July 2014

Merritt Green Energy Announces New B.C. Woody Biomass Power Plant

Merritt is to be the site of a new 40 megawatt, biomass-fired power plant for BC Hydro. Merritt Green Energy Limited Partnership announced Friday that it has closed on its financing for the Merritt Green Energy Project, a $235 million investment. An Environmental Appeal Board document indicates the plant will be built “on land at […]

USDA Selects 36 Energy Facilities To Accept Biomass Deliveries

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has selected 36 energy facilities in 14 states to accept biomass deliveries supported by the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP), which was authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. Biomass owners who supply these facilities may qualify for BCAP delivery assistance starting July […]

Maine Biomass Plant To Get $30 Million Investment

In a deal that would trigger about $12 million in state tax credits, a Missouri-based investment firm plans to put more than $30 million into a biomass plant connected to the Maine Woods Pellet Co. The Finance Authority of Maine approved the investment from CCG Community Partners LLC in Athens Energy, a sister company of […]

E-Pellets Group Acquires Georgia Mill For Wood Pellet Production

E-Pellets Group LLC bought the Louisiana Pacific OSB mill in Athens, Ga., for $13 million. Waycross, Ga.-based E-Pellets said it plans to convert the mill into a wood pellet production facility, producing about 450,000 metric tons annually. The wood pellets will be exported to the European Union to be used as an alternative to coal […]

Woody Biomass Plant Could Bring Jobs To Florida County

Dozens of new jobs could be coming to Crystal River. A plant that converts wood-waste products into electricity may be built on wastewater spray field property, according to our partners at the Citrus County Chronicle. A proposal to build the structure is up for discussion at Monday night’s City Council meeting. Fans of the proposal […]

Drax Group Wins Appeal On Subsidy Eligibility Of Biomass Conversion

Drax Group Plc said a decision by the U.K. government not to award one of its biomass conversion units a guaranteed power price had been overturned. A High Court judge said the move by the Department of Energy and Climate Change must be quashed and reconsidered, Drax said in a statement from its headquarters in […]

Wisconsin Biomass Energy Project Gains Support

Jefferson County, Wisconsin took one small step toward a greener future Tuesday when the board of supervisors voted to support three of its members in a biomass energy project. Jefferson County Board of Supervisors members Walt Christensen, Greg David and Mike Kelly have created a team for the Climate Quest Challenge, a contest sponsored by […]

Drax Biomass Establishes U.S. Headquarters In Georgia

Drax Biomass , Inc. will establish its U.S. headquarters in the Atlanta, Georgia region. The company will invest more than $1 million to lease 10,000 square feet in the Concourse building in Sandy Springs for seven years, with plans to create 50 jobs over the next five years. A wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of U.K. […]

Activists Lock Themselves To Equipment At Oregon Biomass Plant

Earth First! activists locked themselves to equipment at the Seneca Jones biomass plant in north Eugene on Monday while other protesters deployed a banner on one of the plant’s towers. Other people stood outside with an assortment of signs. Workers at the plant reported the situation to law enforcement shortly before 11 a.m. A reporter […]

Biomass Trials In Wisconsin Show Promise For Future Energy Source

The farm fields that had once served the Ashland Agricultural Resource Station west of Ashland are now occupied with a variety of different crops. Hay grows tall in some of the fields while hop plants snake their way around guide strings, winding ever upward into the blue sky. Meanwhile, a copse of young trees — […]


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