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Meridian Waste Solutions Plans For Minnesota Biomass Processing Facility

Solid waste services company Meridian Waste Solutions Inc. continued a flurry of recent activity with the announcement that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Attis Innovations (formerly Meridian Innovations), has initiated commercialization plans for its first biomass processing facility in Minnesota. Attis will immediately begin feedstock evaluation and assess potential locations for commercial scale operations. In the past […]

Drax’s Louisiana Biomass Facility Begins Wood Pellet Production

Drax Biomass Inc. (DBI) began start up production this week at its newest facility, LaSalle BioEnergy in Urania, Louisiana. “This is a very exciting moment, we have a dedicated and motivated work force that after months of upgrades, retrofits, and training is ready to produce,” said Pete Madden, President and CEO of Drax Biomass. “We […]

California City And Waste Hauler Propose Biomass Facility

Napa, California city council and the city’s waste hauler, Napa Recycling and Waste Services, have proposed two biomass facilities that diverts wood waste from landfill, a report from the Napa Valley Register says. The pair of plants will use gasification to generate power from the wood waste. The biomass plant would be located at the […]

Debate Brews Over Maine Biomass Bailout

Maine taxpayers’ support of wood-to-energy facilities around the state has been called both a waste and a lifeline to rural forest economies. With one notable exception, there’s general agreement that Maine lawmakers’ latest support for biomass energy is a subsidy. A report in April panned that latest government support and past efforts for policymakers to […]

Biomass Plant Awarded 5-Year Contract With Southern California Edison

The biomass energy plant outside Chinese Camp has been awarded a five-year contract from Southern California Edison to burn wood from forest management operations and high fire hazard zones to produce 18 megawatts of electricity per hour, or 432 megawatts a day, private owners of the plant said this week. Terms of the deal, which […]

Study: Lower Carbon Emissions From Forest Residue-Based Power Generation

The Biomass Power Association recently released a study by two professors demonstrating dramatic carbon benefits by using forest residue-based biomass fuel instead of natural gas in a power generation facility. The study, conducted by Dr. Madhu Khanna, Distinguished Professor in Environmental Economics at the University of Illinois Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, and Dr. […]

California’s Mariposa Biomass Project Makes Progress

The Mariposa Biomass Project (MBP) has achieved several milestones toward its goal of building a 2 Megawatt biomass facility in the town of Mariposa. On September 6, 2016, the Mariposa Biomass Project, with the Mariposa County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD) submitted a Phase 1 application to the California Energy Commission for a $5 million EPIC […]

B.C.’s Kwadacha First Nation Step Closer To Building Biomass Facility

The Kwadacha First Nation is a step closer to replacing diesel generators that power its reserve with a biomass facility. The isolated nation, located on the north side of Williston Reservoir, received a $250,000 grant to build a bioenergy facility from Northern Development Initiative Trust. The plant would provide around 145 kilowatts of energy for […]

University Of Maine Farmington Celebrates New Biomass Facility

The Biomass Central Heating Plant opened Sunday on the campus of the University of Maine at Farmington. The official opening of the largest biomass hot water heating plant in Maine celebrated sustainability and what thinking locally and buying locally means. “This energy fits into the local, regional and economic landscape,” said Luke Kellett, UMF’s sustainability […]

58-Megawatt Biomass Power Plant Planned For Georgia

A power plant is being planned in the old Weyerhaeuser/Trus Joist wood facility off Hwy. 72 in Colbert. The business, which will be called the “GRP – Madison Renewable Energy Facility,” is expected to be operational in May 2017. Dennis Carroll, the owner’s consultant for Georgia Renewable Power, LLC (formerly Greenfuels), said that the company […]

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