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August 1, 2010

Soot is second leading cause of climate change: study

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.

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June 2010

University Sees Biomass as Future for Energy Generation

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.

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June 21

Our View: Future of wood-fired plants key energy issue

A study that says biomass plants are worse than oil is not the last word on this subject.

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June 20, 2010

Govt looking seriously at ethanol from molasses project – Jagdeo

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.

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18 Jun 2010

Carbon-Free UK in 2030?

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 bo

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June 15, 2010

Nexterra wins British Columbia Technology Industry Association award for best application of technology

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 fr

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14 June 2010

Finland puts emphasis on renewable wooden energy in order to mitigate climate change

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.

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May 19, 2010

Good Practice Guidance on the Sustainable Mobilization of Wood in Europe

According to a new publication, if Europe is to achieve its renewable energy objective of 20% by 2020, it must step up the supply of wood from its sustainably managed forests.  In Europe, only 60% of the annual natural growth of the forests is currently being harvested.

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June 11, 2010

Biomass confusion in the U.S.

The Biomass Power Association is requesting an apology and a clarification statement from the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for misinformation communicated in a study released June 10.

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June 8, 2010

NV Energy hopeful waste wood will become an energy source

By 2025, a quarter of Nevada’s energy must come from renewable sources


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