BIOFIBRE NEWS

High-performance insulation materials, disinfectant wipes and supply chain transparency –

– viscose fibre manufacturer Kelheim Fibres will present solutions for these and more topics at this year’s Techtextil. With dry short cut viscose fibres, Kelheim Fibres contributes to energy saving: Fibres with an extremely fine titre are processed along with pyrogenic silica to vacuum insulation panels (VIPs). With their specific properties, Viscose fibres contribute reinforcement and allow for permanent dimensional stability.
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Next-generation renewable, recyclable and biodegradable formed fiber solutions

Stora Enso is investing EUR 5 million to build a new production line and related infrastructure to manufacture formed fiber products at Hylte Mill in Sweden. The formed fiber technology enables manufacturing of products that are designed for circularity, meaning that they are renewable, recyclable and biodegradable and do not contain any plastic.
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SUSTAINABILITY NEWS

UPM supports Plant-for-the-Planet

UPM supports the academy program of Plant-for-the-Planet, a charitable foundation that wants to contribute to climate protection. The foundation plants trees and organises children academies to promote sustainable thinking and environmental awareness.
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Forest stakeholders call for a stronger EU Forest Strategy

Last December, the Commission published a progress report on the implementation of the EU Forest Strategy, discussed by the European Parliament in January. This report comes at a time when forests and the forest-based sector are recognised as essential players in responding to major societal and environmental challenges.
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BIOENERGY NEWS

VTT develops a new sustainable way to turn forestry waste into transport fuels and chemicals

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has developed a new technique based on gasification, which offers a sustainable way to turn forest industry byproducts, such as bark, sawdust and forestry waste, into transport fuels and chemicals. The new technique reduces carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 90% compared to fossil fuels.
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CREATING TOMORROW’S FUEL FROM UNEXPECTED SOURCES

Since 2009, ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics, Inc. (SGI) have been working together to turn algae into low-emission transportation fuel. The collaboration has fostered significant breakthroughs, including most recently the deployment of algae strains at SGI’s California Advanced Algal Facility (CAAF).
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