Tag Archives: greenhouse gas emissions

Pulp mill waste could find new use as fertilizer

Adding “biosolids” along with conventional fertilizer may reduce greenhouse gas emissions while improving soil, according to a new study from University of Alberta. Pulp mill waste destined for the landfill could instead be useful as an organic fertilizer to help reduce the environmental impact of using conventional fertilizers while improving soil and tree growth, University […]

Valmet and Saipem sign MoU to develop solutions to support decarbonization of hard-to-abate industries

Valmet and Saipem have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop joint solutions to decarbonize the industrial sectors that face significant challenges in reducing their greenhouse gas emissions, also known as hard-to-abate industries. The companies will collaborate to offer effective solutions combining Saipem’s technologies for CO2 management with the heat recovery and flue gas […]

EIB signs SEK 1.3 billion loan agreement with Billerud for bioproduct mill upgrade

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a SEK 1.3 billion (approximately €110 million) loan agreement with Swedish company Billerud, a world-leading paper and packaging materials supplier. The loan supports investments in the modernization and upgrade of a bioproduct mill, including the replacement of a recovery boiler. The upgrades are well anchored in Billerud’s sustainability […]

WestRock and Engie sign agreement to add renewable energy to US grid

WestRock, a leader in sustainable fiber-based paper and packaging solutions, today announced it has entered into two virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs) with ENGIE North America (ENGIE), a subsidiary of ENGIE S.A. and global leader in the net zero energy transition. The VPPAs are designed to add renewable energy to the U.S. energy grid and […]

Sappi’s Kirkniemi paper mill switches to bioenergy

Sappi Europe’s Kirkniemi Mill in Lohja, Finland, has successfully made the switch from using fossil fuels to renewable energy to fuel the production of the Galerie paper range. A €16.5 million investment into state-of-the-art facilities and machinery for the reception, storage and handling of biofuels is the latest in a string of efforts by Sappi […]

Stora Enso invests EUR 30 million in its Heinola mill

Stora Enso will invest approximately EUR 30 million in its Heinola Fluting site in Finland to renew the energy set-up and process equipment. After the investment, the site can replace also the remaining fossil-based fuels with renewable bioenergy. This will reduce the site’s greenhouse gas emissions with more than 90%. Stora Enso has set an […]

CHAR Technologies to receive government funding over $11.3 million to expand Thorold in Ontario, Canada

The governments of Canada and Ontario announced that they are investing more than $11.3 million to expand CHAR Technologies’ facility in Thorold, Ontario, to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) and biocarbon – creating the largest facility of its kind in Canada, and the only RNG facility in the country to exclusively use woody biomass. Joint […]

Clearwater Paper Announces Revised Multi-Year Sustainability Goals in 2022 ESG Report

Clearwater Paper released its 2022 environmental, social, and governance (ESG) report. Along with a continued commitment to creating sustainable paper products, the report also highlights a significant increase in company-wide priorities to meet several key sustainability benchmarks. These include emissions reductions, resource conservation, and company representation, among others as part of revised, multi-year goals. “These […]

FEFCO launches its Climate Neutrality Roadmap

In a context where consumer awareness and expectations around packaging are rising, and where climate change is becoming a major concern, FEFCO is proud to present the corrugated cardboard sector’s plan to achieve climate neutrality by the year 2050. This work responds to the EU Green Deal goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80-95% […]

Stora Enso to Invest EUR 1 Billion for Conversion of Idled Paper Machine at Oulu Mill to Paperboard

Stora Enso has decided to invest approximately EUR 1 billion to convert the remaining idle paper machine at the Group’s Oulu site in Finland into a high-volume consumer board production line. The investment supports the Group’s growth strategy in renewable packaging by providing new volume for growing packaging segments. Production on the converted machine is […]