The five final candidates to the World Bioenergy Award 2014 are now chosen. One of them will be announced as the winner on June 3 at the opening session of World Bioenergy 2014 in Jönköping, Sweden. This is the third…
Nearly 21,000 tons of damaged timber and woody debris utilized for renewable energy in lieu of storm-related wood being sent to landfills Ameresco, Inc., (NYSE:AMRC), a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, have announced that its biomass cogeneration facility…
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 10:50

Woodfuel East puts woodland to work

The Forestry Commission has announced that the Woodfuel East Project has brought 9,880 hectares of undermanaged woodland across the East of England back into use since 2008, delivering an extra 114,600 tonnes of timber to the market and boosting the…
The 5th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference presented the latest ideas and developments in biorefinery separation and conversion processes as well as new biobased products from the wood based biorefinery: energy, chemicals and materials. These developments will shift the focus from…
Resolute Forest Products Inc. has launched the Boreal Forest Facts website (www.BorealForestFacts.com) to coincide with the United Nations' 2014 International Day of Forests, providing a new digital resource highlighting the company's ongoing efforts to promote sustainable forest management in one…
  The Grown in Britain initiative has announced the launch of its first partner woodland, a 55ha planting near Cranborne in Dorset. The new woodland project brings together industry and landowners to expand UK woodland cover, capture carbon and produce…
Solvay has launched the production of torrefied biomass at an industrial scale in the United States, creating a new business that aims to provide an innovative and renewable energy solution. This business will be run by the recently created Solvay…
Valmet will supply a wood-chip-fired heating plant to Tampereen Energiantuotanto Oy, located in the Hervanta area of Tampere, Finland. Valmet's delivery includes a complete plant solution.   The new 49.5 megawatts (MW) plant is part of Tampereen Sähkölaitos Group's investment…
More than 40 partners join effort to better monitor and manage forests On February 20, the World Resources Institute (WRI) will launch Global Forest Watch  (GFW), a dynamic online forest monitoring and alert system that empowers people everywhere to better manage…
The drawn out economic downturn took a turn for the better at the end of 2013 but growth remained slow. The forest industry’s situation in its main export markets in Europe continued to be challenging. The Finnish forest industry’s competitiveness…
Thursday, 30 January 2014 08:37

Borregaard receives NOK 18.8 million from NFR

Borregaard has received a commitment for NOK 18.8 million in support from the Research Council of Norway (NFR). The funds will be used for two different innovation projects based on biomass as a raw material. “This is the second major…
Sonoco (NYSE:SON), a global provider of industrial products, consumer packaging, protective solutions and packaging services, today dedicated the new biomass facility at its Hartsville, S.C., plant. The biomass boiler is part of a $100 million investment in the Darlington County…