July 2013

Biomass Power Association Is Planning First Ever National Bioenergy Day

As we all know, bioenergy – including power from wood and agricultural byproducts, thermal, pellets and the other groups that fall into this category – represents enormous potential in the United States, for jobs and rural economies, for U.S. manufacturing, for renewable energy, and for healthy forests. Despite these benefits, we face a public that […]

$22 Million Woody Biomass Boiler Up And Running In Montana

It’s the beginning of a new era at F.H. Stoltze Land and Lumber Co. The company’s new $22 million biomass plant is making steam and soon will be churning out electricity to the grid. The company began work on the new facility about a year ago, and in late May, the facility began burning fuel. […]

Dominion Virginia Converts Power Station To Biomass To Energy

Dominion Virginia Power has converted its Altavista, Va., power station to biomass waste-to-energy production. The conversion of the Altavista Power Station from coal fuel is the first of three that the Richmond, Va.-based utility plans by the end of this year, Dominion said in a news release. The company expects to spend $165 million for […]

Massachusetts Biomass Project Appears Dead

The 47-megawatt wood-burning biomass project proposed in 2009 for Greenfield, Massachusetts appears dead. A deadline for a developer to amend the special permit application for his $250 million Pioneer Renewable Energy project in the industrial park passed Tuesday. Madera Energy Inc. failed to meet the deadline set March 15 by parties to an appeal of […]

Sundrop Fuels Awards $500 Million Louisiana Biofuel Plant Contract To IHI E&C

Sundrop Fuels, a Colorado-based advanced biofuels company, has awarded a contract to engineering and construction services firm IHI E&C International to develop a $500m combined commercial biofuel production and technology demonstration plant in Boyce, Louisiana. Located one mile west of Alexandria, the facility is estimated to produce 60 million gallons of finished gasoline from natural […]

Plans For North Carolina Wood Pellet Export Facility Scaled Back

Plans were recently scaled back for a wood pellet export facility at a North Carolina state port due to a reassessment of market conditions. But the project is still on, with a status update to be aired during a public meeting this week. Meanwhile, State Ports Authority officials intent on expanding North Carolina’s forest products […]

Integrated Biomass Buys Former Oregon D.R. Johnson Mill Site

Integrated Biomass Resources has purchased the Wallowa County-owned mill site where it has run its operation since early 2012. By fall, the mill will be upgraded to handle more logs, produce more wood products and provide more jobs. The financing package Integrated Biomass secured last week allows the now 4-year-old company to buy the former […]

Waste Wood To Biofuel Technology Commercialized In Tennessee

Kingsport, Tennessee based clean energy technology company, EnviraCarbon, is to commercialize its patented and proprietary technology which molecularly alters renewable biomass feedstock, such as wood wastes into EnvirAnized Biofuel (EBF). According to the company the EBF is a product which looks, stores, transports, pulverizes and burns like coal, while avoiding the pollution associated with burning […]

RWE Pulls Plug On World’s Largest Biomass Plant

RWE npower has pulled the plug on its UK biomass plant at Tilbury – the largest 100 percent biomass plant in the world. The company said today that it had decided to halt work on the biomass plant “whilst options on project feasibility are assessed and reviewed”. RWE Generation chief technical officer Roger Miesen said […]

Chip Energy Building Biomass Conversion Facility In Illinois

The 5 million tons of wood Illinois throws away each day could become a new source of energy for everything from stoves to airplanes, all with little impact on communities. That’s the vision Paul Wever laid out at a groundbreaking ceremony for Chip Energy’s $1.5 million biomass conversion facility in Goodfield Thursday. The unfinished facility […]


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