BIOFIBRE NEWS

Kelheim Fibres breaks new ground in innovation management – viscose fibre expert practices open innovation

By organising a competition for new ideas on the subject “100% cellulose fibres – re-thought” viscose fibre manufacturer Kelheim Fibres has broken new ground in innovation management. The competition was part of the start-up contest “Plan B – Biomass. Business. Bavaria“ organised by Bio- Campus Straubing under the patronage of the Bavarian State Secretary for Economic Affairs Franz Josef Pschierer.
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VTT has developed technology known as “CatLignin” ..

to produce reactive lignin from pulp industry side streams to be used as a replacement for toxic phenol compounds in wood adhesives that are widely used in wood products and furniture.
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SUSTAINABILITY NEWS

Holmen named one of the world’s most sustainable companies

Holmen has gained a place on the Global 100, an index of the hundred most sustainable corporations in the world. Holmen ranks 21 and is the only company in the forest industry on the prestigious list. Holmen also ranks highest of the four Swedish companies that qualified for the Global 100.
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UPM Biofuels joins Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials

UPM has become member of RSB, the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials. RSB is a global standard and certification scheme for sustainable production of biomaterials and biofuels. It is also an independent multi-stakeholder coalition, which works to support the sustainability of biomaterials.
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BIOENERGY NEWS

Valmet introduces a new online analyzer for wood chip and bark moisture measurement

The Valmet Chip 'n' Bark Moisture Analyzer (Valmet CBA) offers pulp mills a new tool to advance productivity and efficiency. Continuously measuring wood chip moisture provides the means to accurately control cooking liquor to chip mass ratio for improved digester operation. When applied to monitor biomass moisture, better boiler efficiency is enabled by the continuous indication of heating value to optimize fuel feeding control and supplementary fuel use.
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Great results from testing UPM's wood-based diesel in buses

UPM has successfully tested Finnish wood-based diesel fuel both in laboratory conditions as well as in traffic. The tests clearly demonstrated that UPM's renewable diesel, UPM BioVerno, works just like the best diesel fuels.
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