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Científico diseña bacterias para biocombustible

biofuel dibujoCientífico diseña bacterias para biocombustible

Ed Bayer ofrece otras perspectivas para la energía alternativa
La descomposición y el crecimiento son como el yin y el yang, formando dos mitades del ciclo de circuito cerrado de los ecosistemas naturales. Dentro del reino vegetal, la descomposición vale la pena, al liberar la energía necesaria para el futuro crecimiento de las plantas. Pero según el profesor Ed Bayer, la descomposición de las plantas tiene el potencial de ofrecer grandes beneficios a los seres humanos también.

“Los materiales contenidos en la pared celular vegetal comprenden la fuente más abundante de energía renovable de la Tierra”, dice el profesor Bayer del Departamento de Ciencias Biomoleculares del Instituto Weizmann. “El reto es liberar esta energía de manera eficiente y aprovecharla para el uso humano”.
El material estructural más importante en los tejidos vegetales se llama celulosa, un polímero a base de azúcar que constituye el 40 por ciento de la pared celular.

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Ence llevó la lucha biológica contra el gorgojo del eucalipto a más de 34.000 hectáreas, más del doble de lo previsto

gorgojo eucalipto 2Ence llevó la lucha biológica contra el gorgojo del eucalipto a más de 34.000 hectáreas, más del doble de lo previsto

La distribución de huevos de la mosquita que crece en los propios huevos del Gonipterus, la plaga que afecta al eucalipto, impide su reproducción.
La coordinación entre Ence y asociaciones de productores forestales de Galicia ha permitido a la empresa llevar la lucha biológica contra el Gonipterus, el gorgojo del eucalipto, a 34.163 hectáreas de Galicia. Los avances en I+D de la empresa también han sido fundamentales para alcanzar este hito. La lucha biológica contra el gorgojo es fundamental para el sector forestal gallego. El Gonipterus les genera a los productores forestales de Galicia pérdidas por valor de unos 25 millones de euros al año.

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Pesonen concerned about Trump's election

pesonen upmPesonen concerned about Trump's election

Summary:
Jussi Pesonen, CEO of UPM Kymmen and chairman of Finnish Forest Industries, says that Brexit and Donald Trump's election as President of the United States increase uncertainty in politics and international trade. Trump is expected to make changes to the US climate policy. The article mentions that Pesonen was re-elected as Finnish Forest Industries chairman for next year, and that Stora Enso CFO Seppo Parvi and Metsä Group director Kari Jordan were elected as vice-chairs.Pesonen concirnió por la elección del Triunfo

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Wood products – bringing the forest into the cities

Suominen Jari STORA ENSO Wood products – bringing the forest into the cities

​Interview with Jari Suominen, EVP, Wood Products and member of the Group Leadership Team at Stora Enso.
Stora Enso continues its journey to transform to an innovative provider of higher value products and solutions in the wood products business. What does the competitive landscape look like?
 Unlike the markets in our other businesses, the wood products market is fragmented and volatile, and the business processes and technology are less developed. However, we are one of the few players in the market who have global access to markets and an operative platform on the European level, meaning that we are the biggest wood products company in Europe with 20 saw mills in ten different countries. These factors give us a unique opportunity to optimise our portfolio of products and services. We are also well on our way in developing world class business processes based on digitalised tools. In this landscape, we find the market parametres to be opportunities, not weaknesses. They provide a framework for us to differentiate ourselves from the competitors.

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Celulosa al 22 noviembre 2016

celulosa carga barcazaFecha               Valor
22/11/2016     654,79
15/11/2016     653,48
08/11/2016     654,12
01/11/2016     656,18
25/10/2016     656,69
18/10/2016     654,77
11/10/2016     655,89
04/10/2016     661,57
27/09/2016     661,64
20/09/2016     662,15

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Biodiversity visible in commercial forests

upm mika pirilaBiodiversity visible in commercial forests

For two decades, UPM has systematically developed methods for securing biodiversity in sustainably managed commercial forests.
Mikko Pirilä, a forest specialist working for UPM in the Kanta-Häme region of Finland, has been managing forests for over 15 years. Pirilä studied forestry in Joensuu and originally became interested in forest engineering after taking up orienteering as a hobby.

“There were several forest professionals among my orienteering friends. They gave me an idea of what the work might be like and I took a liking to the forestry field. In addition to orienteers, there are also many skiers, hunters and nature enthusiasts among forest specialists,” Pirilä says.

Forest specialists get to spend time in forests as part of their everyday duties. Approximately half of Pirilä’s working week is spent at the office and half in the field.

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Brazil's pulp exports up 13.5 per cent in September

paperreelsBrazil's pulp exports up 13.5 per cent in September

China continues to lead as export destination
The balance of trade surplus of the Brazilian planted tree industry totaled $4.9 billion from January to September 2016, recording a high of 5.4% year-over-year ($4.6 billion), according to the Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá).
September 2016 year-to-date, exports values have remained stable compared year-over-year ($5.7 billion); pulp contributed positively with $4.1 billion (+1.3%), wood panels with $177 million (+24.6%) and paper with $1.4 million (-6.4%).

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