Pine tree residue could help power Queensland
Energy Source & Distribution, Other, 10/03/2022
Bioenergy produced from harvest waste across South East Queensland’s pine plantations could significantly reduce net carbon emissions and nurture an emerging industry, according to research led by the University of the Sunshine Coast. The collaborative research through USC’s Forest Research Institute shows the potential environmental and economic benefits of replacing fossil fuels with bioenergy generated from the branches, tops of trees and stem wood left behind after trees are logged for mills. Related article: ARENA unveils new Bioenergy Roadmap The paper led by Leanda Garvie, a USC accounting academic with a science background, has been published in the MDPI journal Forests, with co-authors Stephen Roxburgh from the CSIRO and Fabiano Ximenes from the NSW Department of Primary Industries.