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Issue date: 
July 19th, 2012

Atikokan Generating Station converting to biomass from coal

Conversion of the Atikokan Generating Station in Atikokan, Ontario to biomass rather than coal burning is to begin later this year.

The conversion will create 200 construction jobs and should be complete in 2014.

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June 26th, 2012

British Columbia makes regulatory changes to provide access to logging slash to bioenergy producers

British Columbia‘s Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson announced today regulatory changes that provide access to logging slash and wood waste fibre needed by bioenergy producers and manufacturers of wood pellets and other bio-

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June 1st, 2012

Transformations in EU biofuels markets under the Renewable Energy Directive and the implications for land use, trade and forests

Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Bogor, Indonesia

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May 31, 2012

Standing trees better than burning ones for carbon neutrality

But a new study by researchers at Duke and Oregon State universities finds that leaving forests intact so they can continue to store and keep it from re-entering the atmosphere will do more to curb climate

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June 4, 2012

Public perception puts pressure on biomass

Biomass had so much promise. But now it's about to go up in smoke. Only a few years ago, energy production from biomass had one of the brightest, most promising futures in both the US and Europe.

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June 3, 2012

Large-scale forest bio-energy creates carbon debt

While some logging advocates continue to talk up forest biomass as a green energy source, there’s good reason it isn’t happening on a significant scale.

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June 6, 2012

Exploring the livelihood and environmental impacts of biofuels in the tropics

The economic and climate mitigation promises of biofuel expansion into tropical forests and woodlands are often elusive; in some cases land users struggle to reconstruct their livelihoods following displacement, while in others land use change may lead to the release of large amounts of carbon em

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June 11, 2012

Wood biomass - carbon impact a matter of scale

A 50-year-old tree is cut down in the forest, ground into chips, trucked to a power plant and burned to generate electricity. All of the carbon stored in that tree has just been released into the atmosphere.

The madness of renewable biomass power keeps on going

In the south-eastern part of Poland GDF SUEZ is going to replace of a coal-fired boiler at the Polaniec S.A. power plant by a new biomass fluidized bed boiler with a capacity of 480 megawatt.

The planned 180 MWe biomass power station is going to be the largest biomass power plant of the world.

Just for your records: the guys there are planning to destroy biomass in the amount of approximately 300 MW. As for any biomass power plant only 40% of the biomass chipped into the boiler will transform to electric energy.

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April 5, 2012

Wood pellet exports from the US and Canada to Europe reached a record high

Wood pellet exports from the US and Canada to Europe reached arecord high in the 4Q/11 thanks to increased demand in the United Kingdom, reports the North American Wood FiberReview


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by Dr. Radut