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New studies sully reputation of biomass as clean and green

Simpson Tacoma Kraft would seem like one of the greener power plants. It boils water by burning sawdust, bark and wood shavings from saw mills and pulp mills, funneling the resulting high-pressure steam into a turbine to generate electricity.

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April 1st, 2011

World’s biggest biomass plant plan approved

TILBURY could soon be home to the world’s largest biomass plant after its power station got permission to start vital works.reports the UK’s Thurrock Gazette.

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30 March 2011

Kigoma Intensifies War on Illegal Charcoal Exports

OVER 100 charcoal bags worth over a half a million shillings were impounded from illegal traders accused of sponsoring villagers in Kigoma Rural District to cut down trees from Masito-Ugalla forest reserve.

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25th March, 2011

Palm oil giants target Africa in 'land grab' following Indonesia deforestation ban

Indonesia's move to bring in a two-year moratorium on new palm oil plantations to protect its remaining rainforests has seen agribusiness giants like Sime Darby switch expansion plans to Cameroon, Ghana and Liberia

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March 21, 2011

Swedish forest industry critical about the green paradigm shift according to new thesis

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Mar 19, 2011

Biomass rising, NDP dropping: Is there a connection?

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BP makes big investment in Brazilian biofuels

BP has made a $680 million (£424 million) investment in Brazil with a purchase of one of the nation's leading biofuels companies.

The British energy giant now owns 83 per cent of the shares of the Companhia Nacional de Açúcar e Álcool (CNAA), which is one of the world's leading producers of sugar cane and ethanol biofuel.

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March 17th, 2011

First commerical US biofuels plant planned this year

Recently, the banned alcoholic drink Four Loko was being recycled into car fuel, and today, it’s non-food waste from crops and wood scraps. Cellulosic ethanol is by no means a new idea, but no one has been producing it in bulk amounts.

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March 08, 2011

Rise in Palm Oil Output May Help Satisfy Food Demand

Strong production of Southeast Asian palm oil is the best hope of boosting cooking oil supplies as soybean oil gets soaked up to make biofuel, its attraction redoubled by unrest in Libya that has driven crude oil to more than $100 per barrel.

Vegetable oil markets had braced for a fall in palm oil prices in the second half of 2010. They expected strong output from top producer Indonesia as it harvested a bigger acreage, and as No. 2 supplier Malaysia improved yields.

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March 7, 2011

Palm Oil Plantations Equal Deforestation


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by Dr. Radut