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timberbiz -1 week ago

Biofuels conference returns in 2022 to NZ and Australia

For New Zealand and Australia, it’s now been over eight years since the Forest Industry Engineering Association has run a wood residues programme aimed specifically at the forest products industry. Residues to Revenues 2022 will run in Rotorua, New Zealand on 9-10 March 2022.  It will also be available to companies from outside the country through live or virtual streaming of the event.  Sourc...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

NZ mayors spruiking to restrict forestry

New Zealand’s foresters are calling a proposed anti-forestry coalition of local bodies a prejudiced step backwards in time and destructive for their communities both environmentally and economically. Source: Timberbiz The mayors of Tararua and Wairoa have written to fellow mayors throughout New Zealand wanting money to fund a report designed to show that forestry is negative and ought to be rest...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Ikea’s Ingka Group buys 5500ha of New Zealand

Ingka Group, one of 12 different groups of companies that own Swedish furniture and homewares giant Ikea, has bought a 5500ha sheep and beef station in the Catlins for forestry development. Source: Otago Daily News Following recent approval by the Overseas Investment Office, an area of 330ha at Wisp Hill, in the Owaka Valley, will soon be planted with radiata pine seedlings. The long-term plan was...

Mongabay -1 month ago

Brazil’s biofuel program sputters on weak emissions accounting

Since it launched in December 2019, the RenovaBio program from Brazil’s energy ministry has been betting on increased use of biofuels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In addition to establishing decarbonization targets for fossil fuel distributors, the program offers incentives for biofuel producers to improve the conditions and efficiency of their production chains. To be […]...

Mongabay -1 month ago

From a nuisance to a benefit, ‘world’s worst weed’ finds new use as biofuel

KISUMU, Kenya — First light finds Edikite Ochieng’ Otieno waist-deep in weeds on the banks of Lake Victoria in western Kenya. A nearly unbroken mat of water hyacinth covers the surface of Africa’s largest lake here, blocking fishing communities’ access to the shore. Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) is native to South America and arrived in […]...

USFS -1 month ago

Effects of polyol-based deep eutectic solvents on the efficiency of rice straw enzymatic hydrolysis

Deep eutectic solvent treatment to overcome lignocellulose resistance to deconstruction has great potential for the production of biofuels and bioproducts. Most investigations have been focused on optimizing the sugar yield from specific feedstocks. However, little is known about the interaction between deep eutectic solvent and cellulose during pretreatment, post-treatment cellulose accessibility...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Finland’s forests fire up debate over EU green strategy

Donald Trump was so impressed by Finland’s forestry management that the former US president famously claimed that the Nordic nation had all but eliminated forest fires due to “raking and cleaning”. The comments may have been met by widespread bemusement in a country that is more covered by forest than any other in Europe. Source: Financial Times But now Finland’s forests, how they are...

timberbiz -2 months ago

National and international figures to present at National Forest Symposium

  The head of climate diplomacy at the British High Commission will discuss the United Kingdom’s Road to net-zero with the help of forestry and timber at the National Forest Industries Symposium. Source: Timberbiz It comes after the Australian Forest Products Association secured Mr Akhil Abraham as a key presenter for the totally virtual event on Wednesday 1 September. The Symposium will fe...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Sustainable forestry will generate the largest benefit for carbon stocks

In the long term, a sustainable forest management strategy aimed at maintaining or increasing forest carbon stocks, while producing an annual yield of timber, fibre, or energy from the forest, will generate the largest sustained mitigation benefit (IPCC, 2007). Source: Timberbiz “Sustainable forestry, the science and craft of creating, managing, conserving, using and caring for forests, has a vi...

timberbiz -2 months ago

The beef with New Zealand’s Beef+Lamb survey

New Zealand’s Forest Owners Association says the commissioned survey on forest planting rates is nowhere near robust nor detailed enough to draw a conclusion that the government should impose controls over the rate of forest planting. Source: Timberbiz Forest Owners Association president Phil Taylor says the Beef+Lamb report is a worthy contribution to the land use debate, but it raises more que...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Sweden on the verge of war among forestry and activists

More than two-thirds of Sweden is covered by trees, and that’s turning the country into a battleground between loggers and climate activists. The spark is the EU’s new Forest Strategy. It aims to boost biodiversity, limit burning trees for energy, protect remaining old growth forests from logging and plant 3 billion trees as part of the bloc’s effort to slash emissions on the pat...

timberbiz -2 months ago

A new rebate on offer for new commercial agroforestry

The Private Forests Service Levy Rebate is available for privately owned or managed forests certified during the 2021/2022 financial year. The 12-month pilot project is intended to provide an incentive for new commercial agroforestry establishment while raising awareness of the benefits of trees on farms through increased productivity. Source: Timberbiz Tasmanian case studies have found farm syste...

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