World debut for the first sustainably certified natural fibre:

European hemp fibre for automotive applications and insulation material receives ISCC PLUS certificate.

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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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.

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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UPM and BEE into agreement on renewable energy supply to UPM Hürth mill

UPM has entered into a conditional agreement with Blue Energy Europe (BEE) for the supply of heat for its Hürth mill in the Cologne area in Germany. The deal is expected to be finalised during the first half of 2017 at the latest.

Valmet to supply a biomass-fired boiler plant to Segezha Pulp and Paper Mill in Russia

Valmet will deliver a biomass-fired boiler plant and related automation and environmental systems to Segezha Pulp and Paper Mill (Segezha PPM) in the Republic of Karelia, Russia. The boiler will produce steam for the mill's production processes and enables the mill to use wood residues and sludge as fuel and thus reduce the use of heavy fuel oil and lower its emissions and environmental impact.

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