July 2011

Staggering Growth Projected In European Biomass Industry

Renewable energy policy in Europe will generate an increase in lignocellulosic biomass demand of 44% between 2010 and 2020. The increased use of biomass will be driven principally from the energy sector, but also from the industrial and residential sectors. These are the findings in European Biomass Review, a new study from RISI, a leading […]

Klamath Falls Biomass Plant Gets Much Needed Approval

Northwest Energy Systems is planning two Oregon biomass plants, and it’s proposed $150 million Klamath Falls plant won a key approval in early July, putting it closer to breaking ground later this year. The Bellevue, Wash. based company said that the state Department of Energy declared its site certificate application for the 40-megawatt plant complete, […]

Metso To Supply Boiler To GREC

Metso reports it will supply a 100 MW biomass boiler island and plant automation system to the Gainesville Renewable Energy Center (GREC) in Gainesville, Fla. GREC has raised nearly $500 million in construction financing, of which Metso’s delivery represents more than 25%, according to the supplier. The 100 MW biomass boiler will utilize bubbling fluidized […]

USDA Awards $3 Million For Woody Biomass

A U.S. Forest Service award of nearly $3 million in Woody Biomass Utilization Grants went to 17 small businesses and community groups on June 22 for the development of wood-to-energy projects, according to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.  Each of these projects requires engineering services, which will help expand regional economies and create new jobs. […]

North Carolina Research Keeping Biomass ‘Under Wraps’

Keeping biomass ‘under wraps’ is part of an ongoing biomass drying study that the North Carolina Association of Professional Loggers is conducting along with the North Carolina State University School of Forestry and Environmental Resources. The process, which it utilized to record moisture loss during air drying, is part of a treatment that uses heavy […]


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