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Asia Pulp & Paper commences pilot audit for enhanced SGLS certification

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has signed an agreement with the Singapore Environment Council (SEC) to commence with a pilot audit of one of its supplier concessions, an event that marks the commencement of the assessment process for the enhanced Singapore Green Labelling Scheme (SGLS) certification. T...
December 14, 2017

Södra Research Foundation awards SEK 3 million ($352,941) in research projects linked to biodiversity

The Södra Research Foundation has decided to grant SEK 3 million ($352,941) to research projects linked to biodiversity. Three different projects have received funding, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network.This is the first time since funding commenced in 1995 that th...
November 22, 2017

In August pulplog inventories in US Northwest reaching lowest level since 2Q 2014 because of unusually long fire season

Overshadowed by BC’s unprecedented wildfire season, the US states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana also experienced a significant and disruptive wildfire year, reports the North American Wood Fiber Review. By early September, almost two million acres of forest and rangeland had burned in th...
November 10, 2017

Borregaard to reduce NOx emissions by more than 50% from 2018

By investing strongly in various environmental measures, Borregaard will reduce NOx emissions by more than 50% from 2018, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network.One of Borregaard’s energy sources is a bioboiler that converts residual products from vanillin and cellulose...
October 19, 2017

Smurfit Kappa introduced innovative trucks for reducing CO₂ emissions at Piteå paper mill, Sweden

Smurfit Kappa has introduced innovative new trucks which have increased capacity and slashed CO₂ emissions by 20%. The vehicles, which have been pioneered at the Piteå paper mill in Sweden, can handle heavier loads, resulting in a 30% reduction in the number of trips annually, as the company said in...
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