Pleurotus ostreatusEstos hongos pueden reemplazar a los pesticidas de manera eficiente

Estos organismos pueden tratar enfermedades y plagas, descontaminar suelos y mares y generar combustibles limpios.

Paul Stamets es especialista en hongos (micólogo) reconocido en el mundo entero por su trabajo trabajo de investigación sobre el aprovechamiento de estos seres vivos. Cuenta que hay un millón y medio de especies de hongos y que fueron los primeros organismos en colonizar la tierra hace 1.300 millones de años.

cartel upmUPM increases the fair value of its forest assets in Finland

Simon Matthis
UPM increases the IFRS fair value of its forest assets in Finland, mainly due to higher forest growth estimates. In addition, the company adjusts its long-term wood price estimates slightly. The impact of these changes on the fair value of forest assets is approximately EUR 320 million and will be reported as an item affecting comparability in Q4 2018 under Other operations.

The updated forest growth model indicates higher forest growth volumes that are explained mainly by sustainable forest management.

metsae group pulp millMetsä Fibre acquires a biogas plant in Äänekoski

Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, and EcoEnergy SF have signed an agreement concerning the ownership of the biogas plant located in Metsä Group’s mill area in Äänekoski. The biogas plant will be transferred to Metsä Fibre’s ownership on 10 December 2018. Built by EcoEnergy SF, the biogas plant was started up in 2017 It produces biogas and biopellets from wood-based sludge generated by Metsä Fibre´s bioproduct mill in Äänekoski.

“We are systematically expanding and strengthening our industrial ecosystem in Äänekoski. It is important that we own some of the operations, while others are based on partnerships.

andritzAndritz starts up turnkey tissue production line at Bashundhara Paper Mills

Andritz has successfully started up the PrimeLineCOMPACT VI tissue production line – including stock preparation and automation system – delivered to Bashundhara Paper Mills Limited in Bangladesh, India.

Simon Matthis
The ANDRITZ tissue machine – with a design speed of 2,100 m/min and a paper width of 2.85 m – produces tissue for high-quality facial wipes, toilet paper, and napkins. The 16 ft. PrimeDry Steel Yankee is made entirely of steel, thus enabling high and efficient drying performance, and was manufactured at the ANDRITZ Steel Yankee Business Center in Foshan, China, which offers customers in Asia state-of-the-art manufacturing, local field service, and comprehensive quality management. For ANDRITZ, it is the first high-speed tissue machine to be installed in Bangladesh.

A.Celli FapajalA Celli Paper to deliver new rewinder to Dongguan Jintian Paper Co

Within the end of 2018 A.Celli Paper will deliver a second high performance E-Wind® P100 rewinder to the customer Dongguan Jintian Paper Co.

Simon Matthis
In 2017 A.Celli Paper started-up an E-WIND® P100 rewinder at the Sichuan Jintian Paper plant, for a project of 1.2 million-tons producing grey cardboard. The rewinder, which runs 5700 mm master reels, with a maximum design speed of 2400 mpm, has successfully passed the performance test, with full acceptance by the customer. At present the A.Celli E-WIND® P100 rewinder works at full capacity.

Toscotec INDUSTRIAFeldmuehle to focus on its core competences

Feldmuehle GmbH will focus on the production of specialty papers in the future, i.e. wet- and alkali-resistant label papers as well as flexible packaging papers.

Simon Matthis
On November 19, 2018, Feldmuehle GmbH filed for an application with the competent local court in Pinneberg to open insolvency proceedings under its own administration pursuant to Sections 270, 270 a para. 1 InsO (German Insolvency Act). Following the management's application, the Pinneberg local court ordered the provisional self-administration on the same day (71 IN 238/18). Dr. Dietmar Penzlin of Schmidt- Jortzig Petersen Penzlin Insolvenzverwaltung Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB, Hamburg, was appointed as provisional administrator.

caida economia forestalBlack autumn followed by black December

Share prices have continued to decline in December and the Helsinki stock market general index has dropped about 15% since late October. Analysts disagree on what has caused this. The article mentions that Finnish forest companies Stora Enso and UPM have suffered the biggest declines this year. Stora Enso's share price has dropped 42% from its peak while UPM has dropped 35%