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Global Forest Coalition -5 hours ago

Forest Cover 59: Bioenergy in West Africa – impacts on women and forests

This week the Global Climate Strike begins, a worldwide campaign initiated by young people to protest against the destruction of their future. We strongly support these actions and call upon policy-makers to support real and rights-based solutions to the climate emergency, rather than the false solutions that are being pushed. Bioenergy is one of the most prominent of these false solutions. In thi...

EFETAC -1 week ago

Future Increases in Biomass Demand Could Affect Wood Economy

Wood is used for an abundance of everyday items — furniture, buildings, paper — so much so that it would be difficult to find a space completely without wood-based products. However, a competing use is emerging: many studies predict that more wood will be used for bioenergy in the future, which could affect that industry […]...

Elsevier -1 week ago

A decadal multi-site study of the effects of frequency and season of harvest on biomass production from mallee eucalypts

Publication date: 1 December 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 453Author(s): Beren Spencer, John Bartle, Dan Huxtable, Richard Mazanec, Amir Abadi, Mark Gibberd, Ayalsew ZerihunAbstractMallee eucalypts are hardy, woody perennials that are being developed as a short-rotation coppice crop in Australia for the production of eucalyptus oil, biofuels and other biomass products. The econ...

CIFOR -2 weeks ago

Postcards from the field: Searching for elephants in South Sumatra

Researchers investigate landscape around bioenergy conservation project...

Elsevier -2 weeks ago

Carbon sequestration and biofuel production on forestland under three stochastic prices

Publication date: December 2019Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 109Author(s): Zhuo Ning, Changyou SunAbstractForests can mitigate climate change by sequestrating carbon in tree growth or producing energy wood. In this study, the impact of joint production of timber, carbon, and biofuel on forest management is evaluated with the Faustmann model and real options theory. The prices of the ...

USFS -3 weeks ago

Life-cycle impact and exergy based resource use assessment of torrefied and non-torrefied briquette use for heat and electricity generation

Forest residue biomass can be used as bioenergy feedstock, however, issues associated with its properties including low density and high moisture content constrains its valorization. Using mobile conversion technologies that can operate in remote areas and are capable of converting forest residues into high quality energy products can address the issues associated with its valorization for renewab...

IISD -3 weeks ago

LAC Climate Week Considers Energy and Industry Transition, Nature-based Solutions

Speakers at LAC Climate Week 2019 highlighted that governments at all levels need to develop policy frameworks for sustainable mobility, taking advantage of favorable conditions for low-emission vehicles that use renewables and biofuels. Additional takeaways included the need for: targeted policy and regulatory frameworks for the industrial sector to invest in decarbonization and increased adaptat...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Genetically modified trees should be allowed

Look at anything made from trees like a ream of paper, a cardboard box, lumber and it’s probably stamped with the logo of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or an equivalent organization. These non-profits certify that forests are managed sustainably, and one common requirement is no genetically modified (GM) trees. Source: Science Mag Researchers say that ban hinders research and shoul...

Elsevier -4 weeks ago

Timberland investments in the United States: A review and prospects

Publication date: December 2019Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 109Author(s): Bin MeiAbstractIn this study, 68 peer-reviewed journal articles in timberland investments in the United States published after 1980 are reviewed. Prior to the synthesis, the history of modern timberland investments, investment vehicles and return indices are summarized. Then, the literature is categorized into...

Forest2Market -4 weeks ago

WSJ’s Incomplete Reporting Perpetuates Misconceptions About Bioenergy

A recent article published in the Wall Street Journal notes that the increased consumption of wood pellets in the European Union (EU) is an issue that continues to inflame tensions and, this time, the escalation has made its way to Europe’s General Court. This is a noteworthy development for the international wood pellet trade, as the EU consumed over 27 million metric tons of pellet...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Austrofoma demonstration event for forestry machines

Austrofoma is the Austrian forestry machine and device demonstration where all the machines on display are shown performing real-life tasks, unlike standard exhibitions where they are only seen while stationary. The event is on once every four years. Source: Timberbiz All the machines will be used in the circuit during the event. Regular machine demonstrations will also take place in the bioenerg...

timberbiz -1 month ago

UK powers up with renewables

According to a new report released by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), renewable sources of energy fuelled a record 33% of the UK’s electricity generation in 2018, which was up 3.8% from the previous year. Sources: Timberbiz, Forest2Market Total renewable generation capacity grew 10% to 44.3 GW. According to official data published in the Digest of UK Energy...