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Biomass feedstocks will play an
instrumental role in the global transition away from fossil resources. New
exciting technologies, biobased products and biofuels are constantly being
developed, bringing the world closer to its dreams of a decarbonised economy.
Although biomass feedstocks are renewable commodities, sustainability remains a
challenge that needs to be assessed and taken up from the start. Finding a
balance between biomass feedstock use and sustainable practices is now at the
heart of multiple scientific and political agendas.
A study published in the Energy journal has developed a framework to
assess the sustainability of a range of biomass resources by taking into
account both the environmental and social-economic aspects...
Other News this Month Includes:
- POME sustainability and quality concerns
- US wood pellet exports
- Alfa Laval wins record order within
- Haldor Topsoe and Preem achieve 85%
co-processing of renewable feedstock
Research & Development
- Forestry waste plan for New Zealand outlined
- Review on agro-industrial waste as cellulose
and nanocellulose source and their potentials in food applications
Wood & Crop
- Drax to establish 3 new pellet plants in US
- Cargill unveils plans
for new canola processing facility in Regina, Saskatchewan
- Aemetis receives grant for process enabling
use of waste wood for the ‘Carbon Zero’ Jet/Diesel plant
- Bio-products from
algae-based biorefinery on wastewater: A review