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This year, Compaqpeat plans to expand its peat extraction territories by around 250 hectares in the Balvi bog and by around 100 hectares in the Nida bog.
By way of a brief introduction, peat is decaying plant matter that is cut, dried then used as a fuel source.
Lulie said the eight-year-old MPS' achievements include its previous successful bidding to host the 15th International Peat Congress 2016 in Kuching, Sarawak.
Ground improvement method has to be done prior to construction on peat. Chemical stabilization such as cement-peat stabilization is considered the effective method for peat stabilization especially for deep peat which can reach up to 10 meters deep.
In the European Union, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, and other countries depend on the supply of peat from Northern territories such as the Baltic States, in order to maintain or even expand their horticultural production.
The environmental groups want governments across the UK to take urgent steps to end peat use in horticulture, and for industry bodies, leading DIY stores, garden centres and other retailers to work more quickly to introduce sustainable, high-quality alternatives.
In order to map out this peatland, satellites were used to take pictures and determine the area of the peat, which is 55,000 square miles.
Andy Polkey, senior reserves manager for NRW, R said: "Healthy peat bogs are rare, provide habitats for special wildlife and bring a huge benefit when it comes to climate change so it's important to maintain them as best we can.
[14.sup.C] dating from Baram in northern Sarawak indicates that the sea was at the inland margin of the peat swamp about 5400 years ago (Wilford, 1960; Murtedza et al., 2002).
This Global Peat market study published on December 15, 2015 and divided into 13 major chapters is now available with at