iberforestaComienza Iberforesta en el recinto ferial de Plasencia

La IV Feria Forestal Ibérica (Iber-foresta) se celebra hoy y mañana en el recinto ferial del Berrocal. La Asociación extremeña de empresas de obra y servicios forestales y medioambientales (Extrefor) promueve este encuentro que reunirá a una treintena de expositores y que ha contado con la presencia del director general de Política Forestal de la Consejería de Agricultura, Desarrollo Rural, Población y Territorio, Pedro Muñoz, y la directora del Cicytex.

celulosa storaMERCADOS
Stora Enso agrava la presión sobre Ence y sobre el conjunto del sector

El grupo papelero finlandés se desploma en Bolsa y arrastra al conjunto del sector europeo después de anunciar una caída del 35% en su beneficio y de rebajar sus previsiones para el cuarto trimestre por la debilidad de la demanda. Las presiones bajistas alcanzan a Ence justo antes de publicar, al cierre, sus resultados.

Los recelos de los inversores hacia el valor más castigado del Ibex en 2019 afloraron de nuevo durante la sesión de ayer. Ence registró la segunda mayor caída del índice selectivo, un 2,36%, y elevó al 33,5% las pérdidas acumuladas desde enero.

smith and fsc internationalDS Smith joins FSC International

DS Smith, the leading provider of sustainable packaging, has today announced its membership of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) International, which promotes environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world’s forests.

Since the acquisition and integration of Interstate Resources and more recent acquisition of Europac, DS Smith now owns over 14,000 hectares of forest assets across North America, Portugal and Spain. FSC is the world’s most trusted sustainable forest certification system. More than 200 million hectares of forest worldwide are FSC-certified, and DS Smith joins the certification system as part of its forestry stewardship policy and overarching sustainable approach to management.

UPM alemaniaUPM invests in Germany to reduce costs and emissions 

UPM will strengthen its cost competitiveness and reduce its CO2 emissions by 5 % by investing in a Combined-Heat-Power (CHP) plant at its Nordland paper mill in Dörpen, Germany. The new facility supports the German energy transition “Energiewende” by contributing to the stability of the public power system.

The EUR 95 million investment to a new, highly efficient 80 MW gas fired power plant is financially attractive and further improves UPM’s environmental performance. The investment has a payback time of 3 years. The plant, planned to go on grid in Q3 2022, will cover the mill’s heat demand while enabling active participation in the increasingly volatile German electricity markets.

UPM supported bio basedUPM supported bio-based and circular economy startups at Kasvu Open

Kasvu Open is the largest sparring program for startups in Finland, with 800 to 1,000 companies applying every year. UPM participated in the Bio and Circular Economy Growth Path in several roles: as partner, miller and member of jury.

The Growth Path of the Bio- and Circular Economy companies culminated in the Runway Day and semifinals in August in Äänekoski, Central Finland.

“At Kasvu Open, we were looking for new ideas on how to use fibre and new ways to use side and waste streams, as well as improve resource efficiency, be it water or energy.

ntroduces digitalHolmen introduces digital wood scanning

Holmen is now taking another step towards more resource-efficient and digital forestry. Through an advanced three-dimensional image analysis of the forest company’s wood deliveries, Holmen will be able to increase the efficiency of transport and boost the added value of the wood.

“This is a climate-smart solution that makes wood scanning more accurate and the whole process more efficient. Unmanned measurement terminals offer the possibility to be open around the clock, creating greater accessibility and fewer queues. In this way, we can make better use of transport resources, which is good for both the work environment and the climate,” says Andreas Rastbäck, Marketing Director at Holmen Skog.

climaPhysical impacts of climate change under close monitoring

The Finnish Meteorological Institute has issued a report helping UPM to predict the future physical impacts of climate change on its business. While acknowledging the risks, the report confirms that there are also opportunities as the world shifts to a low-carbon economy.

From the nature point of view, the impacts, such as heavy rainfall, storms and drought will be the biggest extremes all across the world. We need science to help us prepare for this.