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Elsevier -6 days ago

Modelling effects of policies for increased production of forest-based liquid biofuel in the Nordic countries

Publication date: April 2020Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 113Author(s): Eirik Ogner Jåstad, Torjus Folsland Bolkesjø, Per Kristian RørstadAbstractThe Nordic countries have ambitious plans to reduce the use of fossil fuels. One possible solution is to blend biofuel into the liquid fuel mix. A large share of this biofuel could potentially be produced from forest biomass, which is an...

IUFRO -2 weeks ago

Is there a room for the small scale enterprises in the forest bioeconomy?

From 2020-06-02 to 2020-06-05, Castelfranco Veneto, Italy, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: 4.05.00, T44 Bioeconomy “encompasses the production of renewable biological resources and their conversion into food, feed, bio-based products and bioenergy” (EC, 2012). It includes forestry and wood production, with the related biotechnological, chemical and energy industries, but also the provision of other ec...

CBD -3 weeks ago

Africa: Sustainable Bioenergy Use - a Clear Path to Biodiversity Regeneration

While renewable energy is advancing rapidly in Africa due to consistent efforts and investment, wood fuel is still largely used on the continent. In addition to being of significant value to African economies, it is the single most important energy source for most households....

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Report notes shifts in wood fibre market

As global consumer trends and demands continue to shift at an escalating pace, a new Forest2Market report shows that both structural and temporal market shifts in recent decades have impacted the markets for wood fibre residuals. The report, Changes in the Residual Wood Fiber Market 2004 to 2017, analyzes data from the US Forest Service, Forest2Market’s proprietary database of timber transactio...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Stakeholder tour of Jarrahwood

A bus tour through Jarrahwood plantation near Donnybrook has helped improve stakeholder understanding about WA’s softwood forestry industry. Source: Timberbiz Stakeholder Engagement Leader Soni Lamond said the tour covered key aspects of softwood production, including establishment, management, harvest, and production. “Participants saw pines at different phases of growth, active thinning and ...

Elsevier -4 weeks ago

Coppicing improves the growth response of short-rotation hybrid aspen to elevated atmospheric humidity

Publication date: 1 March 2020Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 459Author(s): Arvo Tullus, Katrin Rosenvald, Reimo Lutter, Ants Kaasik, Priit Kupper, Arne SellinAbstractAspens are fast-growing clonal trees with a wide circumboreal distribution range, suitable for the production of pulp and bioenergy. The adaptability of aspen short-rotation coppice systems to climate change has rarely ...

CEPI -2 months ago

Joint statement: A Taxonomy Delivering Sustainable Growth in Europe

We, the signatories, represent sectors of major importance for European economic development and wealth. We provide highly skilled jobs to Europeans and invest in innovative solutions, renewable and efficient technologies that make the transition to a competitive, low carbon and circular economy in Europe possible. Doing so, we help fight climate change and lead the way towards a more sustainable ...

Elsevier -2 months ago

Relationships between white-footed mice and logging residue: Informing the sustainability of potential wood bioenergy harvests

Publication date: 1 February 2020Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 457Author(s): April D. Boggs, Christopher E. Moorman, Dennis W. Hazel, Cathryn H. Greenberg, Krishna PacificiAbstractWe examined local and site-scale relationships between white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus) and logging residue after timber harvests to assess potential effects of expanding bioenergy markets in the s...

Ecologic -2 months ago

Provision of Technical Support Related to Target 2 of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020

AgricultureBioeconomyEUFoodForestEcologic Institute supports IEEP with the project "Provision of Technical Support Related to Target 2 of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 – Maintaining and Restoring Ecosystems and their Services" for DG Environment. The concerned task focuses on better understanding the impact from the bioeconomy’s current and future demand on biodiversit...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Climate effect report is a positive for Sweden

According to a new report, Södra has a positive impact on global climate change, equivalent to 20% of Sweden’s combined emissions of CO₂ equivalents. The measurements are based on the growth rate of forests owned by Södra’s 52,000 members, and the effects of forest products when they are used to replace more emission-intensive products and energy. Source: Timberbiz The lead author of Södr...

timberbiz -2 months ago

KIPT to close chapter for timber milling on the island

Kangaroo Island Plantation Timber (KIPT) has entered into an agreement that it expects will lead to the sale and removal of the main sawmill equipment that comprises the green mill, dry mill and drying kilns at its Heartland Hub (former Timber Creek Mill) site, along with various associated machinery. Source: Timberbiz The company says the sale proceeds will have no material effect on its finances...

Global Forest Coalition -2 months ago

Global Forest Coalition and allies’ events in Chile

The Global Forest Coalition is participating in the People’s Summit and Women’s Tent in Santiago de Chile over the next week with events on women’s rights and gender justice, unsustainable livestock production and false solutions to climate change like tree plantations and bioenergy. If you’re in Santiago, come and get involved! The post Global Forest Coalition and allies&#...

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