BIOFIBRE NEWS

Sappi to build ground-breaking nanocellulose pilot plant

Sappi will locate a pilot-scale plant for low-cost Cellulose NanoFibrils (nanocellulose) production at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen in the Netherlands, after a global review of potential sites. The pilot plant is expected to be operational within nine months.
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Clariant completes the sale of its Energy Storage Business to Johnson Matthey

"The divestment of the Energy Storage business with its LFP technology is part of our focused portfolio management and reallocating capital towards our core areas Care Chemicals, Catalysis and Energy, Natural Resources, and Plastics and Coatings," said Hariolf Kottmann, CEO of Clariant.
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SUSTAINABILITY NEWS

Biorizon utilizes municipal waste to develop biobased aromatics

Every year, Dutch households collectively produce over 5 million tons of municipal waste. Biorizon-partner TNO, together with Attero, AEB Amsterdam, Orgaworld and the Dutch Association of Waste Companies (VvA) investigates how carbohydrates (sugars) in municipal waste streams can be used as a source for the production of biobased aromatics.
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Living nonwovens – Felix Schoeller's business unit Technocell Vlies shows commitment to market and customers

'Living nonwovens' is the new brand promise, with which Technocell Vlies made its appearance at this year’s Heimtextil show. The full-range supplier took the opportunity to present to a wide audience its range of new inline-coated nonwovens: MetaTechc Evolution, nonwoven lining papers – which have fire classifications – and nonwovens for digital printing applications.
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BIOENERGY NEWS

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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Guests of honor at UPM’s biorefinery in Lappeenranta

H.M. King Carl Gustaf XVI and H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden visited UPM’s new biorefinery in Lappeenranta, Finland, together with the President of the Republic, Sauli Niinistö, and his spouse, Mrs. Jenni Haukio, this afternoon. UPM's Chairman of the Board Björn Wahlroos and President and CEO Jussi Pesonen hosted the visit. The visit at UPM was a part of the state visit programme of the Swedish royal couple in Finland.
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