October 2012

New Brunswick Has Untapped Biomass-To-Energy Potential, Says Study

A new Université de Moncton report details New Brunswick’s potential for turning forest biomass into energy. The Forest Biomass to Energy Atlas of New Brunswick (September 2012) report has found the annual potential harvest of forest biomass in the province to more than 15.5 million green metric tons (GMT). According to the report, the total annual […]

South Korea and Japan Will Become Large Importers Of Pellets and Energy Chips

Both Japan and South Korea intend to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels and increasingly rely on renewable energy in the future. As a consequence, both countries will increase their importation of wood pellets and energy chips from other countries in Asia and from North America in the coming years, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. […]

Vermont’s Innovative Approach To Biomass

With the arrival of fall, it’s prime operating season for Middlebury College’s biomass gasification plant. The $12 million project, located in a see-through building at the center of campus, went online back in 2009. It provides supplemental steam for heating and electricity to the school’s existing power plant, and cuts the college’s fuel bill in […]

UBC First Canadian University To Produce Heat and Electricity From Biofuel

Recently, the University of British Columbia officially opened a pioneering $34-million clean energy facility, making it Canada’s first university – and one of a few institutions worldwide – to produce both clean heat and electricity for its campus from renewable bioenergy. UBC’s Bioenergy Research and Demonstration Facility (BRDF) will generate enough clean electricity to power […]

Millinocket Torrefied Wood Facility Gets Final DEP Permit

New England’s first torrefied wood facility received its final Maine Department of Environmental Protection permit, clearing the way for construction of a $48 million facility, 25 full-time jobs and possibly the birth of a nationwide industry, officials said Thursday. Cate Street Capital plans to open the Thermogen Industries LLC plant at the site of its […]


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