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  • Opportunities and risks of wood energy production

    The use of wood energy can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and can contribute to poverty reduction, FAO said today. But the agency warned that the use of wood for fuel can result in deforestation or forest degradation if sustainable forest management is not effectively practiced. Wood is the most important biofuel, mainly in developing countries. Today half of the annual harvest of roundwood ...

  • Energy Harvesting Systems Will Reach Nearly $375 Million in Annual Revenue by 2020

    Energy harvesting systems, which convert ambient energy to useable electrical energy, offer an attractive alternative to battery power for portable devices. Using a variety of energy sources including electromagnetic radiation, thermal energy, kinetic energy, and mechanical energy, energy harvesting technology is already powering a range of consumer products, such as laptops and mobile phones. ...

  • The ebeaver – a fuel-efficient bioenergy harvester

    “How much diesel is it acceptable to use to produce green energy? Harvesting thinnings with a big machine is like eating with a pair of cudgels. We offer an alternative that harvests bioenergy in an energy-efficient way and has minimal environmental impact.” The speaker is Johan Dagman, one of the men behind the ebeaver, the radio-controlled mini-harvester that drew big ...


    By Elmia AB

  • Saving Green: The Story of Copper Naphthenate Wood Preservative

    An unintended result of a recent action by EPA would be that copper naphthenate, arguably one of the greenest and safest wood pressure treatment chemicals, would no longer be available forcing the use of higher toxicity ...


    By Nisus Corporation

  • Energy harvesting device sales will reach nearly 19 million units annually by 2020

    Converting ambient energy to useable electrical energy, energy harvesting (EH) systems offer an inexpensive and compact way to power portable electrical devices that, in many cases, rely heavily on batteries. In the near future, EH technology will power an increasing number of consumer and industrial products that are untethered or need to become disconnected from electrical outlets. According to ...

  • Enviva LP Continues Growth with Acquisition of Premium Wood-Pellet Manufacturer

    RICHMOND, Va.- Enviva LP (“Enviva”), a leading manufacturer of processed biomass fuel in the United States and Europe, today announced it has acquired a controlling interest in Tomorrow’s Energy, LLC and its Piney Woods pellet manufacturing facility. This strategic investment marks the third major transaction in as many months for Enviva’s growing biomass supply business. ...


    By Enviva Pellets, LLC

  • States fight green-building leader over local wood

    A building supplier phoned Pollard Lumber Co. about providing wood for a large government construction project in Georgia, but the deal broke down over a single question about how the family-owned sawmill has committed itself to environmentally friendly practices. The mill in rural Appling holds certification by a national forestry group to verify it uses timber harvested in a sustainable manner. ...


    By Associated Press

  • Enviva LP Signs Long-Term Wood Pellet Supply Agreement with Utility Electrabel, Group GDF SUEZ

    Enviva Will Supply Biomass to Meet Half of a Major Power Plant’s Fuel Requirements, Powering Hundreds of Thousands of Homes with Renewable Energy RICHMOND, Va. - Enviva LP™ (“Enviva”), a leading manufacturer of wood pellets and processed biomass in the United States and Europe, announced today the signing of a long-term wood pellet supply contract with Electrabel, a ...


    By Enviva Pellets, LLC

  • Indeck Energy: Energy Independence Starts at Home

    Indeck Ladysmith, LLC, the manufacturer of Indeck Energy Premium Wood Pellets, is taking December to remind consumers that energy independence, green living and economic stimulus starts at home -- through the utilization of locally grown and sustainably harvested ...


  • Bio Energy – At the Heart of Future Renewable Energy Growth

    In times of climate change, insecurity and rising prices, clean energy has become a paramount to the sustainability of national and regional development increasing the competitiveness and reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions. According to the last statistics, bioenergy remains the major source among renewables in Europe, accounting for almost 62% of European renewables and showing steady ...


    By Via Expo Ltd.

  • The hidden costs of energy production—US$120bn in 2005

    A report just released by the National Academies of Science estimates the “hidden” costs of energy production and use. These costs, which include human health effects, physical damages to buildings and other structures, and reduction in grain crop harvests caused by air pollution are not reflected in market prices of coal, oil, other energy sources, or the electricity and gasoline produced from ...

  • DECC invites applicants for GBP 1.5m bio-energy infrastructure grants

    Farmers, foresters and local authorities can now apply for £1.5 million grants to help develop the supply of biomass, such as wood chips or energy crops like miscanthus, in England through round three of the Bio-energy Infrastructure Scheme. Energy and Climate Change Minister, Lord Hunt said: “As we approach Copenhagen we need to encourage business to invest in renewable energy. We have a target ...


  • Vista Inks Deal for "Closed-Loop" Renewable Energy Solutions

    DENVER, CO -- (Marketwire) -- 07/28/10 -- Vista International Technologies, Inc (OTCBB: VVIT), a specialist in the conversion of biomass and waste into renewable energy with its patented Thermal Gasifier™ technology, and Emerald Energy, LLC (www.emeraldplantations.com), a producer of proprietary high-value agricultural products for use as biomass feedstock, soil ...


  • Major technological progress needed to make renewable energy affordable

    Major technological progress needed to make renewable energy affordable says a study by the RAND corpoaration. Dramatic progress in renewable energy technology is needed if the United States desires to produce 25 percent of its electricity and motor vehicle fuel from renewable sources by 2025 without significantly increasing consumer costs, according to a RAND Corporation study. Produced by the ...

  • Secretary Chu Announces More Than $20.5 million for Community Renewable Energy Deployment Projects

    Washington, DC— U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today the selection of five projects to receive more than $20.5 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support deployment of community-based renewable energy projects, such as biomass, wind and solar installations. These projects will promote investment in clean energy infrastructure that will create ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Catholic University, Washington Gas Energy Systems and Standard Solar to Dedicate D.C.’s Largest Solar Panel System

    At 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 21, The Catholic University of America (CUA) will dedicate the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) panel system in the District of Columbia, which features more than 2,600 solar panels generating in excess of 830,000 kilowatt-hours of clean electricity per year, including a canopy of 714 panels over more than 70 parking spaces. The university will ...


    By Standard Solar, Inc.

  • Morbark and HTI form waste-to-power partnership

    Morbark, Inc., a world leader in the manufacture of wood reduction equipment announced an agreement with Heat Transfer International (HTI) of Kentwood, Michigan.  HTI is a technology company providing turnkey waste-to-energy systems which create renewable energy through SALT™ gasification of biomass. The agreement, which will create dozens of green jobs in Michigan, includes a manufacturing ...


  • Morbark introduces New Horizontal Grinder

    Morbark, Inc., introduces a new mid-range horsepower horizontal grinder, the 3200 Wood Hog, at its Demo Days event today. Aimed at wood and green waste recycling applications, the 3200 is a compact and aggressive unit. “We saw a need for a horizontal grinder in the 400-600 horsepower range that was smaller than our 3800 Wood Hog and more powerful than our 2600 Wood Hog,” said John ...


  • Morbark Hosts Demo Days

    Morbark, Inc., welcomed approximately 300 customers, members of its authorized dealer network, and other guests from around the world for its ninth Demo Days event on August 20 and 21. 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 ...


  • Morbark introduces compact stand-alone flail

    Morbark, Inc. today introduced the Morbark 5500 Stand-Alone Flail. This portable debarker/delimber removes the bark and foliage from trees when harvesting wood fiber for high quality chips for use in the pulp and paper market. The new flail can be used alone or in tandem with a Morbark Whole Tree Chipper, giving operators flexibility in their operations. Those currently supplying the fuel market ...


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