Tag Archives: Biomass

Study says biomass reduction lessens bushfire risk and costs

A new study confirms that removing fuel from our bush can massively reduce the economic costs from bushfires. Source: Timberbiz
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Biomass heating for Beaufort Hospital Victoria

A new biomass-to-heat system at Beaufort Hospital in western Victoria hopes to provide a model for similar institutions struggling with energy costs and unable to link with the natural gas grid. Source: The Climate Spectator
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Timberlink’s $100 million biomass development

South Australia’s timber manufacturing sector is undergoing a revolution with one of the largest mills beginning a $ 20m upgrade and progressing plans for a biomass facility worth up to $ 100m. Source: The Border Watch
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Greens want coal plants not biomass

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Senator Richard Colbeck, said Australians could expect to see a stream of desperate anti-forestry campaigns. Source: Timberbiz
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Biomass discussions after Bioenergy conference

Doug Bradley will visit Victoria and Tasmania for discussions on biomass and is keen to meet with people in the biomass supply area. Source: Timberbiz
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Biomass plant for Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier forestry consultant Jerry Leech has backed calls for the production of biomass electricity in the region following a push by prominent businessman Adrian de Bruin. Source: The Border Watch
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The US to fuel Europe’s need for biomass

In Europe governments are trying to reduce fossil-fuel use and carbon dioxide emissions. Under pressure, some of the Continent’s coal-burning power plants are switching to wood but Europe doesn’t have enough forests for fuel. So they are sourcing it where forests are bigger and restrictions fewer. Source: WSJ (External link)
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Biomass use falls in the US as gas is cheap

Prices for mill and forest biomass fell in most major consuming regions of the US in the second quarter of 2012, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review.
The main reason for the declining prices is the continued fall of natural gas prices to levels not seen in 10 years. Source: Global Wood Products and Market Update

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Biomass pellets becoming a hot commodity in Europe

Chatham-based Canadian Biofuel is generating a lot of heat on the foreign market.
The Ontario company has signed a five-year $ 36 million contract with Italy’s Green Dot Biomass Energy Company Inc. to export wood pellets. Source: Mayerthorpe Freelancer

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Biomass plant for Lincolnshire UK

In the North East Lincolnshire area of the UK the council has approved a biomass-fuelled plant that will be built at a cost of around £130 million. Source: Bioenergy News.
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