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Kenya: Out of the Forest And Into the Oven

Filling a Need: Forest Plantations for Bioenergy in the South

The growing number of renewable energy projects in the Southern U.S. utilizing woody biomass will require the development of short-rotation bioenergy plantations.

Issue date: 
September 12, 2009

Biomass plant plans in Wisconsin

A proposal by We Energies to generate power by burning waste wood at a Wisconsin paper mill comes at a time when the paper industry and environmentalists have raised concerns about another wood-burning power plant in northern Wisconsin.

Biofuel production research - EU funds project

MGT Power have announced plans for second biomass power plant

MGT Power Ltd has announced plans to develop a second major biomass power generation project at the Port of Tyne in the North Tyneside.   The proposed 295MW Tyne Renewable Energy Plant (Tyne REP) will be located on industrial land in the Port of Tyne, North Shields and is 10 kms east of Newcas

Wood chip import prices to Japan at record highs in the 4Q/08

June 25th, 2009: Wood fiber consumption by the Japanese pulp industry reached a record high in 2008. Over 72 percent of the consumed wood chips were imported, most from hardwood plantations in the Southern Hemisphere. The costs of imported wood chips have increased substantially the past three years, reaching their highest level in at least 20 years during the 4Q/08 reports the Wood Resource Quarterly.*

Energieholzpreise im Höhenflug

19. Mai 2009: Hawkins Wright hat den ersten Bericht über weltweite Energieholzpreise veröffentlicht (in Englisch) - The Forest Energy Monitor(Text aus Archiv als Download, 1.8 MB).

Trees instead of ethanol...

It didn't take long for the debate on biofuels to heat up again, despite the bottom-of-the-barrel price of oil and an economy in the drink. This time, it was a study published in the February issue of Science that said corn-based ethanol could add nearly twice as many greenhouse emissions as fossil fuels. Not to be left out, the California State Regulators, among others, have jumped into the fray and now seem ready to declare that biofuel will not help reduce global warming.

Vietnam to supply China and Japan with wood chips

Canadian woodchip prices down


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