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08 January 2011

Kerosene price increase hurting poor households

Dar es Salaam.  The price of kerosene rose by six per cent effective Wednesday this week as the global economic recovery increases demand for petroleum products.

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January 5, 2011

Argus Launches North American Wood Chip Price Assessments

HOUSTON, USA, Jan 5, 2011 - International energy pricing agency Argus today launched North American wood chip assessments.

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January 6th, 2011

Roadside wood theft is a problem in the Hearst, Ontario area

Forest contractors are facing an increasing problem of roadside woodpile theft in the Hearst, Ontario area.

It seems that people are stealing wood from log piles near roadways, likely for firewood.

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January 4th, 2011

USA: Biomass Crop Assistance Program

On December 15 2010, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released all the documents necessary to kick off the implementation of the Biomass Crop Assistance Program. Biomass conversion facilities can now apply for qualifying status.

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December 30th, 2010

Will Biogenic Emission Regulation Curb Biomass Growth?

According to the National Alliance of Forest Owners (NAFO), the inclusion of biomass emissions (biogenic carbon emissions) in the EPA’s Clean Air Act

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December 30, 2010

Nashwaak Valley Wood Energy to start second shift at pellet plant

Nashwaak Valley Wood Energy Inc. will be adding a second shift to its wood pellet plant near Fredericton, New Brunswick.

The company is co-owned by 125 local shareholders – most of whom are local woodlot owners. The plant has been open for a year.

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New eucalyptus-powered biomass plant planned for Brazil

The values of eucalyptus investments in Brazil are set to rise with the building of a new biomass power station, due for completion at the end of 2012.

The Dow Chemical Company will develop the power generation system at its Aratu Complex production facility, where it will operate alongside the company's other fuel production methods already undertaken there.

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Jun. 22, 2010

Brazil's Eldorado starts work on world's biggest pulp mill, also considers integrated tissue plant

TRÊS LAGOAS, June 22, 2010 (PPI Latin America) - The city of Três Lagoas in the Brazilian Midwest has definitely made its mark on the pulp and paper industry map with a project that will make it the largest pulp producer in the world.

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27 December 2010

Polish company to produce biochar in Altai Territory

The negotiations between forest holding Altailes and representatives of Ribegla company took place in Altai Territory.

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Forestry Groups Take Aim at New EPA Regulations

A recent study commissioned by the National Alliance of Forestry Owners states that a new Environmental Protection Agency rule regulating greenhouse gas emissions will severely limit woody biomass renewable energy projects if implemented as scheduled in January.

In May, the EPA issued a final rule establishing the “Tailoring Rule” to regulate greenhouse gas emissions released into the atmosphere by defining when permits are required for new and existing industrial facilities. The rule is scheduled to go into effect Jan. 2, 2011.


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