BIOFIBRE NEWS

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. The total consideration of the sale amounts to USD 75 million.
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SDTC Funds Development of Oil and Gas Applications from Forest Biomass

CelluForce welcomes the announcement by Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) of a contribution of $4.0 million to optimize the extraction process of Nanocrystaline Cellulose (NCC) from dry wood pulp and develop applications for its use in the oil and gas sector.
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SUSTAINABILITY NEWS

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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helps customers trace the impact of paper purchased

Domtar announced significant updates to The Paper Trail®, its award-winning interactive tool that helps customers trace the impacts of their paper purchases. The totally renovated site includes social and economic information in addition to environmental data, broadening the meaning of sustainability.
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BIOENERGY NEWS

Biomass plant now operational at Delipapier Frouard, France

The overall investment for the plant was approximately 6.5 million Euros. The works are part of the BCIAT 2011 project (Biomasse Chaleur Industrie, Agriculture et Tertiaire) launched by ADEME (Agence de l’Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l’Energie) to encourage the industry to produce thermal energy using biomass.
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ANDRITZ to deliver woodyard equipment to new Enviva biomass pellet plants, USA

ANDRITZ has received an order from Enviva, one of the leading producers of woody biomass pellets, to supply woodyard equipment, engineering, and field services for two biomass pellet plants, each with a capacity of 500,000 tons per year, to be built in North Carolina, USA.
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