September 2009

Warden Electric Certified Under BCAP

L’Anse Warden Electric Co. has been selected as the first plant in Michigan to take part in the new Federal Biomass Crop Assistance Program, a new federal program designed to help develop the biomass industry. The BCAP helps the participating plants by matching 50% of the amount paid to their suppliers. Warden Electric is one […]

City Selects Nexterra to Develop Biomass Gasification System

Mayor Dannel P. Malloy announced that the City of Stamford has selected Nexterra Systems Corp. to develop a biomass gasification system for the Stamford Water Pollution Control Authority. The proposed system will supply Stamford with clean renewable thermal energy from a sustainable source, a move that will eventually reduce Stamford’s fuel cost and dependence on […]

B.H.I.T. Acquires Wood Energy

B.H.I.T. Inc., a railroad support services company in Boca Raton Fla., has acquired The Wood Energy Group Inc. in St. Louis for $6.4 million. Wood Energy said it is one of the nation’s largest railroad tie reclamation and energy generation companies. In 2008, it generated more than $5.2 million in revenue. Founded in 2001, the […]

EPI Providing Wood-Fired Systems At Nuclear Plant

Energy Products of Idaho (EPI), a provider of solid fuel-fired renewable energy systems, has been selected to provide two fluidized bed energy systems to Ameresco Federal Solutions in support of its contract with the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Savannah River Site project. The contract includes two identical fluidized bed boiler islands that utilize wood waste […]

Dixie Pellets Closes, Possible Bankruptcy

Alabama’s only major wood fuel pellet manufacturer has closed and may be filing for bankruptcy. Dixie Pellets, based in Selma, closed on September 1 when employees arriving for work were told to go home. According to a local news report, plant manager Bruce Gornto cited an “unforeseen financial issue” that arose, leaving the company without […]

We Energies, Domtar Plan Power Plant

We Energies and Domtar have announced a partnership that plans to build a $250 million biomass power generation plant at Domtar’s Rothschild, Wis. paper mill site. Wood, waste wood and sawdust will be used to produce 50 megawatts of electricity and will also support Domtar’s sustainable papermaking operations. The project will be funded by We […]

DOE Releases $21M for Biofuel Projects

U.S. Dept. of Energy Secretary Steven Chu recently announced that up to $21 million will be made available for five projects that will develop supply systems to handle and deliver high tonnage biomass feedstocks for cellulosic biofuels production.  The chosen awards were selected as the best projects to stimulate the design and demonstration of a […]

Nexterra Biomass Syngas Engine Funding

Canada-based Nexterra Systems Corp., a leading supplier of advanced biomass gasification systems, has announced receiving $7.7 million (Can.) in funding from the BC Bioenergy Network (BCBN), Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), the National Research Council Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) and Ethanol BC. The funding supports Nexterra’s recently announced program to commercialize a new […]


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