August 2013

UK Government To Withdraw Subsidies For Unsustainable Biomass

UK biomass electricity generators could risk losing government subsidies if they fail to prove their fuel has come from sources that have been officially certified as “sustainable”, under new plans announced today. Climate Change Minister Greg Barker today unveiled new sustainability criteria for wood-fuel, which aim to ensure any fuel used delivers lifecycle carbon emissions […]

Biomass Continues To Fuel Eastern Oregon’s Economy

A Wallowa biomass specialist will use $3.75 million to expand its facility and create as many as 14 new jobs. Integrated Biomass Resources, a wood products manufacturer, borrowed the money through the BizCapital group, which is the small business lending division of Advantage Capital Partners, and the Oregon New Markets Tax Credit programs. Integrated Biomass […]

Rhode Island Wood Pellet Plant Dubbed ‘Crime Scene’ After ‘Dust Fire’ Caused By Explosion

The fire at the East Providence wood pellet manufacturer on Tuesday, Aug. 20, that burned one worker from an explosion is being treated as a crime scene by two federal agencies that were investigating the blaze on Wednesday, Aug. 21. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and […]

ReEnergy Acquires C&D Processing Facility In Maine

ReEnergy Holdings LLC, which owns and operates facilities that use forest-derived woody biomass and other wood waste residues to produce renewable energy, has acquired KTI Bio Fuels Inc.’s construction and demolition processing facility in Lewiston, Maine. KTI is a subsidiary of Casella Waste Systems. ReEnergy, a portfolio company of Riverstone Holdings LLC, is headquartered in […]

Biomass Energy Project In New York Awaits $100 Million Federal Loan Guarantee

The Taylor Biomass waste-to-energy project has had the support of U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-Cold Spring, since his candidacy for Congress last year. The Orange County facility is awaiting a $100 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy and the freshman lawmaker said Thursday that the Obama Administration is now taking note […]

DTE Energy Receives Approval To Convert California Coal Plant To Biomass

DTE Energy Services, Inc. recently received approval from the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District to convert an existing coal-fired power plant at the Port of Stockton to operate on biomass fuel. The plant, known as the Port of Stockton District Energy Facility (POSDEF), will be converted to burn 100 percent biomass fuel, primarily […]

Woody Biomass Fuels Power Alaska Airlines, Coast Guard Ships

Alaska Airlines says it will begin using biofuel to power its Hawaii flights as soon as 2018. The airline has signed an agreement with Hawai`i BioEnergy, a consortium of three of Hawaii’s largest landowners and three venture capital companies that plan to use locally grown feedstocks to produce biofuels. Hawai`i BioEnergy says the feedstock for […]

Alabama Pellet Project Awarded $5.3M In New Markets Tax Credit, Adds New Jobs

U.S. Bank and partners has provided $5.3 million of federal and Alabama New Markets Tax Credit equity for Zilkha Biomass Energy to renovate a former Dixie Pellets facility in Selma. U.S. Bank, Stonehenge Capital Company and AMCREF Community Capital announced today that they had closed on the financing to help Zilkha transform the facility into […]

Wood Waste To Biofuel Goes Commercial At Florida Plant

INEOS Bio announced that its Indian River BioEnergy Center is producing cellulosic ethanol at commercial scale. First ethanol shipments will be released in August. The $130 million, 65-employee operation has a capacity of 8 million gallons of fuel annually, and represents the first commercial-scale production in the world using INEOS Bio’s gasification and fermentation technology […]

Avista Celebrates 30 Years Of Biomass At Kettle Falls, Washington

Avista invites the public to an open house from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, in celebration of 30 years of generating renewable energy at the Kettle Falls Generating Station. The address is 1151 U.S. Hwy 395 North, Kettle Falls, Washington. Built in 1983, the Kettle Falls plant was the first […]


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