June 2013

Exportation Of Wood Pellets From North America To Europe Reached A New Record

The wood pellet export industry in North America has grown exponentially in a relatively short period of time. The export value has increased from an estimated 40 million dollars in 2004 to almost 400 million dollars in 2012. This fairly new trade development is the result of Europe’s quest to reduce its dependence on fossil […]

U.S. Forest Service Awards Nearly $2.5M For Renewable Energy Projects

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell today announced the award of nearly $2.5 million in grants to 10 small businesses and community groups for wood-to-energy projects that will help expand regional economies and create new jobs. “These grants help grow new jobs, support clean energy production and improve our local environments, especially in reducing fire […]

Biofuels Center Of North Carolina Publishes Woody Biomass Assessment

The Biofuels Center of North Carolina recently completed a statewide woody biomass assessment in cooperation with Gelbert, Fullbright & Randolph Forestry Consultants and North Carolina’s seven economic development regions. According to the BCNC, work on the three-part analysis kicked off in 2011. The resulting report, titled the “Statewide Woody Biomass Project,” outlines three areas of […]

Alabama Plant Back To Co-Firing Woody Biomass With Coal

Colbert Steam Plant has resumed burning biomass for the first time since tornadoes damaged the plant April 27, 2011. “We were down for two years after the storms,” plant manager Terry Gamble said. “It’s been a long process.” The plant burns about 2 million tons of coal each year and powers 550,000 homes, but since […]

First-Of-Its-Kind Woody Biomass Project Takes Root At Michigan State University

The first of six 10-acre plots of hybrid poplar have been planted at Michigan State University as part of a new, long-term plan to use woody biomass for energy on campus. Eventually the trees will be harvested, chipped and burned as a coal alternative at the T.B. Simon Power Plant, the single largest on-campus consumer […]

Maine Biomass-To-Energy Company Wins Sustainable Certification

The owner of four Maine biomass-to-energy facilities says it’s been certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. ReEnergy Holdings says it’s the first company solely focused on producing electricity from biomass to be certified under the program. Company CEO Larry Richardson says ReEnergy earned the distinction by using sustainably-harvested biomass. “That is a critical part of […]

Council Of State Approves Wood Pellet Facility At North Carolina Port

The North Carolina Council of State has approved a lease agreement to let a wood pellet maker build a facility at the State Port of Wilmington. The North Carolina State Ports Authority Board of Directors approved the deal with Enviva Holdings, LP last week. The state says the wood pellet export facility at the Port […]

Transportation Fuels From Woody Biomass Promising Way To Reduce Emissions

Two processes that turn woody biomass into transportation fuels have the potential to exceed current Environmental Protection Agency requirements for renewable fuels, according to research published in the Forest Products Journal and currently featured on its publications page. The Environmental Protection Agency’s standard for emissions from wood-based transportation fuels requires a 60 percent reduction in […]

Biomass Facility At New York’s Fort Drum To Hold Grand Opening Event

A new biomass facility on post will have its grand opening this morning, drawing several regional business and government leaders. The 60-megawatt generating plant, which will be operated by ReEnergy Holdings LLC, Albany, has been touted as a project that will provide the area surrounding the post with renewable power and lead to more jobs. […]


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