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Global tree count reaches 3 trillion

There are close to 3 trillion trees on Earth — more than seven times the number previously estimated — according to a tally1 by an international team of scientists. The study also finds that human activity is detrimental to tree abundance worldwide. Around 15 billion trees are cut down each year, the researchers estimate; since the…


Is Wood The fuel of the future?

WHICH source of renewable energy is most important to the European Union? Solar power, perhaps? (Europe has three-quarters of the world’s total installed capacity of solar photovoltaic energy.) Or wind? (Germany trebled its wind-power capacity in the past decade.) The answer is neither. By far the largest so-called renewable fuel used in Europe is wood….

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Ofgem RHI Report

Quarterly Report Issued The latest RHI report has been published by Ofgem. The full report is available from the Ofgem website. The report highlights are shown below: We can see that the scheme is gaining some momentum from a slow start. (RHI) – Key figures Quarterly results (October to December 2012) • 426 new applications…


Energy efficiency ‘Green Deal’ launched

Energy efficiency ‘Green Deal’ launched by government Householders are to be offered long-term loans to help make their homes more energy efficient and cut bills under a new government scheme. Ministers said the Green Deal, which started on Monday, will help thousands “stay warm for less”. Under the scheme, households can use cheap loans to…

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Wood Chip into diesel and petrol

The New York Times reports on kiOR, a Texas company producing crude oil from wood chip at a plant in Mississippi. The Times reports ” In a conference call with investment analysts, company executives would not say just how much they had made at the conversion plant, in Columbus, Miss., or how well it was…

Wood Fuel Magazine 2016