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Andritz to supply PowerFluid boiler to Japanese company


nternational technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Hitachi Zosen Corporation (HITZ), Japan, to deliver a

PowerFluid circulating fluidized bed boiler with a flue gas cleaning system. The boiler will be part of a new biomass power plant to be built in Tokushima in Tokushima Prefecture, Shikoku Island, some 500 km South-West of Tokyo, Japan, for

the Tokushima Tsuda Biomass Power Plant. Commercial operations are scheduled to begin in early 2023. The PowerFluid boiler to be

supplied by ANDRITZ features lowest emissions, high efficiency and availability, as well as highest fuel flexibility. It forms an essential part of a high-efficiency biomass power plant for supply of green energy to the national grid. The biomass

EFI and CIFOR join forces

The European Forest Institute (EFI) and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) plan to join forces on research including the role of sustainable forest management in achieving the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals and to better connect science to policy action. The two organisations on

May 24 signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Barcelona, establishing a partnership to advance and communicate forest science and support sustainable development. The agreement will help put forests front and center on the global development agenda, according to Marc Palahí, Director of EFI, and Robert Nasi, Director General of CIFOR. “This is a very strategic move

by EFI and CIFOR to build on each other’s strengths and advance forest science for the benefit of forests and people globally,” Palahí said. EFI and CIFOR together cover the

range of forest research from boreal to tropical and make a significant contribution to helping policy makers adapt science into action on the ground. The following areas will be a priority for their collaboration: The role forest conservation and sustainable forest management can

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play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. ● The role of climate smart forestry and the bioeconomy in mitigating and adapting to climate change, and in reaching the Paris Agreement targets. ● Global forest governance, including but not limited to FLEGT and REDD+ questions.

EFI and CIFOR plan to undertake

joint research and to develop specific joint initiatives to increase the policy and societal impact of both organizations. Supporting the next generation of forest scientists is also a top priority. “Working together with like- minded organizations always yields stronger outcomes,” said CIFOR’S Nasi. “With so many question marks hanging over the fate of forests around the world, now is the time to collaborate even more and push for action.” The MoU is very timely for EFI as

it develops its new EFI Governance Programme, due to be launched in the coming months. This will be a strategic platform for EFI and CIFOR to realise their ambitious cooperation. More information: Director Marc Palahí,

power plant fired with wood pellets and palm kernel shells as main fuels will generate around 74.8 MWel of power. This is the sixth order in a row

for supply of an ANDRITZ PowerFluid circulating fluidized bed boiler for the

Japanese market. ANDRITZ is one of the leading global suppliers of power boiler technologies and systems for generating steam and electricity from renewable and fossil fuels, with a large number of very successful references worldwide.

Metsä Fibre EIA procedure for planned Finland bioproduct mill

Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, has launched an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) procedure related to a bioproduct mill planned in Kemi, Finland. On the 8 May, 2019, Metsä Fibre provided the EIA programme in accordance with the EIA Act to the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment of Lapland (ELY Centre). The EIA procedure will address

the environmental impacts of the bioproduct mill planned for the existing mill site of Metsä Group in Kemi. The results of the EIA will be

taken into account in the ongoing mill design and related decisions. No decisions of the bioproduct mill project will be made in the EIA procedure but its goal is to provide information to support decision- making and to increase citizens’ information supply and opportunities to participate. The ELY Centre in Lapland will

make the EIA program prepared by Metsä Fibre available to the public for submitting opinions and statements for 30 days. During the 30 days the evaluation programme can be reviewed on

the internet at keminbiotuotetehdasYVA and at: ● Lapland ELY Centre, Valtakatu 28, Kemi

● Kemi city hall, Valtakatu 26 ● Kemi library, Marina Takalon katu 3 ● Keminmaa town hall, Rantatie 21 ● Keminmaa main library, Väylätie 6. A public communication and

discussion forum will take place on Wednesday, 22 May, 2019 from 5.30 pm to 8 pm at the Digipolis at Tietokatu 3, Kemi. The bioproduct mill planned by

Metsä Fibre will, if implemented, cost EUR 1.5 billion, and it would be the forest industry’s largest investment in Finland. The mill would produce

bioproducts and the pulp production capacity would be 1.5 million tonnes per year. The goal is to build the mill in the existing mill site and it would replace the current pulp mill. The final investment decision will be made earliest in the summer of 2020 and the bioproduct mill could be operational in the early 2020s. More information:Jari-Pekka Johansson, Project Director, Metsä Fibre, tel. +358 40 830 4432, jari-

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