AUSTRALIAN native forest is being woodchipped to be burned in Japan.

Japanese power stations are burning NSW forests to create energy. The Japanese Government is forcing their coal-fired power stations to replace 10-20 per cent of coal supply with “biomass”. They’re also burning the ‘waste; from the tsunami damage. Boral Timber executive general manager Bryan Tisher said Boral had sold a mix of plantation and native forest woodchips to Japanese power stations to be burned. “We’ve done some trials through those stations. “It was a precursor to a tender for three-year supply,” Mr Tisher said.

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