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  • Maximising the yield of agricultural crop residues and biomass from forestry

    There is a huge potential for yield increase of agricultural crop residues and biomass from forestry in the European Union, Ukraine, Russia and Belarus. In a study for the European Commission, Ecofys has investigated the realistic and technical-sustainable potential for these regions. The research team developed and assessed best practice strategies for residue yield increase with regard to their ...


    By Ecofys

  • Planning for sustainable global biomass use

    Projected future population growth, dietary changes and a growing need to use biomass for energy and fibre will increase the global use of biomass over the coming decades. Livestock are a major contributor to human biomass consumption, using from 30-75 per cent of all biomass harvested by humans, new research shows. The research suggests that integrated assessments of land and biomass use are ...

  • Use of residues from agriculture and forestry as energy source improves food security

    The sustainability of growing crops for use as energy sources has been disputed for many years. A potentially attractive alternative is to use waste and residues from agricultural and forestry. However, using waste and other residues may have an impact on land use, biodiversity and food security. The additional sources of income from the sale of waste and other residues could prompt an increase ...

  • Biomass Powering a Military Base in Upstate New York

    Fort Drum, a U.S. Army installation located in northern New York state and home to a 60-megawatt biomass power plant, is a leader in its support of the U.S. Department of Defense’s priorities to enhance energy security and the use of renewable energy. The ReEnergy Black River facility, operated by ReEnergy Holdings ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • NACF: Mississippi Foresters Anticipate Biomass Boost

    HOUSTON - Mississippi tree farmers look forward to new biomass facilities in the state providing a new market for wood, according to an article published Saturday in the Clarion-Ledger. The Jackson, Miss.-based paper reported that the state's future as a biomass and biofuels hub was one of the topics discussed at a forestry summit last Friday at the Old Capitol Museum hosted by Lt. Gov. Phil ...


  • New tool to improve assessment of forest biomass and carbon stocks

    A new online platform launched by FAO will allow countries to improve the assessment of forest volumes, biomass and carbon stocks. This data is crucial for climate change research and mitigation activities, such as increasing the carbon stock in forests through reforestation, and bioenergy development. The new GlobAllomeTree, jointly developed by FAO, the ...

  • Forests for fuel: European stakeholders discuss the way forward

    As part of the European Union's drive to promote the use of renewable energy, a 'Biomass Action Plan' has been developed which is designed to increase the amount of energy derived from biomass. New research has investigated barriers to greater exploitation of forests as a source of biomass for energy production. Biomass (biological material such as plants) could help mitigate the effects of ...

  • Scotland trials set to investigate new applications for quality compost

    The Waste & Resources Action Programme has launched a new series of Scottish trials designed to understand how quality compost can be used in a variety of applications. WRAP hopes the trials will develop new markets for quality compost and help shape policy and practice across the UK. The trials are being conducted by Forestry Commission Scotland and the Scottish Agricultural College in ...

  • The Role of Forest Carbon in Emerging Ecomarkets Will be Significant

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va., — Forest carbon will play a significant role in emerging environmental markets designed to address climate change, despite the reluctance of some countries to accept forest carbon offsets, predicted environmental economics expert Ricardo Bayon at a seminar for forestry professionals representing all facets of the industry. “Forest carbon has been ostracized by the world’s ...


    By ImageTree Corporation

  • Alien plants `can help alleviate poverty`

    Alien plant species can significantly reduce biodiversity but they can also boost an ecosystem's biomass production, on average by more than half, according to a global analysis of scientific literature. Introduced alien species are usually seen ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • The Rocky Mountain Forest Restoration & Bioenergy Summit Set to Begin Next Week in Denver

    The Rocky Mountain Forest Restoration & Bioenergy Summit will take place April 16 in Denver, Colo. At this one-day, content-rich event, experts in forestry, bioenergy and public policy will outline the current condition of Rocky ...


    By BBI International

  • New Website Provides One-Stop Portal to Track Forest Action Plans and Trends Nationwide

    One year after finalizing their Forest Action Plans, the members of the National Association of State Foresters (NASF) today launched a new website -- www.forestactionplans.org -- in order to provide access to every state's plan as well as national- and regional-level insight into the primary ...


  • Morbark adds 25/36 whole tree chipper to line-up

    Morbark, Inc. has added the compact 25/36 Whole Tree Chipper to its line-up of heavy-duty whole tree chippers. The Morbark 25/36 uses the proven design and technologies of its big brothers, the Morbark 30/36 and 40/36 models, but with amore compact profile. Aimed at the in-woods chipping market, the Morbark 25/36 Whole Tree Chipper is an ideal unit for those processing moderate volumes. Equipped ...


  • CSIRO and the bioeconomy at AusBiotech 2008

    “As Australia’s leading science agency, CSIRO will have significant input on a number of topics and scientists from across the organisation will be there to talk about the issues,” Professor Alastair Robertson, CSIRO Deputy Chief Executive for Science Strategy and Investment said. Professor Robertson is a plenary speaker and will talk on the topic the CSIRO view of opportunities for Australia in ...

  • Mitigating the effects of climate change through sustainable forest management

    Europe’s forests are growing at the rate of about 360 million cubic metres annually, yet only two-thirds of this growth is being exploited. Given that forests are essential to the global energy balance, the vital role of forests in combatting climate change are among the major issues to be debated at the first-ever European Forest Week, taking place at FAO Headquarters from 20 to 24 October 2008. ...

  • PEFC Strengthens Presence at European Union Level

    In recognition of the significant role that theEuropean Union (EU) is playing in advancing sustainable forest management, PEFC International has appointment Xavier Noyon as its Brussels-based EU Representative to contribute to and engage in processes impacting responsible forestry in the EU. Commenting on the ...


    By PEFC International

  • Affluence drives unsustainable consumption of land and sea

    The amount of land and ocean that a country uses in order to produce food and other commodities, or its land or ocean ‘footprint’, increases by over a third for each doubling of income, new research shows. Thus, as nations become richer, and lifestyles become more affluent, pressure on natural resources increases. Global demand for natural resources is rising at an ...

  • Sweden’s biggest forest owner seeks partners in Europe

    Sveaskog owns 3.3 million hectares of productive forest land and is thereby Sweden’s biggest forest owner. By taking part in World Bioenergy 2010 the company hopes to make international business contacts in the biofuel sector. “For a while now we’ve noticed great interest from European energy companies who want to use more forest raw materials in their heating and power ...


    By Elmia AB

  • Meet 533 companies and organisations

    World Bioenergy will, once again, be the meeting point for everyone who wants to meet bioenergy professionals from all corners of the world. As of today 533 companies and organizations from 52 countries have registered one or more persons to attend the event in Jönköping, Sweden 29-31 May. Welcome to take part in trade fair, conference, matchmaking, study visits and side events on ...


    By Elmia AB

  • Expobiomasa delivers: 16,423 professionals visited the largest annual sector fair in Europe

    The 564 exhibitors, who came from 24 countries and took up over 26,000 m2of exhibition space, were already expecting Expobiomasa to be a success. Now, only a few days after doors closed on ...

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