebrating 20th anniversary

“We are proud of what we’ve accomplished in the last 20 years. We have come a long way, but we can achieve even more. And the World’s forests need that.” This statement was made by Kim Carstensen, Director General of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) ahead of the organization’s official celebration of its 20th anniversary, at its triennial General Assembly in Seville, Spain.

Kimberly-Clark & Greenpeace: 5th anniversary of collaboration

August 5 marked the fifth anniversary of a milestone agreement between Kimberly-Clark Corporation and Greenpeace, which established a framework for collaboration towards long-term solutions to protect forests worldwide.

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Andritz: Waste-to-energy power plant to Riikinvoima Oy, Finland

Andritz was selected by the local utility, Riikinvoima Oy, to supply a waste-to-energy power plant to Leppävirta, Finland. Start-up is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2016.

Valmet: Biomass power plant to Skövde Värmeverk AB, Sweden

Valmet will supply a complete biomass based power plant to Skövde Värmeverk AB in Skövde, Sweden. The new power plant will produce district heat to the local district heat network and electricity to the national grid. It is scheduled to start up in late 2016.

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