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March 2016

South Carolina Wood Pellet Mill Off The Table

An international energy corporation’s plan to build a wood pellet mill in Fairfield County suffered what might be a final blow to the fading project after months of opposition from area neighbors. A South Carolina business group bought the land where Abengoa Inc. had sought to locate the pellet mill, according to a local property […]

European Renewables Group Seeks Tight Policy

From: Wood Bioenergy Editors The European renewables industry has weighed in on a call from the European Commission for input on an EU policy for sustainable bioenergy from 2020 to 2030. The Commission earlier announced it will present an improved EU policy for sustainable bioenergy for the period after 2020, as part of the revision […]

Biomass Project Makes Debut At Yukon Conference

A conference opening in Whitehorse Tuesday will show off the territory’s newest biomass heating project. Biomass energy uses organic matter to heat buildings and produce power. This new biomass project uses waste wood to generate heat at a Whitehorse recycling center. “People had to drive brush and add it to the dump and they have […]

Report: Is Woody Biomass A Carbon Neutral Energy Source?

With climate commitments looming, the European Union has mandated that 20 percent of its energy come from renewable sources by 2020. As such, many electricity producers are fueling their boilers with woody biomass, typically harvested from forests and non-forest sources like mill waste and construction debris, and then compressed into dense pellets for burning. It’s […]

University Of Maine Farmington Celebrates New Biomass Facility

The Biomass Central Heating Plant opened Sunday on the campus of the University of Maine at Farmington. The official opening of the largest biomass hot water heating plant in Maine celebrated sustainability and what thinking locally and buying locally means. “This energy fits into the local, regional and economic landscape,” said Luke Kellett, UMF’s sustainability […]

U.S. Wood To Heat Homes In Paris

Paris plans to import thousands of tons of wood per year from the United States as part of plans to use more renewable energy in its urban heating systems, city authorities said on Thursday. Paris urban heating company CPCU – which provides heat and hot water for more than a quarter of Parisians – plans […]

UT, Genera Energy Harvest Hybrid Poplar In Next Step Toward Bioeconomy

A small stand of poplar trees harvested from a University of Tennessee AgResearch Center is set to help scientists progress further down the path toward low-cost, high-quality biomass and a bioeconomy. Located on UT’s East Tennessee AgResearch Center in Blount County, the 10-acre plot of hybrid poplars was planted just over four years ago and […]

German Pellets Fate Hangs In The Balance In Louisiana

From: Wood Bioenergy Staff A week after an insolvency court in Germany initiated proceedings against the assets of German Pellets GmbH, one of German Pellets’ affiliate wood pellet operations in the U.S., Louisiana Pellets (also German Pellets Louisiana), commenced filings on February 18 for Chapter 11 with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District […]

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