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John Greene

Currently, a wood fiber shortage in British Columbia (BC) is impacting the forest products industry in the region and, on the surface, the shortage simply doesn’t make sense. more »

Jul 15, 2016 12:00 AM , News

The biological sustainability of a forest can accurately be measured via two primary methods. The first method seeks to measure the volume of forest inventory; analyzing inventory changes over time is an effective way to gauge growth and removals... more »

Jul 4, 2016 10:19 AM , News

Unknown ObjectPer two recent publications from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), electricity generation from biomass across all sectors grew from 56 terawatthours (TWh) in 2010 to 64 TWh in 2015, which represents a 14 percent increase more »

Jun 28, 2016 2:29 PM , News

Researchers at Stockholm's KTH Royal Institute of Technology have developed a new transparent wood material that's suitable for mass production of windows and solar panels. more »

May 11, 2016 11:53 AM , News

As we ease into the warmer spring temperatures and the peak building season, housing starts data is beginning to equalize on a national level. more »

Apr 27, 2016 12:00 AM , News

As we recently noted, the global resurgence in wood production has been driven in part by the popularity and expansion of wood pellets, which are primarily being used for thermal heating purposes at both the consumer and industrial levels. more »

Apr 19, 2016 12:00 AM , News

The challenges associated with procuring wood from an increasingly fractured supply base are not unique to a single region; one question I often hear when speaking to landowners is, “How much is the logger or dealer getting for my timber at the mill? more »

Mar 30, 2016 2:00 PM Guest Columns

The global resurgence in wood production has been driven in part by the popularity and expansion of wood pellets, which are primarily being used for thermal heating purposes in Europe, though the technology can replace fossil fuel anywhere. more »

Mar 18, 2016 7:00 AM , Guest Columns

The cause for biomass as a carbon-neutral renewable resource has received an important endorsement. Last week there was unanimous consent for a sponsored amendment to the Senate energy bill that affirms the carbon benefits of biomass. more »

Feb 16, 2016 7:00 AM Guest Columns