BIOFIBRE NEWS

Innovation Award "Bio-based Material of the Year 2015" goes to Bayer MaterialScience AG

For the eighth year running the Innovation Award "Bio-based Material of the Year" is awarded to the young, innovative bio-based material industry, finding suitable applications and markets for bio-based products.
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Sappi to build ground-breaking nanocellulose pilot plant

Sappi will locate a pilot-scale plant for low-cost Cellulose NanoFibrils (nanocellulose) production at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen in the Netherlands, after a global review of potential sites. The pilot plant is expected to be operational within nine months.
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SUSTAINABILITY NEWS

WWF invites 80 companies: Environmental Paper Index 2015

The biannual Index promotes transparency and continual improvement in the sector. Companies that have not been invited but would like to participate can contact the WWF International Paper Team at epci@wwf.panda.org. Deadline for applications to participate is 30th of April 2015.
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Biorizon utilizes municipal waste to develop biobased aromatics

Every year, Dutch households collectively produce over 5 million tons of municipal waste. Biorizon-partner TNO, together with Attero, AEB Amsterdam, Orgaworld and the Dutch Association of Waste Companies (VvA) investigates how carbohydrates (sugars) in municipal waste streams can be used as a source for the production of biobased aromatics.
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BIOENERGY NEWS

Valmet to deliver a biomass based boiler plant to Nokianvirran Energia

Valmet's delivery will include a HYBEX boiler with a steam power of 68 megawatts (MW) that employs the fluidized bed technology, flue gas purification equipment, and the plant's electrification and automation system.
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Guests of honor at UPM’s biorefinery in Lappeenranta

H.M. King Carl Gustaf XVI and H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden visited UPM’s new biorefinery in Lappeenranta, Finland, together with the President of the Republic, Sauli Niinistö, and his spouse, Mrs. Jenni Haukio, this afternoon. UPM's Chairman of the Board Björn Wahlroos and President and CEO Jussi Pesonen hosted the visit. The visit at UPM was a part of the state visit programme of the Swedish royal couple in Finland.
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