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Mobile Plant Produces Liquid Fuel From Waste Wood

Twelve research groups from seven countries have developed a sustainable method for producing biofuel from wood waste. The process takes place in a mobile unit that has the potential to decentralize fuel production. Wood waste and tree bark are ideal raw materials as they don’t need to be specially cultivated and don’t compete with food […]

LIGNA 2019: Showcases And Events For The Primary Wood Industry

Next year, from 27 to 31 May, the world’s leading trade fair for woodworking and wood processing plant, machinery and tools will present a wealth of innovations and applications for the entire wood industry. LIGNA 2019 will occupy some 130,000 square meters (1.4 million sq. ft.) of net display space, spread across 10 exhibition halls […]

Red Rock Biofuels Facility Breaks Ground In Oregon

Remember in the iconic “Back To The Future” films when Doc Brown placed garbage in the time machine’s engine to fuel it? From science-fiction to science-fact, a similar process will soon become reality fueling aircraft nationwide once the Red Rock Biofuels renewable energy plant is built. On Wednesday, members of Red Rock Biofuels, political dignitaries, […]

Nineteen Nations Say They’ll Use More Bioenergy To Slow Climate Change

China and 18 other nations representing half the world’s population said on Thursday they planned to increase the use of wood and other plant matter from sustainable sources to generate energy as part of efforts to limit climate change. The group would work out collective targets for increasing the use of what they called sustainable […]

Can Co-Firing Biomass With Coal Help Meet International Climate Goals?

While he’s not personally present, President Trump is getting the cold shoulder at the climate meeting in Bonn, Germany because of his insistence on the wider use of coal-fired electricity. But one such idea that is getting floated there is the co-firing of biomass with coal to potentially increase efficiencies and to reduce CO2 emissions. […]

Wood Production Growth Driven By Housing, Green Energy Markets

Global production of all major wood products grew for the sixth consecutive year in 2015, while trade in wood products decreased slightly, according to new data published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The increase was mainly boosted by the continuous economic growth in Asia, a recovering housing market in North […]

UN Agency Reports Rises In Wood Production And Bioenergy Demand

According to new data from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), global production of wood products has been increasing for the past six years, while wood trade saw a slight decline. “Our data registers a healthy growth in the global production of wood products and a rapid growth in production and trade of relatively […]

Senate Leans Toward Labeling Biomass Power Plants As Carbon Neutral

Pushback rises on burning wood fiber in electric generating plants, as scientists and environmentalists question whether it is, indeed, carbon neutral. A U.S. Senate committee is leaning toward labeling wood-fired power plants as carbon neutral. Panel manufacturers have complained in the past such actions would raise the cost of raw materials for wood products companies. […]

International Forestry Group Tours Drax Biomass In Louisiana

Drax Biomass played host to a diverse group of international scientists and forestry experts at Morehouse BioEnergy on Monday, following an international conference in Little Rock. Jim Guldin, a supervisory research ecologist with the U.S. Forest Service and program chair for the International Union of Forest Research Organizations workshop, said the tour was comprised of […]

Report: Renewable Energy Employs 8.1 Million People Worldwide

More than 8.1 million people worldwide are now employed by the renewable energy industry – a five percent increase from last year – according to a report released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) at its 11th Council meeting. The report, Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2016, also provides a global […]

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