September 2016

California Bill Gives Biomass Industry A Boost

Biomass facilities across the state banked their future on Gov. Jerry Brown’s signing of Senate Bill 859 on Wednesday, which gives energy providers incentive to consider bioenergy and purchase electricity from those plants. The bill will allow bioenergy plants to stay in business or at least that is the hope. Contract negotiations between power companies […]

Successful Wood-Based Biofuel Test In Europe

International dredging company Boskalis and Dutch sustainable fuel company GoodFuels Marine have extensively tested UPM BioVerno wood-based renewable diesel on a vessel working on the Dutch Marker Wadden nature restoration project in the middle of the Markermeer lake. The fuel supplied by Finnish UPM Biofuels is the first ever biofuel derived from wood residue used […]

Scientists Advocate For Forest Biomass Over Coal

The state of California, wracked by drought, has 66 million dead trees across its landscape. They’ve been killed by both the drought itself and by voracious bark beetles, and now they’re just sitting there — destined to either decompose, burn in a wildfire, or be incinerated, for safety reasons, by state fire managers before the […]

Pennsylvania’s Kingdom BioFuel Wood Pellet Plant Is Up And Running

While the going has been tough for the folks at Kingdom BioFuel, their new wood pellet mill in Peach Bottom, PA is up and running. It’s been a rough road and drawn out situation, report the managers and owners of Kingdom BioFuel, but the biomass pellet mill is now pressing out wood pellets for customers […]

Oregon Coal Plant To Try Full Day Of Biomass

Cleaning up forest clutter might be good for more than just curtailing large wildfires in Oregon. It might just be the answer Portland General Electric is looking for to convert the Boardman Coal Plant to 100 percent biomass. Later this year, PGE will use nothing but woody debris to power the station for one full […]

Montana Schools Weighing Biomass Plant Proposal

The Libby School District is looking toward the future with a proposed energy-efficient and cost-effective biomass plant. In a series of meetings, the district has been speaking with area officials and energy experts to further understand the benefits, costs and hurdles that a proposed biomass plant has to offer the district. “Its at the early […]


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