forest biomass

Cuba unveils its first biodiesel plant


July 17th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 17 (IANS) Cuba's first factory designed to turn seed oil into green fuel opened Monday, with the capacity of producing more than 100 tonnes of biofuel a year.The ... Read more...

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Cuba seeks to boost alternative energy production


June 11th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, June 11 (IANS/EFE) Cuba is intending to increase its renewable energy production by 12 percent over the next eight years in a push for "energy security and sovereignty", an ... Read more...

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Biofuels will worsen CO2 emissions: Study


October 24th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) Emphasis on biofuels as an alternative to conventional fuels would increase carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from forests by 14 percent, researchers said. The findings challenge the ... Read more...

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Haryana can generate 1,019 MW power from surplus biomass: Report


January 12th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 12 (IANS) Over 1,019 MW of power, enough to make Haryana self-reliant, can be generated from the surplus agricultural and forest biomass available in the state, a study revealed Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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Future green cars to literally run with tree in gas tank


June 17th, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Future green cars would run by just putting a tree in the gas tank, at least that's what researchers mean as they look at forest biomass as raw ... Read more...

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ESA investigates new methods of mapping tropical forest from space


August 22nd, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, August 22 (ANI): The European Space agency (ESA) is investigating new methods of mapping tropical forest from space.Tropical forests play an important role in the terrestrial carbon budget by absorbing huge ... Read more...

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Pacific Northwest forests hold significant potential to increase carbon storage


July 3rd, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): A new study has determined that the forests of the Pacific Northwest hold significant potential to increase carbon storage and help mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in the coming ... Read more...

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Scientists use lasers to monitor changes in Hawaiis tropical forests


January 24th, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 24 (ANI): In a new research, scientists are quantifying landscape-scale changes occurring to Hawaiis Big Island tropical forests using lasers deployed on airplanes.The research would observe changes to the ... Read more...

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Modern radar technology to efficiently monitor rainforests


October 19th, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 19 (ANI): A University of Leicester professor has called for the use of modern radar technology for monitoring the rainforests. Professor Heiko Balzter, the Head of Geography at the ... Read more...

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