03.08.2020

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Insider Media Limited: Drax Group Hails Robust Half-Year Results

"Biomass generation increased by 16 per cent during the period, ahead of its planned end to coal generation in March 2021."

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29.07.2020

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Yale Environment Review: Mapping California’s withering forests gives new energy to wildfire abatement

"As climate change worsens, greater tree mortality across the globe will pose an increasing wildfire threat. New mapping approaches could help manage this risk."

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23.07.2020

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Euractiv: The Dutch have decided: Burning biomass is not sustainable

"The Netherlands should phase out the use of biomass for generating electricity as soon as possible, the advisory board of the Dutch government said in a report presented earlier this month."

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13.07.2020

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ARPA-E: New Program in Carbon Optimized Bioconversion (upcoming funding announcement)

"Proposed systems of interest include, but are not limited to (1) carbon-optimized fermentation strains that avoid CO2 evolution, (2) engineered mixotrophic consortia or systems that avoid CO2 evolution, (3) biomass derived sugar or carbon oxide gas fermentation with internal CO2 utilization, (4) cell-free carbon optimized biocatalytic biomass conversion and/or CO2 utilization, (5) cross-cutting or other proposed carbon optimized bioconversion schemes."

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04.06.2020

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Palmer, James (2020): Putting Forests to Work? Enrolling Vegetal Labor in the Socioecological Fix of Bioenergy Resource Making.

Palmer, James (2020): Putting Forests to Work? Enrolling Vegetal Labor in the Socioecological Fix of Bioenergy Resource Making. In Annals of the American Association of Geographers, pp. 1–16. DOI: 10.1080/24694452.2020.1749022.

"Adopting a posthumanist interpretation of the labor theory of value, this article argues that wood pellet manufacturing constitutes an attempt by energy capital to substitute the “dead labor” of prehistoric plants, embodied in fossil fuels, with the living, “vegetal labor” of forests of the present day."

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27.05.2020

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BBC Future: The remarkable power of the prickly pear

"A stalwart of the Mexican landscape is finding a second life powering up buildings in the desert, and it is proving to be an unusually sustainable biofuel."

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25.05.2020

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Biomass Magazine: DOE to fund projects that gasify a mix of coal and biomass

"The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy on May 18 announced plans to offer funding for new projects that gasify a mix of coal and biomass to generate electric power and a carbon-free hydrogen coproduct."

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23.05.2020

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Project: Carbonplan

"We're a non-profit that analyzes carbon removal opportunities based on the best available science and data. We help organizations make specific decisions towards their carbon removal goals."

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20.05.2020

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The York Press: Drax power station hosts free virtual tours

"Drax Group has launched the free online resource to support student with their studies during the Covid-19 crisis."

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08.05.2020

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Biomass: Drax Launches New Biomass Carbon Calculator

"Drax has launched the Biomass Carbon Calculator – a new tool to more accurately measure emissions in the supply chain, enabling the industry to identify where emissions reductions can be made and make a greater contribution to tackling climate change."

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