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November 2016

Oregon Mill Challenges Investigators Of State Energy Tax Credit Program

Managers of a Roseburg sawmill say investigators hired to audit Oregon’s controversial business energy tax credit program made a negligent mistake that harmed its reputation. The audit, undertaken in part to find problem tax credits among the more than 14,000 processed by the Department of Energy from 2006 to 2014, flagged $5.1 million in tax […]

Highland Pellets Opens Wood Pellet Plant Arkansas

Highland Pellets, a wood pellet manufacturer, celebrated the open of its new factory in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, which will produce over 660,000 tons of wood pellets per year. According to the company, the plant will create approximately 68 jobs at the facility and approximately 450 indirect jobs in the transport and forest industries supply chain. […]

Cross-Country Alaska Airlines Flight Powered By Logging Slash

A project to demonstrate that jets could someday be powered by logging leftovers from Northwest forests gets a culminating test Monday morning. A Boeing 737 is scheduled to take off with fuel tanks filled partly with a wood-based jet fuel. Alaska Airlines fueled a regularly scheduled cross-country flight from Seattle to Washington, DC with a […]

Maine Ports Gearing Up To Export Wood Chips, Pellets To Europe

Maine is poised to finally begin shipping wood chips to Europe for power generation next year if plans underway at Eastport and Searsport stay on schedule. After years of false starts, these developments would be especially welcome now, as the ongoing decline of the paper and in-state biomass power industries has hit hundreds of loggers […]

New Hampshire Celebrates Bioenergy Day By Opening New Biomass Plant

New Hampshire state officials celebrated National Bioenergy Day by holding an open house to recognize the completion of a new wood biomass boiler that will heat a major state building in Concord. The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) and the Department of Health and Human Services facility on Hazen Drive in Concord will […]

Wood Pellet Exports From U.S. South Peak, Still Under 3 Percent Of Usage

Wood pellet fuel imports to the United Kingdom, the world’s largest buyer, have gone up dramatically the past five years and should reach an all-time-high in 2016, says the North American Wood Fiber Review. The U.S. South, the main supplying region, saw shipments rise eight-fold since 2012. That trend could make North American panel manufacturers […]

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