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Finnish investments may be attracted to pulp and paper industry

forestal finlandia paisajeFinnish investments may be attracted to pulp and paper industry

Summary:
According to Bellesbumprom Group, Belorus plans to attract Finnish investments to the pulp and paper industry. Joint projects may be launched to manufacture coated and uncoated types of cardboard at the paper mill Geroy Truda in Dobrush. The plan is to discuss technological cooperation between Finnish companies and Svetlogorsk Pulp and Board Plant, Newsprint Plant. The issues will be discussed during the visit of the group's delegation to Finland. During it, representatives of Bellesbumprom will visit Finland's Andritz and METSA Group.

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A truck-load of values

truck StoraA truck-load of values

Around four million cubic meters of eucalyptus are annually transported to the Montes del Plata in Uruguay, a large pulp mill 50%-owned by Stora Enso. In a country of expansive plains and minimal heavy traffic, the increase in wood truck traffic has required a comprehensive approach to road safety.
Whereas the Montes del Plata pulp mill is located at Punta Pereira in south-western Uruguay, the company’s plantations are mainly located in central and north-western parts of the country. Around half of the eucalyptus is transported directly to the mill site by truck. The other half is first driven to the TLM port in the West Uruguayan town of Fray Bentos, from where the wood is shipped to the mill site. Since the start-up of the pulp mill in 2014, trucks have daily travelled hundreds of kilometres along the narrow countryside roads to the port and mill, often passing through small villages.

“Almost 300 wood trucks enter the mill site and the TLM port every day so we identified increasing road traffic as a key sustainability challenge from the outset. Our all work targets zero road accidents,” says Pablo Acosta, Head of Terrestrial Transport at Montes del Plata.

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En Costa Rica crecen juntos los bosques y los alimentos

Parque Nacional Tapanti CostaRicaEn Costa Rica crecen juntos los bosques y los alimentos

Por Diego Arguedas Ortiz, IPS
Mientras América Latina sigue talando sus bosques para expandir su frontera agrícola, uno de sus países, Costa Rica, lleva décadas remando en sentido contrario, y ahora representa un modelo de convivencia entre producción de alimentos y conservación de su masa forestal.

El informe sobre El Estado de los Bosques del Mundo,  de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO), revela que 70 por ciento de la deforestación de la región fue para dar paso a la agricultura comercial, entre 2000 y 2010.

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Lighter landfill loads

UPM Cargas vertedero basuraLighter landfill loads

The Finnish forest industry is rapidly decreasing its landfill waste volumes, and this trend will continue through more efficient use of side streams, predicts Maija Heikkinen, Senior Environmental Adviser at the Finnish Forest Industries Federation.

“At the beginning of this year, Finland banned the dumping of organic waste at landfills. We hope that new legislation will also facilitate the fabrication of new products from side streams. This would make sound business sense as well. Forest industry companies are often the ones to pay for others exploiting their side streams as raw material.”
Maija Heikkinen

The forest industry’s total landfill waste volume in 2013 amounted to 114,000 tonnes. The latest statistics for 2014 confirm that this total decreased to 92,000 tonnes. This welcome trend is set to continue in coming years. According to Heikkinen, the forest industry’s side streams could be used more effectively in fields such as landscaping, but legislation has posed obstacles.

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Celulosa al 02 agosto 2016

celulosa7Fecha              Valor
02/08/2016     676,67
26/07/2016     677,25
19/07/2016     681,33
12/07/2016     677,54
05/07/2016     678,86
28/06/2016     682,08
21/06/2016     678,60
14/06/2016     678,71
07/06/2016     680,94
31/05/2016     685,61
24/05/2016     685,78
17/05/2016     686,39
10/05/2016     689,28
03/05/2016     703,54
26/04/2016     705,81

Brazil's pulp exports increased by 16.1 per cent in 1H 2016

bosque brasilBrazil's pulp exports increased by 16.1 per cent in 1H 2016

The balance of trade for the Brazilian planted tree industry totaled $3.3 billion in the first half of 2016, recording a high of 12% year-over-year. The revenues of pulp, wood panels and paper exports totaled $3.8 billion, 3.8% higher year-over-year, when the total was $3.7 billion, according to the Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá).

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El gran potencial de las nanofibras extraídas de la celulosa

nanofibrasEl gran potencial de las nanofibras extraídas de la celulosa
Un material ligero, resistente y con cualidades medioambientales.Las nanofibras de celulosa, un nanocompuesto desarrollado a partir de la celulosa, principal componente de los vegetales, está siendo objeto de gran atención por su liviandad, resistencia y cualidades medioambientales.

Es un compuesto con gran potencial, que está siendo usado ya en artículos tan variados como pañales para adultos, pantallas, automóviles, o aviones.
Japón, cuyo territorio está cubierto por bosques en un 70 %, es líder mundial en investigación y desarrollo de este material, compitiendo en la carrera por darle un uso práctico con otros países boscosos, como los del norte de Europa y América.

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