Umwelt

Enviva and The Longleaf Alliance announced the signing of a five-year partnership to protect and restore longleaf pine forests, one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in North America. Enviva and The Longleaf Alliance will collaboratively implement Enviva’s longleaf forest restoration plan.

The Swedish chemical and clean tech company Sekab together with the Dutch oil company Vertoro have begun the construction of a demonstration facility in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. In the plant, biomass, lignin or residues from the paper and pulp and forestry industry will be converted into Goldilocks®, a proprietary blend o...

UPM is one of the first companies to link the pricing mechanism of a syndicated revolving credit facility (RCF) to both biodiversity and climate targets. BNP Paribas acted as a sustainability coordinator for the facility.

UPM has developed a new world-class biocomposite material which meets the highest sustainability requirements. The new material, called UPM Formi EcoAce, contains certified wood and cellulose fibers, as well as certified renewable PP polymers from SABIC’s TRUCIRCLE™ solutions that are made using wood-based feedstock f...

Stora Enso launces a new cardboard packaging box designed for pellets. After an extensive pilot testing phase at the Estonian Näpi sawmill, the launch will focus on the Italian market, which is the largest European market for pellets for private households.

ENOVA and the NOX-Fund have allocated a total of NOK 66 million ($6.6 million) for energy efficiency measures at Norske Skog Saugbrugs. Saugbrugs invests a total of NOK 165 million ($16.5 million) in energy-efficient measures at the plant. The measures will take the company another step towards an even lower energy con...

DS Smith opens its first U.S. recycling plant in Reading, Pennsylvania. The new 43,000-square-foot plant utilizes the innovation and processes that have enabled DS Smith to globally manage more than 5.5 million tons of material for recycling annually and become a leader in its industry.

The Lapland ELY Centre (Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment) issued its reasoned conclusion on the EIA report concerning the Kemi bioproduct mill of Metsä Fibre on 6 March 2020, thereby concluding the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).

Koskisen’s plywood and chipboard have received an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), a certified document that communicates information about a product’s environmental life cycle impacts.

SCA invests in fossil-free heating at Bogrundet nursery in Timrå, Sweden. Construction will begin this spring and will include two stages, to allow the nursery to continue operating throughout the construction period. If everything goes according to plan, the facility will begin operation in April 2022.

UPM has signed a long-term Wind Power Purchase agreement with German wind park development company wpd. The use of renewable wind power for UPM’s paper mills will help reduce CO2 emissions by 200,000 tonnes annually as of 2022, representing 5% of UPM’s total CO2 emissions.

Kemira has set a target of 30% reduction in combined so-called Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030, from the 2018 baseline of 0.93 MTCO2e. The long-term ambition is to be carbon neutral across the whole company by 2045 for combined scope 1 and 2 emissions.

In order to gain an overview of the spread of the spruce bark beetle, Holmen has developed an analytical tool showing actual areas of damage on a map. Now, the forest company is offering its private wood suppliers a map of this kind.

Renewable fiber is the main volume raw material for Huhtamaki already nearly 70% of product portfolio consists of fiber-based products. Huhtamaki’s goal is that 100% of the wood fiber in its products comes from recycled or certified sustainable sources and in 2018, we reached 98% level. The company is investing in inno...

OptiFreeze has signed an agreement with BCC, a leading company in the forest industry. The companies will together investigate the possibility to apply the OptiFreeze technology on forest plants.