Plans to create hydrogen by burning wood have swollen in New South Wales’ Hunter Valley, after sawmill offshoot, Sweetman Renewables, yesterday announced a $15 million deal with Singapore’s CAC-H₂ to construct the country’s largest wood-fed hydrogen production plant.
A mad dash to mitigate impacts from climate change is at the top of the agenda in Washington, and we’re beginning to see some new policy proposals show up in the bipartisan infrastructure bill that recently passed a Senate vote.
A major political and environmental dispute is coming to a boil in the run-up to COP26 in Scotland this November, as the EU and the forestry industry push forest biomass (turning trees into wood pellets and burning them to make electricity), claiming the science shows biomass is sustainable and produces zero emissions.
The issue of carbon neutrality for wood-based bioenergy just won’t go away. In recent months, Politico, The New York Times, and CNN all have run high-level stories that take the Europeans to task for using wood pellets from the U.S. South because of concerns that wood-based biomass is not carbon neutral.
ALERT BAY, BC – Atli Resources LP, a forest company beneficially owned by the ‘Namgis First Nation, today announced the formation of Atli Chip Limited Partnership, which then acquired the majority of the assets of the North Island Chipping facility located in Beaver Cove, BC, located on the traditional territory of the ‘Namgis First Nation.
The owner of the Drax power plant in North Yorkshire is expected to move ahead with a $652m deal to double its production of wood pellets after its shareholders voted 99.9% in favour of buying a Canadian biomass company.