February 2015

Paul Smith’s College, NYSERDA Partner On Wood Pellet Heating Project

Paul Smith’s College is installing a sustainable wood-pellet boiler system, which will heat its three academic buildings. This project is one of the first uses in the state of a high-efficiency and low-emission wood pellet boiler heating system to heat multiple buildings, and one of five sites in the North Country planning to install this […]

Court Ruling Puts Controversial Kentucky Biomass Plant Closer To Reality

Long-delayed plans to build a controversial biomass-fueled power plant in eastern Kentucky took a step forward last week following a ruling in Franklin Circuit Court. Judge Thomas Wingate held that the Kentucky Public Service Commission acted legally and reasonably in October 2013 when it approved an agreement under which the Kentucky Power Co. would purchase […]

Martco To Build OSB Facility In Corrigan

From: Wood Bioenergy Staff Martco L.L.C. announced the selection of Corrigan, Texas as the location for a new, state-of-the-art oriented strandboard (OSB) facility. The facility is expected to employ 165. Construction is scheduled to begin this summer, with startup anticipated by fall 2017. Corrigan OSB, L.L.C. will complement Martco L.L.C.’s existing wood products manufacturing plants […]

North American Wood Pellet Exports Reached New Record High In 3Q/14

Pellet exports from North America rose in the 3Q/14 after a stable first half of the year that could be characterized as a temporary plateau. While pellet exports to Europe were up just marginally, the increase to Asia was more noticeable. Up until 2014, more than 95% of wood pellets leaving US and Canadian ports […]

Oregon Senator Wants State Federal Buildings On Biomass Energy

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said Monday he wants the federal government to replicate the successful use of biomass energy in Oregon and Wallowa County by using the renewable energy source when it leases or builds federal facilities in the state. In his letter to General Services Administrator Dan Tangherlini and U.S. Forest Services Chief Thomas […]

Florida Mill To Make Wood Pellets For European Power Plants

A catalyst zone created to lure industry and jobs to rural Suwannee County in return for state and county incentives has landed its second tenant with the announcement that a mill to make wood pellets for European and Asian power plants plans to open next to the new Klausner Lumber One mill. The Cornerstone Biomass […]

Green Energy Team’s $90 Million Biomass Energy Facility in Hawaii Is Now Hot

Green Energy Team, LLC’s $90 million biomass-to-energy facility in Koloa is now hot. “They lit the boiler and have started making steam,” said Kauai Island Utility Cooperative spokesman Jim Kelly, who is handling press inquiries for GET. “For the next probably three to four weeks, they’re going to basically be pumping steam through it and […]

Ontario’s Thunder Bay Generating Station Now Fueled By Biomass

Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) Thunder Bay Generating Station (TBGS) is now in service and is leading the electricity industry with an exciting new technology. The station has been converted to use advanced biomass, a renewable, clean and dispatchable fuel. “Ontario is a leader in building a clean energy system, and the completion of the conversion […]

Maine Is Turning Woody Biomass Into an Electricity Source

Oil is to Saudi Arabia as forests are to Maine. That’s why the most heavily forested state in the U.S. – with 86 percent timberland cover to second-place New Hampshire’s 78 percent – has turned to biomass to diversify its energy supply, a sustainable energy source derived from recently living plant materials and organic wastes, […]

U.S. Forest Scientists Help Remove The Clutter, Complexity On Biomass Energy

The science dialogue is heating up on biomass as policy makers in the United States, Europe and elsewhere seek to chart a path forward on carbon emissions policies. With so many opinions and hypotheses offered by so many, the airwaves on biomass seem to be getting pretty cluttered and pretty confusing, pretty fast. Fortunately, U.S. […]


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