June 2011

Georgia Biomass Off-Line After Explosion

The new Georgia Biomass wood pellet plant at Waycross, Ga. is off-line after a flash explosion in the pellet processing area halted production at the facility on the morning of June 20. According to industry sources, the explosion occurred in or near a pellet machine, and explosion vents on the bin above blew out and […]

Metso To Deliver World’s Largest Biomass Gasification Plant To Vaskiluodon Voima In Vaasa

Metso will supply Vaskiluodon Voima Oy in Vaasa, Finland, with a 140-megawatt bio-gasification plant. Vaskiluodon Voima’s total investment is about 40 million Euros, over half of which is attributable to Metso’s delivery. The bio-gasification plant is scheduled for commissioning in December 2012. Metso’s full-scope solution includes fuel handling, a drying plant and a circulating fluidized […]

Nexterra: New Funding, New Project

Following up on a $15 million investment from venture capitalists, Canadian gasification developer and biofuel producer Nexterra has received $2.5 million (Can.) in equity funding from the Business Development Bank of Canada to support the development of high-efficiency generators and biomass conversion systems. Nexterra’s conversion system is a gasifier using woody biomass, agricultural waste and bio […]

ZeaChem Executes Joint Development Agreement with Procter & Gamble

ZeaChem Inc., a developer of biorefineries for the conversion of renewable feedstocks into sustainable fuels and chemicals, today announced a binding multi-year joint development agreement with Procter & Gamble. The agreement will accelerate development of ZeaChem’s product platform beyond C2 through the commercialization of “drop-in” bio-based chemicals and other products. “As part of its long-term […]


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