Forest Biomass Articles

  • Biomass harvesting: how forest thinning can help prevent wildfires

    Every year, wildfires plague the nation. Once there’s an ignition source, dry foliage in country areas can quickly go up in flames, spreading through woodlands or grasslands quickly. While some wildfires can be small, others can be devastating and blaze through thousands of acres. While there’s no way to predict where wildfires may start, there are ways to minimize the damage of ...


    By Uzelac Industries, Inc

  • Wood innovations grants provide funding for biomass projects

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, has announced the recipients of the 2015 Wood Innovations Grants. More than 40 projects were awarded over $9 million to expand and accelerate wood energy and wood ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Integrating forest resources into national accounts in Karnataka, India

    The effort to correct the national accounts in order to calculate NNP or related ‘Green GDP’ concepts, known as natural resource accounting, has been a lively research area recently. Natural resource accounting aims to provide indicators for the sustainability of current economic activity. The objective of the paper is an integrated economic and natural resource by compiling forest resources and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • LULUCF: The ‘No Loopholes’ environmental integrity package for Ministers

    The Forestry and Land Use sector (LULUCF) is responsible for at least 30% of global emissions and has huge emission reduction potential. Loopholes in coverage across land and forests of developed countries currently undermine emissions reduction and the integrity of targets. Ministers, here are your options on the table to contribute to ambitious emissions reductions with LULUCF. More ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Greenhouse impact of fossil, forest residues and jatropha diesel: a static and dynamic assessment

    Biofuels have been recognised as one option for mitigating climate change. However, in order to show the sustainability of biomass-based fuels, an assessment of the savings in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions compared to fossil fuels needs to be clearly shown. There are two ways to measure the greenhouse impact of an activity. It can be done statically or dynamically, by using Global Warming ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Large-scale biohydrogen production in western Canada

    Amit Kumar, together with his colleague Susanjib Sarkar, a graduate student in the University of Alberta’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, has studied energy production in the oil sands. “When you produce bitumen, you need to upgrade it with hydrogen, mostly coming from natural gas,” Kumar said. He added that increased hydrogen supply might come from biomass depending on the results of a ...

  • Shifts in plant nutrient use strategies under secondary forest succession

    Abstract  In evergreen broad-leaved forests (EBLFs) in Tiantong National Forest Park, Eastern China, we studied the soil chemistry and plant leaf nutrient concentration along a chronosequence of secondary forest succession. Soil total N, P and leaf N, P concentration of the most abundant plant species increased with forest succession. We further examined leaf lifespan, leaf nutrient ...


    By Springer

  • Overestimated Biomass Carbon Pools of the Northern mid- and High Latitude Forests

    Abstract The biomass carbon (C) stock of forests is one of key parameters for the study of regional and global carbon cycles. Literature reviews shows that inventory-based forest C stocks documented for major countries in the middle and high northern latitudes fall within a narrow range of 36–56 Mg C ha−1 with an overall area-weighted mean of 43.6 Mg C ha−1. These estimates are ...


    By Springer

  • Evaluation of regeneration of Shorea robusta forests under joint forest management in West Bengal, India

    West Midnapore, West Bengal, is one of the pioneering localities for joint forest management experiments in India, imparting a momentum to such a large programme on community forestry. Thus, a review and understanding of the success and failures would help a long way in finetuning an already developed programme, particularly from the ecological point of view. Midnapore division has indicated ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Community forestry initiatives in Southeast Asia: a review of ecological impacts

    Studies in South and Southeast Asia were reviewed to understand the impact of community forestry initiatives in recent times on the ecology, with respect to species richness, biomass enhancement and forest regeneration. The findings from diverse ecological regions of South and Southeast Asia have demonstrated that community forestry has resulted in significant increase in plant diversity and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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