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AFRY acquires ITE Østerhus in Kristiansand, Norway

ITE Østerhus specialises in electrical engineering, automation and digitalisation for industrial customers. The company's largest market areas are smelting plants and process- and food industries. Østerhus focus on a wide range of projects of various sizes and complexities. The company delivers integrated solutions including the entire hierarchy of hardware equipment, panel production, automation, system integrations and digital solutions.

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First compostable electrostatic dissipating anti-corrosion film

EcoCortec® announces the “world’s first“ Eco-Corr Film® ESD -  biodegradable, compostable static dissipative films and bags powered by “Nano” VpCI®. This latest film technology is targeted mainly for electronics, telecommunications, packaging, and electric car industries seeking environmentally friendly packaging solutions.

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Merry Christmas!

Dear readers,

we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

In case of urgent messages: You will find them on our websites even between the years. Otherwise we'll meet again in January. Have a good time!

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Stora Enso invests in production line for granulated lignin

Stora Enso is investing EUR 14 million to build a granulation and packing plant for lignin, allowing easier packing and handling of lignin compared to powder and wet form. According to Stora Enso’s strategy, lignin is one of the key innovation areas for delivering growth on new applications, such as energy storage, binders and carbon fiber. The granulation plant will be located at Stora Enso’s Sunila Mill in Finland.

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AFRY accelerates the transition in Bioindustry

In response to industry developments driven by the international sustainability agenda as well as changing consumer behaviour, AFRY is placing even greater strategic focus on Bioindustry as one of its core focus areas. With a strong forest industry heritage, AFRY will leverage its wide range of offerings to provide a holistic set of services across management consulting, engineering, projects, operations and digital solutions.

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Kelheim Fibres Partner of ETP in „Bio-Based Fibres“ and “Circular Economy” programs

The Bavarian viscose speciality fibres manufacturer Kelheim Fibres has partnered with the European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing (ETP) in two strategic programs: “Bio- Based Fibres” and “Circular Economy”.

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Kelheim Fibres scores a leading position in Canopy’s 2020 Hot Button Report

The Bavarian viscose speciality fibre manufacturer Kelheim Fibres has achieved a leading score in Canopy’s 2020 Hot Button Report. Kelheim Fibres ranks overall among the top 5 producers and was even able to improve their good previous year’s result.

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Stora Enso honoured with Biorenewable Deployment Consortium’s Forest Products Innovation Award

Stora Enso was honoured with Biorenewable Deployment Consortium (BDC)’s 2020 Forest Products Innovation Award for the culture of innovation and leadership in the deployment of new sustainable biorenewable processes directed toward achieving the full value of trees. The award was presented virtually on Thursday, 22 October, as part of a webcast presentation given by Stora Enso about their innovation progress to attending BDC members, guests, and media.

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Cepi: New platform #ForestBiodiversity

“Listen to EU forest stewards, understand their actions on the ground, learn from their experience, and go beyond the clichés!” In a few words, this is the message of the new awareness campaign #ForestBiodiversity, launched in Brussels by 6 associations representing the European Forest-based Sector.

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AFRY to design a chlorine dioxide plant for Metsä Fibre's bioproduct mill

Metsä Fibre Oy, part of the Metsä Group, and AFRY have entered into a preliminary agreement for the engineering, project management and site services of the chlorine dioxide plant at the Kemi bioproduct mill in Finland. The project is a continuation of AFRY's previous basic design of the chlorine dioxide plant.

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Cepi: New 2030 climate plan presents forests as golden egg

Last week, the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen gave her first state of the union speech and proposed a revision of the EU emissions reduction target from 40% to 55% by 2030. This target is the central piece of the EU’s 2030 Climate Target Plan, together with the revised ETS state aid rules.

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Climate neutrality with Europe’s forest fibre industry

Cepi, the Confederation of European Paper Industries, and EPIS, the European Pulp Industry Sector Association and its members, present their #GreenSource initiative, a European-wide effort to explain how the forest-fibre industries make the 2050 climate neutrality target a reality.

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