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Issue date: 
November 16, 2009

Britain cuts down forests to keep ‘green’ power stations burning

Britain is set to plunder the lungs of the world to feed its growing hunger for wood to burn in power stations.

Bio-fuel levy the last straw for NZ forest owners

A NZ Government decision to make big companies pay for some of their greenhouse gas emissions when using wood pellets and other biofuels is seen as the last straw by many in the forest industry. Reports Friday Off Cuts

Who says it's green to burn woodchips?

Kenya: Out of the Forest And Into the Oven

Issue date: 
September 12, 2009

Biomass plant plans in Wisconsin

A proposal by We Energies to generate power by burning waste wood at a Wisconsin paper mill comes at a time when the paper industry and environmentalists have raised concerns about another wood-burning power plant in northern Wisconsin.

MGT Power have announced plans for second biomass power plant

MGT Power Ltd has announced plans to develop a second major biomass power generation project at the Port of Tyne in the North Tyneside.   The proposed 295MW Tyne Renewable Energy Plant (Tyne REP) will be located on industrial land in the Port of Tyne, North Shields and is 10 kms east of Newcas

Trees instead of ethanol...

It didn't take long for the debate on biofuels to heat up again, despite the bottom-of-the-barrel price of oil and an economy in the drink. This time, it was a study published in the February issue of Science that said corn-based ethanol could add nearly twice as many greenhouse emissions as fossil fuels. Not to be left out, the California State Regulators, among others, have jumped into the fray and now seem ready to declare that biofuel will not help reduce global warming.

Canadian woodchip prices down

US Wood Chip Market

Static wood chip prices in Australia

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Domino effect expected from static woodchip price

Posted Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:00pm AEDT; Updated Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:18pm AEDT

The industry has described the price as disappointing. (ABC News: David Hudspeth)

A timber industry analyst says the entire sector will be affected by Gunns' stagnant woodchip price.

The Tasmanian timber company has informed the Australian Stock Exchange it has been unable to negotiate an increase in its woodchip price with Japanese buyers this year.


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