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Andritz to supply fluidized bed boiler system for sewage sludge mono-incineration plant in Bielefeld, Germany

International technology group Andritz has received an order from the German waste management service provider MVA Bielefeld-Herford GmbH to supply an EcoFluid bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) boiler system for a new sewage sludge mono-incineration plant. With this plant, the company will ensure the reliable disposal of sewage sludge and enable the recovery of valuable phosphorus.

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Kuzey Expo announces Fabtex Georgia 2024

Kuzey Expo is excited to announce Fabtex Georgia 2024, a premier textile exhibition scheduled for September 26-28, 2024, in Tbilisi, Georgia. This event will convene leading industry stakeholders to explore innovations and expand their market reach. Georgia's strategic location at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, combined with its stable political climate [sic] and competitive business environment, makes it an ideal host. The country offers strategic trade agreements, low production costs, and a skilled workforce, making it a burgeoning hub for textile investment.

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Södra to become “largest producer of kraft lignin in the world”

As a step in the strategy of getting more out of every tree, Södra is now establishing a new business to become a “world leader in the production of kraft lignin”. Södra's production facility will be the first commercial facility in Sweden and the largest of its kind in the world. This is an investment of over two billion SEK and expected to be in operation in 2027.

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Andritz to supply world’s largest lignin production system to Södra pulp mill in Sweden

Swedish forest industry group Södra has selected international technology group Andritz to supply a complete solution for kraft lignin production to its Mönsterås pulp mill in Sweden. This major investment marks Södra’s entry into the lignin market as part of its strategy to make the most of the wood used in pulp production. This will be the first commercial kraft lignin plant in Sweden and the largest in the world.

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Showcasing circularity at drupa

Following a successful debut at the World Circular Economy Forum, 4evergreen attended drupa, the leading trade fair for print technologies, held in Düsseldorf, Germany. The 4evergreen alliance exhibited at the New Ecology Island at Touchpoint Packaging, engaging with stakeholders to promote the adoption of tools and guidelines that can help companies improve the circularity of fibre-based packaging.

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SCA introduces revenue sharing for residents near wind farms

SCA has decided to take the lead ahead of the government report “The Value of Wind” (SOU 2023:18) by implementing its own compensation model, inspired by the report's proposals, for residents living near new wind farms developed by the company. The amount of compensation will be based on the distance to the turbine and the revenue generated by the turbine.

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Andritz participates in development of Smart Waste Factory

International technology group Andritz is participating in the development project ReWaste F, which brings together science and industry in an effort to transform the Austrian waste management sector towards a sustainable and resource-efficient circular economy. To achieve this goal, the project focuses on the development of a Smart Waste Factory.

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Frontwood® by Södra is being used for interior design in Construction City

Södra’s Frontwood® has been chosen for parts of the interior design in Construction City to create a unique and harmonious impression. The ongoing construction of Construction City, a 100,000 square meter office building, are expected to be completed by?2025. With a vision of establishing a hub for innovations, the project’s architect has focused on wood as the central building material. Using wood as interior material fosters an inviting atmosphere and promotes well-being.

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Metsä orders process concept study from Andritz

Finnish forest industry company Metsä Group has entered into a cooperation with international technology group Andritz to explore the integration of carbon capture into a bioproduct mill. This integration would be the first of its kind worldwide and would not only enable the removal of CO2 from the flue gas, but also create a basis for future utilization of this side stream.

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Valmet DNA Automation technology to the world’s largest data center excess heat recovery project in Finland

Valmet will supply its Valmet DNA Automation technology to the data center heat recovery concept developed by Fortum and Microsoft. The project is one of a kind: there is no data center heat recovery concept of a similar scale anywhere else in the world. Valmet DNA will control water-to-water heat pumps, air-to-water heat pumps and two electric boilers at two Fortum Power and Heat Oy’s heat pump plants which will be built in Espoo and Kirkkonummi, Finland.

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The Council presents its to-do list for Europe’s competitiveness, making bioeconomy a priority for the next Commission

In its last meeting before the EU elections, the European Competitiveness Council presented today what could be considered as its guidelines for the upcoming Commission on how to keep Europe from an industrial decline. The plan entails supporting industries which have already taken the path of increased circularity, embraced the bioeconomy, and decoupled growth from resource use, such as the pulp and paper industry.

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UPM Raflatac unveils Carbon Action portfolio

According to the UN, today only 15% of the Sustainable Development Goal targets are on track. In September 2023, UPM joined the UN Global Compact Forward Faster initiative to accelerate this pace. To demonstrate its commitment to the Climate Action initiative and help its customers reduce the carbon footprint of their packaging materials and drive action, UPM Raflatac is proud to announce the launch of its Carbon Action Plastic Labels portfolio.

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