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Forest Bioenergy

USFS -2 weeks ago

Short rotation woody crop production systems for ecosystem services and phytotechnologies

While international efforts in the development of short rotation woody crops (SRWCs) have historically focused on the production of biomass for bioenergy, biofuels, and bioproducts, research and deployment over the past decade has expanded to include broader objectives of achieving multiple ecosystem services. In particular, silvicultural prescriptions developed for SRWCs have been refined to incl...

Global Forest Coalition -2 weeks ago

Environmental groups denounce deeply flawed EU consultation on the Climate Target Roadmap 2030

Amsterdam, 23rd June 2020 – In a strong critique of the EU’s stakeholder consultation about potential major revisions to its climate policy, Global Forest Coalition, representing more than 100 NGOs and Indigenous Peoples Organisations around the world, accuses the European Commission of a biased approach by forcing stakeholders to choose between harmful fossil fuels and even more harmful biofu...

Springer -2 weeks ago

Acrocomia aculeata fruits from three regions in Costa Rica: an assessment of biometric parameters, oil content and oil fatty acid composition to evaluate industrial potential

Abstract Due to increased global demand for vegetable oils, diversification of the supply chain with sustainable sources is necessary. Acrocomia aculeata has recently gained attention as a multi-purpose, sustainable crop for oil production. However, the information necessary for effective selection of promising varieties for agricultural production is lacking. The aim of this stu...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Long term bioenergy agreement with international producer

Perth-based has completed pre-contract terms for a long-term supply agreement with an international biofuels’ producer. The terms of the contract outline a 10-year agreement valued at over $200 million for the supply of Australian bioenergy from Australian forestry to meet international renewable energy and sustainability requirements. Source: Timberbiz “This supply contract for ...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Tasmania encouraging plantation and research for the future

According to Private Forests Tasmania (PFT) there is a global shortage of timber, and farmers are the key to delivering the commercially viable resource of the future. In fact, the global demand for timber is expected to quadruple by 2050 (The World Bank, 2016). Source: Timberbiz Within Australia demand is driven by the home building market and the desire to replace carbon intensive materials ...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Federal Government urged to commit $50m to bioenergy roadmap

The Australian Forest Products Association wants the Federal Government to commit $50 million in funding to help turbocharge the Australian Renewable Energy Agency’s ‘Bioenergy Roadmap’. Source: Timberbiz The Roadmap will support Australia’s movement towards a renewable biofuture, creating better environmental outcomes, new innovative products, industries and jobs, and the AFPA has made it...

USFS -4 weeks ago

Stocking effects on seasonal tree transpiration and ecosystem water balance in a fast-growing Eucalyptus plantation in Brazil

High stocking short rotation plantations provide high yields for bioenergy use and have been adopted worldwide, especially in tropical areas. This silvicultural approach might alter ecosystem water balances compared with lower stocking, longer rotation practices. The sensitivity of water balance to stocking might also differ among genotypes. We evaluated the primary components of ecosystem water b...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Woody biomass conversion unit to help reduce wildfires

The State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill (SUNY Cobleskill) has received a US$5.8 million grant from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) to develop and deploy a mobile woody biomass conversion unit that will complement the state’s efforts to reduce wildfires. Source: Timberbiz SUNY Cobleskill Visiting Research Assistant ...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Azwood Energy works with GoodChips certification

A leading energy supplier within New Zealand is enabling GoodChips to grow its international base. Securing New Zealand based company, Azwood Energy, reinforces the certification scheme’s mission to ensure quality materials are seen throughout the supply chain at a local and international level. Source: Timberbiz GoodChips is the first international certification scheme for wood chips and ho...

CIFOR -1 month ago

Transforming Kenya’s invasive ‘mathenge’ bushes into charcoal farms

Widely considered a nuisance, the shrub is now a sustainable bioenergy option...

Global Forest Coalition -2 months ago

Climate finance for bioenergy and tree plantations is fueling conflicts with communities in Brazil

Ahead of our webinar on Climate finance for tree plantations and bioenergy, and why these false solutions must not be subsidised with public money, we’ve published an investigation into a Global Environment Facility-funded project in Brazil that aims to produce “sustainable” charcoal the iron and steel industry from vast eucalyptus plantations. We’ve also published a blog o...

timberbiz -2 months ago seeking hardwood biomass

Perth-based is seeking expressions of interest for the supply of 100,000GMT of hardwood biomass on an FOB basis at suitable Australasian ports in 20,000 to 40,000GMT lots. In particular it is looking for fire affected and low-grade timber. Source: Timberbiz The biomass must be PEFC or FSC certified and meet certain technical (analysis) and physical (sizing) requirements. Delivery...

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