BIOFIBRE NEWS

New company launches advanced wood fibre venture in northeastern Finland

KaiCell Fibers Ltd has embarked on a venture to construct a state-of-the-art biorefinery mill as core component in an industry park projected to house several downstream operators drawing on wood as primary raw material.
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The Fossil-Free Car of the Future is in the Forest

The Swedish research institutes Innventia and Swerea are now able to present the first model car with a roof made of a composite using carbon fibre based 100 percent on softwood lignin.
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SUSTAINABILITY NEWS

UPM has finalised the logging operations on Ärjänsaari island in Finland

UPM has finalised the logging operations on Ärjänsaari island, in Northern Finland. According to the original management plan UPM continues to develop the recreational services of the island by building new signposts, duckboards and campfire sites later this spring. UPM also calls for a profound discussion on the ground rules related to sustainable forestry, the responsibilities of the different parties as well as stakeholder involvement models.
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Roadmaps toward the future bioeconomy

The Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE) present eight complementary roadmaps 2015-2025 for how to reach the future bioeconomy in which the forest industries and agriculture all have a vital role to play.
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BIOENERGY NEWS

KPA Unicon to supply a biomass-fired boiler plant to Stora Enso sawmill in Sweden

Boiler plant will enable utilization of sawmill residue for sustainable heat production. Stora Enso Timber Ab and KPA Unicon Oy have signed a contract of a biomass-fired hot water boiler plant delivery to Stora Enso sawmill Ala in Ljusne, Sweden. The new Unicon Biograte 15 MWth boiler plant will utilize bark and wood residues from the Ala sawmill as fuel, and it will produce hot water to the sawmill´s drying kilns.
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Valmet to supply automation for Porvoon Energia's new biomass-fired boiler plant in Loviisa, Finland

Valmet will supply automation for Porvoon Energia Oy's biomass-fired boiler plant currently under construction in Loviisa, Finland. The automation will be commissioned in late April 2016.
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