New Norwegian company set up to increase waste wood recycling rates across Europe

Geminor, Retura IR and Retura Ostfold are the three holding companies behind the new firm – together, they handle around 200,000 tonnes of waste wood per year

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A new Norwegian company has been set up to increase waste wood recycling rates across Europe.

EMG (Energy and Material Recovery) is a new firm established to develop new sorting and logistics solutions for waste wood and will work to further develop a circular economy for wood in Europe.

Geminor, Retura IR and Retura Ostfold are the three holding companies behind the new firm – together, they handle around 200,000 tonnes of waste wood per year.

CEO of EMG, Inge Raymond Langhelle, said: “We want to ensure high-quality waste wood for material and energy recovery, regardless of the off-taker and further production.

“By coordinating the deliveries and logistics solutions in the Norwegian market we will streamline waste flows all the way to off-takers both in the Nordics and Europe. EMG will also increase sorting and storage capacity in the market, which we know is appreciated by smaller players in the industry. The total package of services will be unique in a Nordic context.”