Industry News Comment W

elcome to the Spring issue of Forest Bioenergy Review in uncertain times as the corona virus spreads from its source in Asia to affect the lives and economies of nations throughout the Pacific and now both the European and

American continents. At the time of writing, the population of the British Isles is effectively

in ‘lockdown’, with restrictions on travel, a ban on meetings of more than two people for the next three weeks and a request to work from home wherever possible. These steps by the UK Government were taken on 23rd March in a bid to protect key workers on the front line in the fight against what is now a global pandemic.

As more individuals are confined to their homes, local networks have

experienced a rapid increase in energy consumption, which it is hoped will be off-set by a drop in industrial demand to maintain the stability needed for day-to-day consumption.

It is important to stay positive, so let’s now look ahead to the April E-Newsletter, followed by the Summer issue of Forest Bioenergy Review.

We are planning to provide general news via the April E-Newsletter and more in-depth coverage in issue 46, to be published this Summer, which will feature: Biomass shipping, loading and delivery logistics; Gasification plants using woody biomass; and Pellet production and processing.

Important and breaking news will also be posted to our website: Stay safe. Vince Maynard, Publisher

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FOREST BIOENERGY REVIEW Volume 9, Number 45 – Spring 2020 Contact information


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U.S. Renewables

Energy efficiency, natural gas and renewable energy

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European Pellet Conference 2020


Winning with outsourcing

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Keravan Energia

Keravan Energia invests in energy efficiency and emission reduction

VTT Carbon dioxide as a

raw material for the chemical industry

An immaculate operation in greenheat and power

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Industry News

ANDRITZ to supply a further PowerFluid circulating fluidized bed boiler

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