September 2011

Wood Biofuel Industry Rising In Pacific Northwest

A recently awarded U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant will help launch a viable, sustainable biofuels industry in the Pacific Northwest. The $40 million grant directs Washington State University and the University of Washington to create the Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA). The substantial grant will help the nation develop renewable energy resources from forest […]

Maine Commission Receives Federal Funding For Creating Renewable Energy Jobs

The Northern Maine Development Commission recently announced it will receive about $1.9 million in federal grants to establish a Renewable Energy Industry Cluster (REIC) with the goal of creating jobs by replacing or supplementing fuel oil furnaces in homes and businesses with wood biomass units. U.S. Congressman Mike Michaud made the announcement about the funding […]

Nexterra To Deliver Biomass System To Major U.S. Institution

Nexterra Systems Corp. announced on September 13 that it has signed a $6.9 million contract to deliver a biomass gasification system to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Battle Creek, Mich. The state-of-the-art biomass gasification system will provide clean, carbon-neutral heat and power to the medical center. The total cost of […]

U.S. Department Of Energy Releases ‘Billion-Ton’ Study

The U.S. Department of Energy recently released a report, the 2011 U.S. Billion-Ton Update: Biomass Supply for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry, detailing U.S. biomass feedstock potential nationwide. The report examines the nation’s capacity to produce a billion dry tons of biomass resources annually for energy uses without impacting other vital U.S. farm and forest […]

Hardwood Sawmiller Turns To Biomass

Beasley Forest Products, LLC (BFP) and Land Care Services, LLC (LCS) have entered into a joint venture to develop a 56 MW biomass fueled power plant at a current industrial site in southeast Laurens County near Dublin. The new business, Green Power Solutions LLC (GPS), has received approval from the Georgia Public Service Commission and […]


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