October 2014

Washington Researchers Turning Wood Waste Into Energy

Scientists are searching for the fuels of the future in high-tech laboratories around the world, but last week one research team debuted its new technology at a wood-chipping plant tucked in the forest outside Cle Elum. That’s because their technology runs on wood chips. Roasting the wood, which might be otherwise worthless, at high temperatures […]

Herty Announces Launch Of Consortium For Advanced Wood-To-Energy Solutions

The Georgia Southern University Herty Advanced Materials Development Center, Savannah, GA (Herty), U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment), and the USDA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, WI (FPL) announced the launch of the Consortium for Advanced Wood-to-Energy Solutions (CAWES). The consortium’s goal is to spearhead development of commercially-viable, advanced wood-to-energy products that can […]

Report: Woody Biomass Proving A Cost-Effective Energy Solution

Woody biomass is quietly expanding as a viable, cost-effective energy alternative to fossil fuels in America. Though this natural, renewable and locally produced resource will never supply all of our nation’s energy needs, when operated in concert with sustainable forest management, it can be an effective energy option in both rural and urban areas. Energy-efficient […]

USDA Guarantees $91 Million For Cool Planet’s Louisiana Biofuel Plant

Cool Planet Energy Systems recently was issued a $91MM conditional commitment from the United States Department of Agriculture for a loan guarantee to support construction of the company’s first commercial manufacturing plant. The facility will be located at the Port of Alexandria, Louisiana. “We would like to thank the USDA for its commitment to commercialization […]

Army Awards ReEnergy 20-Year Contract For Biomass Power At Fort Drum Plant

The Army has awarded a 20-year contract potentially worth $289 million to ReEnergy Holdings to supply biomass power to the post. The announcement Monday is the summation of more than two years of planning and work between the Army and the Latham energy company, which renovated the former coal-fired power plant on Drum to run […]

IRENA: Biomass Could Provide 20% Of World’s Energy By 2030

Renewable energy generated by biomass – from wood to agricultural waste – could provide a fifth of the world’s energy needs by 2030, according to a new analysis. The report, from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), forecasts “an auspicious future” for the biomass sector, suggesting such sources could generate as much as 60% of […]


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