Volume 11, No. 01 - February 18, 2015

Krouskop named new NCASI President

Dirk J. Krouskop has been selected by the NCASI Board of Governors to serve as the next President and CEO of NCASI.

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Ron Yeske retires from NCASI service

Dr. Ron Yeske concluded his service with NCASI on January 9th, after a long and distinguished career as President of the organization.

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Comparison of standards and tools for carbon footprints

NCASI will soon release Special Report No. 15-02, Comparison of Standards, Protocols and Tools for Carbon Footprints with Implication for Forest Products. The report compares six carbon footprint standards and protocols, highlighting similarities and differences between the standards/protocols methodologies and reporting requirements.

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NCASI coauthors a report from the IEA on the environmental performance of biomass supply chains

In January 2015, the International Energy Agency (IEA) published Assessing the Environmental Performance of Biomass Supply Chains. NCASI’s contribution to the report is a full chapter that discusses the challenges in analyzing biodiversity impacts of biomass harvesting using life cycle assessment (LCA).

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Environmental Release Estimation Tool for Pulp and Paper Facilities

Member companies rely on the various handbooks NCASI has prepared and updated over the years to assist facilities in their environmental reporting obligations. In 2013, members in Canada mandated NCASI to use this information to develop a comprehensive and efficient approach to estimate the release of substances relevant to pulp and paper facilities and listed under various reporting regulations. The result is the Environmental Release Estimation Tool for Pulp and Paper Facilities (ENREST for P&P).

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