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Apr 5, 2010

Nova Scotia Power and NewPage propose renewable co-generation project

Nova Scotia Power Inc. (NSPI) and NewPage Port Hawkesbury Corp. (NewPage) today announced agreements to develop a new 60 MW biomass co-generation facility.

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24. März 2010

Canada: Biomass District Heating and Beyond

These days residents of Finnish cities, towns and villages, nestled among thick forests and thousands of cold lakes, are kept warm by wood.

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8th March 2010

Sappi says SA power crunch coming

South African paper group Sappi, which is to supply state utility Eskom with 45 MW power from its plants, said on Friday companies should prepare for another power crunch by cutting their reliance on Eskom and on fossil fuel wherever possible.

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26 February 2010

EU rules out binding green criteria for biomass

The European Commission yesterday (25 February) ruled out binding EU-wide sustainability criteria for biomass, offering member states recommendations for national action instead.

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Feb. 24, 2010

Pulp and Paper Manufacturers Worldwide Consumed 75 Million Tons of Woody Biomass for Energy in 2009

Seattle, USA--February 23, 2010--Over the past few years, there has been a rapid, worldwide expansion in the consumption of renewable energy by the pulp and paper industry. Numerous pulp and paper plants have made the strategic decision to invest in the equipment needed to make the switch from fossil fuels to woody biomass fuels. Global consumption of biomass increased by 51% between 2006 and 2009, according to an analysis done with FisherSolve™ (Fisher International).

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Feb 24, 2010

Joining forces for renewable energy, bio-based products and sustainable construction in Europe

Europe’s research driven clusters in sustainable forest management and wood based industries will get new co-operation opportunities within the ROKFOR project starting today, 23 February.

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February 16th, 2010

The New US Federal Program BCAP is Intended to Increase the Supply of Woody Biomass

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February 16th, 2010

Weyerhaeuser & Mitsubishi jointly exploring biomass

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15th February, 2010

Jatropha is no miracle plant for hungry farmers

Everyone wants an alternative to fossil fuels, but in our rush to develop biofuel alternatives, we risk creating even worse problems for ourselves

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Andrew Wasley

Jatropha biofuels: UK investors sell controversial crop as 'green'

UK fund managers are selling investments in jatropha plantations as a wallet-swelling, planet-saving financial bonanza. But the reality for poor farmers is very different


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