BIOFIBRE NEWS

Valmet: Pilot plant for hydrolysis of biomass started up

Valmet has installed a new bio pilot plant in its research and development center in Sundsvall, Sweden. The equipment, called BioTrac, is a hydrolysis system which is used for process optimization and testing of raw materials based on biomass.
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Stora Enso: Building demonstration plant in Louisiana, US

Following its recent acquisition of the US-based biotechnology company Virdia, Stora Enso is investing EUR 32 million in a demonstration and market development plant to be built at Raceland, Louisiana, USA.
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SUSTAINABILITY NEWS

FSC: Celebrating 20th anniversary

“We are proud of what we’ve accomplished in the last 20 years. We have come a long way, but we can achieve even more. And the World’s forests need that.” This statement was made by Kim Carstensen, Director General of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) ahead of the organization’s official celebration of its 20th anniversary, at its triennial General Assembly in Seville, Spain.
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Kimberly-Clark & Greenpeace: 5th anniversary of collaboration

August 5 marked the fifth anniversary of a milestone agreement between Kimberly-Clark Corporation and Greenpeace, which established a framework for collaboration towards long-term solutions to protect forests worldwide.
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BIOENERGY NEWS

Valmet: Biomass boiler handed over to RWE Innogy in the UK

Valmet handed over a new biomass boiler and flue gas treatment for RWE Innogy UK's Markinch combined heat and power plant (CHP) in July 2014 following a commissioning period and test-runs. The new plant in Fife, Scotland, provides the Tullis Russell Papermakers with steam and electricity to run the facilities.
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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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