Six final candidates have been chosen for the World Bioenergy Award 2012, the winner will be announced on May 29 at the opening of World Bioenergy 2012 in Sweden. This will be just the second time that this award is to be presented. Source: World Bioenergy 2012.
Representatives from Asia's paper and timber industries are gathering in Bangkok amid harsh criticism from western environmental organisations. These groups claim, despite evidence to the contrary, that Asian timber and paper companies are harming the environment. Source: Bangkok Post
European Union foreign ministers in Luxembourg agreed to suspend sanctions against Myanmar/Burma for one year, based on wide-ranging democratic reforms over the past year and democratic elections April 1. They are encouraging the government to begin a dialogue with the EU on ways to e
Gunns has lost its court bid to have the Tasmanian Conservation Trust pay upfront for its legal costs in its challenge against the Tamar Valley pulp mill. The company has also told investors to ignore financial information it provided about the Bell Bay pulp mill. Sources: The Mercury
Western Australia’s opposition leader Mark McGowan said he would follow up conservationists’ concerns about logging and poisoning of non-jarrah trees in the Arcadia and Yabberup forests after a recent visit to the area. Source: Collie Mail
Any durability clause agreed to as part of the Tasmanian forest negotiations must be committed to by all anti-forestry groups, not just those inside the talks, Coalition Forestry Spokesman Richard Colbeck said. Source: Timberman
Reaching the point of ground breaking is no easy task for a bioenergy project developer. Panelists in the second-day general session discussion at the International Biomass Conference & Expo held April 16-19 in Denver, Colo., shared their ground breaking stories with attendees, d