Wood pellets for Europe from Papua New Guinea?
Conservation International (CI) and the Medco foundation joined in a partnership to develop spatial planning scenarios for wood pellet plantations in southern Papua.
The wood pellet is known as carbon neutral commodity and renewable energy source. It is a growing market as the world looks for environmentally friendly energy options.
“The overall approach uses landscape scale mapping of biodiversity and socio-economic values developed by CI in the Mamberamo region, and the Medco Group will be the first organization in Indonesia to develop its business using this approach that aims to maximize scientific and community priorities,” Jatna Supriatna, Regional Vice President of CI-Indonesia said in a statement on Tuesday.
“By working with CI, the Medco Group is benefiting from over 10 years of scientific research and conservation implementation in Papua,” he said.
He said that the cooperation would serve as an example of a sustainable approach to business which other companies will follow.
Issued by: The Jakarta Post
Issue date: August 26, 2009
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