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16 August 2010

Omsk to develop bio-energy

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.

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August 16th 2010

Why isn't Australia keen on 'woody biomass'

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 Australia's forestry industry want government to consider.

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Biomass power plant finds wood to burn

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 should provide about 20 percent of the 604,000 tons of wood debris the company needs to power its plant each year.

It is the first fuel-supply contract signed by Adage and a forest landowner for the $250 million project.

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Jul 30, 2010

Regulators hit pause on biomass

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 Pennsylvania at the provincial Utility and Review Board.

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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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