wood bioenergy Articles

  • Focus Bioenergy No 2 2004: Wood fuels - an important part of the energy system

    Today wood fuels are well established in the Swedish energy system. The sector is big, growing fast and can become much larger. Since 1980 wood fuels have five-folded their share in Sweden’s energy provision.This has contributed to a dramatic decline in oil imports. In today’s Sweden, wood fuels stand for some 50 TWh, mainly in the form of heating but also as electricity.The use of wood fuels is ...


    By Elmia AB

  • Environmental aspects and bioenergy projects

    Nelson Lee emphasized the “need to involve an environmental professional” early and throughout the project cycle. “Otherwise you can get blindsided with what you don’t know.” He reviewed five project cycle stages. The concept stage involves project definition, due diligence, and approvals. Keystone worked with Balanced Power Engineering Inc. to examine the feasibility of bioenergy production ...

  • Overview of biomass and bioenergy sources in northern B.C.

    Ibrahim Karidio identified four groups of biomass sources: cellulosic materials from wood residues, agricultural crops, animal wastes, and municipal and industrial solid wastes. “B.C. has a huge land mass,” Karidio said. Of the total provincial annual allowable cut, 47% comes from the Northern Interior. B.C. generates 31% of Canadian wood residues and 66% of Canadian surplus wood residues. ...

  • Boosting bioenergy needn`t sacrifice food security

    Increasing the production of energy from biomass (bioenergy) needn't come at the expense of growing food crops — done right, it can enhance food security and prosperity in Africa, say Lee R. Lynd and Jeremy Woods. Assessments of the impact of bioenergy on food security have focused too heavily on the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Allready-Box brings security to production of bioenergy

    Animal feed manufacturer Futtertrocknung Mindelheim eG of southern Germany has been operating a co-generation power station since 2008. During the summer months, this power station uses ecological methods to generate the heat and electricity the company needs to dry soilage. Utilizing a year-round, low-temperature heating network, it supplies local industrial firms and public institutions with ...


    By ALLWEILER GmbH

  • Bioenergy and the convergence of the markets for fuel, food, and fibre

    Don Roberts said four key variables are driving the economics of biofuel production: the price of fossil fuels, the cost of the feedstock, the “plethora” of conversion technology, and regulations, which stimulate demand. These variables are in flux, which presents a dilemma for investors, who “hate uncertainty.” Conversion technologies are at varying stages of market readiness. As “some of the ...

  • Bioenergy opportunities in the pulp and paper and sawmill industries

    Fernando Preto said the Canada Centre for Mineral and Energy Technology (CANMET) Energy Technology Centre in Ottawa is “not a fundamental research lab…. We help industry develop technologies.” The Biomass and Renewables Group “took a different approach, asking, ‘What’s the converted value of one dry tonne of wood?’” Preto’s team made a number of assumptions about pellet-generated heat, power, and ...

  • Focus Bioenergy No 5 2004: Peat - a domestic fuel with advantages

    Total peat volume in Sweden is estimated to 100 billion m2. However, a large part of these assets are situated in wetlands that are important for biodiversity. The total climate impact of peat depends on emissions at combustion, but also on whether the extraction causes considerable natural flows of greenhouse gases from the peat land to cease. Often the total climate im-pact is well below that ...


    By Elmia AB

  • Executive Order and Proposed Bill Will Boost Biobased Products and Bioenergy

    Developments in the world of biobased products and bioenergy have flourished in recent years, as reported by sources such as The Carbohydrate Economy newsletter, the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, the New Uses Council, and In Business magazine, among others. But while each new use for crop residues or another cellulosic ethanol project brings encouragement to sustainability proponents, the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • The feasibility of producing alcohol fuels from biomass in Australia

    Apart from cost, the net production of energy is the most important factor in evaluating the feasibility of producing renewable fuels from woody biomass. Unlike sugar, the effort required to make woody materials fermentable is considerable, and has been a major barrier to the use of such materials to produce renewable fuels. The Energy Profit Ratio (EPR) of fossil fuels is declining rapidly as ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Biofuel production in a kraft pulp and paper Mill: Evaluation of the potential and profitability

    “Our team popped up” to address the main goal of greenhouse gas reduction through the production of biodiesel at kraft pulp and paper mills (KPPM), said Merja Strengell. Strengell summarized future challenges for integrated biorefineries and biofuel plants.Challenges include competition for raw material; process technology, which “doesn’t exist yet at the industrial scale”; the complex process ...

  • Solutions for the exploitation of biomass energy in mountain regions

    Using tow-cables to extract and transport biomass to forest paths Many forests are located on mountainous terrain with steep slopes, making their exploitation not economically viable, at least with traditional methods. This can lead to the abandonment of such hilly woodlands, giving rise to rodent infestation or forest fires, with resulting damage to the woods themselves and to surrounding areas. ...

  • Why airlines keep pushing biofuels: They have no choice

    The number of global fliers is expected to more than double in the next two decades. In order to carry all those extra passengers, airlines are turning to a technology very few can make work on a large scale: converting trash into fuel. They have no other choice. As people in countries such as China, India and Indonesia get wealthier they are increasingly turning to air travel for vacation or ...


    By Associated Press

  • Sustainable Biorefineries: An Important Research Topic

    In recent years, substantial steps into the transition towards a biobased economy have been taken in order to reduce the reliance on imported oil and the emission of greenhouse gases.  As far as Europe is concerned, Sweden, home to theEUBCE 2017 in Stockholm, has been very successful in decoupling GHG emissions from economic growth: from 2000 to 2012, ...

  • Commericalizing cellulosic ethanol

    Cellulosic biofuels, produced from nonfood feedstock, are expected to play a critical role in reducing the country's dependence on imported oil. EISA, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, calls for the production of 100 million gallons per year (mgpy) of cellulosic biofuels by 2010, with a longer term goal of 16 billion gallons by 2022.Achieving these goals will not be easy. Several ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Generating biomass fuel from disaster debris

    Natural disasters create massive amounts of vegetative debris, the majority of which is landfilled or open burned. These environmentally harmful practices are the norm partly out of necessity and convenience, with a focus on clearing material as quickly as possible after a disaster - versus finding outlets for the material including mulch, compost and biomass fuel. The biomass fuel market in ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Biomass Pellet Fuel and Its Advantages

    With the continuous deterioration of the people's living environment, global warming topic has become a concern of people from all walks of people. It has been very important to the development of new energy. At present, our main fuel is oil and coal, these are non-renewable materials, and you'll never have again when we use them up. Therefore, many countries are in the research of new energy, ...


    By Allance Pellet Machinery

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