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October 2015

Maine Forests Bring Hopes Of Alternative Fuel Revolution

Seven years ago, many in Maine held high hopes for a “marriage of manufacturing and technology” promised by a new owner of the longstanding Old Town mill. That owner, Patriarch Partners, planned — with the help of University of Maine researchers — to put Maine’s forests to work in a new way: by producing cellulosic, […]

ReEnergy Black River Interconnection Biomass Power Project Complete

The ReEnergy Black River biomass power facility has begun to deliver behind-the-meter electricity to Fort Drum, enhancing the post’s energy security by allowing it to be independent from the electrical grid. The interconnection, a $15-million project that connected the power plant to Fort Drum’s two substations, was required under the terms of ReEnergy Black River’s […]

U.S. Wood Pellet Producer Receives First Sustainable Biomass Certification

European energy producers are leading the way in the implementation of large-scale biomass projects, and feedstock sustainability is a critical component in the process of converting from coal to clean power. As these providers continue to incorporate renewable technologies into existing power plants, they are taking a proactive approach to ensure that their wood feedstocks […]

Research Points To Bright Future For Woody Biomass

A potential revolution is unfolding on out-of-the-way logging roads. Foresters and researchers are innovating unique ways to make use of forest residues—low quality trees, tree tops, limbs, and chunks that formerly would have been left in slash piles and burned, or worse, left to rot. Last year, HSU and 15 regional partners began the Waste […]

MGT Teesside Biomass Power Project Moves Forward

From: Wood Bioenergy Staff MGT Teesside, a subsidiary of UK’s MGT Power, has selected Abengoa, an international company that applies technology solutions for sustainable development in the energy and environment sectors, and Toshiba Corp., to build the Tees Renewable Energy Plant at the Port of Teesside, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom. Abengoa reports this will be the […]

Mississippi KiOR Facility Sold To Georgia Company

The KiOR plant site in Columbus has been purchased. Georgia Renewable Power, a company whose work primarily focuses on coal plants and wood chip mills, purchased the struggling biofuel outfit’s equipment on The Island on Friday. Cal Garland, whose company partnered with Georgia Renewable Power on the purchase, told The Dispatch this morning the plan […]

Sumitomo Building New 50MW Biomass Power Plant

From: Wood Bioenergy Staff Japanese conglomerate Sumitomo Corp. is building a $208 million (JPY 25 billion) 50MW wood biomass power plant in Sakata City, Yamagata, Japan. The facility is planned for the Sakata Rinkai Industrial Park adjacent the Port of Sakata and is expected to contribute to Sumitomo’s Summit Energy electric power retail business. Summit […]

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