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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • BioNitrogen Corporation Announces Agreement to Purchase Biomass in Florida

    BioNitrogen Corporation (PINKSHEETS: BION), a cleantech company that utilizes proprietary technology to build environmentally-friendly plants that convert biomass into urea fertilizer, announced today it has signed an agreement to purchase biomass from a 40-acre parcel of land in Hardee County, Florida. The biomass consists of tree trimmings, agricultural waste and woodchips suitable for use as ...


    By BioNitrogen Corp.

  • Uk`s largest biomass plant will produce green electricity for 500k homes

    A new power station that will use wood chip to produce enough electricity to power half a million homes in Wales has been given the go ahead by the Environment Agency. The Prenergy plant, in Port Talbot, South Wales, will produce electricity with 50 to 80 per cent fewer carbon dioxide emissions than gas or coal fired power stations. It will be Britain’s largest biomass power plant. To ensure ...

  • 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 ...

  • Algal Biomass Organization Announces New Directors and Board Chair

    The Algal Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the U.S. algae industry, today announced the election of its Board of Directors for the 2011-2013 term. The ABO also announced Mark Allen, a Senior Advisor to BioProcess Algae, as Chair of the Board of Directors. The Board includes three newly-elected directors and four directors who were re-elected. ...


    By Algae Biomass Organization

  • Algal Biomass Organization Announces 2012-2013 Board of Directors

    The Algal Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the U.S. algae industry, today announced the election of eight members to its Board of Directors for the 2012-2014 term. John Pierce, of DLA Piper LLP, will serve as the new Chair of the Board of Directors. The new and re-elected board members join seven others that are already serving terms on the board. ABO's Board guides the ...

  • Veolia Awarded Operations Contract for North Carolina Biomass Facility

    Through a new $9 million annual operations and maintenance (O&M) contract with North Carolina Renewable Power – Lumberton, LLC, a subsidiary of Georgia Renewable Power (GRP), Veolia Energy Operating Services, LLC (Veolia) will manage a cogeneration plant that converts poultry litter (waste) and wood chips into biomass energy – diverting up to ...


    By Veolia

  • Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper to Address Algae Biomass Summit

    The 6th Annual Algae Biomass Summit, the official conference of the Algae Biomass Organization and the world's largest algae industry gathering, today announced that Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper will deliver the opening keynote address when the event convenes in Denver on Monday, September 24th. Governor Hickenlooper will welcome the industry to Colorado and discuss the importance ...


    By Algae Biomass Organization

  • USDA announces availability of BCAP funding for farmers, foresters and ranchers

    On May 23, 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) had resumed incentives for farmers and foresters producing biomass for renewable energy and biobased products. BCAP has $3 ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • BTEC and RPG Awarded Grant by U.S. Forest Service

    The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) and Resource Professional Group (RPG) today announced that they were awarded a $70,000 grant by the U.S. Forest Service’s Wood Education and Resource Center (WERC). The project will promote energy cost savings and environmental improvement of commercial buildings by educating building architects and biomass appliance manufacturers on wood energy. ...

  • New Campaign Chops Down Growing Trend of Burning American Forests for Energy

    Southern forests are being burned for electricity, and a new campaign announced today aims to put an end to it. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Dogwood Alliance have launched “Our Forests Aren’t Fuel” to raise awareness of an alarming and rapidly-growing practice of logging forests and burning the trees as fuel to generate electricity At the forefront of burning ...

  • Environment Agency: Waste materials used as fuel will reduce greenhouse emissions

    Waste materials used as fuel for generating electricity and heat could play an important role in meeting the UK’s renewable energy and greenhouse emissions targets, a new report suggests. Biomass – carbon sink or carbon sinner?,a report published by the Environment Agency finds that using biomass to generate electricity can deliver ...

  • 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 ...


  • Trees show that growing is not putting on weight!

    An international consortium led by scientists of the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) has shown that mechanisms involved in tree growth are in action at different times. First, the tree gets bigger due to the production and enlargement of woody cells; then the cell walls are reinforced, which increases the tree’s mass. These results, published in Nature Plants on ...

  • Morbark Hosts 10th Demo Days Event

    Morbark, LLC, welcomed about 250 customers, members of its authorized dealer network, and other guests from around the world for its 10th Demo Days event on October 13-14. Morbark’s Demo Days give attendees the opportunity to not only watch the equipment in action, but also meet the people who build and support the equipment as they see firsthand the manufacturing processes utilized. ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • GN Energy Solutions Acquires Forest Fuels

    GN Energy Solutions, a newly formed holding company focused on the UK and European energy sectors, today announced it has acquired an award-winning and market-leading wood fuel specialist, Forest Fuels. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Forest Fuels supplies premium-grade wood chip and pellet nationally from a network of 15 local depots, supported by a central office and customer ...


    By Forest Fuels Ltd

  • 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. ...

  • Sustainably managed forests can `save ten times the CO2`

    Sustainably managed forests can save at least ten times CO2 than unmanaged forests. WBA, AEBIOM, ABA appeal to policy makers to take scientific results into account when establishing harmonised EU sustainability criteria and future bioenergy policy. Professor Hubert Hasenauer from the Vienna University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences (silviculture institute) recently ...

  • Turkey: ideally placed to make use of renewables

    With a growing population of over 72 million and rapid economic development, Turkey has one of the fastest growing needs for power in the developed world. Electricity demand alone is increasing by 6-8 per cent each year and CO2 emissions are rising at a rate of 5.8 per cent per year. As part of its climate change strategy designed to tackle these rising emissions, Turkey recently announced it ...

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