January 2013

Michigan Wood Fuels LLC Initiates Implementation Of PFI/ALSC Standards Program

Michigan Wood Fuels, LLC has entered into an agreement with Timber Products Inspection (Conyers, GA) to initiate the process of qualifying our product under the Pellet Fuels Institute (PFI)/American Lumber Standard Committee (ALSC) Pellet Fuel Standards Program. With quality pellet production as our number one goal, Michigan Wood Fuels LLC is determined to ensure that […]

Kedco Jumps On New Ulster Biomass Plant Deal

Biomass group Kedco has signed heads of agreement for a new 25 megawatt biomass plant in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The agreement with the Londonderry Port & Harbour Commissioners gives Kedco an option to lease a 10-acre site within Londonderry Dock for a biomass electricity and heat generating plant. The port already hosts the 400MW ESB […]

Tarm Biomass Project Becomes First Biomass Green Heat Registered Site

The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) announced today that Tarm Biomass has become the first participant in the Biomass Green Heat Registered Site program. The BTEC program allows residential, business, and facility owners to proudly showcase their biomass thermal appliances to colleagues and neighbors with a professionally designed plaque and registration in an online catalogue. […]

University Of Iowa Uses Biomass Program To Solve Two Problems

The University of Iowa is trying to meet its alternative energy goals with the help of 24 acres of dead and dying pine trees in Johnson County. The university’s sustainability office has hired a contractor to cut and grind the invasive species-infested trees found mostly at F.W. Kent Park near Tiffin, so it can be […]

Some In North Carolina Want More Study Of Wood Pellet Plans

Does North Carolina have an adequate supply of trees to feed the maws of European power plants? Does the state have policies and rules in place to ensure that its wood lands won’t be so cut up as to threaten water quality, wildlife and natural diversity? What about more trains through Morehead City? Those and […]

$60M Wood Pellet Plant To Be Built In Wilson County, N.C.

International WoodFuels LLC plans to build a wood pellet plant in Wilson County, investing more than $60 million over a three-year period as part of an emerging green technology, officials said. The company will create 32 full-time jobs over a three-year period with the 300,000 metric ton-per-year plant. Specific salaries weren’t announced. But the average […]

Results Are In From Inaugural Biofuel Flight

Results from the world’s first civil flight powered by 100% biofuel released today by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) show that the biofuel used in the flight last October is cleaner than and as efficient as conventional aviation fuel. Information collected in-flight and analyzed by a team of experts revealed an important reduction […]

Oji To Sell Biomass Power To Counter Slide In Paper Sales

When the demand for paper products is shrinking year after year, do you just fold up and wait to die? Not for Oji Holdings Corp, which is now focusing on selling biomass power to take advantage of government subsidies for renewable energy and to address the slide in paper sales. According to Shoji Fujiwara, chairman […]

Ace, Sweetwater Plan To Produce Cellulosic Ethanol From Woody Biomass

Ace Ethanol will team up with Sweetwater Energy Inc. to produce next-generation ethanol at its plant in Stanley. The Stanley plant opened in 2002 as Wisconsin’s first large-scale corn ethanol production facility. It has 48 employees and can produce about 50 million gallons of ethanol per year. Ace and Rochester, N.Y.-based Sweetwater will team up […]

Oregon Hospital Heats Up With A Wood Pellet Boiler

With help from the Energy Department’s State Energy Program, an Oregon hospital is saving approximately $100,000 a year after replacing its old, 1950’s-era boilers with a new, energy-efficient biomass system. Blue Mountain District Hospital, in John Day, Oregon, was using two crude oil-fired boilers and one heating oil boiler to provide heat and hot water […]


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