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The Moscow Times | 9 years 6 days ago

Russian Technologies will begin construction of the country's first biofuel factory next spring, the state corporation's chief, Sergei Chemezov, said Monday.

Forest Talk | 9 years 1 week ago

Tomorrow, a hearing will reconvene in Nova Scotia over Nova Scotia Power's request to spend $208 million to build a wood burning power generating plant with NewPage Port Hawkesbury. This hearing concerning the biomass project began in July, but was halted by the regulator's board chairman who...

International Forest Industries | 9 years 1 week ago

A ten-year plan (2011-2020) to boost bio-energy development in the forestry industry is being drafted by Chinese government authorities, which would put forward a goal that some 20 million hectares of forestry farms be planted to provide feedstock for bio-energy over this ten-year period, the...

Pulp and Paper Canada | 9 years 3 weeks ago

Federal regulations requiring an average renewable fuel content of 5% in gasoline have been finalized and will come into effect starting December 15, 2010. The 5% renewable fuel content requirement in gasoline will require about two billion litres a year of renewable fuel across Canada, a...

Bloomberg | 9 years 3 weeks ago

Biofuels companies from the U.K. to Brazil and China are buying up large swaths of Africa, causing deforestation and diverting land from food to fuel production, the environmental group Friends of the Earth said.

The news Watch | 9 years 4 weeks ago

On Thursday the province announced it has directed Ontario Power Authority to negotiate an agreement with Ontario Power Generation, the plant’s owners, to buy the power produced at the Atikokan plant. MPP Bill Mauro (Lib., Thunder Bay-Atikokan) said with the plant making up 40 per cent of Atikokan’...

Clarion Ledger | 9 years 4 weeks ago

Mississippi could become the first place in the world where simple woodchips are turned into a commercial crude oil substitute. Pending a $75 million loan from the state, Houston, Texas-based biofuel company KiOR will locate three plants in timber-rich areas across Mississippi over the next five...

Market Watch | 9 years 4 weeks ago

Enviva Will Supply Biomass to Meet Half of a Major Power Plant's Fuel Requirements, Powering Hundreds of Thousands of Homes with Renewable Energy. RICHMOND, Va., Aug 24, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Enviva LP(TM) ("Enviva"), a leading manufacturer of wood pellets and processed biomass in the United...

The Sun Herald | 9 years 1 month ago

MIDLAND, Mich. -- Dow Corning’s Midland manufacturing site is considering the installation of a biomass-powered energy facility to provide a renewable, reliable and cost-effective supply of steam and electricity necessary for the site’s operations. Cirque Energy, LLC, which would build, own and...

ABC Rural | 9 years 1 month ago

The former Rudd Government's Emissions Trading Scheme has been all but swept under the carpet, with neither Julia Gillard's government or the Opposition committing to such a scheme. If or when the idea of a carbon tax returns to Australian politics, there's one form of renewable energy that many in...

RUNA | 9 years 1 month ago

Ministry of Industry of the Omsk region is to produce bio fuel from lignum fossil and woodworking wastes. The project is to be realized in cooperation with LLC Proryv-Invest. Besides, the company intends to design heat power plants that will use lignum fossil and wastes as raw material. Currently...

The News Tribune | 9 years 1 month ago

The company that wants to build a controversial wood-burning power plant near Shelton has signed a fuel-supply contract with Mason County’s largest private timberland owner – Green Diamond Resource Co. Terms of the contract were not disclosed, but Adage spokesman Tom DePonty said the agreement...

The Chronicle Herald | 9 years 1 month ago

A regulatory hearing on Nova Scotia Power Inc.’s application to build a $208-million biomass energy project in Port Hawkesbury has been put on hold pending a review of other renewable energy projects. The decision was reached Thursday after testimony from John Antonuk of Liberty Consulting Group in...

The Gatette | 9 years 1 month ago

A new U.S. study probing the role of soot emissions in driving global climate change highlights the severe impact that black carbon in the air and dirty snow on the Earth’s surface have in melting Canada’s Arctic sea ice. During a 10-year investigation detailed in the latest issue of the Journal...

Biomass Magazine | 9 years 3 months ago

Biomass has been in use at the University of Missouri power plant since 2005. The power plant boilers have been cofiring wood waste up to 5 percent with coal in the existing plant boilers, consuming between 5,000 and 6,000 tons of woody biomass this year.

The Portland Press Herald | 9 years 3 months ago

A study that says biomass plants are worse than oil is not the last word on this subject. Studies in Massachusetts and nationally conclude that biomass -- the burning of wood and other organic matter for electricity and heat -- can make climate change worse and devastate forests. They warn that...

Stabroek News | 9 years 3 months ago

President Bharrat Jagdeo said more land may be made available for sugar cane cultivation since his administration is now “seriously” looking at producing ethanol from molasses, in keeping with the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) which promotes the use of biofuels.

World Changing | 9 years 3 months ago

Carbon neutrality by 2030 is the new standard for climate policies, and again the UK is leading North America in the climate debate with a bold national-level proposal about how to get there.

CNW | 9 years 3 months ago

VANCOUVER, June 15 /CNW/ - Nexterra Systems Corp., (Nexterra) a leading supplier of advanced, renewable biomass gasification heat and power solutions, today announced that it has received the Best Application of Technology Award from the British Columbia Industry Association (BCTIA).

METLA | 9 years 3 months ago

Finland’s forests are a substantial carbon sink. In 2008 Finland’s forests sequestrated 35 million tons of CO2. In Finland strong emphasis has been put on the mitigation issues by promoting the use of wood. These actions include the increased use of wood-based bioenergy (including biofuels) and...

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