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2023 Billion-Ton Report

(U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy KDF) The U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technology Office's (BETO's) 2023 Billion-Ton Report (BT23) is an assessment of renewable carbon resources potentially available in the United States. BT23 explores these resources in terms of quantity, price,

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Vilsack Accepts Holmberg Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) At ABLC, the United States Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, accepted the William C. Holmberg Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Bioeconomy and in his Holmberg Address said that “There’s a competition going on here. There

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2023 Billion-Ton Report: An Assessment of U.S. Renewable Carbon Resources

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technology Office's (BETO) 2023 Billion-Ton Report (BT23) is the 4th in a series of assessments of potential biomass resources available in the United States. BT23 explores these resources in

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Garamendi, King Introduce Bill to Allow Biomass Power to Participate in the RFS

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., and Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, on March 11 each introduced legislation that aims to allow facilities generating renewable electricity from forest biomass, such as woodchips or sawdust, to participate in the

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Vilsack: Actions Needed to Assure Biomass Supply

by Jerry Hagstrom (The Hagstrom Report)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today said today the government needs to take a number of actions to assure an adequate supply of biomass for the biofuels industry in the future. Vilsack released several reports on the

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Bold Goals Action Group Releases 40 Bold Actions to Accelerate the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Bold Goals Action Group released the final text of the 40 Bold Actions to Accelerate at ABLC 2024. The release capped a year-long, multi-national effort by bioeconomy stakeholders to define specific actions that

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to the Trois-Rivieres BDO Zone

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In this presentation, we explored the new BDO Zone at Trois-Rivieres, Quebec— the feedstocks, the infrastructure, the workforce, how risks are mitigated.  David Berthelot of Trois-Rivieres presented these slides on The BDO Zone, a program on Digest TV 

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to the Trois-Rivieres BDO Zone

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In this presentation, we explored the new BDO Zone at Trois-Rivieres, Quebec— the feedstocks, the infrastructure, the workforce, how risks are mitigated.  David Berthelot of Trois-Rivieres presented these slides on The BDO Zone, a program on Digest TV 

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Advancing Certification Schemes for Bio-based Feedstock – The BIORECER Project

(Renewable Carbon News/nova institute) In four case studies the project will test the assessment framework and additionally assesses novel value chains based on biological feedstocks -- The EU funded BIORECER project, currently in its 18th month, aims to increase the use and to

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Kore Infrastructure

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Kore’s carbon negative pyrolysis process represents a paradigm shift, offering businesses an environmentally and economically sustainable way to convert organic waste into renewable energy. This means more incentives to decarbonize, fewer landfills and incinerators, permanent carbon sequestration, and measurable

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The Irish Bioenergy Association (IrBEA) Has Published a Guide to Specified Biomass Harvesting (SBH)

The Irish Bioenergy Association (IrBEA) has published a guide to Specified Biomass Harvesting (SBH) as part of sustainable forest management. Ireland has grown a significant forest resource over the past century since independence, with much of this forest resource now

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Kensington Mayor Blames Province for Loss of $150M Plant, 30 Jobs

by Laura Chapin (CBC News) Biomass project hit ‘major unexplained barrier’ when seeking provincial approval --  The mayor of Kensington is frustrated that a $150-million renewable diesel plant proposed for the town's industrial park will not happen, and he is blaming the

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to BDO Zones

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The BDO Zone Initiative certifies regional readiness for bioenergy manufacturing, creates global connections with project developers, and ignites an influx of clean energy opportunities. A BDO Zone rating is a standards-based assessment of regional  manufacturing readiness

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Southwest Nova Scotia Issued BDO Zone ‘A’ Rating for Woody Biomass

(Bioeconomy Development Initiative Opportunity Initiative) The Greenspring Bioinnovation Hub, Town of Bridgewater, Municipality of Chester, Municipality of the District of Lunenberg, Region of Queens Municipality and Ecostrat are pleased to announce the issuance of an ‘A’ rated  Bioeconomy Development Opportunity (BDO) Zone in Southwest Nova Scotia. The ‘A’ rating

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Greenbrier Valley Issued BDO Zone ‘AA’ Rating for Woody Biomass

(Bioeconomy Development Opportunity Zone Initiative) AA’ Rating to Unlock Underutilized Feedstock and Ignite Biobased Investment  -- The Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation and Ecostrat are pleased to announce the issuance of a new Bioeconomy Development Opportunity (BDO) Zone designation for woody biomass. The Greenbrier Valley BDO Zone

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Opinion: Canada’s Greatest Climate Challenge and Responsibility Is Our Forests

by Jamie Stephen (Canadian Biomass Magazine/TorchLight Bioresources)  ... Research on the world’s boreal forests shows two diametrically opposed approaches and outcomes. On one side is Canada, Alaska, and Russia, which see massive carbon losses from wildfires. On the other are the Nordic

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Comstock Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Comstock Fuels highlights that its “ breakthrough cellulosic technology enables fuel producers to lead in fuel production efficiency and output while contributing to net zero mobility. Our proprietary cellulosic fuel technology converts woody biomass into C6

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Kraftstock, Feedstock, Comstock: The Unleashing of Kraft Lignin as an Abundant, Affordable Feedstock for Drop-in Renewable Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... First, Comstock has made an investment in RenFuel technology, the focus is to assure that RenFuel has the resources to complete some additional R&D that will broaden the applications of the technology they have already brought to

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to UPM

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The BioFore company, the Finnish Forest Giant, the hydrocarbons from the woods folk, by any name this forest products company has made a splash with its hydrocarbons from wood technologies and a successful leap to commercial

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West Biofuels Secures $4 Million to Develop Bioenergy Facilities

(West Biofuels/EIN Presswire) CAL FIRE Grants will Increase Forest Sustainability, Promote Innovation, and Bolster Rural Economies  --  Today (December 20, 2023), West Biofuels, LLC (“West Biofuels”) announced $4 million from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s (CAL FIRE) Business and Workforce

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Ontario Names Funding Recipients of Forest Biomass Program

(Government of Ontario, Canada) The Ontario government is investing more than $1.5 million in 15 research, innovation and modernization initiatives that will develop the untapped economic potential and environmental benefit of new and emerging uses of underutilized wood and mill by-products,

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to USDA Energy & Climate Action

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Inflation Reduction Act provides nearly $40 billion for USDA over the next 10 years to improve life and livelihoods in rural communities. Specific investments include: $19.3 billion for climate-smart agriculture on farms, ranches, and forests;

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Redding Rancheria Hydrogen 2 Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Tule River Tribe’s subsidiary Redding Rancheria is building a facility to produce over 10,000 kg of hydrogen per day from completely renewable sources. The Tribe is licensing the technology from H2 Energy Group, an experienced

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Fire! Open Letter to US Treasury, Energy Secretaries on Addressing the Threat of Forest Fire via the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ... Which brings us to the forest, because once we have stopped by the commodity exchanges where oilseeds, grains, and waste fats and oils are priced and traded, we discover right away that commodity prices are

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the Role of Biomass in Forest Management

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Tule River Indian Reservation is 56,000 acres serving about 2,000 members drawn from Yokuts, Pauite, Mono, Tubatulabal tribes. Found on the foothills and western slopes of the Sierra Nevada, land uses include forestry, cattle ranching, and

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B.C. Partners Are Finding Value in Wood Waste

(Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC)/Canadian Biomass Magazine) How two Merritt-based companies are revolutionizing sustainable forest management --  In a long-standing alliance, a First Nations-owned and operated fibre management company, Stuwix Resources Joint Venture (SRJV) and Valley Carriers, a visionary multi-generational trucking

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Scaling Up Speakers Talk Bioeconomy Successes, Gaps in Canada

by Marie Church (Canadian Biomass Magazine)  ... The global bioeconomy is rapidly progressing and while Canada has seen some bright advancements, there are glaring gaps to fill if we want to be among the front runners. Scaling Up, an annual bioeconomy

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Uruguay Publishes Definitive 2040 Green Hydrogen Roadmap

(Bnamericas) The Uruguayan energy ministry has published the country’s definitive 2040 green hydrogen roadmap. A draft had been put out to public consultation over a year ago. Officials estimate that a hydrogen and derivatives industry could generate U$1.9bn in revenue a year by 2040 and more

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Global Increase in Biomass Carbon Stock Dominated by Growth of Northern Young Forests over Past Decade

by Yang, H., Ciais, P., Frappart, F. et al (Nature Geoscience) Changes in terrestrial carbon storage under environmental and land-use changes remain a critical source of uncertainty in regional and global carbon budgets. We generated global maps of annual live vegetation biomass using

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Opinion: Canada Is Ill Prepared for the Bio Revolution

by Jeff Passmore (Scaling Up/Canadian Biomass Magazine) ... While more than 60 countries in the world have national bioeconomy strategies. Canada is not among them. With 348 million hectares of forests (nine per cent of the world’s), 60 million hectares of

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CanmetENERGY-Ottawa: Driving Innovations in Pyrolysis and Upgrading Technologies

by Jawad Jeaidi, et al. (IEA Bioenergy Task 34 Newsletter Direct Thermochemical Liquefaction) ... Nonetheless, agricultural and forestry operations generate substantial volumes of residues that often go unused, leading to their decay on roadsides and the emission of methane and carbon dioxide.

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New US Producers Plan 4.4 Million mt/year Green Methanol for Shipping

by Max Lin (S&P Global/Platts)  Emerging players eyes strong maritime demand growth; SunGas, Carbon Sink and WasteFuel to start production this decade; US IRA provides strong financial incentives -- Emerging fuel producers are looking to rapidly ramp up "green methanol" output from later this

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Trois-Rivières, Québec Issued BDO Zone ‘A’ Rating for Woody Biomass

(Bioeconomy Development Opportunity Zone Initiative) Innovation et Développement Economique Trois-Rivières will Leverage ‘A’ Rating to Support Local Forest Industry -- Innovation et Développement économique Trois-Rivières, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC), and Ecostrat announce issue of Bioeconomy Development Opportunity (BDO) Zone rating for woody biomass. The Trois-Rivières BDO

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Pulp and Paper Biorefineries: Old and New Challenges for a Circular Economy Leader

by David Peterson (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest) ... Interestingly, pulp and paper operations are a forerunner to modern biorefineries that operate as “circular economies”. The underlying benefit of a biorefinery is the collection, transportation, and concentration of biomass to one location

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Matawinie, Québec Issued BDO Zone ‘A’ Rating for Woody Biomass

(Bioeconomy Development Opportunity Zone Initiative)  ‘A’ Rating to Unlock Opportunities for Woody Biomass Utilization -- The Community Futures Development Corporation (SADC) Matawinie and Ecostrat are pleased to announce the issue of a new Bioeconomy Development Opportunity (BDO) Zone rating for woody biomass. The Matawinie BDO Zone is

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Enviros Assail Forest Service Report, Saying It Could Promote Logging

by Minho Kim (Politico Pro Climatewire) The Forest Service faces criticism for projecting that forests could become carbon emitters by 2070 instead of continuing as carbon sinks.  -- Activists are condemning a recent Forest Service report to Congress, saying one of its

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Greenbrier Valley Issued BDO Zone ‘AA’ Rating for Woody Biomass

(Ecostrat) ‘AA’ Rating to Unlock Underutilized Feedstock and Ignite Biobased Investment -- The BDO Zone Initiative has issued a ‘AA’ rated BDO Zone designation for Greenbrier Valley, West Virginia for 850,000 green tons per year of woody biomass. The Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation and Ecostrat are

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West Biofuels Secures $1.5 Million to Develop Bioenergy Facilities

(West Biofuels) Federal Grants will Increase Forest Sustainability, Promote Innovation, and Bolster Local Economies -- West Biofuels, LLC (“West Biofuels”) announced $1.5 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to increase the sustainable use of forest products while

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Wood Is Not the Climate-friendly Building Material Some Claim It to Be

by Tim Searchinger, Liqing Peng, Richard Waite and Jessica Zionts (World Resources Institute) Because concrete and steel used to construct buildings are a major source of global greenhouse gas emissions, there is growing interest in “mass timber” — a supposedly lower-carbon

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to BioIndustrial Innovation Canada and the Canadian Bioeconomy Opportunity

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Meghan Seagrave, executive director of BioIndustrial Innovation Canada, was special guest on REenergize recently, and here are her slides as she takes us through Canada’s opportunities from raw biomass resources to technology, production to policy

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NZ Government Invests in Sustainable, Lower Impact Forestry Industry

by Alan Sherrard (Bioenergy International) Plantation forestry is a significant land use in the Tairāwhiti Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay regions, with 157 295 ha and 139 598 ha under Radiata pine (Pinus radiata) respectively. However, a growing concern is the

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IEA Bioenergy Annual Report 2022

(IEA Bioenergy) The IEA Bioenergy Annual Report 2022 includes the summary of a special feature article ‘Material and Energy Valorization of Waste as Part of a Circular Model’ prepared by Task 36 (full article available here). The Annual Report also features a report

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Ontario Creating New Program to Support Forestry Innovation and Job Creation

(Ontario Natural Resources and Forestry) Province announces close to $20 million for new Forest Biomass Program  --The Government of Ontario is strengthening the economy and promoting innovation in the forest sector with the creation of a new, $19.6 million Forest

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Currently Used and Future Potential of Biomass Resources in the US

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Billion Ton 23 update is coming. BETO needs a comprehensive biomass resource assessment that is end-use agnostic — for example, MSW and microalgae numbers in BT16 do not represent current BETO Analysis. There is

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USDA Forest Service Accepting Grant Applications for Wood Innovations Projects, Community Wood Energy Facilities DEADLINE March 23, 2023

(U.S. Department of Agriculture) The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service today announced it will offer $41 million through the 2023 Wood Innovations Grant and 2023 Community Wood Grant programs to spark innovation and create new markets for wood products and

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New Peer Reviewed Research Reinforces the Carbon Neutrality of Sustainably Sourced Biomass in the U.S. Southeast

(Enviva/Business Wire)  Enviva Inc. (NYSE: EVA), the world’s leading producer of sustainably sourced woody biomass, along with the U.S. Industrial Pellet Association (USIPA), welcome a recent study, titled “Impacts of the US southeast wood pellet industry on local forest carbon stocks.”

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MOU Concluded on Collaboration for the First Commercial Production of Cellulosic Bioethanol from Woody Biomass in Japan and Its Development into Bio-chemical Products

(Nippon Paper Group) Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Toru Nozawa; hereinafter "Nippon Paper"), Sumitomo Corporation (Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director, President and CEO: Masayuki Hyodo) and Green Earth Institute Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo;

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International Initiative Njord Carbon to Help Accelerate Global Adoption of BECCS

(Canadian Biomass Magazine/Verdane)  Even if the world succeeds in dramatically cutting its collective CO2 emissions, there is an urgent need to remove billions of tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere. Verdane, the European specialist growth equity investor, has therefore joined forces

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Oregonians Express Mixed Feelings about Benefits of Logging, Survey Says

by Alex Baumhardt (News from the States) ... More than half of the respondents support collecting wood debris left in forests from logging and converting it into biofuels, such as biodiesel for cars and trucks, or for electricity. But about 30%

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New Study Confirms: Bioenergy from Forest Residues Has Significant Positive Impact on Climate Change Mitigation

(Bioenergy Europe) The preliminary results of a recent study show that the utilisation of forest residues for bioenergy will have a positive climate effect until 2050.  The report takes into account the fact that these residues would otherwise be left

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Ontario and Canada Investing in Clean Energy Production Using Forest Biomass

(Ontario Department of Natural Resources and Forestry) Funding will help establish Canada’s only renewable natural gas facility to exclusively use woody by-products -- The governments of Ontario and Canada are investing more than $11.3 million to expand CHAR Technologies’ facility

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Deal on New Law to Ensure Products Causing Deforestation Are Not Sold in the EU

(European Parliament) An area larger than the EU was lost to deforestation from 1990 to 2020, with EU consumption causing around 10% of losses; Cattle, cocoa, coffee, palm-oil, soya, wood, rubber, charcoal and printed paper products are covered by the

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Now Accepting Applications: Wood Products Infrastructure Assistance to Facilities that Purchase and Process Byproducts of Ecosystem Restoration Projects DEADLINE December 20, 2022

(U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service)  Project funding may be used to establish, reopen, retrofit, expand, or improve a sawmill or other wood-processing facility in close proximity to federal or Indian lands that need ecosystem restoration and will generate byproducts. The

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DG Fuels Signs Key Maine Land Agreement

by Dan Brown (DG Fuels)  DG Fuels, LLC (“DGF”), an emerging leader in drop-in sustainable aviation fuel (“SAF”) production, announces the execution of a long-term lease agreements with the Loring Development Authority for 1,240 acres of contiguous land in Aroostock County,

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CastleRock Green Energy Announces New Low-Carbon Fuel Manufacturing Facilities in Shelton, WA Made Possible by Democrats' Inflation Reduction Act Tax Credits

(Castle Rock Green Energy/PR Newswire) The $400 million investment will create 380 full time jobs and 250 construction jobs, helping sustain critical regional forest products jobs; The investment is possible because of Democrats' commitment to building a clean energy economy

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Building the Bio-Based Chemical Economy: Circa Launches Circa Renewable Chemistry Institute

(Circa) To advance and promote the development and commercialisation of renewable chemistry, sustainable biochemicals company Circa Group AS (stock symbol: CIRCA) has launched the Circa Renewable Chemistry Institute at the University of York’s Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence (GCCE) in the

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Biomass Magazine's Podcast Series: Growing the Forest Economy: The Scoop on Peak Renewables

(Biomass Magazine) This week's Biomass Magazine podcast features, Scott Bax, CEO of Peak Renewables, Interviewed by Anna Simet, editor of Biomass Magazine.  READ MORE (Peak Renewables) In partnership with Indigenous communities, our team of innovative thinkers, create, plan and develop renewable

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Enviva Responds to Short-Seller Report

(Enviva/Biomass Magazine) Enviva Inc., the world’s leading producer of sustainably sourced wood biomass, on Oct. 12 issued the following statement in response to allegations made in a report by a self-proclaimed short seller. The report contains numerous errors, repeats previous unsupported speculation

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U.S. Forest Service Awards Cooperative Agreement to Strategic Biofuels to Develop a Renewable Fuel Standard Compliance Tracking System

(Strategic Biofuels/Business Wire) Standardized requirements will be instrumental for environmental credits enabling commercialization of forestry waste-derived renewable fuels  --  Today (October 12, 2022), the U.S. Forest Service (Forest Service), an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, awarded Strategic Biofuels a cooperative agreement under

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Wood Energy Fuel Supply Analysis Underway in Maryland

(Maryland Clean Energy Center/Biomass Magazine)  As Maryland explores opportunities to increase the usage of renewable wood energy throughout the state, the Western Maryland Resource Conservation and Development Council (WM RC&D) and the Maryland Clean Energy Center have partnered to produce a

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Libby, Montana Awarded BDO Zone ‘A’ Rating for Woody Biomass

(Bioeconomy Development Opportunity (BDO) Zone Initiative) The BDO Zone Initiative has issued an ‘A’ rated BDO Zone designation for Libby, Montana for more than 225,000 green tons per year of woody biomass. -- Lincoln County Port Authority (LCPA) and Ecostrat are pleased to

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Canada Seeks Proposals for Biomass Supply Chain Projects

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The Canadian government is seeking proposals for projects that will support the establishment of biomass supply chains to ensure that a steady and usable supply of sustainable feedstock is available to clean fuel production facilities across

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Parliament Backs Boost for Renewables Use and Energy Savings

(European Parliament) Share of renewable energy to be raised to 45% by 2030; Energy savings targets increased to 40% of final energy consumption, and 42.5% of primary energy consumption; Revision of two laws will help fight climate change and boost

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SAF: We Should, We Could, and We’ll Need the Wood: the Alder Fuels, Enviva Partnership Story

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  We’ll keep warning the industries of the bioeconomy until we get the message through so clearly that no one is left in any doubt: The grand journey, the quest for sustainable fuels, chemicals and materials, will

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Facts, Not Fiction: Bioenergy from Wood Contributes to Europe’s Energy Security and Is Part of a Sustainable Energy Mix

(IEA Bioenergy) IEA Bioenergy: Commenting on the upcoming Planetary vote in the European Parliament on the Renewable Energy Directive (RED III) next week, Dr. Paul Bennett, Chair of the Executive Committee of IEA Bioenergy said. Europe is facing a hard winter season

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Re-N-Vision Awarded Department of Energy Grant to Test and Develop Blue Biofuels’ CTS Technology in Equitable Energy Transition

(Blue BiofuelsGlobe Newswire)  Blue Biofuels, Inc. announces that Re-N-Vision, LLC, based out of St. Louis, MO, has received a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I Department of Energy grant for $199,902 with the title “Disadvantaged Community Bioenergy Feedstock Consortium

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to UPM

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The BioFore company, the Finnish Forest Giant, the hydrocarbons from the woods folk, by any name this forest products company has made a splash with its hydrocarbons from wood technologies and a successful leap to

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Can We Hack DNA in Plants to Help Fight Climate Change?

by Madeleine Stone (National Geographic) Using CRISPR genome editing on a few common crops, a team of plant and soil scientists seeks to vastly increase and speed up carbon storage to help fight climate change. -- ... we will also need to

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Hot Hydrofaction: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Steeper Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Steeper Energy’s President, Perry Toms, shared this illuminating slide guide at ABLC on how hydrofaction – a proven thermochemical is advancing biofuels commercial acceptance. From milestones to commercialization partners, get all the details on how

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USIPA: EU Council Affirms Support for Biomass

( U.S. Industrial Pellet Association/Biomass Magazine) The U.S. Industrial Pellet Association (USIPA) on June 28 welcomed continued support for sustainable sourcing of ‘primary woody biomass’ by the EU Council’s General Approach for revising the Renewable Energy Directive (REDIII).    Amendments to the directive

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Vilsack Announces Bioproduct Pilot Program Funded by Bipartisan Infrastructure Law DEADLINE: August 31, 2022

(U.S. Department of Agriculture) Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for a new pilot program created under President Biden’s historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to support the development of biobased products that have lower carbon

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Vilsack’s Forest Service Memorandum Addresses Wood-Based SAF

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on June 23 issued a memorandum to the U.S. Forest Service directing the agency to take bold actions to restore forests, improve resilience, and address the climate crisis. The memorandum, in part,

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Biden Administration Leans on Tesla for Guidance in Renewable Fuel Policy Reform

by Jarrett Renshaw and Stephanie Kelly (Reuters) ... The administration's early and extensive outreach reflects that expanding the scope of the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to make it a tool for electrifying the nation's automobile fleet is one of Biden's

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Finland’s Bioeconomy Strategy: The Fab Finns Set Their Course

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Finland’s new bioeconomy strategy is out — and you can read the 55 pager here. When a country sets a strategy and puts the bioeconomy at a central place in the national plans, that’s a laudable thing, so

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On the Road to a Net-Zero-Carbon Transportation Future

(U.S. Department of Energy)  America’s car, truck, and train wheels keep turning, while planes and boats take to the skies and oceans, releasing 1.5 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere every year. Breakthroughs from the U.S. Department of Energy

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The Limits of Forest Carbon Sequestration

by Julia K. Green and Trevor F. Keenan (Science Magazine) Although nations are grappling with reducing carbon emissions to minimize climate change risks, they actually need to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere if the goal is to keep warming

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Ontario Launches Forest Biomass Action Plan

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) The Ontario government on March 28 finalized its Forest Biomass Action Plan, which promotes economic opportunities for using forest biomass in new diverse ways, including low-carbon consumer products and renewable energy. A draft action plan was released

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Placer County Takes Another Look at Possible Bioenergy Project

(Placer County, California/Biomass Magazine) The Placer County Board of Supervisors on March 8 authorized staff to restart the feasibility evaluation for a biomass to energy facility in North Lake Tahoe. A plan for the project was initially approved in 2013, however

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Science Says Thinned Forests Are Healthy Forests

(U.S. Forest Service/Biomass Magazine) Overgrown forests are one of the key contributing factors to the current wildfire crisis in the West. The new Forest Service strategy on Confronting the Wildfire Crisis outlines the agency’s plan for increasing fuels and forest health treatments to create healthier

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Forest Forward: Illuminating the Path for Climate Action and Conservation

by Elena Schmidt and Nicola Noponen (RSB/Biofuels Digest)  The urgent move away from fossil resources means that biomass use will be heavily incentivised for the use in fuel, energy and material supply chains and this presents serious sustainability risks which must

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Barnwell County, S.C., Designated a BDO Zone

(Ecostrat/Canadian Biomass) SouthernCarolina Regional Development Alliance and Ecostrat are pleased to announce the issuance of a new Bioeconomy Development Opportunity Zone (BDO Zone) designation for Barnwell County, South Carolina. The ‘A’ Rating for forest and sawmill residuals is expected to

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Feinstein Urges EPA to Update Feedstock Eligibility under RFS

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., on Dec. 7 sent a letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan urging the agency to revise the Renewable Fuel Standard to allow biomass harvested from federal land as part of wildfire mitigation

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FAA Research Grants Aim to Tackle Aviation’s Massive Deficit of Greener Fuel

by Leslie Josephs (CNBC)  -Sustainable aviation fuel accounts for much less than 1% of global aviation fuel.  -The FAA is giving research grants in effect to help drive down the high cost of greener sustainable fuel.  -Airlines, trade groups and

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Auburn Projects Receive $1.6 Million in Latest Round of State Research Development Funding

by Mitch Emmons (Auburn University)  Auburn University has been awarded $1.6 million in research grants from the state of Alabama through the Alabama Research Development and Enhancement Fund. The grants, administered by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, are earmarked

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Bioenergy for Net Zero Means Opportunities for Farmers

(Terravesta)   Support for UK bioenergy is gathering pace. On Energy Day at COP26, the government issued a Biomass Policy Statement (BPS) which recognises the role bioenergy plays in delivering both global and UK net zero targets. It’s been issued alongside the recent biomass

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Stora Enso's Wood-based Battery Material Wins Metsä360 Award

(ChemEurope.com) As a material for lithium-ion batteries, lignin has the potential to radically transform traditional industries  -- Stora Enso's bio-based battery material Lignode® by Stora Enso has won the Metsä360 award in Finland. The EUR 30000 prize, funded by the Marjatta

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Trends of Bioenergy in the Member Countries of IEA Bioenergy

(IEA Bioenergy/Electric Energy Online) IEA Bioenergy has just released its updated Country Reports, showing the trends of bioenergy in the IEA Bioenergy member countries up to 2019, looking at the role of bioenergy in total energy supply (TES), in electricity use,

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Highlights from USDA’s Leadership Briefing at Alternative Fuels and Chemicals Coalition Conference

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)   Investment, Climate smart agriculture.  Incentives. Markets.  These are words heard repeatedly at the opening sessions of the Alternative Fuels and Chemicals Coalition Global Biobased Economy Conference & Exhibit this week near Washington, DC. The first

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Garamendi Introduces Bill Requiring EPA to Process eRIN Pathways

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., on Nov. 5 introduced the Biomass and Biogas for Electric Vehicles Act, which aims to require the U.S. EPA to process long-delayed Renewable Fuel Standard pathway applications to generate eRINs, allowing

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Biomass Innovations under Investigation Part 4: Forestry and Energy Crops

(Bio Market Insights)  ... Forestry:  Mostex Global Solutions: Integrated whole tree extraction and on site pre-processing of under-yielding forest resources Mostex was set up with the aim of reducing the corrosive nature of agri-feedstock, establishing effective methods of handling this material and improving

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Do You Get What You Pay for? Monetizing Forests via Carbon Credits

(Climate Now) It is increasingly common these days to see forward thinking companies trying to go "carbon neutral" by offsetting their greenhouse gas emissions. And often, they are offsetting those emissions by purchasing credits from a forest carbon offset program. But buyers

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100 Charities Urge the EU to End Use of Biofuel as 'Renewable' Energy

by Susan Dabbous (Euronews) A network of over 100 NGOs is calling on the European Union to end the use of biofuel as renewable energy. The Forest Defenders Alliance (FDA), an initiative to amplify the voices of NGOs in Europe and in

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Dialogue on Governance to Develop Sustainable Forest Landscapes for Production of Wood for Energy and the Bioeconomy --- October 12, 13, 26 and 27, 2021 --- ONLINE

Online workshop with Virtual Field Tours in Northern and Eastern Europe and North America. The goal of this workshop is to engage stakeholders and bring them together to discuss the benefits and challenges to governing sustainability of forest management, with

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Carbon Dioxide Removal: Forests

(Climate Now) Planting trees has become a bit of a cliché in the fight against climate change, with ubiquitous photos of presidents and CEOs planting trees to show they are serious about climate. But, how much impact on atmospheric carbon dioxide

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FutureMetrics Paper Addresses the Biomass Carbon Debt Fallacy

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) FutureMetrics on Sept. 9 published a new white paper revisiting the flawed assumption that there is a carbon debt after wood is harvested and explaining why some academics continue to perpetuate the carbon debt fallacy. The paper,

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Biomass from Forest Restoration: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to PNNL Project

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Wildfires around the globe have been increasing but what about controlled fires? The U.S. Department of Energy and Pacific Northwest National Lab is looking at prioritizing how and where to target forest restoration (timber harvest

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Getting 35B SAF gallons by 2050: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to NREL’s SAF Approach

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Digest reported a few days ago on the Biden administration’s goal of reaching 3 billion gallons of sustainable aviation fuel by 2030 and net zero emissions by 2050 but how do we get there?

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Dig Their Big Rig: Licella Commissions World’s Largest Operating Hydrothermal Liquefaction Facility

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Licella commissions world’s largest operating hydrothermal liquefaction facility  --  In Australia, Licella has completed initial commissioning of its upgraded Cat-HTR commercial-demonstration plant. The Commercial Stage 1 facility is co-owned with Canadian Forest Products Ltd. (Canfor), a

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Decarbonisation of New Zealand’s Aviation Sector to Focus on Use of Electric Aircraft and Sustainable Fuels

by Tony Harrington (GreenAir Online)  New Zealand’s aviation sector has consistently shown a pioneering commitment to sustainability, and is now embracing a move towards electric propulsion, reports Tony Harrington. Regional airline Sounds Air has just announced it will acquire three

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Life Cycle Assessment of Forest-Based Products: A Review

by Kamalakanta Sahoo, Richard Bergman, Sevda Alanya-Rosenbaum, Hongmei Gu and Shaobo Liang (Sustainability)  Climate change, environmental degradation, and limited resources are motivations for sustainable forest management. Forests, the most abundant renewable resource on earth, used to make a wide variety

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Fit for 55: The EU's Plan for a Green Transition

(European Council)  As part of the European Green Deal, with the European Climate Law, the EU has set itself a binding target of achieving climate neutrality by 2050. This requires current greenhouse gas emission levels to drop substantially in the next decades.

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Blue Biofuels Files 3 Additional Patents on Its CTS Technology

(Blue Biofuels) Alliance BioEnergy Plus Inc., DBA Blue Biofuels, (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it filed 3 additional patents that follow on the granted patent to its Cellulose-to-Sugar (“CTS”) technology system. In the process of testing and perfecting towards commercialization,

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Alternative Fuels and Chemicals Coalition Conference and Expo --- November 14-16, 2021 --- National Harbor, MD Recorded Presentations Published

This is the FIRST AFCC Global Biobased Economy Conference!  ​The conference will focus on promoting the USDA's BioPreferred® Program* throughout this two-day conference and exhibition. To kick off the event there will be a reception on Sunday evening, November 14,

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Creating Carbon-Negative ‘Green’ Hydrogen to Fuel Our World

(University of Canterbury)  University of Canterbury engineering researchers are developing a carbon-neutral – even carbon-negative – way to create clean ‘green’ hydrogen to power our world more sustainably. -- University of Canterbury Chemical and Process Engineering academics Professor Shusheng Pang and Associate Professor Alex

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On the Path to Net Zero, Canada Must Grow a Circular Bioeconomy

by Sandy Ferguson and Rob van Adrichem (SF Consulting and City of Prince George respectively/Biofuels Digest) Bathroom sinks made of wood fibre, energy derived from garbage, skyscrapers built of cross-laminated timber, and carbon fibre that is used in Formula 1

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Dutch/Swedish Consortium Gets Go ahead to Continue Study on Production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel from Forestry Residues in Sweden

(SkyNRG) Today the Swedish Energy Agency announced it will grant funds to KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Södra, Växjö Energi, SkyNRG, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden and 2030-sekretariatet to continue their research on the development of production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)

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Shaheen, Collins Lead Bipartisan Letter to EPA Urging Support for Biomass Industry

(Office of Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH))  U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) led a bipartisan letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan urging the Biden administration to address languishing applications under the renewable fuel standard (RFS) program, including

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In the U.S. South, a Forestry Project Helps Black Families Keep Their Land

by Carey L. Biron (Reuters) ...  Many of the families were poor but rich in land, offering an opportunity today for those who still own property, said Alton Perry, a former U.S. government forester who works as program manager with

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Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service Explores Biofuels As A Major Opportunity For New Zealand

(New Zealand Ministry For Primary Industries/Business Scoop) Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service is laying the foundations for a new biofuels industry, to turn forestry waste into a potential billion-dollar industry, and working on a business case with help

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Licella, Canfor’s Arbios Biotech JV Form Alliance with Shell Catalysts & Technologies

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  ... Australia-based Licella, in their joint venture with Canfor (Arbios Biotech) – a just inked a new global alliance with Shell Catalysts & Technologies that aims to create low-carbon, circular economy focused biorefinery, with

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The Co-Optima FY20 Year in Review Spotlights Recent Engine and Fuel Innovations.

(U.S. Department of Energy) A report released this week highlights the most significant breakthroughs of the last year in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines (Co-Optima) initiative, with details on findings that could translate into significant greenhouse gas

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Red Rock Out of Money, Looks to Bonds

by Danielle Jester (Lake County Examiner)  Red Rock Biofuels is looking to raise money through the bond market to complete construction of its facility in Lakeview. --  Rumors that have been circulating around Lakeview for weeks were finally confirmed Wednesday, April

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Sekab's Technology Is Making Progress in the EU

(Sekab)  Sekab's technology for utilizing residual products from the forest has been an eye-catcher for the EU Innovation Fund in their search for the most innovative low-carbon technology projects. Sekab's plans to build a production facility has been selected as

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From Sawdust to Ethanol and Green Chemicals

by Eva-Marie Byberg and Ylva Strömstedt (Sekab BioFuels & Chemicals/EurActiv) In the High Coast area of Sweden lies a company committed to tackling climate change by making use of the residues from the forestry industry. With a unique technology ready

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Climate Scientists Urge Biden against Biomass

(Politico's Morning Energy) A group of 508 international climate scientists on Thursday urged Biden and leaders in Europe and Asia not to embrace biomass as a carbon-neutral alternative to fossil fuels. Harvesting additional wood for bioenergy releases carbon dioxide that

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Campaigns Questioning the Use of Woody Biomass for Energy Are Missing Key Facts Says IEA (International Energy Agency) Bioenergy

(International Energy Agency) There are concurrent media campaigns and publications questioning the use of woody biomass for renewable energy production. Several of them misrepresent on-the-ground forestry practise and bioenergy systems, and associate the use of woody biomass for energy with overexploitation

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Branches and Treetops Can Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emission from Heavy Transport by 90%

(University of Gävle/Phys.Org) New research from University of Gävle shows that forest residues can generate large amounts of biofuel, and, in the long run, reduce greenhouse gas emission by 88-94% from heavy transport on Swedish roads. "Here is a large and untapped

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Environmental Sustainability of Energy Generation from Forest Biomass

(European Commission Science Hub) A new JRC report on the use of woody biomass for energy production in the EU shows the need to recognise that sustainability of bioenergy remains a complex issue with no one-size-fits-all answers, but that win-win and

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Top 10 Bioeconomy Must-Knows in the Biden Transition

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Who are the key bioeconomy players in the new Biden Administration? What recent moves by the outgoing Trump Administration and Congress will set their budget and regulatory framework for 2021. What will the new Administration

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The Digest’s Top 10 Advanced Bioeconomy Markets and Predictions for 2021

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A mere “The Year in Rewind” as we sail into 2021? Not the good ship Digest! Instead, we dust off our crystal ball and offer our predictions for the year ahead. As the sunset of 2020

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Enviva, GoChain Announce Results of Sustainable Biomass Traceability Pilot

(Bioenergy Insight)  Enviva and blockchain firm GoChain have announced the results of a pilot programme to enhance the traceability of sustainable biomass. The pilot programme identified a select group of suppliers from Enviva’s wood sourcing regions in the US Southeast

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WEBINAR: New Technologies, Data and Markets to Accelerate Improvements in Forest Carbon Credits --- January 21, 2021

With a steady parade of corporate carbon net-zero pledges released in 2020 and even more coming in 2021, there is an enormous demand for forest carbon credits. This is empowering local and global actors to drive climate impact and opens

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EU Forests Regulation Public Consultation – Indonesia Responds

(Indonesia Palm Oil Facts) Indonesian Palm Oil Association (GAPKI) has made its submission to the EU Forests Regulation public consultation on reducing deforestation and forest degradation. As background, the European Commission is proposing a Due Diligence regulation to tackle deforestation / forest degradation with the aim

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Accelerating New Zealand’s Investment into Biofuels

(New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries) ... "The Wood Fibre Futures project earlier this year identified viable wood-based alternatives to high carbon emitting products such as transport fuel, concrete, steel, and coal. "Having identified the options, we are now looking to

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Liquid Forest™ – Södra’s Sustainable Biosolutions

(Södra) Swedish forest industry group Södra has launched Liquid Forest™, a pioneering range of bioproducts: biomethanol, tall oil and turpentine. The Liquid Forest™ brand is a concept that offers the market and customers an opportunity to choose climate-smart products derived from

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Non-Profit Spearheads Land Repatriation Through Community Revitalization and Forest Stewardship

(Native News Online)  ... To further their efforts, CHIPS (Calaveras Healthy Impact Product Solutions) has approval to convert an old mill site into a community scale biomass power plant. Collected forest biomass will generate clean energy they will sell to

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“The Time Is Right Now”, Sekab Announce Green Tech Investment Plans, Including a Production Plant for Chemicals and Biofuels.

by Luke Upton (BioMarket Insights) Bold news this week from Sekab, the Swedish chemical and cleantech company, who are responding to increasing demand for green chemicals and a growing focus on the impact on climate change by  a major green tech

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Drax, Earthworm Foundation Develop Tool to Evaluate Forest Health

(Bioenergy Insight) Drax Group has teamed up with non-profit organisation, the Earthworm Foundation, on an evidence-based tool to measure and evaluate the health of a forest. The new tool, known as Healthy Forest Landscapes (HFL) will ensure that working forests continue

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2020 Impacts Renewable Materials Company: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Stora Enso

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Just this week, Stora Enso released this slide guide on how the company is performing in a challenging business environment amidst a crazy year. President and CEO Annica Bresky and CFO Seppo Parvi noted that sales decreased

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Stora Enso Honored with Biorenewable Deployment Consortium’s Forest Products Innovation Award

(Biorenewable Deployment Consortium)  Stora Enso was honored with Biorenewable Deployment Consortium (BDC)’s 2020 Forest Products Innovation Award for their culture of innovation and leadership in the deployment of new sustainable biorenewable processes directed toward achieving the full value of trees. The

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UK Government to Issue New Biomass Strategy in 2022

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) The U.K. government announced on Oct. 15 that it intends to publish a new biomass strategy in 2022. The U.K. Renewable Energy Association welcomed the announcement, stressing that bioenergy is essential to the renewables revolution. The U.K.

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National Laboratories Point to Sugars as a Key Factor in Ideal Feedstock for Biofuels

(National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  NREL, Oak Ridge Scientists Reveal Economics Must Include More Than Size of Poplar Trees  -- Popular wisdom holds that tall, fast-growing trees are best for biomass, but new research by two U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratories

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The Use of Forest Biomass for Climate Change Mitigation: Dispelling Some Misconceptions

(EIA Bioenergy) Articles and statements in the media have raised concerns over the climate effects of bioenergy from managed forests1. As some of these statements seem to reflect misconceptions about forest bioenergy, IEA Bioenergy has prepared a brief document presenting key

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Biomass Pretreatment Innovations: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Forest Concepts

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) At ABLC Digital in July, Jim Dooley, Chief Technology Officer at Forest Concepts shared this illuminating presentation on the latest innovations in biomass pretreatments, how they maximize flowability, their crumbler solutions that can handle any

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Switching to Switchgrass – Will DOE and USDA Funding Turn Switchgrass into a Rockstar Biofuel Feedstock?

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  ... So as we look for better biofuel feedstocks, we look at switchgrass because of new U.S. Department of Energy AND U.S. Department of Agriculture funding to study it for biofuels. Could it be

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Alliance BioEnergy Establishes Giant King Grass Test Plot

(Alliance BioEnergy Plus Inc.)  Alliance BioEnergy Plus Inc., (“Alliance”) announces it has leased 18 acres of land in Southwest Florida to establish a test plot to optimize the production of Giant King Grass as a renewable cellulosic feedstock. Giant King Grass

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EC Launches Public Consultation on Potential Revision of REDII DEADLINE: September 21, 2020

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) The European Commission in August launched a public consultation on the potential revision of the 2018 Renewable Energy Directive (REDII) to better align the policy with the European Union’s new Green Deal and its goal of

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The Use of Forest Biomass for Climate Change Mitigation: Dispelling Some Misconceptions

(IEA Bioenergy) Articles and statements in the media have raised concerns over the climate effects of bioenergy from managed forests2. As some of these statements seem to reflect misconceptions about forest bioenergy, IEA Bioenergy has prepared a brief document presenting

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Biofuels Digest Published Library of Recorded Presentations on Multitude of Bioeconomy Topics

(Biofuels Digest)  Recorded presentations for your on-demand review and enjoyment. Just Pick and Click! On BioChannelTV RENEWABLE DIESEL & DME Saola Energy - Adam Belyamani Axens- David Schwalje Oberon - Rebecca Boudreaux Honeywell UOP-Dan Szeezil NextChem-Valerio Coppini Velocys - Jeff McDaniel   ENGINE TECH What if everything with a

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Till, Baby, Till – $13M DOE Grant Advances New High-Value Feedstock, Pennycress

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded a five-year, $13 million grant to a nationwide research project to genetically strengthen Thlaspi arvense, commonly known as pennycress, for use in sustainable energy efforts. CoverCress is an

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Biogenic Emissions: Credit Where It’s Due

by Luke Geiver (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The push to alter biogenic emissions regulations could boost corn farming and ethanol production while cementing the role of biobased solutions in the fight against climate change. Political inertia, however, remains the primary barrier

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Cutting-Edge Biofuel Demonstrator Plant Depends on Proven Wood-Processing Technology

(Bruks Siwertell) Norway exemplifies a green-shift; turning around its oil-powered economy to pioneering the adoption of a renewable energy movement that sees around 98 percent of its energy mix derived from renewables, mostly hydropower. However, it is still wise to diversify.  Enter

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CAAFI Webinar Series: The State of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)

(Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative) The State of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) by Steve Csonka (CAAFI) Slide deck available here. Webinar recording available here.   Click here for more CAAFI webinars, meeting presentations and presentation recordings.  

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WEBINAR: Innovation in Forest Carbon Solutions --- August 4, 2020

Join us for a conversation on the role of forests in addressing climate change and how technology can support and scale up forest conservation and restoration efforts around the world. In this one-hour webcast, GreenBiz Editorial Director Heather Clancy will

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EIB to Provide Advisory Support to Three ‘First-of-a-Kind’ Climate Action Projects

by Liz Gyekye (BioMarket Insights) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed three agreements with leading European innovators to collaborate on the development and potential financing of new projects that address climate change. Under a partnership with the European Commission delivered through

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The Battle Over ‘Clean Energy’ Estimates

by Aman Azhar (The Real News) With 17% of US energy jobs gone in the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, a recent industry report suggests that over half a million ‘clean energy’ workers are unemployed despite nationwide efforts to jumpstart the economy. Released

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Driving on Lignin from the Forest – It May Be Possible!

(Sekab) The companies Peab Asfalt and Sekab have reached a milestone by replacing a fraction of the oil-based bitumen with softwood lignin on a highly busy road area in Sweden. The progress has been made under the EU project Rewofuel. The Rewofuel

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As Woods Give Way to Solar Farms, State to Issue Controversial Rules that Could Harm Solar Industry

by David Abel (Boston Globe)   ... For years, their family used the patch of forest in this suburb west of Boston to hike, sled, walk their dog, and experience wildlife close at hand. Then two years ago, a developer began clear-cutting

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Potential Feedstocks, Biofuel Markets, Corn and Cellulosic Ethanol: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Increasing Feedstock Production for Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)The Biomass Research and Development Board published a report that looks at how to address the constraints surrounding availability of biomass feedstocks for biofuels. Four questions guide the analysis: What feedstocks and at what price? What

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Spotlight on Feedstocks: Sustainable and Feasible Wood-Based Materials

by Katariina Torvinen (VTT (Technical Research Centre of Finland)/BioMarket Insights)  ... Over-consuming of fossil reserves, resource insufficiency and climate change require the renewal of the existing materials paradigm. Advanced and high added-value wood-based materials can play an important role in

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