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Issue date: 
November 29, 2010

Biomass power plant at juncture

As a new administration prepares to take office in Madison, with a different attitude toward renewable energy than the Doyle administration, We Energies is pressing forward with plans to build a wood-burning power plant in north-central Wisconsin.

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November 30, 2010

40% more ethanol from cellulose-based raw materials

Yeast makes it possible to extract up to 40 percent more ethanol than before from cellulose-based raw materials from agriculture and forestry. After years of tests in laboratories ethanol company Sekab can prove that the new yeast works on a large scale reports the Swedish Science Radio.

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November 26th, 2010

Plantation Energy Australia signs first Asian export deal

A landmark, AU$70 million supply agreement has been signed between Plantation Energy Australia and the Japanese company, Mitsui & Co.

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November 23, 2010

Biomass Plant Permit Hearing Set For La Pine

LA PINE, OR -- The state Department of Environmental Quality will hold a public hearing Tuesday evening to review a permit for a proposed biomass plant planned for the La Pine area. The plant, which Biogreen wants to build on Reed Rd., would generate electricity by burning wood materials from forest management activities. The plant is expected to generate about 24 MW of electricity. The DEQ air quality permit would limit the amount of air pollution the plant would be allowed to produce.

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November 21, 2010

Biomass opponents mostly air the negative at Mass. meeting

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- A panel of speakers spoke against the use of biomass as fuel for electricity generating purposes Saturday, in Fellowship Hall at the First Congregational Church of Williamstown.

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November 10, 2010

Maine announces wood-to-energy conversion grants

The Maine Department of Conservation says eight wood-to-energy conversion projects are receiving more than $5.55 million in federal stimulus funding.

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2 November 2010

Biofuel power stations in planning pipeline

Two new power stations that use a fuel critics say contributes to the destruction of rainforest in south-east Asia may be built in the UK through subsidies added to customer bills.

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November 9th, 2010


Essen, Germany - RWE Innogy Italia will build the first biomass cogeneration plant in Sicily. The biomass cogeneration plant has a capacity of 18.7 megawatts and is designed for a power generation output of 128000 megawatt-hours. The investment volume amounts to EUR61 million.

Issue date: 
November 01, 2010

What woodfuels can do to mitigate climate change

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Nov 8, 2010

EU Biofuels Goals May Increase Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Lobby Groups Say

Biofuels targets in the European Union could raise emissions of greenhouse gases because forests and wetlands will be destroyed to grow the crops necessary, nine environmental groups said in a


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by Dr. Radut