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Springer -just now

Wood forming tissue-specific expression of PdSuSy and HCHL increases holocellulose content and improves saccharification in Populus

Abstract Development of strategies to deconstruct lignocellulosic biomass in tree species is essential for biofuels and biomaterials production. We applied a wood forming tissue-specific system in a hybrid poplar to express both PdSuSy (a sucrose synthase gene from Populus deltoides × P. euramericana that has not been functionally characterized) and HCHL (the hydroxycinnam...

timberbiz -15 hours ago

Radial may produce LVL from Victorian native forest thinnings

  An upbeat Radial Timber is looking to move into producing LVL from plantations and possibly process native forest ‘thinnings’ despite the planned closure of Victoria’s native forest industry by 2030. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz Radial, which is based at Yarram in Victoria’s South Gippsland, aims to leverage its special ability to process small-diameter timber for a variety ...

What Wood -18 hours ago

Segezha Group launches pellet production facility in Sokol

Segezha Group, a leading Russian vertically integrated holding company in the forest industry performing a full cycle of operations from logging to advanced wood processing, is continuing the construction of a pellet production facility to turn by-products and wood waste into biofuel pellets at its Sokol Woodworking Plant. The new facility will produce 65,000 tons […]...

Mongabay -6 days ago

Turning Kenya’s problematic invasive plants into useful bioenergy

The waters of Lake Victoria — the world’s largest freshwater tropical lake — are clogged by water hyacinth that harm the fishery, economy and health. Locals are combatting the invader by turning it into biofuel....

USFS -2 weeks ago

A STELLA-Based Model to Simultaneously Predict Hydrological Processes, N Uptake and Biomass Production in a Eucalyptus Plantation

Eucalyptus is one of the fastest growing hardwoods for bioenergy production. Currently, few modeling tools exist to simultaneously estimate soil hydrological processes, nitrogen (N) uptake, and biomass production in a eucalyptus plantation. In this study, a STELLA (Structural Thinking and Experiential Learning Laboratory with Animation)-based model was developed to meet this need. After the model ...

Mongabay -2 weeks ago

Indonesia bets on biofuels over oil, but EVs could render both moot

JAKARTA — The rapid development of electric vehicles looks set to overtake the biofuel infrastructure that Indonesia is investing heavily in, and could render the country’s alternative-fuel model redundant,  new projections show. In a report, Indonesian policy think tank the Institute for Essential Services Reform (IESR) says that under a business-as-usual scenario, demand for biofuel […...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Forest Owners promote trees at NZ Primary Industries Summit

The President of New Zealand’s the Forest Owners Association has told delegates to the Primary Industries Summit in Christchurch that forestry offers many opportunities for farmers. Source: Timberbiz Phil Taylor said trees versus food production arguments are misleading and detract from opportunities to improve the sustainability and profitability of the wider farming sector Mr Taylor has told d...

Global Forest Coalition -3 weeks ago

Open Letter opposing the Energy Charter Treaty and the proposed inclusion of biomass energy in it

Energy Charter Treaty: Including bioenergy within its remit would make this harmful treaty even worse The Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) allows investors in the energy sector based in one member state to sue the government of another current or former member over almost any decisions and policies that might harm their profits. For example, energy giants RWE and Uniper are using the ECT to claim billi...

Global Forest Coalition -3 weeks ago

[:en]Open Letter opposing the Energy Charter Treaty and the proposed inclusion of biomass energy in it[:]

[:en] Energy Charter Treaty: Including bioenergy within its remit would make this harmful treaty even worse The Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) allows investors in the energy sector based in one member state to sue the government of another current or former member over almost any decisions and policies that might harm their profits. For example, energy giants RWE and Uniper are using the ECT to claim...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

New study shows important role of planting commercial forests

A new study published in Nature Communications demonstrates the important role that planting new commercial forests could play in the fight against climate change by including new accounting of greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation achieved from future use of harvested wood. Sources: Timberbiz, TRADA The study Commercial afforestation can deliver effective climate change mitigation under multiple decarb...

Mongabay -3 weeks ago

Playing the long game: ExxonMobil gambles on algae biofuel

Though Shell, Chevron and others have abandoned the quest for the Holy Grail — a revolutionary algae biofuel that could be scaled up to replace oil — ExxonMobil continues the search; but is it all just greenwash?...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Sweetman to expand Hunter Valley sawmilling to meet increasing demand

Sweetman Renewables plans to expand its Hunter Valley sawmilling operations to meet growing demand as the Australian construction boom plays out and the Valley’s only other sawmill gets set to close its doors. Source: Timberbiz Chairman John Halkett said the Sweetman sawmill had a proud legacy, starting operations in 1921 and continuing to this day. “With the imminent closure of the other hard...

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