BIOFIBRE NEWS

Sappi to construct a second generation renewable sugar extraction demonstration plant

Sappi has commissioned the construction of a demonstration plant at Sappi’s Ngodwana Mill in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. The demonstration plant will extract hemicellulose sugars and lignin from Sappi’s existing dissolving pulp line.
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Wood components to boost the quality of food products

Xylan, fibrillated cellulose and lignin are wood-derived polymers that could be used for improving the texture and reducing the energy content of food products. According to VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, wood-derived ingredients could be utilised in the manufacture of products such as yoghurt, baked goods and meat products.
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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

Valmet to supply a wood pellet heating plant to the Helen Salmisaari power plant in Helsinki, Finland

Valmet will supply a wood pellet heating plant to Helen Oy's Salmisaari power plant. The wood pellet plant will enable Helen to increase the use of bio fuels in district heat production in Helsinki. The new plant helps the city of Helsinki to meet its aim of increasing its production of renewable energy. The start-up of the heating plant is expected to take place at the beginning of 2018.
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Production test factory for fossil free fuel is built in Bäckhammar

RenFuel and Nordic Paper have signed an agreement to build a production test facility in Bäckhammar in the region of Värmland, in order to test manufacture an advanced biofuel based on lignin. The project has been granted 71 million SEK by the Swedish Energy Agency.
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