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Scientific Endorsement of Biomass’s Carbon Benefits

Last month, the Journal of Forestry published a scientific, peer-reviewed study confirming the virtues of biomass as an energy source, and an important element for forestry health and atmospheric carbon management.
By: Bob Cleaves
Biomass Magazine
Last month, the Journal of Forestry published a scientific, peer-reviewed study by nine respected scientists and forestry experts confirming the virtues of biomass—not just as an energy source, but also as an important element for forestry health and atmospheric carbon management.

The scientists, from USDA Forest Service as well as prominent universities and think tanks, in no uncertain terms, argued for policies that recognize the long-term benefits of biomass power, warning that not doing so could result in the loss of a valuable carbon mitigation tool, stating, “The current debate about biomass energy often narrows the discussion to short-term and direct effects of increased use of forest biomass, understating the benefits of using sustainably produced forest-based fuels and materials.…Carbon accounting frameworks often misrepresent the CO2 impacts of using biomass fuels and put at risk many of the mitigation benefits and opportunities provided by sustainably managed forests and the products that flow from them.”

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Pellet Fuels Institute Announces Relationship Change

Pellet Fuels Institute Announces Relationship Change

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Growing the Wood-to-Energy Sector

A wood-energy checkoff would raise money for promotion, public education, new market exploration and research. All would contribute a small amount, to be administered by an industry-elected board, independent of trade associations.
By: Jennifer Hedrick
Biomass Magazine


What’s your mad cow?

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PFI Conference Presentations are now Posted

View the presentations on the 2014 Conference page.