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The world’s first lignin plant for biofuels

The world’s first lignin plant for biofuels

The Swedish pulp producer Rottneros, the fuel company Preem and the bioenergy development company RenFuel have signed an agreement to build a lignin plant at the Vallvik kraft mill. The planned capacity is 25,000 - 30,000 tonnes of lignin which will be converted to Lignol in Vallvik and further refined to petrol and diesel by Preem. The lignin plant is scheduled for start-up during 2021.

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The revival of HTL and HTC technologies. Can the forest industry benefit?

The revival of HTL and HTC technologies. Can the forest industry benefit?

The forest and chemical industries aim to contribute to a more sustainable society looking for new ways of utilising forest biomass for products where fossil oil can be r...

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Investments in Swedish pulp and paper industry are booming

Investments in Swedish pulp and paper industry are booming

Swedish pulp and paper industry is really showing confidence which has materialised in all time high investments. The most eye-striking are four major ones, two pulp mill...

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International project lead by VTT will speed up the development of fibre-based products

International project lead by VTT will speed up the development of fibre-based products

Together with a large industrial consortium, VTT Technical Research of Finland has launched a EUR 4.5 million project to speed up the development of fibre-based products ...

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Swedish ways to combat the unavoidable

Swedish ways to combat the unavoidable

In June Stora Enso permanently shut down PM8 as well as the connected groundwood pulp production at their Kvarnsveden paper mill in Sweden. Forty-two years ago the author...

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From wood to food might become reality

From wood to food might become reality

The headline could indicate a straight line from trees to some kind of a vegetarian dish, although the latter would be quite a challenge for the stomach.

Historically this...

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From pulp mill to bioproduct mill

From pulp mill to bioproduct mill

Even a pulp and paper technician may sometimes be a bit philosophical about what has happened recently. When writing this piece I decided to dwell a bit on a new term whi...

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SunPine, from crude tall oil to green diesel, printing ink and perfume

SunPine, from crude tall oil to green diesel, printing ink and perfume

Piteå in northern Sweden is well-known for the production of kraftliner at SCA and Smurfit Kappa, in total more than 1.1 million tonnes, and may probably be the world's k...

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Traceability may become a serious issue for textiles too

Traceability may become a serious issue for textiles too

Swedish dissolving pulp producer Domsjö sees a future in fibre-certified fabrics. New garments feature certified fibre sourcing

For quite a few years now there was a big d...

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