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CTV | vor 7 Jahre 11 months

When they look at a forest, most people see a source of paper, cardboard and lumber. But jet fuel? The notion may seem far-fetched, but not in the beleaguered forestry industry. Efforts to produce airplane fuel, along with environmentally friendly plastics, electricity and futuristic nano-materials...

RISI | vor 7 Jahre 11 months

BEDFORD, MA, Aug. 8, 2011 (RISI) - As European countries push forward to meet renewable energy goals of 20% by 2020, demand for imported biomass -- specifically, wood pellets -- will rise. Commercial scale pellet manufacturing is growing quickly in North America to meet this demand, especially in...

The Telegraph | vor 7 Jahre 11 months

Foresters and conservation workers say they have seen thefts of timber grow as families faced with soaring oil, gas and electricity prices try to find alternative fuel sources. Wally Grice, a forester for the Forestry Commission based at Market Rasen, Lincs, said: “I have seen a steady increase...

The guardian | vor 7 Jahre 11 months

Veronica Erupe has lived in the village of Manyatta Chokaa, along the Isiolo-Samburu district border in northern Kenya, since 2008 when she fled drought and frequent livestock rustling at her Baragoi home, 600km away. Erupe, a single mother of four, told IRIN how losing the family's livestock had...

Engineering News | vor 7 Jahre 11 months

South African paper manufacturer Sappi is “aggressively” pursuing restructuring and cost reduction plans, with cogeneration featuring strongly, CEO Ralph Boëttger said on Thursday. The JSE-listed company, which posted a third-quarter loss, said high input costs remained a challenge. “Sappi...

WFRC | vor 7 Jahre 11 months

Who isn't in search of clean, cheap energy? Policy makers, residents and investors around the region are, and they are taking a close look at biomass energy, that is, burning low-grade wood or other plant materials for high-tech electricity generation.

World of renewables | vor 7 Jahre 11 months

A new woody biomass procurement project, launched by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), has attracted support from Forestry Research Associates (FRA). The research and advisory consultancy provides fresh outlooks and consultancy services on all matters...

SF-Gate | vor 7 Jahre 11 months

A new report from Dovetail Partners evaluates the life cycle impacts of forest management and bioenergy. The report reviews new research findings addressing the potential role of forests in bioenergy development in the context of sustainable forest management.

BLOG 25x25 | vor 7 Jahre 11 months

The smell of smoke still lingers from wildfires that recently ravaged more than 1,000 square miles in Arizona. The conflagrations have underscored the importance of good forest management. Unchecked growth over decades in the western United States, for example, has left at risk nearly half a...

Media Global | vor 7 Jahre 11 months

Clean cook stoves are helping to decrease the use of fuel wood and promote the sustainability of local resources. These stoves use 50 to 70 percent less fuel, usually in the form of wood or charcoal, the primary sources of energy for many impoverished people in the world.

Paperindex Times | vor 7 Jahre 11 months

Asheville, NC, USA, Jul 19, 2011 – Today, Dogwood Alliance, an organization focused on protecting Southern forests, called on utility companies, investors, and federal, state, and local governments to halt the further expansion of large-scale bioenergy projects, including burning whole trees in...

International Forest Industries | vor 7 Jahre 11 months

Push aside dated notions of Canada’s forest sector as dominated by lumberjacks focused solely on logging trees and processing the wood. Today’s forest sector is high-tech, with employees skilled in biochemistry, genetics, computer modelling, satellite imagery, and digital processing writes Chadwick...

International Forest Industries | vor 7 Jahre 11 months

The Nebraska Forest Service has funds available to help interested institutions determine whether they are candidates for conversion to woody biomass energy. Funded through a U.S. Forest Service Redesign Grant, the funds are available to cover up to half the cost of woody biomass feasibility...

Renewable Energy World | vor 7 Jahre 11 months

Dogwood Alliance, an organization focused on protecting Southern forests, called on utility companies, investors, and federal, state, and local governments to halt the further expansion of large-scale bioenergy projects, including burning whole trees in existing coal-fired power plants while the...

Green answers | vor 8 Jahre 4 Stunden

Can a sugar palm tree hold the key to combating the most pressing concerns in the rainforests of Southeast Asia? World famous biologist and conservationist Willie Smits thinks so, and has a $100,000 grant from National Geographic in his pocket to pursue what may prove to be a monumental...

CIFOR | vor 8 Jahre 3 Tage

Malaysia is the world’s largest exporter and the second largest producer of crude palm oil. The government has sought to promote the production of biodiesel derived from palm-oil to capitalise on the growing international demand for biofuels, seen as an alternative to fossil fuels amidst concerns...

International ForestIndustries | vor 8 Jahre 3 Tage

Thomson Airways will become Britain’s first airline to fly customers on biofuel — one made from cooking oil — when it operates a service to Spain later this month. The British airline, owned by Europe’s biggest tour operator TUI Travel , said on Friday it planned to operate the flight from...

Powerline | vor 8 Jahre 4 Tage

Continent Beginning to Access Clean Development Mechanism: More Opportunities emerging Say Experts With more than 1,100 registered participants, the Africa Carbon Forum, the leading regional trade fair and knowledge sharing platform for carbon investments, has demonstrated that Africa is an...

Biomass Magazine | vor 8 Jahre 2 Wochen

Wood-to-energy from sustainably managed forests can provide net-zero carbon emission or even positive carbon sequestration if the woody biomass stock is not depleted or grows over time.  

Greenwood Management | vor 8 Jahre 2 Wochen

Timber prices have climbed substantially in certain regions, possibly due to the growing need for wood in power plants. Estonia in particular has seen timber prices climb by more than a fifth over the past year, according to the local news provider Postimees. This growth is predicted to multiply...

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