biomass

Heineken Launches Zero-Carbon Brewery in Austria

Earlier this week, Heineken cut the ribbon for what the brewing giant says is the world’s first “major zero-carbon brewery.”

Forest Protection Groups Ask EU to Exclude Biofuels

Last week, a group of 125 organizations from 45 countries signed a declaration asking that the European Union exclude large-scale biofuels from its…

Photo Essay: A Look Inside Ontario, Canada’s Coal-to-Biomass Power Plant Conversion

Ontario, Canada’s energy mix is now coal-free. And North America’s largest coal-to-biomass power plant conversion was a major milestone on the way to…

NREL Report Reveals the Steady Rise of Renewables

Renewable energy continues to garner larger shares of U.S. and global energy supply. Cumulative solar generation capacity rose nearly 68-fold in the U.S.…

McKinsey Touts Bioenergy as Coal Replacement

McKinsey writers Marco Albani, Nicolas Denis and Anna Granskog assert that biomass-based energy should not be counted out just yet. “Although today it…

How International Paper Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA) has set a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the forest products industry by 15…

German Renewable Electricity Consumption Hits Record High 25.4 Percent in 2013

There's been no shortage of challenges to German Premier Angela Merkel's "Energiewende" -- an all-out transition to a greener, sustainable economy centered on…

Costa Rica May Keep Carbon Neutrality Goal

“Costa Rica opposition group says to scrap 2021 carbon neutrality target,” reads the headline of a recent Reuters news article. Standing on its…

Ontario, Canada Moves Toward Outlawing Coal Power Plants

The Canadian province of Ontario is pushing legislation that would outlaw the use of coal for power generation. As part of that plan,…

Notbox Sustainable Packaging Solution Coming to North America

The Notbox Company, a seven-year-old venture led by former Wall Street financier Thomas Hellman, has announced that it is bringing its "leaner, meaner…

Denmark Will Be 100% Renewable By Mid-Century

Denmark’s Energy Strategy 2050 contains initiatives aimed at reducing fossil fuel consumption 33% by 2020 and to achieve complete independence from fossil fuels…

International Paper Sets New Sustainability Goals

Last week International Paper (IP), a $26 billion company with over 60,000 employees worldwide, issued its 2011 sustainability report, full of goals the…

Biomass Energy: Pros and Cons

Biomass energy has been around since long before anyone spoke of renewables or alternative energy sources. There was a time when wood was…

Jet Fuel from Pine Trees

Two companies may have found a solution, creating drop-in jet fuel from biomass. Not only have the companies created the jet fuel, but…

Liberty Paper Unshackes a Gigantic Paper Mill from Fossil Fuels

Minnesota based Liberty Paper has made a big name for itself in paper recycling and other sustainability issues, and now it is about…