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February 1st, 2010

RWE Innogy to establish one of the biggest wood pellet plants in the South of US

RWE Innogy is to build a factory to produce biomass pellets in the southern part of the U.S. state of Georgia. The plant will have an annual production capacity of 750,000 tonnes, making it the biggest and most modern of its type in the world, the company says. Around 1.5 million metric tonnes of fresh wood are needed each year to produce 750,000 tonnes of pellets.

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Monday, 18 January 2010

Hekotek to win the Russian market: new order from Siberia for pellet plant

November 2009 AS Hekotek (Estonia) and Novoeniseysk LKhK (Russia, Krasnoyarsk area) signed an agreement on construction of a pellet plant with sawmilling wastes to be used as a raw material. The plant is to be launched summer 2010.

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Jan 19, 2010

White River Forest Products is eager to start up in 2010

White River Forest Products is eager to start up the former Domtar sawmill in White River, Ontario in 2010.

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Thursday, 14 January 2010

Bioenergy important to forestry’s future

Bioenergy is going to play a central role in the transformation of the forest sector, although the fledgling industry is not by itself sufficient to ensure the sector is attractive to investors, forest industry analyst Don Roberts said Thursday.
The sector will increasingly need to look at how it can produce more products out of the timber it harvests, including bio-chemicals, Roberts told the seventh annual B.C. Natural Resources Forum.

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December 1, 2009

Renewable forest energy - update

Wood Energy features in the news from India and the United States.  An Indian power generation company has recently announced that negotiations are ongoing with “Green Energy Resources” with respect to a supply of more than 7 million tons of wood chips, valued at over $576 million over a 12-mo

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November 17, 2009

Biomass is driving forest plantations!

As this blog has been sponsored by Greenwood Management, I wanted to have a direct discussion with the management team  at Greenwood in order to get a feel as to how they saw the forestry industry at present, and what direction Greenwood Management saw forestry trends moving towards generally.

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November 16, 2009

Britain cuts down forests to keep ‘green’ power stations burning

Britain is set to plunder the lungs of the world to feed its growing hunger for wood to burn in power stations.

What? Burning the forest creates ‘green’ energy?

CAN SOMEONE please explain how you can tear down millions of trees, burn them in a furnace and claim what comes out of it is "green energy"? Because that is what NewPage Port Hawkesbury and Nova Scotia Power Inc. want to do.

Bio-fuel levy the last straw for NZ forest owners

A NZ Government decision to make big companies pay for some of their greenhouse gas emissions when using wood pellets and other biofuels is seen as the last straw by many in the forest industry. Reports Friday Off Cuts

Biofuels for Dummies

Carbon accounting used in the Kyoto Protocol and other climate legislation currently neglects CO2 emissions from the production of biofuels, a loophole that could drive large-scale destruction of tropical forests and exacerbate global warming, warned researchers writing last week in the journal Science.


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by Dr. Radut