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December 22nd, 2010

Frustration with Ontario’s wood supply competition

When the province of Ontario announced a plan in November 2009 to free up 11 million cubic metres of unused wood fibre in the province through a wood supply competition, over 100 value-added wood projects submitted an application.

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December 20th, 2010

Swiss Wood Firm To Invest 900 Million Euros In Tunisia

Switzerland-based Global Wood Holding will invest 900 million euros to grow Eucalyptus trees in Tunisia and export the wood to Europe, creating 45,000 jobs reports World Environmemt News.  The project will be sited on 160,000 hectares in the Tunisian desert some 500 km (310 miles) sou

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December 19th, 2010

Explosion at Pacific BioEnergy’s pellet plant in Prince George, B.C.

On Friday night an explosion blasted the Pacific BioEnergy wood pellet plant in Prince George, British Columbia.

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Dec 10, 2010

Finland to fund sustainable energy from forests in Indonesia

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December 8th, 2010

Creation of the Northern Bioenergy Partnership

The Northern Bioenergy Partnership has been created by the B.C. Bioenergy Network, Omineca Beetle Action Coalition, and local bioenergy companies.

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December 3rd, 2010

World’s largest wood pellet plant planned

Vyborgskaya Cellulose, a Russian pulp and paper maker, said that it expected to start producing pellets that can be used in heat and electricity generation from its plant in Vyborg by the end of the year reports Tree Frog Daily Forestry NewsThe plant, located in northwest Russia, wil

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November 29, 2010

Biomass power plant at juncture

As a new administration prepares to take office in Madison, with a different attitude toward renewable energy than the Doyle administration, We Energies is pressing forward with plans to build a wood-burning power plant in north-central Wisconsin.

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November 30, 2010

40% more ethanol from cellulose-based raw materials

Yeast makes it possible to extract up to 40 percent more ethanol than before from cellulose-based raw materials from agriculture and forestry. After years of tests in laboratories ethanol company Sekab can prove that the new yeast works on a large scale reports the Swedish Science Radio.

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November 26th, 2010

Plantation Energy Australia signs first Asian export deal

A landmark, AU$70 million supply agreement has been signed between Plantation Energy Australia and the Japanese company, Mitsui & Co.

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November 23, 2010

Biomass Plant Permit Hearing Set For La Pine

LA PINE, OR -- The state Department of Environmental Quality will hold a public hearing Tuesday evening to review a permit for a proposed biomass plant planned for the La Pine area. The plant, which Biogreen wants to build on Reed Rd., would generate electricity by burning wood materials from forest management activities. The plant is expected to generate about 24 MW of electricity. The DEQ air quality permit would limit the amount of air pollution the plant would be allowed to produce.


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