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News Article | May 2, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

Valmet Oyj's press release on May 2, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. EET Valmet has been selected as supplier for a new bleaching plant to be installed at CENIBRA's pulp mill in Belo Oriente in Brazil. The new plant will have the capacity to produce 500,000 tonnes of pulp per year. Start-up is scheduled to be in April, 2018. The order was included in Valmet's fourth quarter 2016 orders received. A typical value for this scope of supply is around EUR 30-50 million. The new bleaching plant, equipped with Valmet's modern TwinRoll press technology, will replace the original plant, dated from 1977, that is based on vacuum filter technology. The bleach plant renewal utilizing the most advanced existing washer technology, is part of CENIBRA's project for fiberline modernization. "Along the years, CENIBRA has searched the balance between the production activities and environmental performance, always looking for the process improvement of pulp production through implementation of environmentally sustainable projects and technological innovations, as this new bleaching plant," mentioned the Industrial Director and Technician, Róbinson Félix from CENIBRA. "By upgrading individual key process parts in chemical pulping to latest technology, it is possible to reach significant reductions in environmental impacts, and at the same time, increase the performance of the production process. We are very pleased that CENIBRA appreciates our bleach plant technology and that we got their confidence to deliver this important project," says Stefan Mattson, Vice President, Fiber Processing, Valmet. About the customer CENIBRA Celulose Nipo-Brasileira S.A. - CENIBRA is one of the biggest world producers of bleached eucalyptus pulp (hardwood). Their annual production is approximately 1,200,000 tons, which more than 90% is exported for external market. CENIBRA operates in 54 municipalities of Minas Gerais state. Since July 2002, CENIBRA produces only ECF (Elemental Chlorine Free) pulp. As recognizing of the work with highest international standards of excellency CENIBRA is certificated in standards ISO 9001 / ISO 14001 / ISO IEC 17.025 and has the Forest Stewardiship Council - FSC certificates and the National Program of Forestall Certificate (CERFLOR). The pulp traceability can be done from the forest to customer or from the customer to forest. For further information, please contact: Paulo Aguiar, Sr. Sales and Marketing Manager, South America, Valmet tel. +55 41 9989 0426 Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers. Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy. Valmet's net sales in 2016 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/7db7e2c8-d508-4473-b22d-9389e02e1af0

Leite E.S.,Federal University of Recôncavo da Bahia | Fernandes H.C.,Federal University of Viçosa | Guedes I.L.,CENIBRA | do Amaral E.J.,CENIBRA
Cerne | Year: 2014

The objective of this study was to evaluate technically semi-mechanized forest cutting costs in eucalypt plantations in first rotation, average slope of 26.22° (58.2%), spacing 3 × 2.5 m, 3 × 3.33 m and 3 × 4 m, with volumes of 0,326, 0,361 and 0,370 m3 per tree, in the 1+1 system (one chainsaw operator and a helper). The results showed that the activities that consume more time in cutting and processing with the chainsaw Stihl MS360 are: displacement, bucking and 1st, 2nd and 3rd cut. Spaced at 3 × 2.5 m, average productivity of was 4.69 m3.h-1 at a production cost of 5.16 R$.m-3. In the 3 × 3.33 m spacing average productivity was 5.19 m3.h-1 and 4.66 R$.m-3 and in the 3 × 4 m spacing was 5.73 m3.h-1 and 4.22 R$.m-3. The item of greatest influence on operating costs was labor, with 75% of total costs. The wider spacing resulted in higher productivity and lower production costs. © 2014, Federal University of Lavras. All rights reserved.

Leite H.G.,Federal University of Viçosa | Mazon de Alcantara A.E.,CENIBRA | Marques da Silva M.L.,Federal University of Vales do Jequitinhonha and Mucuri
Revista Arvore | Year: 2013

Data of eucalyptus stands submitted to selective thinning were used to diametric distribution modeling. Two models were adjusted: one for prediction and another for projection. In both cases, the model was constituted by non-linear equations systems. In the first case the parameters of the Weibull function were predicted in function of characteristics of the plantation. In the second, the parameters of that function, observed at the present age, were used as independent variables to estimate those parameters at further ages. The results proved a larger efficiency in the modelling through projection.

Gatto A.,Tecnico do Ministerio do Meio Ambiente | de Barros N.F.,Federal University of Viçosa | Novais R.F.,Federal University of Viçosa | da Silva I.R.,Federal University of Viçosa | And 3 more authors.
Revista Brasileira de Ciencia do Solo | Year: 2010

Eucalypt is the main commercial forest species in Brazil, but very little information is available in the literature on the amount of carbon stored in the soil and in the biomass of these forest stands. The main objective of this study was to estimate the amount of soil-stored carbon (SSC) of eucalypt plantations and determine soil and climate characteristics that influence SSC. The study was carried out in the Central-Eastern region of Minas Gerais State, Brazil, in five micro-regions (CO, RD, SB, SA, and VI) with varying soil and climatic conditions. Soil carbon was determined to a depth of 100 cm. Carbon in the forest floor was estimated by allometric equations. The carbon stored in the soil-plant system differed among micro-regions and soil classes. SSC ranged from 183.1 t ha-1 in Red Latosol to 95.1 t ha-1 in Inceptisol, and was negatively correlated to soil K, Ca2+, and Mg2+ content and density in the top soil layer. SSC was highest in the micro-region VI (141.2 t ha-1, average value for all soil types) and lowest in RD (80.8 t ha-1). Considering the soil-plant ecosystem and the usual rotation age (84 months), the absolute SSC value was greatest in the micro-region SA (251.6 t ha-1) and lowest in RD (186.8 t ha-1). Regression equations showed that the clay and aluminum content and altitude and water stress explained most of the SSC variation.

Bouillet J.-P.,Montpellier SupAgro | Bouillet J.-P.,University of Sao Paulo | Laclau J.-P.,Montpellier SupAgro | Laclau J.-P.,University of Sao Paulo | And 15 more authors.
Forest Ecology and Management | Year: 2013

The association of N2-fixing species (NFS) could be an attractive option for achieving a sustainable increase of Eucalyptus plantations (EP) productivity through a positive balance between facilitative effects and competition between species. A randomised block design was replicated at four sites (Cenibra, USP, Suzano and IP) in Southern Brazil and at one site in Congo. The development of mono-specific stands of Acacia mangium (100A) and Eucalyptus grandis or urophylla×grandis (100E), was compared with N fertilisation treatment (100E+N) and with mixed-species plantations in a 1:1 ratio (50A:50E), and in an additive series with varying densities of acacia for the same density of eucalypt (25A:100E, 50A:100E, 100A:100E). The objectives were to assess the effect of mixtures on tree growth and stand production, and the behaviour of the two species in contrasting soil and climatic conditions. Tree growth was monitored over stand rotation and the biomass of aboveground tree components estimated at mid-rotation and at harvesting age. Eucalyptus height was 13% higher in Brazil than in Congo. Favourable ecological conditions in Congo and Cenibra led to 50% higher Acacia tree height than at the other sites. A depressive effect of Eucalyptus neighbour trees on Acacia height and circumference growth, lower in Congo than in Brazil, was observed in the mixtures from age 1-2years onwards. Depressive effects of acacia on eucalypt height and circumference growth were low in USP, Suzano and IP, high in Cenibra, and not observed in Congo, in 50A:50E and 25A:100E. A positive though insignificant response to N fertilisation was only found in USP and Congo. Complementarity for light and soil resource capture between Eucalyptus and Acacia trees resulted in mean annual increments in total stand stemwood biomass (MAI) that were 7-15%, 6-12%, and 40% higher in the additive series than for 100E in Cenibra, USP and Congo, respectively at mid-rotation. Whilst lasting complementarity and facilitation in Congo led to 17-34% higher MAI in mixtures than for 100E at harvesting age, MAIs were not significantly higher in mixtures than for 100E in Brazil. Mixed-species plantations of Eucalyptus and A. mangium might enhance aboveground stand production on poor nutrient soils in warm and humid tropical climates with low water limitations. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.

Stape J.L.,North Carolina State University | Binkley D.,Colorado State University | Ryan M.G.,U.S. Department of Agriculture | Ryan M.G.,Colorado State University | And 14 more authors.
Forest Ecology and Management | Year: 2010

We examined the potential growth of clonal Eucalyptus plantations at eight locations across a 1000+ km gradient in Brazil by manipulating the supplies of nutrients and water, and altering the uniformity of tree sizes within plots. With no fertilization or irrigation, mean annual increments of stem wood were about 28% lower (16.2 Mg ha-1 yr-1, about 33 m3 ha-1 yr-1) than yields achieved with current operational rates of fertilization (22.6 Mg ha-1 yr-1, about 46 m3 ha-1 yr-1). Fertilization beyond current operational rates did not increase growth, whereas irrigation raised growth by about 30% (to 30.6 Mg ha-1 yr-1, about 62 m3 ha-1 yr-1). The potential biological productivity (current annual increment) of the plantations was about one-third greater than these values, if based only on the period after achieving full canopies. The biological potential productivity was even greater if based only on the full-canopy period during the wet season, indicating that the maximum biological productivity across the sites (with irrigation, during the wet season) would be about 42 Mg ha-1 yr-1 (83 m3 ha-1 yr-1). Stands with uniform structure (trees in plots planted in a single day) showed 13% greater growth than stands with higher heterogeneity of tree sizes (owing to a staggered planting time of up to 80 days). Higher water supply increased growth and also delayed by about 1 year the point where current annual increment and mean annual increment intersected, indicating opportunities for lengthening rotations for more productive treatments as well as the influence of year-to-year climate variations on optimal rotations periods. The growth response to treatments after canopy closure (mid-rotation) related well with full-rotation responses, offering an early opportunity for estimating whole-rotation yields. These results underscore the importance of resource supply, the efficiency of resource use, and stand uniformity in setting the bounds for productivity, and provide a baseline for evaluating the productivity achieved in operational plantations. The BEPP Project showed that water supply is the key resource determining levels of plantation productivity in Brazil. Future collaboration between scientists working on silviculture and genetics should lead to new insights on the mechanisms connecting water and growth, leading to improved matching of sites, clones, and silviculture. © 2010 Elsevier B.V.

Celulose Nipo-Brasileira S.A. - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides a comprehensive insight into the company’s history, corporate strategy, business structure and operations. The report contains a detailed SWOT analysis, information on the company’s key employees, key competitors and major products and services. This up-to-the-minute company report will help you to formulate strategies to drive your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better. - Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions.  - Corporate strategy – WiseguyReports summarization of the company’s business strategy.  - SWOT analysis – A detailed analysis of the company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.  - Company history – Progression of key events associated with the company.  - Major products and services – A list of major products, services and brands of the company.  - Key competitors – A list of key competitors to the company.  - Key employees – A list of the key executives of the company.  - Executive biographies – A brief summary of the executives’ employment history.  - Key operational heads – A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.  - Important locations and subsidiaries – A list of key locations and subsidiaries of the company, including contact details. Celulose Nipo-Brasileira S.A. (CENIBRA), a subsidiary of Japan Brazil Paper and Pulp Resources Development Co., Ltd., is a pulp and paper producer, which produces bleached short fiber eucalyptus pulp. The company conducts various businesses such as production of seedlings; geoprocessing; genetic improvement; soil, nourishment and handling; forest protection and wood quality, and others. CENIBRA conducts operations in 54 counties, wherein it implements a number of social and environmental projects It has operations in Belo Oriente, Bom Jesus do Amparo, Braunas, Bugre, Caete, Cantagalo, Caratinga, Bom Jesus do Galho, Catas Altas, Coronel Fabriciano, Corrego Novo, Dores de Guanhaes, Coluna, Coroaci, Divinolandia de Minas, Gonzaga, Governador Valadares and Ferros, among others. CENIBRA is headquartered Minas Gerais, Brazil. - Gain key insights into the company for academic or business research purposes. Key elements such as SWOT analysis and corporate strategy are incorporated in the profile to assist your academic or business research needs.  - Identify potential customers and suppliers with this report’s analysis of the company’s business structure, operations, major products and services and business strategy.  - Understand and respond to your competitors’ business structure and strategies with WiseguyReports’ detailed SWOT analysis. In this, the company’s core strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats are analyzed, providing you with an up to date objective view of the company.  - Examine potential investment and acquisition targets with this report’s detailed insight into the company’s strategic, business and operational performance. List of Tables 3  Section 1 - About the Company 4  Celulose Nipo-Brasileira S.A. - Key Facts 4  Celulose Nipo-Brasileira S.A. - Key Employees 5  Celulose Nipo-Brasileira S.A. - Major Products and Services 6  Celulose Nipo-Brasileira S.A. - History 7  Celulose Nipo-Brasileira S.A. - Company Statement 9  Celulose Nipo-Brasileira S.A. - Locations And Subsidiaries 10  Head Office 10  Other Locations & Subsidiaries 10  Section 2 – Company Analysis 11  Celulose Nipo-Brasileira S.A. - Business Description 11  Celulose Nipo-Brasileira S.A. - Corporate Strategy 12  Celulose Nipo-Brasileira S.A. - SWOT Analysis 13  SWOT Analysis - Overview 13  Celulose Nipo-Brasileira S.A. - Strengths 13  Celulose Nipo-Brasileira S.A. - Weaknesses 14  Celulose Nipo-Brasileira S.A. - Opportunities 15  Celulose Nipo-Brasileira S.A. - Threats 16  Celulose Nipo-Brasileira S.A. - Key Competitors 17  Section 3 – Appendix 18  Methodology 18  Disclaimer 18 List of Tables  Celulose Nipo-Brasileira S.A., Key Facts 4  Celulose Nipo-Brasileira S.A., Key Employees 5  Celulose Nipo-Brasileira S.A., Major Products and Services 6  Celulose Nipo-Brasileira S.A., History 7  Celulose Nipo-Brasileira S.A., Other Locations 10  Celulose Nipo-Brasileira S.A., Subsidiaries 10  Celulose Nipo-Brasileira S.A., Key Competitors 17 For more information or any query mail at [email protected] Wise Guy Reports is part of the Wise Guy Consultants Pvt. Ltd. and offers premium progressive statistical surveying, market research reports, analysis & forecast data for industries and governments around the globe. Wise Guy Reports understand how essential statistical surveying information is for your organization or association. Therefore, we have associated with the top publishers and research firms all specialized in specific domains, ensuring you will receive the most reliable and up to date research data available.

Ribeiro R.N.,Cenibra | Muniz E.S.,Klabin | Won Park S.,University of Sao Paulo
O Papel | Year: 2013

This paper aims to make an economic evaluation of the results already achieved through implementation of Advanced Process Control (APC) in the pulp and paper industries. For this, we firstly describe some basic concepts, and then some cases of practical applications that have reported good outcomes are cited. Companies have invested in this technology, and there are many applications already in operation. It is worth to discuss now, after the euphoria of the initial results, what effectively are the outcomes achieved over the past years and, also, how to keep them in full control capability, promoting the appropriate maintenance actions for the effects initially achieved be improved over its use.

Ryan M.G.,U.S. Department of Agriculture | Ryan M.G.,Colorado State University | Stape J.L.,North Carolina State University | Binkley D.,Colorado State University | And 13 more authors.
Forest Ecology and Management | Year: 2010

Wood production varies substantially with resource availability, and the variation in wood production can result from several mechanisms: increased photosynthesis, and changes in partitioning of photosynthesis to wood production, belowground flux, foliage production or respiration. An understanding of the mechanistic basis for patterns in wood production within a stand and across landscapes requires a complete annual carbon budget. We measured annual carbon flows to wood production, foliage production and total belowground carbon flux (the sum of root production, root respiration, and mycorrhizal production and respiration) from ages three to five years in clonal Eucalyptus plantations at four sites in Brazil to test if fertility, water availability and stand structure changed wood production and by what mechanism. We also quantified the patterns in light interception and the efficiency of light use to provide additional mechanistic insights into growth responses and to determine if light-use efficiency was related to changes in flux and partitioning. The routine level of forest fertilization at these four sites was high enough that further increases in nutrient supply did not increase wood growth. Irrigation increased wood net primary productivity (age three to five) from 1.45 to 1.84 kg m-2 year-1 of C (27%), because of increases in light interception (5%), photosynthetic efficiency (from 0.028 to 0.031 mol C/mol photons absorbed, 11%), gross primary productivity (from 3.62 to 4.28 m-2 year-1 of C, 18%), and partitioning to wood (from 0.397 to 0.430 of photosynthesis, 8%). These changes increased light-use efficiency by 20%. Annual flux belowground varied among sites from 0.43 to 1.0 m-2 year-1 of C but did not vary with water availability. Across the four sites for the irrigated and unirrigated treatments, light-use efficiency was positively correlated with gross primary productivity and partitioning to wood production. Increasing heterogeneity of stand structure (resulting from staggered timing of planting within plots) led to a 14% loss in wood biomass relative to uniform stand structure at age six. Light-use efficiency, gross primary productivity, and wood net primary productivity were lower, but not significantly so, in heterogeneous compared to uniform stands.

Tuffi Santos L.D.,Federal University of Minas Gerais | Santos Junior A.,Federal University of Minas Gerais | Sant'anna-Santos B.F.,CENIBRA | Felix R.C.,CENIBRA | Leite F.P.,CENIBRA
Planta Daninha | Year: 2013

The objective of this work was to analyze the floristic variation and phytosociological structure of weeds as influenced by relief and time of year in eucalyptus plantations in Santana do Paraíso and Guanhães-MG. The total area sampled for each locality was approximately 10 ± 3 hectares, comprising three types of relief: lowland, slope, and upper area. In each type of relief, 10 plots of 1 m2 were sampled, corresponding to 30 plots per locality, where they were randomly allocated in a zigzag. The taxonomic identification was performed in four assessments, corresponding to the months of November and March, comprising two ratings each season, always at the same points, and geo-referenced using the Global Positioning System (GPS). A total of 3,893 individuals, 18 families and 61 species, were identified in Santana do Paraiso and a total of 1,166 individuals, 13 families and 58 species, in Guanhães. In both localities, the most representative families in terms of wealth were: Poaceae, Asteraceae, and Fabaceae. Galinsoga parviflora was the most abundant species. The Vernonia polyantes was identified only in the lowlands, while Arrabida florida was identified in the slope and upper area. On the other hand, Emilia coccinea, Sida rhombifolia, S. paniculatum and Spermacoce latifolia were common to all three environments. Commelina benghalensis was present only in the month of March, while G. parviflora was present only in the month of November. It was concluded that the floristic and phytosociological variation of weeds in eucalyptus plantations is influenced by the type of relief and time of year, which should guide the management practices used in the culture.

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