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May 17, 2011

Study Finds 11-Year Gap Between Announced Wood Biofuel Production and Commercial Viability

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09 May 2011

Utility price hikes push demand for wood in Tanzania

MBEYA, Tanzania (AlertNet) – Soaring gas and electricity prices in Tanzania are forcing more and more people to return to the use of charcoal and wood for heating and cooking, threatening the country’s forests and contributing to climate change.

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May 9, 2011

Pilot Study For Production Of Green Oil From Forest Residues

Sweden, May 9, 2011 - Billerud is to evaluate the technical and market prerequisites for lignocellulose-based pyrolysis products. The project goal is to manufacture green oil from forest residues such as branches, tops and stumps. The green oil can then be turned into renewable energy in customers’ facilities.

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May 9, 2011

ANDRITZ To Deliver Biomass Handling System For Iggesund Paperboard, UK

UK, May 9, 2011 - International technology Group ANDRITZ has received a further order from Holmen AB’s subsidiary, Iggesund Paperboard Ltd., to deliver a wood-based biomass receiving and handling system for Iggesund’s paperboard mill Workington in Cumbria, UK. The start-up is scheduled for April 2013.

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May 6th, 2011

Jet fuel will be made from wood in White River, Ontario

Rentech Inc. has accepted a wood supply offer from Ontario and has big plans for White River, Ontario.

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May 3rd, 2011

U.S. announces funding for biomass R&D

To support President Obama’s goal of reducing America’s oil imports by one-third by 2025, the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Energy (DOE) jointly announced up to US$30 million over three to four years that will support research and development in advanced biofuels, bioenergy and high-value bio-based products.

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30 April 2011

OOO “Russian Pellet” will recieve a credit at the amount of 202.8 mln rubles

«Russian Pellet» company was established in order to implement the investment project aimed at creation of the state-of-the-art production with the rated output of up to 32.4 tsnd tons of pellets per year. According to the project one of the major plants in the Volga Region will satisfy the demand of European consumers and provide them with the most up-to-date eco friendly biofuel.

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Apr 22, 2011

Forest Industry Requests EU Commission to Evaluate the Fairness of the Planned Energy Subsidy for Small-Diameter Trees

Finland, Apr 22, 2011 - The Finnish Forest Industries Federation has asked the EU Commission to evaluate whether Finland’s planned energy subsidy for small-diameter trees is fair for all buyers of wood.
An energy subsidy for small-diameter trees is necessary, but it must be scaled appropriately so that it increases the supply of wood both for energy production and pulp and paper processing.

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April 17th, 2011

Forest biomass pilot plant funding in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

The Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy (CRIBE) has announced a $923,261 investment to expand Elementa Group’s Pre-Commercial Demonstration Plant in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

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Energy Task Force explores wood pellets as coal alternative

In meetings last year, the Energy Task Force extolled the virtues of biomass as a coal alternative — but not without voicing concerns.


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