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March 22, 2012

Biorefinery an exciting sector for the forest industry

Future advancements in biorefinery are a focus of attention for most companies in the pulp and paper industry today.

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February 14, 2012

Norske Skog sells excess power

Norske Skog sells back part of its energy contract to Statkraft. Norske Skog has reached an agreement to sell back excess power in southern Norway to Statkraft. The sale encompasses an annual volume of 680 gigawatt hours and covers the period through the end of 2020.

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Feb. 15, 2012

Biomass isn't carbon neutral, study finds

Burning wood for electricity instead of using fossil fuels might increase levels of atmospheric carbon, a study of the U.S. Southeast determined.

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14 February, 2012

Forest waste plan slammed

A plan to make native forest waste eligible for renewable energy credits has angered the North Coast Environment Council

A peak north coast environmental group has slammed a plan to give renewable energy status to native forest waste used to fuel power stations.

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7 February 2012

Wood the primary source of renewable energy in Europe

Wood energy accounts for 3% of the total primary energy supply (TPES) and 47% of the renewable energy supply (RES) in the UNECE region The Enquiry was sent out all the UNECE member states (except Andorra, Monaco and San Marino).

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If biofuels are not the answer, then what is?

There is mounting evidence that the current generation of biofuels do not deliver the claimed environmental benefits. But are other alternatives to petrol and diesel likely to be any more successful? The Scientific Alliance newsletter.

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February 10th, 2012

Miscanthus for NZ energy production

Rotorua based sustainable energy company Miscanthus New Zealand Limited is pleased to announce that in its first full year of activity, it now has over 150,000 plants growing on land belonging to various customers at nine sites from Waikato to Otago.

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February 6, 2012

National forests hold the promise of green energy

Green energy is among the myriad reasons to keep our national forests open to the “many uses” intended by the Forest Reserve Act of 1891. Federally owned forests comprise 192 million acres. According to some estimates, nearly 80 percent of this total requires thinning to mitigate risk of fire.
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February 2, 2012

UPM to Build the World’s First Biorefinery Producing Wood-based Biodiesel

UPM is to invest in a biorefinery producing biofuels from crude tall oil in Lappeenranta, Finland. The industrial scale investment is the first of its kind globally. The biorefinery will produce annually approximately 100,000 tonnes of advanced second generation biodiesel for transport. Construction of the biorefinery will begin in the summer of 2012 at UPM’s Kaukas mill site and be completed in 2014. UPM’s total investment will amount to approximately EUR 150 million.

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February 2nd, 2012

EU biofuel targets will cost £100bn without reducing emissions

MOTORISTS across Europe are set to pay an additional £15bn a year for petrol and diesel as a result of EU biofuel targets that will not reduce climate change emissions, according to new research published today.


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by Dr. Radut