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University Of Minnesota: Renewable Biomass Coal On The Horizon

Coal fueled the Industrial Revolution, but it took eons to form. Now, a team of researchers at the University of Minnesota Duluth has introduced what might be called “instant coal”: an energy-dense biofuel made from wood and agricultural waste in the Natural Resources Research Institute’s (NRRI) Renewable Energy Lab. The new biofuel’s vital statistics compares […]

$73 Million West Virginia Wood Waste Biofuel Plant Gets Greenlight

The newly formed PPD of WV One will build a $73 million synthetic fuel plant in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. At the plant, PPD of WV One will convert solid waste materials to diesel fuel and biochar, a charcoal used in soil for agriculture. The facility will utilize a clean energy system that produces an […]

Biofuel From Forests Lightens Jetliner Carbon Footprint

Alaska Airlines made history recently, flying the first commercial flight using the world’s first renewable, alternative jet fuel made from the remains of logging and thinning in sustainably managed forests. Aviation biofuel is made from forest residuals, the limbs and branches that are left after the harvesting of managed forests. The renewable, clean jet fuel […]

Pinnacle Renewable Energy Purchases 50th Pellet Mill From ANDRITZ

From: Wood Bioenergy Editors Pinnacle Renewable Energy recently purchased its 50th pellet mill from ANDRITZ Feed & Biofuel, and Pinnacle officials visited ANDRITZ’s Muncy, Pa. manufacturing facility on June 20 to see the new bio-fuel pellet mill—a Sprout 26LM II—being manufactured. ANDRITZ reports its pellet mills produce more than 50% of all biofuel pellets worldwide. […]

Canadian Wood Pellet Industry Lauded For Safety Improvements

A safety meeting that fit inside an office last year has now grown to the size of a convention center. In only a few years’ time, the British Columbia wood pellet manufacturing sector went from one of the worst corporate citizens to one of the best, for employee safety, and broke some molds along the […]

Mississippi Biofuel Case: $4.5M For Investors Under Federal Settlement

A federal judge has approved a $4.5 million settlement for private shareholders of failed biofuel maker KiOR, and a lawsuit by the state of Mississippi seeking to recover a much larger amount continues. U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal issued the order Monday in Houston approving the settlement, intended to partially compensate 23,000 shareholders for money […]

Biofuels: From Wood To Wing?

The northwest United States has an abundance of forest residuals – underbrush and slash– left over from harvesting and forest restoration treatments, as well as mill and urban wood waste. All of these feedstocks are forms of woody biomass. This abundance of woody biomass creates considerable potential for wood-based bioenergy development in the region, particularly […]

Lumber Giant Canfor Makes Oil From Wood Waste

Canadian logging giant Canfor Pulp has announced its developing the first ever commercial-scale biocrude oil plant. Biocrude is a synthetic fuel under investigation as a substitute for petroleum. Canfor says the biocrude will be nearly indistinguishable from traditional crude oil. “In the next few years we’ll be announcing a project and building a real facility […]

Ohio Steam Plant Is World’s First To Use Wood Fuel In New Way

Youngstown Thermal supplies the steam used to heat most of the buildings in downtown Youngstown. Recently, the company made a million dollar investment, now burning a new form of wood waste. Youngstown Thermal CEO Carl Avers explained what’s new at the plant. “We were burning wood waste as chips and a company came by and […]

$185 Million Biofuel Plant Will Mean ‘Major Changes’ For Canadian Town

Botwood is one step closer to an economic boost that the mayor hopes could bring financial stability to the central Newfoundland town and neighboring communities for decades to come. The Newfoundland and Labrador government has signed an agreement in principle with NewGreen Technologies for a proposed $185-million biofuel plant to be built in Botwood. “It’s […]

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