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August 17, 2011

Forestry sector lays the roots for a future in bioproducts

When they look at a forest, most people see a source of paper, cardboard and lumber. But jet fuel?

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Aug. 8, 2011

Strategic forescasting of European biomass demand

BEDFORD, MA, Aug. 8, 2011 (RISI) - As European countries push forward to meet renewable energy goals of 20% by 2020, demand for imported biomass -- specifically, wood pellets -- will rise.

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22 Jul 2011

Growing popularity of log-burning stoves fuels rise in timber thefts

Foresters and conservation workers say they have seen thefts of timber grow as families faced with soaring oil, gas and electricity prices try to find alternative fuel sources.

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4th August 2011

Sappi says cogeneration a strong feature of cost reduction plan

South African paper manufacturer Sappi is “aggressively” pursuing restructuring and cost reduction plans, with cogeneration featuring strongly, CEO Ralph Boëttger said on Thursday.

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20 July 2011

'We either burn charcoal or die of starvation'

Veronica Erupe has lived in the village of Manyatta Chokaa, along the Isiolo-Samburu district border in northern Kenya, since 2008 when she fled drought and frequent livestock rustling at her Baragoi home, 600km away.

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September 2009

Developing a Sustainable Biomass Forest Industry: Case of the U.S. Northeast

Who isn't in search of clean, cheap energy? Policy makers, residents and investors around the region are, and they are taking a close look at biomass energy, that is, burning low-grade wood or other plant materials for high-tech electricity generation.

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August 1, 2011

Dovetail Partners Releases New Report on Bioenergy

A new report from Dovetail Partners evaluates the life cycle impacts of forest management and bioenergy. The report reviews new research findings addressing the potential role of forests in bioenergy development in the context of sustainable forest management.

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FRA Welcomes Sustainable Forestry Initiative Pilot Bioenergy Project

A new woody biomass procurement project, launched by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), has attracted support from Forestry Research Associates (FRA).

The research and advisory consultancy provides fresh outlooks and consultancy services on all matters surrounding forestry investment, sustainability and forestry management and has spoken out in support of the new pilot scheme. The plan is to support sustainable forestry management by helping US-based bioenergy companies to purchase woody biomass.

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20 July 2011

Clean cook stoves promote sustainability of local resources

Clean cook stoves are helping to decrease the use of fuel wood and promote the sustainability of local resources. These stoves use 50 to 70 percent less fuel, usually in the form of wood or charcoal, the primary sources of energy for many impoverished people in the world.

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July 20th, 2011

Wood-to-Energy Roadmap Emphasizes Sustainable Forest Management

The smell of smoke still lingers from wildfires that recently ravaged more than 1,000 square miles in Arizona. The conflagrations have underscored the importance of good forest management.


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by Dr. Radut