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Forest Sweden -6 days ago

Ground broken for Sweden’s historic first pyrolysis oil plant for biofuel

On the 23rd of March the first ground was broken for Pyrocell’s plant at Setra’s Kastet sawmill in Gävle. Pyrocell will be manufacturing non-fossil pyrolysis oil as a raw material for producing renewable fuel. “This will make the company an important link in the value chain from the Swedish forest to consumers’ fuel tanks,” says Pyrocell Chairman Pontus Friberg. / Setra...

EEPN -1 week ago

Pulp and Bioenergy Company Claims to Green Leadership Fail Fact Check Scrutiny

Berlin, 24 March 2020 – A discussion document released by the Environmental Paper Network (EPN) unveils the social and environmental risks associated with the Finnish company UPM-Kymmene and its operations in Uruguay, and highlights the importance of strong social and environmental risk management policies and close scrutiny of individual investments. UPM is one of the […]...

EEPN -1 week ago

Pulp and Bioenergy Company’s Claim of Green Leadership Fails Fact Check

Berlin, 24 March 2020 – A discussion document released by the Environmental Paper Network (EPN) unveils the social and environmental risks associated with the Finnish company UPM-Kymmene and its operations in Uruguay, and highlights the importance of strong social and environmental risk management policies and close scrutiny of individual investments. UPM is one of the […]...

Global Forest Coalition -1 week ago

32 organisations worldwide call on BlackRock to drop Drax

Originally published by Biofuelwatch A coalition of 32 environmental organisations worldwide has sent a letter to the world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, asking it to divest from Drax Plc, owner of the world’s largest wood-burning power station in the UK, and to clarify its position on biomass energy. BlackRock is Drax’s joint third largest shareholder, holding a 5% stake in the compan...

Global Forest Coalition -3 weeks ago

New briefing: Can sustainability and greenhouse gas standards protect the climate, forests and communities from the impacts of wood-based bioenergy?

This briefing is published jointly by the Global Forest Coalition and our UK and US-based member group, Biofuelwatch. In it we analyse efforts to implement sustainability and greenhouse gas standards for wood-based bioenergy in Europe and North America, and show that they have not been an effective tool for avoiding or even reducing the negative impacts of biomass energy on the climate, forests, b...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Trees are the Ultimate Renewable says Private Forests Tasmania CEO

By 2050 the human population is forecast to expand from 7.5 to 9.6 billion people. We will require 70% more food (United Nations), 50% more fuel (International Energy Agency), and 50% more water (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development). We also need to reduce CO2 emissions by over 80% (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change). Source: Penny Wells CEO Private Forests Tasmania All ...

USFS -4 weeks ago

Oregon’s biomass producer tax credit—impacts of land ownership on woody bioenergy use

From 2007 through 2017, Oregon implemented an incentive program for biomass collection and production. This research evaluates renewable biomass production and deliveries during a 3-year period (2012 to 2014) in which this tax credit was in place. We evaluated total delivered tons, average payments per load, delivered location, and average transportation distance of woody biomass. We found that to...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Promised wood first policy would help NZ/China log jam

More wood use in New Zealand would help environment and reduce market pressure in China according to New Zealand’s Forest Owners Association. The government should be looking at more wood use in New Zealand, which would have environment and trade benefits. Source: Timberbiz Association President, Peter Weir says it’s time the government turned the negative log market situation in China into a ...

ScienceDaily -1 month ago

Eco-friendly biodiesel from palm oil?

Vegetable oil biofuels are increasingly used as an alternative to fossil fuels despite the growing controversy regarding their sustainability. In a study, researchers investigated the effect of palm-oil biodiesel on greenhouse gases for the entire life cycle. They found that using palm oil from first rotation plantations where forests were cleared for palms leads to an increase in greenhouse gas e...

What Wood -1 month ago

Uranium One Expands Geography of Wood Pellets Sales

Uranium One (company of Rosatom State Corporation) carried out the first shipment of wood pellets to a Danish consumer company. 2000 tons of pellets were loaded onto the ship at Saint-Petersburg seaport. For the first time, Uranium One carried out a wood pellet delivery bulk by vessel. Biofuel is the new and high-potential business area […]...

Elsevier -1 month ago

Global estimation of the climate change impact of logging residue utilization for biofuels

Publication date: 15 April 2020Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 462Author(s): Weiguo Liu, Yue Hou, Wenyan Liu, Mingxia Yang, Yan Yan, Changhui Peng, Zhen YuAbstractThe requirements of climate change mitigation and energy security have led to increased interest in biomass from researchers and policymakers. Available logging residues are an important biomass source, and the climate chan...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Norske Skog to sell Tas forest assets to New Forests

Norske Skog has entered into an agreement to sell its Tasmanian forest assets to a fund controlled by the Australian based investment manager New Forests Pty Ltd. The purchase price for the assets is $62.5 million. The transaction will result in a gain to be recognized in the first quarter 2020. The sale will be accompanied by a long-term wood supply agreement to provide pulpwood to the Boyer Mill...

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