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January/February 2012

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In This Issue
Wood vs. Coal
Bio Funding in Budget
Wood Fuel Prices
Cellulosic Biofuels RFS
Pellet Grading Underway
Earthrise Invests in F2M
Top 3 Stories from the Nov/Dec Issue

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Javon Harvesting photo
Forest2Market Fiber Market Analyst, Javon Carter, in the field.  Javon harvesting biomass for pellet production.

By Suz-Anne Kinney


The public debate over the relative benefits of wood vs. coal as a source of energy has intensified since the release of the Manomet Center's report on the subject, which was released in June 2010. The latest contribution to the debate ...  


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By Suz-Anne Kinney


In his State of the Union address in January, President Obama promised an "all of the above" energy strategy. On February 13, the President followed up on that promise with the release of the his 2013 proposed budget. The Obama administration's ...

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Wood Fuel Prices - 4Q2011

By Daniel Stuber  


When consumption of a class of wood fiber increases, demand is generally stronger; and when demand is stronger, prices generally rise. There are exceptions to this rule, however, and one of them occurs when a consumer has the ability to ...  


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By Suz-Anne Kinney

At the end of 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its annual revision of the national renewable fuel standards (RFS). The annual revision, which is required by the Clean Air Act (CAA), finalized the production targets for cellulosic biofuels, ...   


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By Suz-Anne Kinney 

With the accreditation of its first auditing agencies and test labs, the Pellet Fuels Institute (PFI) has begun enrolling pellet manufacturers into its pellet standards program. The PFI, which released its new standards in November of last year, worked with the American Lumber Standards Committee to ...    


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By Suz-Anne Kinney 

Earthrise Capital Fund, LP is pleased to announce that it has completed an investment in the Series B securities of Charlotte, North Carolina-based Forest2Market, Inc. Earthrise was joined in the Series B financing by Zephyr Investment Management, F2M's existing lead investor. In conjunction with this transaction, Ann Partlow, Partner of Earthrise Capital, will take a seat ...    

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