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Hope to see you at the Cockermouth show on this Saturday 29th July!

We will have the following activities on our stand: Papermaking: 0930 – 1130 and 1300 – 1500 Face Painter: 10.00 – 15.00 Children’s Tree prize punch game: – all day Children’s willow stick game – all day We will also have […]

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Worry-free Willow: Meet us at Energy Now Expo, Feb. 8 & 9th

Are you looking for new streams of revenue for your farm? Diversification or just going for less labour intensive alternatives? Meet representatives for Iggesund Paperboard, Rickerby Estates Ltd and Salix Energy at Energy Now Expo >> 8th and 9th of […]

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Video: The first harvest of Iggesund’s SRC willow energy crop

Iggesund Paperboard has harvested the short rotation coppice willow energy crop it had planted on its own land beside its mill at Workington, England in May 2013. After only three years of growth, the nearly 22 acres of willow produced […]

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Oct 13th: Evening harvesting event

Another evening event will take place for farmers and landowners between 6.30pm and 9.00pm on Thur Oct. 13th at Mitchells, Cockermouth. There will be Accounts and Environment advisers there to run through the financials and how it fits with stewardship […]

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Come visit us: Willow harvesting at the mill

The Farmer Network and Iggesund Paperboard Ltd invite farmers to join them to see the willow harvesting behind the papermill on Lowca Lane at Workington on open days on Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th October. The open days will run […]

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800 Compete at Northern District 2016 YFC Field Day: Over 2000 Join In

Hosted by Drigg YFC at Calder Farm, The Northern District Annual Field Day 2016 spanned a range of events from creation of spectacular three-course dinners to handcrafted metal and woodworking, stock judging of cows, applying make-up and more. Every year […]

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Local British farmers play a key part in Incada’s enviromental and International Success

British farmers are helping to manufacture the high-quality paperboard Incada. When Iggesund Paperboard’s mill at Workington switched its energy supply to biomass from fossil natural gas, the need for biomass increased radically. That was when the idea was born to […]

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Slowing the flow – Increasing flood- plain diversity to reduce flood risk

There are a number of measures that can be done to reduce the impact of flooding. Replacing multi-arched bridges and improving flood defences in urban areas,and property level measures. Looking outside of urban areas, there is a lot that can […]

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Ready for new income growth from willow?

Willow is a low input, low maintenance crop which can be grown on marginal land and provide a profitable diversification for many farms. Iggesund Holmen Group & The Farmer Network are organising a tour of local farms on Monday 22nd […]

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Living on the Lamb’s Land with in Scafell Pike View

When your view is the uninterrupted splendor of the Lake District fells, including Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain, you can’t help but wonder at its beauty. ADD TO THIS SHEPHERDING 2000 Herdwick sheep every year, who dot this idyllic view. […]

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Bird Watching at Jack & Pauline’s

WHEN JACK AND PAULINE PARK planted willow last year, they found comfort in the idea of a cash crop for a span of more than twenty years, as well as doing something eco-friendly. Now that their willow has grown taller, […]

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Willow slows monumental flood

LAST DECEMBER FLOODS CAME AND DESTROYED PASTURELAND, YET THE WILLOW STOOD STRONG. THAT’S THE STORY AT STEVEN CLARK’S 121HA (300 AC) BRAITHWAITE FARM IN KESWICK, WHERE 28 ACRES ARE PLANTED WITH EIGHT VARIETIES OF SRC WILLOW. In this picture the […]

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Willow helping Cumbrian farmers thanks to flood mitigating properties

It is a low input crop which has been hailed for its flood mitigating properties, but willow can also be an excellent diversification option for an arable or mixed enterprise. Olivia Midgley went to see how the energy crop was […]

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Biomass crops can enhance landscape biodiversity

Non-food, perennial biomass, crops such as willows and miscanthus, can contribute to the reduction of CO2 and play a role in mitigation against climate change. Rothamsted Research scientists and colleagues in France, examined the potential of these crops to enhance […]

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Environment and Energy Award for Workington Mill

The biomass boiler at the Workington Mill started up in 2013 and was an investment of £ 108 Million. The reduction of fossil carbon dioxide emissions was equal to taking 65 000 cars off the road.

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Worry free Willow

Like a growing number of farm and estate owners in the cumbria, north England and south Scotland, dairyman terry Dixon likes the idea of a willow bio-energy plantation. Terry puts it this way, “to diversify and secure long-term sustainability of our Brackenthwaite farm, we welcome a cash crop that doesn’t require a lot of work.

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A few months growth after 1st year cut back at S. Clarke’s farm this March

Steven Clarke enjoys walks alongside his willow fields, as his Jack Russell’s race in and out of the coppice crop. During the first growing season, the inserted cuttings will produce 1-2 shoots with a maximum height of 2.0- 2.5m.

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Brian’s new job

Brian has peace of mind…
at his new job away from the sheep farm.

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NFU: Iggesund re-ignites energy crops demand in the North

Paperboard manufacturer Iggesund built a new 50-megawatt combined heat and power plant at its Workington mill in Cumbria two years ago. With a total demand of 500,000 tonnes of biomass fuel per year, the plant’s commitment to sourcing up to […]

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No More Passports for Jack’s Cattle

Jack Park spent nearly thirty years with the Cumbria Constabulary. He had a reputation for solving criminal cases, especially when they went on for years. Following his retirement, he has continued to employ his investigative skills for the sustainability of his farm for the next generation.

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Young Farmers Marvel Over Paperboard & Willow Potential

The Lamplugh and Greysouthen Young Farmers Club are part of a national youth organisation for ages 10 to 26. Cumbria holds the 2nd highest membership in England.

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A sense of direction

Harvesting short rotation crop(sRc) willow for green energy is part of Richard carmichael’s new sense of direction.

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May 16: 800 compete at Northern District Annual Field Day with livestock, cookery, flower arranging, tractor driving and more.

The Cumbria Federation of Young Farmers Clubs will hold their Northern District Field Day on May 16 at the Woodside Farm, Dean, Workington CA14 4TQ. Contact Lucy Agnew and Kirsty Errington for more information through www.cumbriayfc.co.uk Iggesund is a primary […]

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Newsletter about biomass

Would you like to know more about SRC energy crop or what’s going on in the Grow Your income project?

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Gift carton from Workington a World Cup success

When the Taittinger champagne house wanted to create an elegant carton for the 2014 FIFA World Cup official champagne they chose to use paperboard from Iggesund in Workington.

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First year cut back AT the Iggesund SRC plantation

During the first growing season, the inserted cuttings will produce 1-2 shoots with a maximum height of 2.0- 2.5m..

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Cumberland County Agricultural Show at Carlisle Race Course

On the 21st June ‘Grow your Income’ once again took to the road to be part of the 176th Cumberland show.

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Planting willow in Keswick

“Some of our land has deteriorated over the years due to all the rain in the area. I hope that planting willow will be a way to break that trend,” says Steven Clarke, a farmer who lives in Braithwaite, Keswick […]

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Videofeed

This page will be updated with videos concerning Iggesund and enviromental news   The making of incada Incada is a unique folding boxboard made without any fossil carbon dioxide emissions from the production. The mill I Workington, Cumbria, where Incada […]

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SECURING ENERGY SUPPLY AND LOWERING THE CLIMATE IMPACT

When Iggesund Paperboard’s mill in Workington, Cumbria switched its fuel supply from fossil natural gas to biomass the result was a dramatic impact on the mill’s fossil carbon dioxide emissions. Overnight they were reduced by more than 190,000 tonnes per […]

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