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Wood Waste

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Coverage of wood waste since December 17, 2020.

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From smoky skies to a green horizon: Scientists convert fire-risk wood waste into biofuel

"...In a study led by Barcelos and Sundstrom, the scientists used non-toxic chemicals, commercially available enzymes, and a specially engineered strain of yeast to convert wood into ethanol in a single reactor, or "pot. " Furthermore, a subsequent technological and economic analysis helped the team identify the necessary improvements required to reach ethanol production at $3 per gasoline gallon equivalent (GGE) via this conversion pathway. The work is the first-ever end-to-end process for ethanol production from woody biomass featuring both high conversion efficiency and a simple one-pot configuration..."

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Unions and environmentalists call for suspension of new wood pellet mills

"...Forestry unions and environmentalists are calling on the provincial governments to suspend any approval of new wood pellet mills, because the current mills are using entire logs, instead of just wood waste. Paul Johnson reports..."

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Stacks of logs in pellet plant yards draws critics' eyes

"...The sight of pellet plants along Highway 16 West awash in "whole trees" is raising alarm bells for groups concerned the mills are using more than just wood waste to produce their product..."

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Project to heat Sicamous buildings with wood waste gets government funding

"...The statement describes the boiler system’s innovative technology, which will use wood waste as fuel to heat nearby buildings. The province considers the heating system a clean source of energy that will decrease greenhouse gas emissions throughout the district..."

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British firm Drax bids to buy B.C.-based pellet maker Pinnacle

"...Biomass storage domes at Drax Power Station in Yorkshire, England, a former coal-fired plant that is Europe’s largest decarbonization project. Drax has bid to take over Pinnacle Renewable Energy, the B. C..."

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British utility buying BC's Pinnacle Renewable Energy

"...“At the same time, the combination of Pinnacle and Drax will create a global leader in sustainable biomass with the vision, technical expertise and financial strength to help meet the growing demand for renewable energy products around the world. ”..."

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Forestry grant to benefit Haida Gwaii

"...The latest round of funding supports 15 different projects in different regions of the province, with individual grant amounts ranging from $6,000 to $663,748. The projects will allow about 250,000 cubic metres of post-harvest waste wood to be used in the production of pulp, wood pellets, electricity and compost for soil remediation..."

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Proposed landfill north of Powell River generates letters

"...qathet Regional District directors received about 75 pieces of correspondence regarding plans to establish a wood waste landfill on Sarah Point Road north of Lund..."

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Community feedback on proposed landfill uninformed: Powell River-area regional district chair

"...The proposed landfill would have created a site to dump wood waste. An online petition against the proposal generated thousands of signatures in days, but activist group Save Desolation Sound said the campiagn was wrongfully attributed to their organization, and disavowed the petition..."

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qRD chair reports on wood waste proposal north of Powell River

"...The directors, during the meeting, voted to receive correspondence from Jeff Levine, who was the proponent for the wood waste disposal. Levine said through the consultation and notification period, he had received feedback from the local community about the application that was submitted to the ministry of environment to obtain approval for a temporary wood disposal facility on his property..."

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Lhtako Dené, Nazko, City of Quesnel and Clean Energy Consulting partner in new biomass study

"...Lhtako Dené Nation, in partnership with Nazko First Nation and in collaboration with the City of Quesnel and Clean Energy Consulting, is leading a new Biomass Utilization Scoping Study..."

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Squamish wood waste will not be dumped in Powell River area

"...This endeavour aimed to create a landfill at 14445 Sarah Point Road that would’ve received 375,000 cubic metres of industrial wood waste over 15 months, according to an environmental protection notice issued by Levine to the qathet Regional District..."

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Experimental Investigation of Bioenergy Production from Small-Scale Gasification of Landfill-Diverted Wood Wastes

"...Small-scale biomass gasification systems integrated with internal combustion engines can be a solution to the dual challenges of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from electricity production and reducing waste sent to landfills; however, these systems are typically designed for high-value, virgin wood chip feedstocks..."

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Cellulosic Ethanol from Sugarcane Straw: a Discussion Based on Industrial Experience in the Northeast of Brazil

"...In the last years, cellulosic ethanol plants worldwide include the utilisation of corn stover, sugarcane bagasse, wood waste and plant residues..."

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A study on the suitability of solid waste materials in pavement construction: A review

"...Moreover, the need for effective energy utilization and global climate change have made it mandatory to reduce pollution and increase recycling and re-use..."

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Logging wastes from sustainable forest management as alternative fuels for thermochemical conversion systems in Brazilian Amazon

"...This study focuses on the energy characterization of the logging wastes from twenty commercial Amazon species harvested in a sustainable management plan and their energy equivalence to fossil fuels..."

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Quality assessment of pellets and briquettes made from glued wood waste

"...Among renewable energy sources, wood, especially production wood waste from the supply chain, represents an exploitable source in line with a circular economy development..."

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Evaluation of thermal properties and acetaldehyde adsorption performance of sustainable composites using waste wood and biochar

"...In order to vitalize the use of wood, which is a sustainable resource, increase the utilization of resources through the recycling of wood waste, and reduce environmental pollution in the waste disposal process, biocomposite was manufactured by using biochar which can be produced with wood waste and is effective in carbon isolation..."

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Utilization of Municipal Plastic and Wood Waste in Industrial Manufacturing of Wood Plastic Composites

"...In this study, Wood Plastic Composites (WPCs) were produced from post-consumer bulky wastes of recycled plastic and wood in order to minimize waste, decrease environmental effects of plastics, reserve natural resources, and support circular economy for sustainable production and consumption..."

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Experimental study on mortar as partial replacement using sawdust powder and GGBS

"...Result was expected to be used low carbon materials and eco-friendly solution to wood waste recycling for the construction industry..."

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Mycelium-Based Composites: A New Approach to Sustainable Materials

"...New approaches are being studied for the use of sustainable materials, by replacing plastics with natural materials, with a low ecological impact and low carbon footprint..."

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Potentials of sustainable electricity production from sawdust by small-scale wood transformation units: a case study in Cameroo

"...Wood processing produces large volumes of residues which, when not properly managed, pose an environmental problem in the vicinity and beyond..."

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Impacts of nonconventional construction materials on concrete strength development: case studies

"...In this study, assessment of the impacts of using alternative constituents such as crumb rubber, coconut shell, recycled aggregate, GGBS, human hair, banana fiber, industrial sludge, saw dust, rice husk, wood waste, textile, copper slag, textile, glass powder, plastic etc..."

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Cyclone-Bed Furnaces: Experimental Studies and Thermal Design

"...Furnace processes occurring in laboratory setups, pilot commercial facilities, and small-capacity boilers of various sized equipped with cyclone-bed furnaces containing fixed and fluidized beds burning solid biofuels (wood pellets, straw pellets, sunflower husk pellets, peat pellets, wood waste, wood chips, milled peat, and crushed peat bricks) are investigated..."

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