BIOFIBRE NEWS

AR Packaging to launch fibre-based cutlery in cooperation with Bionatic

Since the European Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUP) was introduced, both consumers and member states have started to reconsider many plastic packaging items on the market. By 2021, plastic cutlery will be banned in the EU. While targeting some of the issues related to unrecyclable items and potential littering, the demand for eating on-the-go will remain. There is therefore a great need for a new generation of food service packaging to fill this gap.


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Clariant launches new bio-based additives

Clariant unveils new high-performance additives promoting reduction in the consumption of fossil resources, to support the creation of value chain cycles which utilize viable and sustainable renewable sources and combat climate change.


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SUSTAINABILITY NEWS

Metsä Group launches Green Finance Framework

Metsä Group’s Green Finance Framework integrates sustainability and climate change mitigation to the Group’s investments and related financing activities. The framework is based on the Group’s strategy and the strategic sustainability objectives for 2030. The framework covers the whole value chain from sustainably managed Northern forests to modern production technologies and to current and new bioproducts that are recyclable and store carbon for the entire life-span.


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Metsä Group’s Pulp and Sawn timber industry recognized for outstanding achievement in sustainability

Metsä Fibre, Metsä Group’s pulp and sawn timber industry, has been awarded for the company’s sustainability work by the EFQM Global Excellence Award. The company won the Outstanding Achievement for Sustainability Award and reached the EFQM rating Recognised for Excellence 6 Stars. EFQM organisation gave the Outstanding Achievement in Sustainability Award to Metsä Fibre for the excellent work the company has done in promoting and continuously developing sustainability. Metsä Fibre received special thanks for the ways it takes sustainability into account in its investments and action plans, and for the way sustainability is reflected in the corporate culture at all levels of the organisation.


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BIOENERGY NEWS

ÅF Pöyry selected as St1’s engineering partner in a new renewable fuel production unit investment project in Gothenburg, Sweden

St1 has awarded ÅF Pöyry with engineering assignment for a new renewable fuel production unit investment project. The new plant will be built in Gothenburg, Sweden, and is the largest single investment in St1's history. The investment is estimated to approximately 1.5 billion SEK. ÅF Pöyry’s services includes all engineering disciplines, procurement and scheduling services. The project consists of new units, revamp of existing units and new storage facilities.


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CEPI: Investors won't eyeball sustainable tech without a coherent framework. Can Brussels help?

Ahead of the trilogue negotiations on EU Taxonomy regulation, the bioenergy, agriculture and forest sectors would like to raise the attention of the European legislator on the importance of a coherent and consistent legislative framework if we truly want to boost investment in sustainable technologies.

(A CEPI / Bioenergy Europe Joint Press Release)


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