First commerical US biofuels plant planned this year
Recently, the banned alcoholic drink Four Loko was being recycled into car fuel, and today, it’s non-food waste from crops and wood scraps. Cellulosic ethanol is by no means a new idea, but no one has been producing it in bulk amounts.
Weyerhaeuser Top Forest Products Company on FORTUNE List
FEDERAL WAY, Wash., USA, Mar 7, 2011 — Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) today announced it was named the world’s most admired forest and paper products company according to a study published in the March 21 edition of FORTUNE magazine, currently available online and at newsstands.
Court Affirms Forestry’s Positive Role in Addressing Climate Change Decision
Judge Patrick Riley in El Dorado County presided over a consolidated case in which environmental activists challenged 19 Timber Harvesting Plans (THPs) submitted to the state by Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) in eight counties. Plaintiffs argued that the plans did not comply with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) because they did not properly or adequately address greenhouse gas emissions from timber harvesting. In his 25-page opinion Judge Riley disagreed, saying: