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Apr 22, 2011

Forest Industry Requests EU Commission to Evaluate the Fairness of the Planned Energy Subsidy for Small-Diameter Trees

Finland, Apr 22, 2011 - The Finnish Forest Industries Federation has asked the EU Commission to evaluate whether Finland’s planned energy subsidy for small-diameter trees is fair for all buyers of wood.
An energy subsidy for small-diameter trees is necessary, but it must be scaled appropriately so that it increases the supply of wood both for energy production and pulp and paper processing.

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April 17th, 2011

Forest biomass pilot plant funding in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

The Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy (CRIBE) has announced a $923,261 investment to expand Elementa Group’s Pre-Commercial Demonstration Plant in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

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Energy Task Force explores wood pellets as coal alternative

In meetings last year, the Energy Task Force extolled the virtues of biomass as a coal alternative — but not without voicing concerns.

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April 11th, 2011

Nova Scotia decides to lower the cap on electricity from biomass

Nova Scotia has decided to lower the cap on the annual amount of new forest biomass that can be used to generate electricity by 30% – to 350,000 dry tonnes per year.

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April 4, 2011

Green gasoline

Petrochemicals from biomass without using excess water from the start-up Anellotech. An early-stage company spun out of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, plans to commercialize a catalytic process for converting cellulosic biomass into five of the chemicals found in gasolin.

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April 4th, 2011

Explosion at Pinnacle Pellet in Armstrong, B.C.

An explosion occurred at Pinnacle Pellet in Armstrong, British Columbia on Saturday night.

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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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by Dr. Radut