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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 ...
March 17, 2017

Forest as a source of energy will be the theme of the International Forest Day, celebrated on March 21, 2017

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The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests (IDF) in 2012. The Day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On each International Day of Forests, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and internati...
March 14, 2017

In 1Q17 almost 50% of fiber consumed by wood pellet plants in US South was industry and forest residues

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Almost 50% of the fiber feedstock for wood pellet plants in the US South was industry and forest residues in the 1Q17, up from 33% five years ago, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review.Wood pellet manufacturers in both the US and Canada are increasingly diversifying their feedstock to re...
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