Category Archives: Biomass

Case against EU’s wood biomass policy thrown out of court

May 13 (Renewables Now) – The European General Court has dismissed a case brought by individuals and environmental groups from six countries to annul biomass provisions contained in the EU’s 2018 Renewable Energy Directive, ruling that the plaintiffs do not have a legal standing. ORIGINAL SOURCE: https://renewablesnow.com/news/case-against-eus-wood-biomass-policy-thrown-out-of-court-698719 In March 2019, plaintiffs from Estonia, France, Ireland, Romania, Slovakia and the US

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Are Wood Pellets from Old Growth Forests Carbon Neutral?

Clear-cutting old-growth forests to produce wood pellets to replace fossil fuels in electricity generation would release more carbon into the atmosphere than it would save “for many decades,” according to a new scientific study. The findings raise questions about the wood pellet industry’s claims that their product is “carbon neutral” and that switching from burning coal to burning pellets would reduce “100

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How is COVID-19 Impacting the Global Bioenergy Sector?

From Forest2Market>> The COVID-10 pandemic may have temporarily changed the way a number of businesses interact with customers, but those supporting essential industries who have remained on the “front lines” to minimize disruptions and downtime are true heroes during this challenging time. As essential employees, participants in the forest products supply chain have demonstrated real determination in delivering the forest

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Using Tiny Bits of Trees to Save the Forest | Michael Goergen | TEDxWilmington

In this talk Michael Goergen discusses how to help forests and the environment. Michael Goergen joined the U.S. Endowment for Forestryand Communities (Endowment) in September of 2013 to lead the Public Private Partnership for Advanced Woody Biomaterials and Nanotechnology or P3Nano. He is committed to bringing cellulosic nanotechnology from the lab to commercialization, and is bringing together partners to accelerate

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Enviva Partners, LP Launch $450.0 Million Offering of Senior Notes

Enviva intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to repay existing $355 million principal amount of senior unsecured notes due in 2021 (and related redemption premium), and repay borrowings under its senior secured revolving credit facility. https://www.envivapartners.com/press-release/enviva-partners-lp-announces-launch-4500-million-offering-senior-notes-and-provides

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