wood energy News

  • 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 ...

  • SFU power project to convert wood waste to energy

    A new neighborhood energy utility on Burnaby Mountain will supply enough heat for the entire Simon Fraser University campus and future homes in the acclaimed UniverCity residential development. SFU is partnering with SFU Community Trust, Corix Utilities, and BC Hydro on the community-based sustainable district energy system. The project involves a high-efficiency heating plant using biomass - ...


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  • Indeck Energy University: Innovative Wood Pellet Education

    Indeck Ladysmith, LLC, the manufacturer of Indeck Energy Premium Wood Pellets, is announcing the release of Indeck Energy University. Indeck Energy University is a web-based sales training program designed to equip retailers, distributors and sales associates to better sell and profit ...


  • Indeck Energy Announces Wood Pellet Giveaway Winners

    Indeck Energy Services, Inc. and its subsidiary Indeck Ladysmith, LLC are helping consumers and retailers by giving away one free ton of Indeck Energy Premium Wood Pellets each Tuesday until January 31. The contest's first two winners are Bill Chevalier of Calumet, Mich. and Audrey Springstroh of Clintonville, Wis. "During this season, it is our hope that consumers and retailers are able to ...


  • Wood pellets, the way forward

    A new company, Wood Pellets, has announced the creation of a new factory in the Auvergne for manufacturing wood pellets, primarily for the German market. Work is due to start in the next few weeks, with opening planned for March or April 2008. The planned production capacity is 150,000 tonnes a year, to the German DIN-Plus standard which is expected to form the basis for a new European standard ...


  • Resurgence in global wood production

    Global production of all major wood products is showing its largest growth since the global economic downturn of 2008-2009, according to new data published by FAO today. In 2014, growth in wood products, including industrial roundwood, sawnwood, wood-based panels and pulp and paper, ranged from 1 to 5 percent, ...

  • Wood Review Call for Evidence

    In June 2013 I took the opportunity to commission Sir Ian Wood to undertake a comprehensive review of the regulation and stewardship of the UK’s hydrocarbon reserves. The resultant Wood Review made recommendations that will refresh the management of the UK Continental Shelf in a profound way that will benefit both the UK economy as well as the myriad businesses involved in the recovery of ...

  • Indeck Energy: Wood Pellets Produce Less Ash Than Corn

    Consumers using corn as a home heating fuel may contend with more residual ash than other consumers who heat their homes using wood pellets. Characteristics inherent in corn cause it to produce more ash than wood pellets. "In addition to a higher ash content, corn ...


  • Indeck Energy: Fewer Fines Means Higher Quality Wood Pellets

    Indeck Energy Premium Wood Pellets, manufactured by Indeck Ladysmith, LLC, contain about 80 percent less fines than required by the Pellet Fuels Institute, creating less dust and preventing potentially costly maintenance issues for consumers. The Pellet Fuels Institute requires ...


  • EU call for regulation of wood ash fertilisers

    Wood ash may not be an ideal fertiliser for the forest after all, according to new research, which found high natural levels of toxic trace elements in wood ash. In addition, the study showed that adding wood ash could affect the forest soils in such a way that toxic elements are more rapidly released into the receiving waters. Wood ash is a by-product of wood burning which is classed as a form ...

  • 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

  • Enviva LP Announces Wood Pellet Facility in Virginia

            WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Enviva LP ("Enviva"), a leading manufacturer of processed biomass fuel in the United States and Europe, today announced that it is planning to build a 454,000 metric ton wood pellet ...


    By Enviva Pellets, LLC

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Recognizes Wood Partners for Building an Outstanding Number of ENERGY STAR(R) Certified Homes in 2011

    Wood Partners, one of the nation's largest and most active multifamily developers, announced today that it has received a 2012 ENERGY STAR Leadership In Housing Award from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its achievements in energy-efficient new home design and construction. The award recognizes the important contribution Wood Partners has made to energy-efficient ...


  • Commercial Buildings, Huge Energy Savings with Wood Heat Focus of 2012 Northeast Biomass Heating Expo

      Fourth annual Northeast Biomass Heating Expo 2012 to feature two dedicated technical and economic development tracks Saratoga Springs, NY (March 21-23, 2012) – The fourth annual Northeast Biomass Heating Expo 2012 (nebiomassheat.com) will feature two dedicated technical and economic development tracks for its March 21-23 conference and expo in Saratoga ...

  • Fläkt Woods Deliver Energy Efficient Indoor Climate System For The Turku University Hospital In Finland

    Fläkt Woods has signed a prestigious contract worth approximately 2.5 million Euro to deliver EU air handling units with the Econet system for TYKS, the Turku University Hospital in Finland. Fläkt Woods’ modular product range is modern and highly specified, designed for customers with high demand on quality and energy efficiency. Each unit can be optimized for acoustic and/or efficiency ...


    By Flakt Woods Group SA

  • Wood waste prices could rise as supply declines, says WRAP`s wood waste report

    Wood waste in the UK may be in decline, while demand is set to rise leading to price rises and wood shortages, according to a study by the Waste and Resources Action Programme. WRAP’s report Wood Waste Market in the UK has estimated that the quantity of wood waste arising in the UK in 2008 was between 4.5 and 4.6 million tonnes, which is significantly lower than previous predictions. ...

  • Minister says `yes` to waste wood biomass power station in Yorkshire

      15th power station consent of 2011 marks new record for capacity consented 8GW of plant now consented this year, enough to power around 8 million homes New waste wood plant in Yorkshire will mean less wood going to landfill The number of new power stations given consent in England and Wales this year has reached fifteen, the highest ever since the ...

  • Government commits £15m to kickstart new regulator in response to Wood Review

    The Government today announced it would contribute short term funding of £15 million over five years to help kickstart the establishment of a new arm’s length regulatory body in the official response to Sir Ian Wood’s review into improving efficiencies in the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry. The Government’s one-off contribution to help fund the new regulator was ...

  • Spot Pricing Estimates Released as Wood Pellet Demand Increases

    Biomass consulting firm FutureMetrics LLC recently published a white paper highlighting global demand and spot price estimates for industrial wood pellets. The data allows for an optimistic scenario in which demand for co-firing or full-firing of wood pellets in large industrial pulverized coal (PC) power plants continues to strengthen in Korea, ...


    By Uzelac Industries, Inc

  • Shredding technology presents new opportunities for wood recycling and biomass sector

    A new electric-drive shredder designed and engineered by Austrian headquartered UNTHA, is set to increase capacity, profitability and safety levels in the pioneering wood recycling and biomass market. And, unusually for this sector, the ground-breaking technology is now available as either a static or ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

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