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USDA Forest Service Extends Comment Period

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service is extending the public comment period on proposed changes to modernize how the agency complies with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The proposed rule would give the Forest Service the tools and flexibility to manage land and tackle critical challenges like wildfire, insects and disease while improving […]

$1.4 Million Grant for Enviva Lucedale Road Project

The Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded a $1.4 million grant to the George County Board of Supervisors, Lucedale, Miss. to make critical infrastructure improvements to the George County Industrial Park. The improved industrial site will accommodate local business needs, including the development of a wood pellet plant that will produce over 1.4 million metric […]

Enviva Launches Enhanced Global Sourcing Policy

Enviva, the world’s largest producer of industrial wood pellets, in partnership with the Earthworm Foundation, announced that it is enhancing its responsible sourcing policy to better accomplish its commitment to the highest possible standards in sustainability. “As a leader in sustainability within the forest products sector, Enviva recognizes its critical role in ensuring forest and […]

AltaGas Power Sells Equity In 2 Plants

Officials with Atlantic Power Corp. recently announced  an agreement to acquire equity ownership in Craven County Wood Energy in North Carolina and Grayling Generating Station in Michigan for $20 million from AltaGas Power Holdings, subject to approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Closing is expected by mid-2019. Craven County Wood Energy is a 48 […]

UT Group Receives Biofuel Development Study Grant

Researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) have been awarded a grant for nearly $1 million to determine the key issues surrounding development of year-round woody biomass feedstock systems for commercialized biorefineries in the Southeastern U.S. While corn- and stover-based ethanol plants have had success in the marketplace, facilities producing wood-based cellulosic […]

Drax Biomass Aids School Clean Up

Drax Biomass worked with the Keep Morehouse Beautiful initiative in late March to clean up the front campus of the Morehouse Elementary School—not far from the Drax Biomass Morehouse pelleting operation. The community project included pressure washing the front of the school, removing dead and overgrown shrubs, pruning shrubs and clearing drainage which is filled […]

Korea’s Hanwha Orders IMAL PAL Pellet Plant

At the beginning of 2019 IMAL PAL Group signed an important project with Korea’s Hanwha for a new pellet plant in South Korea of 40 t/h capacity, a production of approximately 320,000 t/year. PAL will supply the following machinery and systems (manufactured in Italy): —screening and cleaning system of the chips feeding stream by Dynascreen […]

New Japan CHP Plant Burns Whole Log Fuel

Currently under construction in Taiki, Mie Prefecture, Japan, the Takihara Log Fuel Boiler Power Station scheduled for startup the first half of 2020 features a new system that will burn whole logs up to 2 meters (6 ft.) long. The Japanese startup Let’s Company, based in Kuwana, Mie Prefecture, developed the boiler system and is […]

NC Groups Partner With “Home For The Holidays” To Help First Responders, Vets Affected By Hurricane Florence

When Hurricane Florence slammed into North Carolina on September 14, 2018, as a category 1 rainmaker, it was clear that damage to the already rain-soaked state would be immense. As the state continues the recovery process, two groups – the Carolina Loggers Association’s Logs for the Cause and NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation’s […]

Report: Biofuels And Bioenergy To Play ‘Integral’ Role In Energy Transition

A new multi-landmark report has been released by government-led, multi-stakeholder initiative Biofuture Platform detailing how biofuels and bioproducts ‘must play an integral role’ in the future of the global energy transition. Entitled Creating the Biofuture: A Report on the State of the Low Carbon Bioeconomy, the report uses models and scenarios outlined by the International […]

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