Drax Group CEO Will Gardiner recently spoke remotely to Japanese officials at a bioenergy roundtable. Gardiner conveyed how the experience of Drax becoming the world’s leading bioenergy generator and supplier of sustainable biomass can help Japan meet its climate goals faster, more sustainably and at a lower cost to both the consumer and the government.
New white paper explains how woody biomass fits into the overall forest value chain, addresses low-value feedstocks used for sustainable biomass production, and discusses the risks of regulatory intervention in the forest products marketplace.
The report sets out a serious vision for the nation to tackle climate change, and provides an action plan for creating a clean energy economy in the US, which includes sustainable biomass and BECCS.
In an open letter, more than 100 forestry and forest carbon researchers and scientists emphasize: "The carbon benefits of sustainable forest biomass are well established."
Renewable wood energy is sustainably-sourced from working forests throughout the Southeast US. The US forest products industry supports forest health and growth, and reduces risks of deforestation.
Wood energy is a renewable replacement for fossil fuels, providing low-carbon, on-demand energy to produce power and heat. Wood energy can reduce carbon emissions up to 90% when compared to coal.
Wood energy provides grid stability and back-up power, making it the perfect complement to other renewables like solar and wind. Wood energy is a critical component of any comprehensive renewables strategy.
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