June 2014

Maine Company Hopes To Grow State’s Wood Pellet Heating Market

An Orono company is hoping to grow the wood pellet fuel industry in Maine with an innovative business model. Heating company PelletCo is hoping Mainers warm up to the idea of wood pellet heating–by installing boilers for free. “We’re in a position to offer them a contract for heat and pay for the heat they […]

RWE Innogy’s Pellet Plant In Georgia Is Up For Sale

RWE Innogy initiated a sales process for the Georgia Biomass pellet plant in Waycross, Georgia about four weeks ago. Information as to the recent status quo of the sales efforts has not been supplied. The planned divestiture is, by the company’s own account, associated with the altered strategy of RWE Innogy, whereupon the business with […]

University Of Delaware Awarded $12 Million Grant To Develop Biomass Fuels

Delaware’s congressional delegation Monday announced a $12 million federal grant for energy research at University of Delaware in Newark. The grant from the U.S. Department of Energy will go to UD’s Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation, intended to speed scientific breakthroughs for the 21st century energy economy, Sen. Tom Carper, Sen. Chris Coons and Rep. […]

InventivEnergy And NRG Energy Services Partner To Restart Texas Biomass Plant

InventivEnergy, LLC has selected NRG Energy Services LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NRG Energy Inc., to restart the Aspen Power biomass plant in Lufkin, Texas, and operate and maintain the facility once online to provide clean, renewable power for the Texas market. Since the first time Aspen plant began operation in August 2011, InventivEnergy has […]

Purdue University Awarded $12 Million DOE Grant For Biomass Fuels Research

A research center at Purdue University’s Discovery Park has been awarded a $12 million, four-year grant as part of a $100 million U.S. Department of Energy initiative to accelerate scientific breakthroughs needed to build the 21st century energy economy. The Purdue-led Center for Direct Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels (C3Bio) will use the additional […]

B.C. City May Get $60 Million TimberWest Pellet Plant

Western forestry giant TimberWest is considering a $60-million pellet manufacturing facility on Vancouver Island near Nanaimo. Construction on the project could begin as early as the fourth quarter of this year with production expected to begin during the following 12 months, company president and CEO Brian Frank told a Nanaimo business audience Wednesday. It is […]

$140 Million Maine Pellet Plant Project Seeking State Air Emissions Permit

A Maine environmental agency is reviewing an air emissions permit application for a proposed $140 million specialized wood pellet mill, officials said Friday. Thermogen Industries submitted its amended application for a permit to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection on Friday. If the permit is approved, construction on the facility could start at the Katahdin […]

Burning Wood For Energy Ignites Debate Over Carbon Emissions In Missouri

On an average weekday, 16 tractor-trailers drive to MU’s combined heat and power plant and two or three to Columbia’s Municipal Power Plant, each delivering 25 tons of wood chips. To reduce reliance on coal, the MU Power Plant started burning wood chips in 2006, and the city followed suit in 2008, burning wood chips […]

NYSERDA Reveals Business Model To Expand New York’s Biomass Industry

The Capital Region Economic Development Council and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) unveiled that Bioenergy Project Partners, an energy services company in Saratoga Springs, is initiating renewable energy projects at three sites that use a new business model meant to spur the use of advanced wood pellet heating system technology […]

Woody Biomass Power Generation Pitched For Vermont Yankee Site

As the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant moves closer to shutting down at year’s end, a new proposal could bring a different kind of power generation to the site. The Select Board in Vernon recently heard from a company about the possibility of building a biomass energy plant at the Vermont Yankee site. The proposal, […]


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