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UPI | 7 years 1 month ago

Burning wood for electricity instead of using fossil fuels might increase levels of atmospheric carbon, a study of the U.S. Southeast determined. A study conducted for the National Wildlife Foundation and the Southern Environmental Law Center concluded that using wood for large-scale power plants...

AllAfrica | 7 years 1 month ago

Arusha — THE government plans to subsidize domestic Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) prices in order to make the commodity affordable to the majority. The Director of the Environment Division in the Prime Minister's Office, Dr Julius Ningu, said on Monday that the government was now planning to...

International Forest Industries | 7 years 1 month ago

Rotorua based sustainable energy company Miscanthus New Zealand Limited is pleased to announce that in its first full year of activity, it now has over 150,000 plants growing on land belonging to various customers at nine sites from Waikato to Otago.

The Cambridge Network | 7 years 1 month ago

There is mounting evidence that the current generation of biofuels do not deliver the claimed environmental benefits. But are other alternatives to petrol and diesel likely to be any more successful? The Scientific Alliance newsletter.

Timber Community | 7 years 1 month ago

Wood energy accounts for 3% of the total primary energy supply (TPES) and 47% of the renewable energy supply (RES) in the UNECE region The Enquiry was sent out all the UNECE member states (except Andorra, Monaco and San Marino). One of the biggest movers, in relative terms, is the United Kingdom...

PostIndependet | 7 years 1 month ago

Green energy is among the myriad reasons to keep our national forests open to the “many uses” intended by the Forest Reserve Act of 1891. Federally owned forests comprise 192 million acres. According to some estimates, nearly 80 percent of this total requires thinning to mitigate risk of fire.

PaperIndex Times | 7 years 1 month ago

UPM is to invest in a biorefinery producing biofuels from crude tall oil in Lappeenranta, Finland. The industrial scale investment is the first of its kind globally. The biorefinery will produce annually approximately 100,000 tonnes of advanced second generation biodiesel for transport....

Uitility Products | 7 years 1 month ago

Wood is the first source of energy for human. It is used as the means of heating, lighting and cooking until the industrial age. With the discovery of petroleum and coal; and then utilizing the natural gas, the sources that nourishes peoples source of energy have developed and changed.

Biomass Magazine | 7 years 1 month ago

The U.S. EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) has issued a draft report response to the EPA’s Accounting Framework for Biogenic CO2 Emissions from Stationary Sources. The framework was first issued by the EPA in September.

IPS | 7 years 1 month ago

Most biodiesel production is making climate change worse not better, studies show. Biodiesel from palm oil plantations may be the world's dirtiest fuel - far worse than burning diesel made from oil when the entire production life cycle is considered.

International Forest Industries | 7 years 1 month ago

Sony recently showed off a new bio-cell battery that breaks down paper in order to create power. This novel use of paper has the potential to change how we power devices in the future. The process starts with an enzyme suspended in water. When paper is dropped in, the enzyme starts to break it down...

International Forest Industries | 7 years 1 month ago

As a result of global wood pellet supply significantly exceeding demand during the last two to three years, industrial wood pellet prices in Europe have been flat to decreasing slightly on a euro basis. Prices increased from €115/tonne in July 2007 to €140/tonne at the beginning of 2009. Since then...

International Forest Industries | 7 years 1 month ago

During the last two years, global wood pellet production increased from about nine million tonnes to some 15-16 million tonnes, while apparent consumption expanded from about nine million to 13 million tonnes. In 2010, estimated global wood pellet production exceeded estimated consumption by about...

COLBY | 7 years 2 months ago

With temperatures dropping below zero, Colby’s new biomass plant goes into normal operations this week. The plant—a key part of the college’s plan to be carbon neutral by 2015—burns forestry byproducts, including wood chips, bark and treetops, which would otherwise have been left on the forest...

Environmental Research WEB | 7 years 2 months ago

How do you get more wood out of a tree and fewer emissions from the firewood? The answer lies in the type of trees you choose to plant, the layout that you plant them in and the size you let them grow to. New research shows that by optimizing forestry plantations, trees can be made to produce more...

Forest Talk | 7 years 2 months ago

Viridis Energy Inc. of Vancouver has purchased Enligna Canada Inc. wood pellet plant in Musquodoboit Valley, Nova Scotia. The purchase is subject to court approval because Enlinga Canada is in receivership. The plant has been closed since August, 2011. The assets to be acquired include 20 buildings...

CIFOR | 7 years 2 months ago

Bamboo charcoal is a viable, clean and sustainable alternative to fuelwood and may be the key to combating soil degradation and massive deforestation in Africa while still meeting domestic energy needs, say experts. “Bamboo charcoal could provide an excellent alternative to hardwood charcoal ...

OilPrice.com | 7 years 3 months ago

A surging population in Africa seeking to provide energy for cooking needs has led to massive environmental damage, including soil degradation.   Worldwide deforestation accounts for 25-30 percent of annual CO2 global emissions, the result of the burning of brushland for subsistence agriculture...

FX Street | 7 years 3 months ago

Climate change poses a long-term threat to the world, because an unchecked acceleration of current warming trends could have catastrophic consequences for billions of people. For example, warming temperatures impact food production and rising sea levels may flood many currently-inhabited land areas...

EFI | 7 years 3 months ago

As defined in Article 4 of the European Renewable Energy Directive (2009/28/EC) each European Member State has provided a National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP) to the European Commission, detailing projections for renewable energy development up to the year 2020. By that year, the...

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