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European Bioenergy Production Could Triple By 2050

Ahead of the COP24 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland, new research on biomass potential claims it can be a ‘key solution’ in climate change mitigation. According to the recently published research, the amount of domestically available biomass that is used for bioenergy in Europe can triplicate within sustainable and environmental limits whilst […]

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 […]

U.S. Wood To Heat Homes In Paris

Paris plans to import thousands of tons of wood per year from the United States as part of plans to use more renewable energy in its urban heating systems, city authorities said on Thursday. Paris urban heating company CPCU – which provides heat and hot water for more than a quarter of Parisians – plans […]

From Sawdust To Petrol

As world governments mull over global emission targets agreed at last December’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21), attention is turning to which new technologies can help them achieve this. Researchers at the University of Leuven say they have part of the answer, having devised a way to convert sawdust into valuable chemicals and […]

UN Hears Presentation On North America’s Largest Biomass Power Plant

Energy officials from around the world learned more about North America’s largest 100% biomass-fueled power plant in Geneva, Switzerland last month. OPG business development officer Brent Boyko was a presenter at the UN Economic Commission for Europe’s Energy for Sustainable Development conference November 17-21. “The group’s mandate is to foster countries to consider managing their […]

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