Conservation groups won a victory last week in the fight over the regulation of biomass energy production and the strange thing is there were some liberals on the other side of the issue. In a 2-1 decision [PDF], a U.S.…
Tuesday, 16 July 2013 09:35

Woody biomass to be used for electricity

The Australian Forest Products Association has welcomed changes to the use of woody biomass for electricity. The New South Wales Government is amending rules to allow farmers and the logging industry to burn woody biomass, which could include native forests…
July saw the implementation of a pilot demonstration of the MHG Biomass Manager at a unique multi-fuel feedstock biomass plant in Extremedura, Spain. The demo was part of a wider EU FP7 project, LogistEC, which aims to facilitate the incubation…
In the European Union’s quest to reach 20 percent renewables by 2020, it should avoid the temptation to latch on to ethanol and other biofuels that drain scarce land and water resources, according to a government report issued Wednesday by…
Monday, 08 July 2013 09:30

Alternate energy heats up in Enderby

Enderby is taking strides to become one of the most energy-efficient communities in B.C. Burkhard Fink, with Fink Machine, points out the highlights of Enderby’s bio-energy system to Rhona Martin, with the Union of B.C. Municipalities, Friday. On Friday, the…
The 5 million tons of wood Illinois throws away each day could become a new source of energy for everything from stoves to airplanes, all with little impact on communities. A large crowd gathers for a groundbreaking under recycled shipping…
Russian government approved the plan on stimulation of renewable wood resources utilization in heat and power generation. Development of this industry will require changes in the legislation and will be tested in five Russian regions, according to Russian Forestry News.…
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 08:19

Biomass plant humming at full capacity

POINT TUPPER — The new biomass-fuelled Nova Scotia Power co-generation plant is now humming at full capacity at the Port Hawkesbury Paper site in Point Tupper. Mark Sidebottom, NSP’s vice-president of power generation and delivery, said on Tuesday the commissioning…
A new online platform launched by FAO will allow countries to improve the assessment of forest volumes, biomass and carbon stocks This data is crucial for climate change research and mitigation activities, such as increasing the carbon stock in forests…
Monday, 24 June 2013 20:43

Forest agreement public lecture

THE potential  for maximising returns from forestry after acceptance of the Tasmanian Forest Agreement will be examined in a public lecture to be given by a visiting German expert at the Scottsdale LINC on Monday, July 1. Professor Andreas Rothe…
General Electric (GE) and PHG Energy of Nashville, Tennessee have developed a project together that will generate electricity from waste material. The hybrid device, built from three main parts, uses a Clean Cycle Heat-to-power generator developed by GE. The heat-to-energy…
A five month study has found millions of dollars in potential bioenergy could be generated by using waste from Tasmanian forests. Professor Andreas Rothe from the University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan in Germany has spent most of this year looking…