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CatchMark Timber Trust formed a joint venture with MPERS to acquire North Georgia timberlands

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CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. has formed a joint venture with the Missouri Department of Transportation & Patrol Retirement System (MPERS), which acquired 11,031 acres of high-quality timberlands in North Georgia, known as the Dawsonville Package. Under terms of the 50-50 joint venture with MPERS...
May 8, 2017

Finnpulp adjusts to strict permit conditions of environmental permit for its bioproduct plant in Finland

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The Regional State Administrative Agency granted Finnpulp an environmental permit for the bioproduct plant being planned for the Sorsasalo area in Kuopio, Finland. The permit conditions are, by far, the strictest ever set for any facility in the industry, whether in Finland or elsewhere in the world...
April 10, 2017

Woodgrain Millwork applies to DEQ for air quality permit modification

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The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has received a request from Woodgrain Millwork to modify the air quality permit to construct (PTC) that regulates emissions from the company’s lumber mill in Emmett, Idaho.The proposed permit modification will allow the company to install a new boi...
April 6, 2017

UK paper mills continue to reduce emission levels

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Official 2016 emissions data has just been released and the downward trend in emissions from the sector has continued. 2016 emissions are 3.4% lower than those in 2015, and an impressive 48.5% lower than in 2008.While some of this reduction can be attributed to lower production, the great majority h...
April 6, 2017

Finnpulp granted environmental permit for planned bioproduct plant

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Finnpulp announced that the Regional State Administrative Agency has granted the environmental permit for its planned 1.4 billion euro bioproduct mill, which will be built in Sorsasalo, Kuopio, Finland, along with a wastewater treatment facility that will be connected to the plant.The environmental ...
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