Solvay has launched the production of torrefied biomass at an industrial scale in the United States, creating a new business that aims to provide an innovative and renewable energy solution. This business will be run by the recently created Solvay…
Valmet will supply a wood-chip-fired heating plant to Tampereen Energiantuotanto Oy, located in the Hervanta area of Tampere, Finland. Valmet's delivery includes a complete plant solution.   The new 49.5 megawatts (MW) plant is part of Tampereen Sähkölaitos Group's investment…
More than 40 partners join effort to better monitor and manage forests On February 20, the World Resources Institute (WRI) will launch Global Forest Watch  (GFW), a dynamic online forest monitoring and alert system that empowers people everywhere to better manage…
The drawn out economic downturn took a turn for the better at the end of 2013 but growth remained slow. The forest industry’s situation in its main export markets in Europe continued to be challenging. The Finnish forest industry’s competitiveness…
Thursday, 30 January 2014 08:37

Borregaard receives NOK 18.8 million from NFR

Borregaard has received a commitment for NOK 18.8 million in support from the Research Council of Norway (NFR). The funds will be used for two different innovation projects based on biomass as a raw material. “This is the second major…
Sonoco (NYSE:SON), a global provider of industrial products, consumer packaging, protective solutions and packaging services, today dedicated the new biomass facility at its Hartsville, S.C., plant. The biomass boiler is part of a $100 million investment in the Darlington County…
Borregaard has received a pledge for a NOK 12.4 million grant from Innovation Norway. The funds will be used over three years in the field of innovation projects based on products from biomass. “The support is recognition of the research…
Response to the Missoulian article of Dec. 25, 2013, “Universities receive $10M to study biofuels,” by Martin Kidston: The premise of the article and the proposed “trees to fuel” process is a misrepresentation: dead and dying forests are not “carbon…
Friday, 20 December 2013 10:33

Mill considering bio-energy power

The owners of a timber sawmill in South Australia's south-east are considering a bio-energy plant as part of multi-million dollar upgrade. The sawmill at Tarpeena is set to undergo an upgrade after Timberlink Australia purchased it from Gunns. Timberlink is…
Tuesday, 19 November 2013 10:42

Most active year yet for Forestry

Savills UPM Tilhill Forest Market Report launches today This year’s Forest Market Report, launched jointly by Savills and UPM Tilhill in London today (Monday 18th November and in Edinburgh on 19th November), states that the UK’s forest market has never…
Cool Planet Energy Systems, a developer of small scale bio-refineries for the conversion of non-food biomass into biofuels and soil enhancing biochar, as a member of the Bioenergy Alliance Network of the Rockies (BANR), was awarded a grant by the…
Friday, 25 October 2013 10:51

Breakthrough in biofuels from wood

Norwegian scientists have made a breakthrough in the production of biofuel from wood. The new process reduces the time that it takes to convert woodchips or sawdust into ethanol from weeks to just hours. This not only makes wood based biofuels economical…