Pulp and Paper ProductionOver half of South America´s Pulp and Paper Production rated on WWF´s Environmental Paper Company Index

 WWF today presents the results of the Environmental Paper Company Index 2017, a WWF tool to promote transparency and continual improvement in the global pulp, paper and packaging sector. The Index is published for the fifth time. Together, the EPCI 2017 participants from Europe, South America, Africa, Asia and North America disclose the environmental performance of 26% of the world´s tissue, 23% of the world´s graphic paper, 17% of the world´s newsprint, 9% of the world´s packaging and 15% of the world´s pulp. South America has taken a leadership role in participation this year with the disclosure of over 50% of the total volume of pulp and paper produced in the region.

maquinaria forestalLa innovación de la maquinaria, clave para una biomasa forestal sostenible

Investigadores de la Universidad Politécnica analizan cómo afecta a la viabilidad económica del aprovechamiento de los recursos forestales la escasez de innovación en la maquinaria que se emplea

La rentabilidad económica es, sin duda, uno de los pilares que garantizan la continuidad de cualquier sector y el aprovechamiento de la biomasa forestal no es ajeno a ello. De manera general toda la gestión de los bosques y todos los aprovechamientos sostenibles se enfrentan al reto del déficit de una “tecnodiversidad” adaptada y útil para la gestión de biodiversidad y sus recursos.

fcsEl FSC publica el Estándar de Marcas Registradas modificado

El Consejo Directivo del FSC Internacional aprobó el estándar modificado de marcas registradas: Estándar FSC-STD-50-001 (V2-0) Requisitos para el uso de marcas registradas FSC® por parte de titulares de certificados. El estándar modificado entrará en vigor el 1º de marzo de 2018.

tocina libroEcolibros hechos con papel mineral «made in Tocina y Los Rosales»
Dos emprendedores apuestan por un material hecho con carbonato cálcico, sin agua, sin cloro y sin talar árboles

Emprendedores y pioneros, así son Sergio Cebolla y Patricia Roldán, fundadores de Sivana ediciones, una empresa ubicada en el municipio de Tocina y Los Rosales que puede presumir de ser la primera y única editorial en España que imprime sus publicaciones en papel mineral, un papel más ecológico que el ecológico.

drones mexicoSödra invests in more forestry drones

Södra is now investing in more forestry drones. This digital technology speeds up the work of field staff at the same time as it makes it more comprehensive and safer.

“We have identified numerous applications where drones can enhance the efficiency of forestry work, not least when making inventories of storm-damaged forests. By purchasing equipment and investing in raising skills, we are taking another step towards the development of tomorrow’s digital forestry operations,” said Johan Malmqvist, Project Manager at Södra.

stora enso 2Stora Enso announces intent to acquire forest assets in conjunction with planned structural changes in Bergvik Skog AB

Shareholders representing 98% of the owners in Bergvik Skog AB, a Swedish forest holding company, have agreed to initiate discussions, based on a non-binding letter of intent, aiming at structural changes in Bergvik Skog Group. These shareholders are Stora Enso, Länsförsäkringar, FAM, BillerudKorsnäs, Kåpan Pension, Tredje AP-fonden, Persson Invest, Karl Hedin AB and Tham Invest.

“The wood supply agreement with Bergvik Skog, established 15 years ago, expires next year. Together with our partners, we have had a successful journey which now comes to an end.

El tribunalUseless, harmless wood cartel

Summary:
The biggest trial of Finland's economic history is about to die, Seura writes. It seems that the forest company cartel will not lead to compensation. In 2009, UPM revealed a timber cartel that it had participated in together with Stora Enso and Metsäliitto.