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October 17th, 2013

Biofuels and forests: Revisiting the debate

Much of the initial optimism about the contribution of biofuels to energy security, climate change mitigation and rural development has given way to skepticism about its economic viability and bad publicity about related land grabbing and environmental destruction.

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August 16th, 2013

Wood pellet exports from North America climb 50%

Pellet exports from the two primary pellet-producing regions on the North American continent – the US South and British Columbia – showed no signs of slowing in early 2013, with the rate of growth likely to accelerate in the second half of the year.

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January 2nd, 2013

Lowest softwood wood fibre prices seen since 2010

The declining prices for softwood pulp during much of 2012 have forced many pulp mills to try to cut wood fibre costs to remain profitable.

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Dez. 10, 2012

Are we heading back to landfills?

A Canadian forester recently transplanted to the States asked what sweeping federal policies exist concerning utilization of wood biomass for energy, to which I could only answer, "None." What we do have is a schizophrenic regulatory landscape, in which about 30 states have

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10 December 2012

UK supports wood-based biomass industry over climate action

UK alleges it will address drivers of climate change - but aims to subsidise a massive expansion of wood-based biomass industry

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Dec 18, 2012

EU Awards NER300 Technology Grant for UPM’s Biorefinery Project in France

The European Commission has awarded UPM a grant of EUR 170 million for solid wood-based biorefinery (BTL) project in Strasbourg, France. UPM Rauma’s similar biorefinery project plan in Finland has not received NER300-funding.

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2nd November 2012

US now largest wood pellet exporter in the world

Pellet exports from the two primary pellet-producing regions on the North American continent, the U.S.

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30 January 2012

Biodiesels pollute more than crude oil, leaked data show

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OUTRAGEOUS: U.S. Forests Logged, Pelletized, Shipped Overseas in the Name of Renewable Energy

At a time when scientific evidence is mounting that burning trees for electricity will actually result in increased carbon emissions

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Aug 8, 2012

Counting the carbon cost of the EU's woods

(Reuters) - The woody core of EU climate strategy, biomass, has won its place because the bloc deems it carbon neutral, an assumption that hides fatal flaws in its credentials, critics say.


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by Dr. Radut