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The Ecologist | 14 years 5 months ago

Everyone wants an alternative to fossil fuels, but in our rush to develop biofuel alternatives, we risk creating even worse problems for ourselves Climate change presents a fundamental challenge to our way of life. Western economies are hooked on oil and almost every sector is implicated in...

Forestry Investment Blog | 14 years 5 months ago

A deal has been struck by British Airways to build the first plant in Europe to produce jet fuel from waste matter. The plant construction is due to begin within the next two years with plans already in place to start fuel production by 2014. Once the project is completed 500,000 tones of waste...

RUNA | 14 years 5 months ago

Bio-energy becomes one of the innovative trends for the Arkhangelsk timber industry. Until recently wood wastes haven’t been considered as available cheap resource for byproducts. Currently the situation has changed and part of the biomass is used as alternative fuel for some boiler-houses....

RUNA | 14 years 5 months ago

CJSC North-West Group of Companies finished works on construction of pellet mill worth 300 mln RUR (€ 7.14 mln) in Podporozhye (Leningrad region) with Anritz (Denmark), BRUKS (Germany) and Komforts (Latvia) machinery installed. Currently staff makes up 75 people. Annual mill capacity is to reach...

International Forest Industries | 14 years 5 months ago

RWE Innogy is to build a factory to produce biomass pellets in the southern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. The plant will have an annual production capacity of 750,000 tonnes, making it the biggest and most modern of its type in the world, the company says. Around 1.5 million metric tonnes...

International Forest Industries | 14 years 5 months ago

The Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP), a new federal program in the US that is intended to increase the usage of renewable energy by covering some of the costs related to the collection of woody biomass and agricultural residues, has been in effect for a few months and has created much...

Times Online | 14 years 5 months ago

Britain’s forest cover could double under a plan to map every underused piece of land for potential conversion to plantations to feed wood and crop-burning power stations. Millions of fast-growing trees, such as eucalyptus and willow, could be planted on moorland, hillsides, former industrial...

Burgenländischer Waldverband | 14 years 5 months ago

Was bedeutet ein Preisangebot von 60.- EUR pro to atro für Energieholz? Was kostet dann der Festmeter des gleichen Energieholzes? Ein Beispiel: Ein Waldbesitzer hat für den Verkauf von Energieholz zwei verschiedene Kaufanbote vorliegen: Kaufanbot von Händler A: 60.-/to atro EUR Kaufanbot von...

RUNA | 14 years 6 months ago

November 2009 AS Hekotek (Estonia) and Novoeniseysk LKhK (Russia, Krasnoyarsk area) signed an agreement on construction of a pellet plant with sawmilling wastes to be used as a raw material. The plant is to be launched summer 2010.

Paperindex News | 14 years 6 months ago

Wood Pellet Producers are Increasingly Competing with Pulp Manufacturers for Wood Fiber

TimesOnline | 14 years 8 months ago

Britain is set to plunder the lungs of the world to feed its growing hunger for wood to burn in power stations.

Forestry Investment Blog | 14 years 8 months ago

As this blog has been sponsored by Greenwood Management, I wanted to have a direct discussion with the management team  at Greenwood in order to get a feel as to how they saw the forestry industry at present, and what direction Greenwood Management saw forestry trends moving towards generally.

14 years 8 months ago

CAN SOMEONE please explain how you can tear down millions of trees, burn them in a furnace and claim what comes out of it is "green energy"? Because that is what NewPage Port Hawkesbury and Nova Scotia Power Inc. want to do.

14 years 8 months ago

Neither conventional fossil fuels nor alternative energy sources can singly or jointly provide the amount and quality of energy needed by 2100.

14 years 8 months ago

A NZ Government decision to make big companies pay for some of their greenhouse gas emissions when using wood pellets and other biofuels is seen as the last straw by many in the forest industry. Reports Friday Off Cuts

14 years 8 months ago

Carbon accounting used in the Kyoto Protocol and other climate legislation currently neglects CO2 emissions from the production of biofuels, a loophole that could drive large-scale destruction of tropical forests and exacerbate global warming, warned researchers writing last week in the journal...

14 years 8 months ago

Forests are a growing investment prospect as climate incentives place new value on wood chips and standing trees, say fund managers. An economic recovery will also drive demand for more traditional products such as pulp and lumber, investors say. Following is a summary of some recent forest fund-...

Irish Independent | 14 years 8 months ago

Many foresters are now questioning the wisdom of allowing the importation of firewood from Eastern Europe into Ireland. They are concerned that this may pose a threat to our current disease-free status.

14 years 8 months ago

Implementing the strategy of production technology development at the sawmill implied increasing volume of production wastes, while traditional deliveries of the sawmill wastes (chips) to pulp mills came to nothing. Today one can say that the direction chosen was absolutely correct. According to...


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