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Controversy Simmers Over North Carolina Wood Pellet Plant

A biomass fuel plant that processes tree scraps into wood pellets has some North Carolinians concerned about its potential environmental and health impacts. Maryland-based Enviva will soon open its fourth wood pellet plant in the southern part of the state. The new plant will be just outside the small town of Dobbins Heights, where roughly […]

Burning Question: Is Woody Biomass The 21st Century Fuel?

For hundreds of millennia, humans have depended on wood as a basic but reliable source of fuel. Today efforts to grow that dependence in the face of an evolving energy landscape are widespread. But they’re also contentious. The debate over biomass, an umbrella term that encompasses a range of organic materials used for energy, rests […]

Arizona Utility To Study Inclusion Of Biomass In Its Portfolio

Arizona Public Service on Tuesday was ordered by the Arizona Corporation Commission to research forest bioenergy as part of its portfolio during a hearing in which the commission approved its rate increase. The increase will allow APS to collect an additional $95 million from its customers, an average increase of approximately $6 per month, according […]

Hawaii Biomass Plant Back On Track To Open In 2018

Hu Honua Bioenergy, the biomass power plant currently under construction on the Big Island, is back on schedule following the approval of its new power-purchase agreement with Hawaii Electric Light Co. by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission. A company official told the Hawaii Tribune-Herald the power plant near Pepeekeo is expected to be completed by […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why Biomass Remains A Challenge, Even In Timber-Rich Georgia

A new biomass plant under construction in Georgia highlights the challenging economics of the technology, even in a state so rich in forestry waste it exports it to other countries. The 50 MW Albany Green plant – the largest renewable energy project in the state so far – is a unique collaboration among Georgia Power, […]

Colorado Biomass Plant Trial Nears Conclusion

No one from Wellons, the company that built Gypsum’s biomass plant, would respond to repeat requests for help with alleged construction defects, plant owners from Eagle Valley Clean Energy said during testimony in federal court on Thursday. Kendrick Wait, one of the proprietors of Eagle Valley Clean Energy, the company that owns and operates the […]

$750 Million Offer Approved For Gainesville Renewable Energy Center

The Gainesville City Commission is moving forward with buying out the controversial biomass plant as a way to exit a multi-billion dollar contract. Commissioners voted 5-2 Wednesday for its utility’s general manager, Ed Bielarski, to draft a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) offering $750 million to buyout the Gainesville Renewable Energy Center, which is commonly […]

Plug Pulled On New Hampshire Biomass Plant

State and local leaders are expressing concern that Indeck Energy will idle electric generation at its biomass plant at month’s end, but company representatives say the decision to mothball the facility was driven solely by the weak wholesale market and the low reimbursement rates under the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard law. Rich Killion, a spokesman […]

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