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  • 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 - ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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 ...

  • Japan’s most powerful wood gas-fueled plant, powered by GE wins Asian power award

    Japan’s most powerful wood gas-to-energy power plant, powered by two of GE Energy’s Jenbacher gas engines, has won the Gold Award for the Best Renewable Energy Power Plant of the Year, conferred by Asian Power magazine. The innovative project generates power from an abundant, renewable biomass resource that would otherwise be treated as rubbish, demonstrating opportunities for future ...


  • 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 ...

  • Waste wood – the untapped resource for Biomass Fuel

    The huge potential of reusing waste wood as fuel is being wasted, Environment Minister Joan Ruddock has warned. The significant carbon and energy benefits of recovering energy from waste wood are detailed in a new information report on the sector that surveys the activities of producers, aggregators and users of waste wood. Recycling and energy markets for clean, virgin wood have been growing in ...

  • Wood Group GTS awarded $150m contract

    Wood Group GTS, part of John Wood Group PLC ('Wood Group'), has been awarded a long-term service agreement by PERU LNG worth US$150 million over an 18-year term. Wood Group GTS will provide a service and maintenance program to maximize machine availability of the gas turbines, compressors and generators for PERU LNG at their Pampa Melchorita site south of Lima. The agreement covers two General ...


    By John Wood Group PLC

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Federal wood burning rule prompts rural backlash

    A federal proposal to clean up the smoke wafting from wood-burning stoves has sparked a backlash from some rural residents, lawmakers and manufacturers who fear it could close the damper on one of the oldest ways of warming homes on cold winter days. Proposed regulations from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would significantly reduce the amount of particle pollution allowed from the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Using genetic markers to trace oak wood barrels

    Researchers at INRA Bordeaux-Aquitaine have identified new genetic markers and developed genotyping technology that can identify species and determine if a lot of oak wood matches its stated provenance. The technology is flexible, quick, accurate, and cost-effective. To make it available to wine-barrel industry stakeholders (forest managers, stave mills, coopers, winemakers), the technology will ...

  • ReportsnReports - China wood product manufacturing industry, 2010

    China wood product manufacturing industry, 2010  China wood product manufacturing Industry, 2010 is valuable for anyone who wants to invest in the wood product manufacturing industry, to get Chinese investments; to import into China or export from China, to build factories ...


  • GE technology turns waste wood into useful energy at Italian biomass plant

    As Italy strives to increase its renewable energy production to 17 percent by 2020, GE’s (NYSE: GE) alternative energy technology can help companies in the country support this initiative. At POWER-GEN Europe, GE is showcasing the Clean Cycle power generation system, its new acquisition in the field of small Organic Rankine Cycles (ORC), which recently received GE’s ecomagination ...

  • 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

  • ElectraTherm Green Machines generate electricity from wood waste at mill in Oregon

    ElectraTherm, a leader in distributed, waste heat to power generation, commissioned its second Green Machine at an integrated wood products mill in Wallowa, Oregon. Together, the two machines operate off the waste heat of a biomass boiler to generate emission-free electricity. Integrated Biomass Resources (IBR) processes small-diameter timber into various wood products, such as firewood and ...


    By ElectraTherm

  • ConocoPhillips, Enviva LP Partner to Develop Torrefied Wood Pellet Business

    Enviva LP ("Enviva"), a leading manufacturer of processed biomass fuel in the United States and Europe, today announced that it has partnered with ConocoPhillips, a prominent international oil and gas producer, to create a new company, ECo Biomass Technologies ("ECo Biomass"), which will bring torrefied biomass fuels to market. ECo Biomass, ...


    By Enviva Pellets, LLC

  • ReportsnReports – China Market Survey of Powder Wood Activated Carbon

    China Market Survey of Powder Wood Activated Carbon ReportsnReports.com adds CCM International Market Research Report “China Market Survey of Powder Wood Activated Carbon ’’ to its store. In the past 20 years, with fast development of ...


  • Germany`s RWE Innogy creates fuel-wood plantations for energy

    RWE intends to further extend its biomass activities and in particular the use of wood as fuel in cogeneration power stations. To support this strategy, RWE Innogy Cogen GmbH, a subsidiary of RWE Innogy, signed a contract with the renowned forest tree nursery P&P, which is based in Eitelborn, Germany. The agreement forms the basis for planting up to 10,000 hectares of fuel-wood plantations in ...


    By RWE AG

  • 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

  • Wood pellet market continues to rise in Japan - What does this mean for the U.S.?

    Over the past couple of decades, Japan has taken aggressive steps towards increasing their use of renewable resources in order to fuel the nation’s growing energy needs while also reducing carbon emissions. The Japanese government has introduced a ...


    By Uzelac Industries, Inc

  • Vyborgskaya Cellulose and Ekman & Co collaborate on the world's largest wood pellet plant

    Vyborgskaya Cellulose is building the world's largest wood pellet plant at its facility in Russia near the border with Finland. Production capacity will be over 900,000 tons per year. Construction of the plant is underway and production is planned ...


    By Thomson Reuters

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