madera biomasaLas madera genera en España 25 millones de euros

Las subastas de madera de montes públicos en España han tenido un valor de salida al mercado de 15 millones de euros en el tercer trimestre del año.

Esta cifra supone un descenso del 27% en cuanto al valor de la madera subastada respecto al trimestre anterior, según las cifras registradas por la plataforma nacional para el fomento de la madera, Maderea, que recoge todos los datos de subastas de madera de montes públicos a nivel nacional.

Tal y como informa la plataforma, se estima que el precio final de venta rondaría los 25 millones de euros, impuestos incluidos.

mittaus smallSustainable forestry shows how land use can help climate change

Land and the climate interact with and influence each other. That means, to fight climate change, humans must change how they use the land. Sustainable forest management is one way forward.

Preventing the worst consequences of climate change (which, according to most scientists, requires limiting global temperature rise to less than 2°C) requires massive and sustained changes, across all sectors of industry and society. Dependence on fossil fuels must be reduced and new forms of transport explored.

sustainable transportSmart choices ensure sustainable and safe wood transport

UPM Forest achieves two goals in one with its logistical choices: lower emissions and improved transport efficiency are two sides of the same coin.

Logistics plays a significant role in the forest industry’s production chain. First the wood raw material is transported from the forest to the mill. Then, after processing, it is shipped to the customer as pulp, paper, plywood, or sawn timber.

UPM Forest reduces its carbon footprint and emissions by choosing the most appropriate vehicles, routes and warehouses for its transport needs. As a further positive offshoot, this also improves transport efficiency.

africa2What makes Africa an emerging opportunity area for paper products?

As incomes and living standards rise in many African countries, consumers with greater disposable incomes are purchasing more — and more varied — paper products. Consequently, the African continent is emerging as an exciting region for UPM’s pulp and timber businesses.

As the standard of living in Africa rises, so, too, does the continent’s demand for wood-based products. In particular, paper-based personal care products are becoming increasingly commonplace. Demand is expected to continue growing in coming years, thanks to urbanisation and higher disposable income.

forestal mexicoMéxico obtiene apoyo de Alemania para programa de inversión forestal

Con fin de apoyar la implementación del Proinfor, México y Alemania formalizaron hoy la contratación de una línea de crédito.

Con fin de apoyar la implementación del Programa de Inversión Forestal (Proinfor), México y Alemania a través de KfW, Banco Alemán de Desarrollo, Nacional Financiera (Nafin) y Fideicomisos Instituidos en Relación con la Agricultura (FIRA), formalizaron hoy la contratación de una línea de crédito por un monto de 36 millones de euros.

UPM RAFLATACUPM Raflatac presenta en Labelexpo 2019 soluciones de etiquetado sostenible

UPM Raflatac presentó sus soluciones de etiquetado sostenible en Labelexpo Europe 2019, celebrado recientemente en Bruselas. Las soluciones de UPM Raflatac pueden ayudar a los impresores y a las marcas a superar sus objetivos de sostenibilidad, ya que permiten reducir, reciclar y renovar.

Los materiales fílmicos de la compañía, más delgados y ligeros, reducen el uso de materias primas. La gama Lite de PP de UPM Raflatac combina un material frontal y un soporte más ligeros y un adhesivo de menor gramaje, lo que hace que sea increíblemente ligera y que optimice el uso de recursos y materias primas. Las etiquetas ultrafinas Vanish PCR de UPM Raflatac son otro buen ejemplo al incluir frontales y soportes producidos con un 90% de contenido reciclado. 

la rinconadaProtecting the incredible biodiversity of La Rinconada

On a small patch of land bordering the Rio Tacuarembo, UPM is working to protect a unique landscape and biodiversity hotspot, unlike any other in Uruguay.

Among UPM’s 22 conservation areas, perhaps none is as unique as La Rinconada. Situated just north of the river in a remote part of the province of Tacuarembó, La Rinconada is home to incredibly rare mobile dunes, which are only found in this part of Uruguay.

“These are fragile ecosystems, particularly the mobile dunes, and have very little territorial representation in the country,” says Ivan Grela, Environmental Affairs Coordinator at UPM Forestal Oriental.