April 2016

Florida’s JaxPort To Seek Federal Grant For Wood Pellet Export Operation

JaxPort will take a shot at winning a $24 million federal grant that would help one of the port’s major tenants become an exporter of wood pellets, officials said Monday. JaxPort has been trying for years to get a foothold in the shipping of wood pellets, which are a growing source of energy in Europe […]

Five Bio-Based Jet Fuels Approved For Air Travel

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has said it has played an integral role in development of new alternative, environmentally-friendly, bio-based jet fuel, bringing the total number of these approved products for use in air travel to five. In a statement, the agency said that the newest fuel is known as ‘Alcohol to Jet Synthetic Paraffinic […]

State Grants Awarded To Vermont Wood Pellet Projects

Some Vermont schools and housing groups have received a total of more than $900,000 in state grant money to develop cleaner, renewable biomass heat. The Rutland Herald reports the state’s Clean Energy Development Fund on Monday handed out money to 16 projects to support wood pellet infrastructure. Wood pellets are a heating fuel used instead […]

Vecoplan Midwest Introduces Containerized Wood Pellet Plant

Vecoplan has introduced a containerized pellet plant, called CPP. It can produce one or two tons of wood pellets per hour. The turnkey pellet production plant is housed in standard shipping containers. The CPP is designed, built and shipped from Vecoplan Midwest’s New Albany, Indiana, location. It comes complete with controls, and arrives on two […]

Viridis Energy Shutters B.C. Pellet Plant

Despite substantial upgrades already underway at the Okanagan Pellet Co. plant, Viridis Energy Inc. announced it will cease operations at the West Kelowna, British Columbia, facility. Viridis cited recently discovered structural concerns, new storage and wood dust management requirements and associated costs for the decision to shutter the biomass operation. In an April 5 statement, […]

Maine Biomass Bailout Would Tap $13.4 Million In Public Funds

Lawmakers’ effort to bail out Maine’s six remaining biomass energy plants has shifted from a rescue subsidized by Maine electricity ratepayers to one subsidized by Maine taxpayers. After a series of private negotiations, the Legislature’s Energy and Utilities Committee voted 10-2 late Thursday to allow the Public Utilities Commission to enter a two-year contract with […]


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