LAAVA, a TEKES / ERDF initiative involving a number of Finnish research organisations and companies, has made significant progress in development of accurate wood inventory moisture prediction models. The latest results, to be published in the next couple of months,…
A wood panel maker that placed adverts campaigning against biomass subsidies has been accused of opportunism, as it continues to profit in the UK. Norbord is behind a series of ads claiming that subsidised energy generators are able to pay…
Friday, 07 June 2013 14:32

Biomass Industry in Brazil 2013

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Biomass Industry in Brazil" report to their offering. Brazil has a large amount of biomass stock available in the country. Last year, Brazil accounted for over 20 billion MWh of power generation through biomass.…
A new wood biomass power plant approved for a Scottish seaport will be "responsibly" sourced for fuel, Energy Minister Fergus Ewing promised this week. Ewing announced planning for a $710 million combined power-heat biomass generator at the Port of Grangemouth…
World leader in thin and ultra-thin papers, Bolloré Thin Papers has already launched several projects in relation to sustainable development at their Papeteries du Léman mill. Since 2004, the company has been steadily moving on a regular basis towards ”greener”…
Cutting down trees to generate biofuels to substitute for fossil fuels can’t make sense in terms of carbon accounting, can it? I never thought so, but apparently some people have contended that it does. This Project Syndicate essay from Bjorn…
22 May is the United Nations International Day for Biological Diversity. The day has traditionally been UPM’s Plant-a-Tree Day when tree planting events with different stakeholders have been organised. This year in Finland in four locations different groups have the…
Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono made a bold and courageous decision this week to extend the country’s forest moratorium. With this decision, which aims to prevent new clearing of primary forests and peat lands for another two years, the government…
Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) has officially inaugurated a major power island producing green energy at its pulp and paper operation located in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The power island includes a refurbished and upgraded woodwaste boiler and…
Improving crop productivity contributes to lessening our reliance on fossil fuels. Domestic biofuel production has increased substantially in the past few years in response to market demands and public policy. In 2012, the United States produced approximately 14 billion gallons…
When Molly Tranel Nelson was watching crews cut down large trees, buckthorn and other shrubs from an area of Sakatah State Park last winter, an elderly man stopped by to talk. "He said he remembered when his father grazed cattle…
Metsä Group’s significant bioenergy investment, the Joutseno pulp mill’s gasification plant, was inaugurated on 7 March 2013. Metsä Fibre’s Joutseno pulp mill is the world's largest single-line softwood pulp mill. The new gasification plant improves the efficiency of renewable energy…