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CBD -2 weeks ago

The use of sugarcane straw for bioenergy is an opportunity, but there are pros and cons

The use of sugarcane leaves, known as trash or straw, to produce electricity and second-generation (2G) ethanol has been advocated as a means of increasing bioenergy generation without expanding cropland acreage. However, a study conducted in Brazil and published in the journal BioEnergy Research shows that removing straw instead of leaving it on the ground after the harvest could double the amoun...

CEPI -2 weeks ago

Joint Press Release - Investors Won’t Eyeball Sustainable Tech Without A Coherent Framework. Can Brussels Help?

Brussels, 22 October 2019 - We support the final objective of the sustainable finance regulation: to enable financial flows to support sustainable growth and transition to a carbon neutral economy. Private investors need a sound regulation to increasingly support mitigation actions such as accelerating investments in renewable energy technologies. Such objective is however undermined by a signific...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Senator Duniam joins forestry delegation to Japan

An Australian forest industries delegation to Japan accompanying the Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries Senator Jonathan Duniam will build a stronger relationship and help expand the market for high-quality Australian forest products, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Forest Products Association Ross Hampton said. Source: Timberbiz The Australian forest industry visit to Japan t...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Senator Duniam’s forestry delegation to Japan

An Australian forest industries delegation to Japan accompanying the Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries Senator Jonathan Duniam will build a stronger relationship and help expand the market for high-quality Australian forest products, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Forest Products Association Ross Hampton said. Source: Timberbiz The Australian forest industry visit to Japan t...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

EU should include wood and forestry in finance taxonomy

Bioenergies, including wood, biofuels and forest-based industries, should be recognised under the EU’s draft sustainable finance taxonomy, in line with the recently-updated renewable energy directive, an industry coalition has claimed. Source: Euractiv The EU’s draft taxonomy for green finance is “undermined by significant divergences” with the EU’s renewable energy directive, according ...

Springer -3 weeks ago

A technical and socioeconomic approach to estimate forest residues as a feedstock for bioenergy in northern Mexico

Abstract Background Forest residues can be a feasible alternative for converting energy into fuels, electricity, or heat. Compared to other second-generation bioenergy sources, they do not compete for food, are relatively cheap, abundant in forest-rich areas, and more importantly their energy balance is close to zero. Biomass estimat...

Elsevier -4 weeks ago

Economics of integrated harvests with biomass for energy in non-industrial forests in the northeastern US forest

Publication date: December 2019Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 109Author(s): Thomas Buchholz, William S. Keeton, John S. GunnAbstractEconomic drivers explaining the harvest of biomass for energy use in northeastern forests in the United States are not well understood. However, knowledge of these drivers is essential for bioenergy policy development, biomass supply estimates, and assess...

Mongabay -4 weeks ago

‘Bring it on,’ EU MP says of trade fight over palm biofuel phase-out

BRUSSELS — The European Parliament will proceed with phasing out palm oil-based biofuel by 2030 despite threats of retaliatory action by Indonesia and Malaysia, the world’s biggest producers of the ubiquitous vegetable oil. The policy was adopted earlier this year to curb the use of crops that cause deforestation in transportation fuel, over concerns that […]...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Stirling new hardwood CLT plant for Tasmania

A brand new, purpose-built plantation hardwood CLT plant will be constructed in Tasmania’s north-west industrial centre of Wynyard, due to be completed before the end of the year. Stirling Machinery was selected by CLTP Tasmania to supply state-of-the-art machines for stage 1 of the project. Source: Timberbiz This new partnership will deliver commercially available hardwood cross laminated timbe...

IISD -1 month ago

Rainforest Norway Report Finds Aviation Emissions Reduction Targets Could Drive Deforestation

The aviation industry aims to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 50% in 2050, compared to the 2005 level, without limiting growth. To avoid undermining the SDGs and limit global temperature rise, a report by Rainforest Foundation Norway argues that the aviation industry should avoid using biofuels from feedstocks, such as palm oil and soy, that have a high deforestation risk. It recommends rea...

USFS -2 months ago

Mechanism for diffusion through secondary cell walls in lignocellulosic biomass

The future bioeconomy depends on the increased utilization of renewable lignocellulosic resources from trees and other bioenergy crops. However, considering that the diffusion of ions, chemicals, and enzymes into secondary cell walls is critical to effectively utilize lignocellulosic biomass, the unidentified mechanisms underpinning this diffusion have hindered progress. Here, nanomechanical spect...

Global Forest Coalition -2 months ago

Greta Thunberg and the UN Climate Summit should reject monoculture tree plantations as a false solution

by Gary Graham Hughes, Biofuelwatch, and Souparna Lahiri, Global Forest Coalition We are heading towards a week of intense climate actions starting with the Global Climate Strike and followed by the United Nations Secretary General’s Climate Action Week as well as a host of civil society events in and around New York City. Today (September 21) is also International Day of Struggle Against Monocu...

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