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ExxonMobil signs biofuels pact

ExxonMobil signs biofuels pact

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in bioenergy |

Energy giant ExxonMobil is working with an American university to speed up the process of producing biofuels.

UPM continues developing Pulp Business by investing in efficiency and competitiveness of the Kaukas pulp mill

UPM continues developing Pulp Business by investing in efficiency and competitiveness of the Kaukas pulp mill

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in mill news, pulp and paper |

UPM will further improve the efficiency and competitiveness of the Kaukas pulp mill in Lappeenranta, Finland, by upgrading the mill’s production process with a EUR 30 million investment.

Portugal to build 15 MW biomass plant by 2019

Portugal to build 15 MW biomass plant by 2019

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in bioenergy, biomass |

The Portuguese municipality of Viseu has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the development of a 15-MW forest biomass plant.

Global wood pellets market is expected to register a CAGR of 15.2% from 2017 to 2025

Global wood pellets market is expected to register a CAGR of 15.2% from 2017 to 2025

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in wood pellets |

Wood pellets, known for generating low emission and high power is gaining attention as an alternative to fossil fuels. According to new research report, the global wood pellets market is expected to register a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.2% from 2017 to 2025. 

Rising lumber prices caused by wildfire in Canada

Rising lumber prices caused by wildfire in Canada

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017 in wood market |

Rapidly spreading wildfire in British Columbia are set to tighten the supply of wood products and raise prices as they disrupt timber operations during the year’s peak building season, industry and analysts said on Tuesday.

Georgia-Pacific to expand Palatka mill, add 80 jobs

Georgia-Pacific to expand Palatka mill, add 80 jobs

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in mill news, pulp and paper |

Georgia-Pacific is going to spend $400 million expanding its paper and pulp mill in Palatka, adding an additional 80 jobs to a county with the highest unemployment in Northeast Florida.

Is BREXIT likely to impact U.S. sawn wood markets?

Is BREXIT likely to impact U.S. sawn wood markets?

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in wood market |

As a consumer and producers of hardwood and softwood, Britain is a key customer for U.S. forest products producers. A June 23 vote to leave the European Union has depressed the British Pound, limiting its buying power in the short term. 

Kimberly-Clark invests in energy efficiency at its Alabama mill

Kimberly-Clark invests in energy efficiency at its Alabama mill

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in bioenergy |

Kimberly-Clark Corporation has approved a $75-million investment to build a new on-site combined heat-power plant at its tissue mill in Mobile, Ala. The plant, to be constructed over a two-year period, is expected to improve the facility’s long-term energy efficiency and costs, as well as boost overall competitiveness within Kimberly-Clark, it says.

Is the paper industry getting greener? Five questions answered

Is the paper industry getting greener? Five questions answered

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in pulp and paper |

(THE CONVERSATION) Editor’s note: Arbor Day, which falls on April 28 this year, was established in the United States in 1872 as a day to plant and care for trees. To mark the event, Gary M. Scott, chair of the Paper and Bioprocess Engineering Department at SUNY’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry, answers five […]

Commerce Slaps 111 Percent Duty On Chinese Wood Imports

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in Other |

Law360, Washington (April 18, 2017, 7:52 PM EDT) — The U.S. Department of Commerce on Tuesday made a preliminary determination that Chinese hardwood plywood exporters were selling unfairly subsidized products in the United States, a decision that could impact more than $1 billion in sales in the U.S.