Wood Energy features in the news from India and the United States. An Indian power generation company has recently announced that negotiations are ongoing with “Green Energy Resources” with respect to a supply of more than 7 million tons of wood chips, valued at over $576 million over a 12-mo
As this blog has been sponsored by Greenwood Management, I wanted to have a direct discussion with the management team at Greenwood in order to get a feel as to how they saw the forestry industry at present, and what direction Greenwood Management saw forestry trends moving towards generally.
CAN SOMEONE please explain how you can tear down millions of trees, burn them in a furnace and claim what comes out of it is "green energy"? Because that is what NewPage Port Hawkesbury and Nova Scotia Power Inc. want to do.
A NZ Government decision to make big companies pay for some of their greenhouse gas emissions when using wood pellets and other biofuels is seen as the last straw by many in the forest industry. Reports Friday Off Cuts
Carbon accounting used in the Kyoto Protocol and other climate legislation currently neglects CO2 emissions from the production of biofuels, a loophole that could drive large-scale destruction of tropical forests and exacerbate global warming, warned researchers writing last week in the journal Science.
Some Overview in Forest Investments of Forest Energy Plantations in 2009
Forests are a growing investment prospect as climate incentives place new value on wood chips and standing trees, say fund managers. An economic recovery will also drive demand for more traditional products such as pulp and lumber, investors say.
Implementing the strategy of production technology development at the sawmill implied increasing volume of production wastes, while traditional deliveries of the sawmill wastes (chips) to pulp mills came to nothing. Today one can say that the direction chosen was absolutely correct. According to the results of the two last years, the pellet plant of “DoK “Enisey” is the largest pellet producer in Russia – an optimized production consisting of 3 lines (hourly capacity 3.5 ton each). Pellets are exported from Russia, consumers being very much satisfied with the quality of Siberian pellets.
Many foresters are now questioning the wisdom of allowing the importation of firewood from Eastern Europe into Ireland. They are concerned that this may pose a threat to our current disease-free status.