BIOFIBRE NEWS

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UPM: Exclusive distributor of Domtar’s BioChoice lignin in Europe

UPM and Domtar have entered into an agreement for UPM to become the exclusive distributor of Domtar’s BioChoice lignin in Europe. BioChoice is produced at Domtar’s biorefinery in Plymouth, North Carolina, US. The agreement takes effect on 1 August 2014.
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Andritz: Pre-treatment technology for US waste-to-biofuel project

Andritz has received an order to supply equipment, engineering, and field services for Fiberight’s cellulosic ethanol plant in Blairstown, Iowa, USA. Start-up is planned for the first quarter of 2015.
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SUSTAINABILITY NEWS

UPM and WWF Finland enter versatile cooperation

UPM and the conservation organisation WWF Finland have agreed on versatile cooperation covering promotion of sustainable wood-based biofuels as well as sustainable forest management and sourcing of raw materials in Finland.
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ICFPA: Promoting benefits of Forest-based Bioeconomy

The 22nd session of the Committee on Forestry (COFO 22) of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is currently taking place in Rome, Italy. On the agenda are discussions about the forest-based bioeconomy and the socioeconomic benefits of forests, which are both supported by the International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA).
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BIOENERGY NEWS

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Pöyry: EPCM services assignment for bioenergy project

Millar Western Forest Products Ltd. has awarded Pöyry with the assignment for EPCM (Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management) services for an anaerobic bioenergy project at its Whitecourt pulp mill in Alberta, Canada.
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UPM: BioVerno wins EU Sustainable Energy Europe Award

The UPM Biofuels has received the European Union’s Sustainable Energy Europe Award 2014 in the “Travelling” category for its renewable crude tall oil based UPM BioVerno diesel in Brussels, Belgium.
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