Geminor secures ‘first-of-a-kind’ waste wood deal

Norway: Deal is the country’s first to include material recycling requirements

Waste and biomass exporter Geminor says it has secured a "first-of-a-kind" deal in Norway covering 8,000 tonnes over a four-year period.

In a statement issued yesterday, Geminor said it had secured the deal through a tender process for the handling of waste wood from Renovasjon i Grenland (RIG) and starts from next January.

According to the statement, the contract is the first in Norway to include a material recycling aspect. RIG wants "at least" 60% of the waste wood material recycled.

As a result, most of the waste wood from RIG will be used to make particle boards for furniture. The wood will be sorted and treated in the city of Skien before being shipped to different particle board producers in Europe, according to the statement. 

Geminor said that for "environmental reasons" requirements for material recycling is becoming the norm, and this will affect future public tender competitions.

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