Tag: forest

Stora Enso finalizes restructuring of Bergvik Skog’s forests holdings

Stora Enso finalizes restructuring of Bergvik Skog’s forests holdings

June 2, 2019 |

In Finland, the shareholders of Bergvik Skog AB, a Swedish forest holding company, have finalized the previously announced restructuring of its ownership. Stora Enso’s forest holdings in Sweden will increase to 1.4 million hectares, of which 1.15 million hectares is productive forest land. “I am very pleased that we have successfully finalised the restructuring of […]

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The Stora Enso Story – a magical tale of trees and forests

The Stora Enso Story – a magical tale of trees and forests

January 26, 2019 |

It is said that one tree can affect the entire forest. If one tree has a pest problem or catches fire or any other plethora of issues, it can spread to neighboring trees and before you know it, you have a total wipeout. But can it work in the reverse? Can one big, beautiful tree […]

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Phoenix Energy JV awarded a $4.9 million for forest-sourced biomass gasification plant

Phoenix Energy JV awarded a $4.9 million for forest-sourced biomass gasification plant

April 13, 2015 |

In California, Phoenix Energy’s joint venture, North Fork Community Power, was awarded a $4.9 million grant at the California Energy Commission Business Meeting. The award will be used to construct one of the first forest-sourced biomass gasification plants, as well as research into the emerging field of forest biomass utilization. The plant will be built […]

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Finnish 3D tree stump modeling can assist with forest environmental impact analysis

Finnish 3D tree stump modeling can assist with forest environmental impact analysis

January 5, 2015 |

In Finland, researchers have developed a new method that can produce accurate three-dimensional (3D) models of recovered stumps and root systems. These models provide new information on the impacts of stump wood energy on the carbon sink capacity of forests, the biodiversity of forest nature and the soil structure of recovery areas. Tree stumps and root […]

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Statkraft and Södra to collaborate on biofuels from forest raw materials

Statkraft and Södra to collaborate on biofuels from forest raw materials

May 19, 2014 |

In Norway, Statkraft and Södra have signed a letter of intent to create a company with the aim of establishing production of biofuel based on forest raw material in the future. The agreement means that Statkraft will acquire Södra Cell Tofte AS, which owns the industrial site of the former Tofte pulp plant in Hurum, […]

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CIFOR issues biofuels vision for Africa

CIFOR issues biofuels vision for Africa

August 29, 2011 |

In South Africa, a new working paper from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) explores different biofuel production mechanisms for sub-Saharan Africa and ways to mitigate potential negative side effects from project development while ensuing local benefits such a job creation and energy access. Market-based mechanisms versus legal and policy mechanisms to enhance long-term […]

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Forest loss linked to biofuels: study

Forest loss linked to biofuels: study

July 21, 2011 |

In Brazil, researchers from Kansas State University, University of Texas at Austin and Michigan State University have statistically linked the loss of forest area as the indirect effect of changing pastureland into space for soybean and biofuel crops in counties bordering the Amazon. By reducing soybean production by 10 percent in these pasture areas could […]

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Virginia Tech launches study of climate change impact on forest adaptation

Virginia Tech launches study of climate change impact on forest adaptation

[ 0 ] March 28, 2011 |

In Virginia, Jason Holliday, assistant professor of forest genetics and biotechnology in Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources and Environment, is using a $1.5 million Faculty Early Career Development Program grant from the National Science Foundation to gain insight into how tree populations adapt at the genomic scale as a result of climate change. The […]

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