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Report: Biorefineries Have Minimal Effects On Wood Products, Feedstocks

A new report from researchers from IIASA, Luleå University of Technology (LTU), and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden has shown that more biorefineries, which produce bio-based fuels and chemicals, will have only a small effect on the availability and pricing of wood products and feedstocks. The products from biorefineries can be used to replace some […]

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 […]

NEWBio Project Concludes, Advances Biomass Energy Efforts

The land stretching between New England and the Ohio River is a critical region dominated by agriculture and forests, but also hosts four of the largest metropolises in the nation with rapidly increasing demand for sustainable energy. With countless rural communities suffering decades of decline, the economic, social and ecological potential for biomass energy is […]

Enviva Gives $5 Million To North Carolina, Virginia Forest Conservation

The world’s largest wood pellet fuel manufacturer Enviva Holdings, established $5 million, 10-year program that it says is designed to protect tens of thousands of acres of bottomland forests in northeast North Carolina and southeast Virginia. It will also help shield Enviva from environmental critics, such as the Natural Resources Defense Council, who say the […]

Wood Energy: Does It Get Any Cleaner?

Wood energy, an efficient and affordable technology, is one of the most environmentally friendly energy sources at our disposal. It is renewable and sustainable, but it’s locally sourced and contributes to the heating and cooling sector. Renewable energy choices are best made when playing to the strengths of different regions. Michigan has an abundance of […]

Ontario Investing In Wood Pellet Manufacturing Facilities

Ontario is investing in two projects to help Rentech Inc., a Northern Ontario fiber company, to convert two idle wood product mills into facilities that manufacture wood pellets, a sustainable energy source. The two facilities have created over 60 jobs in Northern Ontario. Through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), Ontario will invest $4 […]

Ontario’s Thunder Bay Generating Station Now Fueled By Biomass

Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) Thunder Bay Generating Station (TBGS) is now in service and is leading the electricity industry with an exciting new technology. The station has been converted to use advanced biomass, a renewable, clean and dispatchable fuel. “Ontario is a leader in building a clean energy system, and the completion of the conversion […]

Maine Is Turning Woody Biomass Into an Electricity Source

Oil is to Saudi Arabia as forests are to Maine. That’s why the most heavily forested state in the U.S. – with 86 percent timberland cover to second-place New Hampshire’s 78 percent – has turned to biomass to diversify its energy supply, a sustainable energy source derived from recently living plant materials and organic wastes, […]

Update: U.S. Forest Service Supports Wood Pellet Bioenergy

The manufacture of wood pellet bioenergy might increase demand for renewable energy from US forests and boost prices, even if questions about increasing CO2 emissions remain without clear answers. According to a recent US Forest Service study, current policies in the European Union (EU) and elsewhere requiring the use of renewable and low greenhouse gas-emitting […]

New Company To Invest $110 Million In South Carolina Wood Pellet Plant

A new South Carolina wood pellet plant will bring a $110 million investment and 70 new jobs by opening a new manufacturing facility in Greenwood County. Portugal-based Portucel, S.A., will open a facility along U.S. Hwy. 246 near FujiFilm, USA. Portucel is an integrated forest, pulp, paper and energy company and is currently Europe´s largest […]

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