Wood Bioenergy: March/April 2010 Summary

15 04 2010

According to the March/April summary of Wood Bioenergy South, as of April 14, 2010:

  • 130 wood-consuming bioenergy projects have been announced in the US South.
  • In total, these projects represent potential, incremental wood use of 46.6 million tons/year by 2020.
  • Based on Forisk analysis, projects representing only 18.9 million tons/year pass basic viability screening.

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Wood Bioenergy: February 2010 Summary

25 02 2010

The EPA validated Forisk’s technology screen this month when it announced that it lowered its 2010 mandate for cellulosic ethanol production from 100 million gallons to 6.5 million gallons – a 94% drop in production targets.

According to the February summary of Wood Bioenergy South, as of February 24, 2010:

  • 129 wood-consuming bioenergy projects have been announced in the US South.
  • In total, these projects represent potential, incremental wood use of 47 million tons/year by 2020.
  • Based on Forisk analysis, projects representing only 18.7 million tons/year pass basic viability screening.

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Wood Bioenergy: January 2010 Summary

27 01 2010

According to the January summary of Wood Bioenergy South, as of January 26, 2010:

  • 126 wood-consuming bioenergy projects have been announced in the US South.
  • In total, these projects represent potential, incremental wood use of 46.4+ million tons/year by 2020.
  • Based on Forisk analysis, projects representing only 18.5 million tons/year pass basic viability screening.

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Sawtimber Prices Expected to Recover in 2010-2011 for US South, yet results vary by state

21 01 2010

Turbulent times characterized by plummeting pine sawtimber prices could soon be over for timber sellers.  Forisk’s new stumpage price forecast signals climbing prices for pine sawtimber in the US South beginning in 2010.  The ForiskFORECAST pine sawtimber price forecast, which includes state-by-state forecasts through 2020, and the “Forecasting Timber Prices” workshop provide insights for timberland owners, investors, and wood procurement managers in planning future pricing and management strategies as lumber and plywood markets recover.

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