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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

  • 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 ...

  • Morbark demo days focus on markets, opportunities

    Morbark, Inc., opened its sixth Demo Days event with current and potential customers and members of their authorized industrial dealer network in attendance for factory tours, networking opportunities, vendor booths and informational seminars. Tomorrow the event will conclude with demonstrations of equipment for the forestry and recycling markets. Today’s seminars will feature Bill Turley, ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • 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

  • Morbark names New President

    Morbark, Inc., a leading manufacturer of forestry, sawmill, and wood recycling equipment today announced the appointment of James W. Shoemaker Jr. as President. Shoemaker replaces Lon Morey who will remain as the Chairman of Morbark’s board of directors. Prior to his appointment as President, Shoemaker served as Morbark’s Vice President of Operations and board member. He joined ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • 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 annual demo days event focuses on equipment productivity

    Morbark Inc. today demonstrated several new product innovations for the forestry and recycling markets at the company’s annual Demo Days event in Winn, MI. These innovations will help Morbark users streamline their processes and reduce costs. Over 300 people from fifteen countries attended the 2011 Demo Days event that featured factory tours, seminars, vendor booths, networking ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Powering Up Canada's Energy Advantage for the 21st Century

    The New Economy Alliance is calling on federal, provincial and territorial governments to act now and develop a comprehensive energy strategy that builds on Canada's global advantage in agricultural, oil and gas, mineral and forest resources. The Alliance is for the first time bringing together associations representing forestry, chemicals, agriculture, renewable fuels and biotechnology to ...


    By Marketwire

  • Focussing on the KWF Innovation Award

    With its customary mix of innovation and future-oriented design, AHWI Maschinebau GmbH was able to present itself, and its products, at this year’s Interforst 2010 trade fair in Munich. The chosen exhibit items took into account perfectly the current forestry sector trends, with a core theme clearly focused on the acquisition and subsequent processing of biomass for energy generation. ...


    By AHWI Maschinenbau GmbH

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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. ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • New EU Forest Strategy: Better Management can Boost Rural Jobs, say MEPs

    The new EU forest strategy must focus on managing forests sustainably, promoting efficient use of the raw materials that they produce, and boosting the competitiveness of forest-related industry so as to create jobs, says a non-legislative resolution voted by Parliament on Tuesday. "The new EU forest strategy is a much-needed response to growing demands on forests and significant societal ...


    By European Parliament

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