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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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April 4, 2011

Green gasoline

Petrochemicals from biomass without using excess water from the start-up Anellotech. An early-stage company spun out of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, plans to commercialize a catalytic process for converting cellulosic biomass into five of the chemicals found in gasolin.

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New studies sully reputation of biomass as clean and green

Simpson Tacoma Kraft would seem like one of the greener power plants. It boils water by burning sawdust, bark and wood shavings from saw mills and pulp mills, funneling the resulting high-pressure steam into a turbine to generate electricity.

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April 1st, 2011

World’s biggest biomass plant plan approved

TILBURY could soon be home to the world’s largest biomass plant after its power station got permission to start vital works.reports the UK’s Thurrock Gazette.

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30 March 2011

Kigoma Intensifies War on Illegal Charcoal Exports

OVER 100 charcoal bags worth over a half a million shillings were impounded from illegal traders accused of sponsoring villagers in Kigoma Rural District to cut down trees from Masito-Ugalla forest reserve.

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25th March, 2011

Palm oil giants target Africa in 'land grab' following Indonesia deforestation ban

Indonesia's move to bring in a two-year moratorium on new palm oil plantations to protect its remaining rainforests has seen agribusiness giants like Sime Darby switch expansion plans to Cameroon, Ghana and Liberia


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by Dr. Radut