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The government should promote the use of wooden biomass fuel to help achieve the greenhouse gas reduction goal under the Kyoto Protocol, a forestry industry white paper recommends.

Issued Tuesday, the white paper outlines the government’s fiscal 2009 forestry policy and notes that transforming felled trees from forest thinning into fuel would benefit lumber producers financially as well as reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Trees cut down for thinning are usually left unused.

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