August 2015

Rentech Works Through Expensive Pellet Plant Start-Up Issues

Significant production delays at Rentech’s Atikokan and Wawa wood pellet plants have cost the company in lost revenue, penalties for unfulfilled customer contracts, and additional construction costs, the company stated in its second quarter financial report, August 11. On the upside however, both plants have now been commissioned and the Atikokan facility is preparing to […]


Written By: Rich Donnell Organizers of the fourth Wood Bioenergy Conference & Expo announce that one of the themes of the event will be entitled CHIP CHIP HOORAY! and emphasize speakers and exhibits that address technologies and developments in in-woods chippers, grinders, mulchers, biomass processing accessories, and transportation to markets. “It’s a natural addition to […]

Will Changes In UK Renewable Energy Incentives Affect Wood Pellet Demand?

Hard on the heels of a Eurostat report that listed the United Kingdom as in danger of not meeting its renewable energy targets by 2020, the UK government announced it would stop issuing Climate Change Levy Exemption Certificates (LEC) beginning August 1, 2015. Alasdair Cameron, senior economics campaigner with Friends of the Earth, likened the […]

UK Plans To Build World’s Largest Wood-Burning Power Plant

The United Kingdom has announced plans to build the world’s largest biomass power plant. The Tees Renewable Energy Plant (REP) will be located in the Port of Teesside, Middlesbrough and it will have a capacity of 299 MW. While the plant is designed to be able to function on a wide range of biofuels, its […]

Red Rock Biofuels Closes Door On South Carolina Wood Waste

A biofuels company that has been sizing up South Carolina’s wood waste potential will not build a biofuels operation in the state, according to a statement Tuesday from Colorado-based Red Rock Biofuels. “At this time, Red Rock has no active plans for a refinery in South Carolina,” said Jen Kaye, who works for the communications […]

PHI Group Completes Land Acquisition For Florida Wood Pellet Project

PHI Group, a U.S. public company engaged in energy and natural resources, announced today that the company has completed the acquisition of 10 acres of land from Klausner Holding, U.S.A., a Georgia corporation, for the Cornerstone Biomass Corporation 200,000 MT wood pellet project in Live Oak, Suwannee County, Florida. This parcel of land is adjacent […]

Wood Energy: Does It Get Any Cleaner?

Wood energy, an efficient and affordable technology, is one of the most environmentally friendly energy sources at our disposal. It is renewable and sustainable, but it’s locally sourced and contributes to the heating and cooling sector. Renewable energy choices are best made when playing to the strengths of different regions. Michigan has an abundance of […]

Enviva Applauds EPA On Clean Power Plan

Enviva applauds the steps the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is taking with the Clean Power Plan and its recognition of the role biomass can play in tackling climate change. “Converting coal-fired plants to dedicated or co-fired biomass plants is one of the quickest and most cost-effective ways of achieving substantial reductions in emissions of carbon […]

Energy Builds On B.C. Woody Biomass Project

The city’s biomass project has achieved critical mass as it moves ahead in earnest with the next phase of its alternative heating project for the downtown. Utilizing biomass from locally collected wood waste, Nelson Hydro is developing the next phase of a low carbon alternative to heating with natural gas, and nailing down the business […]


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