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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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April 20 2011

Swiss water firm taps Kenya’s carbon market

A Swiss water treatment firm is seeking a piece of Kenya’s carbon market through distribution of water purifiers to reduce the use of firewood and kerosene for water treatment in western Kenya.

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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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Apr 15, 2011

Comparison of improved and traditional cooking stove user in terms of firewood consumption

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April 10, 2011

Towards European Bioeconomy – White Paper Addresses Grand Challenges

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April 11th, 2011

Nova Scotia decides to lower the cap on electricity from biomass

Nova Scotia has decided to lower the cap on the annual amount of new forest biomass that can be used to generate electricity by 30% – to 350,000 dry tonnes per year.

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April 7th, 2011

Forest Products Association of Canada launches Bio-pathways Partnership Network

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is pleased to announce the launch of a new Bio-pathways Partnership Network aimed at exploring new business ventures that will help exploit the economic opportunities of the emerging bio-age.


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by Dr. Radut