Navigation Links
Wood products part of winning carbon-emissions equation, researchers say
Date:7/14/2011

Trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to grow, so forests have long been proposed as a way to offset climate change.

But rather than just letting the forest sit there for a hundred or more years, the amount of carbon dioxide taken out of the atmosphere could be quadrupled in 100 years by harvesting regularly and using the wood in place of steel and concrete that devour fossil fuels during manufacturing, producing carbon dioxide.

"Every time you see a wood building, it's a storehouse of carbon from the forest. When you see steel or concrete, you're seeing the emissions of carbon dioxide that had to go into the atmosphere for those structures to go up," said Bruce Lippke, University of Washington professor emeritus of forests resources. Lippke is lead author of a paper in the June issue of the journal Carbon Management that examines forest management and wood use as they relate to the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. Co-authors on the paper are from the University of Washington, Mid Sweden University and U.S. Forest Service.

Their review identifies many opportunities to use wood in ways that will displace products that cause a one-way flow of carbon dioxide from fossil fuel emissions to the atmosphere, contributing to the risk of global warming.

Lippke said sustainably managed forests are essentially carbon neutral as they provide an equal, two-way flow of carbon dioxide: the gas that trees absorb while growing eventually goes back to the atmosphere when, for example, a tree falls in the forest and decays, trees burn in a wildfire or a wood cabinet goes to a landfill and rots.

The co-authors write that the best approach for reducing carbon emissions involves growing wood as fast as possible, harvesting before tree growth begins to taper off and using the wood in place of products that are most fossil-fuel intensive, or even using woody biomass to produce biofuels for use in place of fossil fuels.'/>"/>

Contact: Sandra Hines
shines@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Multiple siblings from every gene: Alternate gene reading leads to alternate gene products
2. Iowa State hybrid lab combines technologies to make biorenewable fuels and products
3. Green building products, research, focus of forest products convention
4. Dan Marino Teams up with VitaCore Health Products
5. Study: Biodegradable products may be bad for the environment
6. European Commission Funds Global Project to Produce Ethanol, Biodiesel and Bioproducts From Algae
7. Public and private sectors unite to make more of brewing by-products
8. New woes for silicones in cosmetics and personal care products
9. New discovery could green up hundreds of everyday products
10. Like products, plants wait for optimal configuration before market success
11. New dissolvable tobacco products may increase risk of mouth disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Wood products part of winning carbon-emissions equation, researchers say
(Date:8/22/2014)... release is available in German . ... substances, in PCFs proteins are fixated in a way ... crystals. Next, the HZB and Fudan University researchers are ... as functional materials. Their findings are being published today ... 10.1038/ncomms5634). , Proteins are sensitive molecules. Everyone knows that ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... rhino reproduction in Europe highlights how hormone analysis ... Researchers from Chester Zoo, The University of Manchester ... six-year study which encompassed 90% of European population ... the research as part of her PhD at ... black rhinoceros breed well in captivity, not all ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... and can reduce free radical damage. Can ... stress? Jianbo Zhao and co-workers from the ... China discovered that green tea polyphenol effectively ... indicating green tea polyphenols play a protective ... stress. The relevant study has been published ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Proteins: New class of materials discovered 2Hormone analysis helps identify horny rhinos 2
... Research (LICR) and the University of California, San Diego ... identifying functional elements in the human genome, according to ... , While the DNA sequence can identify genes (the ... fundamental questions of 'how,' 'when' and 'where' gene products ...
... be caused by hypoglycemic coma actually occurs when glucose is ... rodents led by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical ... and may be of clinical significance for the treatment of ... cannot be immediately extrapolated to humans. , Insulin is ...
... over a scientific paper that is putting Korea's scientific ... pitted a young Korean doctor, Jeong Hwan Kim, against ... the most powerful players in the country's struggle for ... threatening to disrupt Korea's efforts to recover scientific credibility ...
Cached Biology News:Beyond the DNA: Chemical signatures reveal genetic switches in the genome 2Glucose triggers brain cell death in rats after hypoglycemic coma 2Glucose triggers brain cell death in rats after hypoglycemic coma 3Row over study puts Korea's scientific community under scrutiny again 2
(Date:8/22/2014)... Greenville, SC (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 ... that indisputable acknowledgement is a national disgrace. Furthermore, ... part in establishing the current, deplorable state of ... outlined "5 great mistakes," to merely serve as ... convey the extent of colossal failure(s) that have ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), University of ... novel "man and machine" decision support system for ... described in PLOS One scientific journal ... computer vision algorithms similar to those used in ... the diagnostically most relevant areas. Tablet computers can ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Ireland , August 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3zh3q8/global_hormone ) has announced the addition ... 2014-2018"  report to their offering.  ... known as hormone therapy, is a means ... being produced by the body. This type ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Rochelle, N.Y. (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 ... is the first private college in the Mid-Hudson Region ... College will now begin accepting applications from qualified “high-technology” ... , “We are very pleased to have been selected ... support Governor Cuomo’s transformative initiative to stimulate economic development ...
Breaking Biology Technology:5 Great Mistakes in Healthcare and How to Fix Them by Dr. Ira Williams 2A novel 'man and machine' decision support system makes malaria diagnostics more effective 2Global Hormone Replacement Therapy Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Actavis, Bayer, Merck & Co, Novartis and Novo Nordisk 2The College of New Rochelle Becomes First Private College in Mid-Hudson Region to Earn START-UP NY Designation 2The College of New Rochelle Becomes First Private College in Mid-Hudson Region to Earn START-UP NY Designation 3
... Inc., a private clinical-stage biotherapeutics company focused on the ... cancer, today announced that key data from its Phase ... along with data from other JX-594 clinical trials, will ... Cell Therapy (ASGCT) Annual Meeting taking place May 18-21, ...
... Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research ... Industrial Biotechnology China News 1104 ... the regional turbulence in Egypt and Libya areas, ... at USD102 per barrel on March 2, 2011; ...
... SHENYANG, China, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- 3SBio Inc. ... a leading China-based biotechnology company focused on researching, developing, ... financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, ... Financial Highlights: Total net ...
Cached Biology Technology:Jennerex to Present JX-594 Liver Cancer Clinical Data at American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy Meeting 2Jennerex to Present JX-594 Liver Cancer Clinical Data at American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy Meeting 3Jennerex to Present JX-594 Liver Cancer Clinical Data at American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy Meeting 4Reportlinker Adds Industrial Biotechnology China News 1104 2Reportlinker Adds Industrial Biotechnology China News 1104 33SBio Inc. Announces Unaudited First Quarter 2011 Results 23SBio Inc. Announces Unaudited First Quarter 2011 Results 33SBio Inc. Announces Unaudited First Quarter 2011 Results 43SBio Inc. Announces Unaudited First Quarter 2011 Results 53SBio Inc. Announces Unaudited First Quarter 2011 Results 63SBio Inc. Announces Unaudited First Quarter 2011 Results 73SBio Inc. Announces Unaudited First Quarter 2011 Results 83SBio Inc. Announces Unaudited First Quarter 2011 Results 93SBio Inc. Announces Unaudited First Quarter 2011 Results 103SBio Inc. Announces Unaudited First Quarter 2011 Results 113SBio Inc. Announces Unaudited First Quarter 2011 Results 123SBio Inc. Announces Unaudited First Quarter 2011 Results 13
... of RNase A-type ribonucleases Product Description: ,QIAGEN ... origin that binds noncovalently and inactivates a ... and C). It does not interfere with ... CL3. QIAGEN RNase Inhibitor inhibits greater than ...
...
... Radiochemical Purity is >95%\nNEN Radiolabeled Ligands\n\nReceptor-related ... continual availability of new radiolabeled ligands selected ... offers a wide range of products and ... including over 400 state-of-the-art radioligands. If you ...
... Thermus aquaticus (strain YT1) is cloned ... highly purified to produce Taq DNA ... amplification and sequence testing of DNA ... Taq DNA polymerase has been tested ...
Biology Products: