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ReEnergy Biomass Plant Shuts Down In Maine

ReEnergy has closed down its biomass-fueled 37 megawatt electricity plant in Fort Fairfield, Maine, local media are reporting. Opened over 30 years ago and situated close to the Canadian border, the facility employs 21 people. Its feedstock is, according to ReEnergy’s website, sustainably harvested forest residue material and mill residue. This biomass is used to […]

EPA Declares Burning Woody Biomass Is Carbon Neutral

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declared Monday that burning trees is carbon neutral. The announcement, made by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt during a meeting with Georgia forestry leaders, signals an administrative policy shift that will treat all burning of biomass as carbon-neutral “when used for energy production at stationary sources,” according to an EPA statement. […]

U.S. BECCS Potential Revealed In New Study

A comprehensive new study is aiming to offer unprecedented detail on the potential for bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) technology in the US. BECCS involves taking the CO2 produced from burning biomass for electricity, and permanently storing it underground. With the feedstock plants grown to produce the biomass absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere […]

U.S. Pellet Exports Boom As Europe Tries To Reduce Carbon Footprint

Worse than coal. Exploits a carbon loophole. Creates a carbon deficit. No, we are not talking about drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Rather, these are a few of the complaints critics level against burning wood pellets in place of coal to reduce Europe’s carbon footprint. You might assume that exporting a […]

North Carolina County Renews Duke Energy Agreement

From: Wood Bioenergy Editors Continuing to maintain renewable power sources, Duke Energy and Craven County Wood Energy (CCWE) have renewed a long-term power agreement to purchase 100% of the electricity produced by the 50 MW biomass-powered plant in New Bern, NC. The facility uses mainly wood waste and poultry (turkey farm) waste to generate electricity. […]

UGA Study: U.S. Biomass Electricity Possible But Costly

If the U.S. wants to start using wood pellets to produce energy, either the government or power customers will have to pay an extra cost, a new University of Georgia study has found. Right now, “it’s just not economically feasible to use wood pellets in energy production,” said Bin Mei, associate professor of forest resource […]

UK Government Report Positive On Biomass

A report commissioned by the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, has found that using biomass instead of coal is playing a positive part in decarbonizing the power sector. The findings, by Ricardo Energy & Environment, come in a week where the biomass power sector has had to defend the technology’s reputation as […]

B.C. Town’s Clean Wood Waste Used As Carbon-Rich Material

What happens to wood waste created by construction, demolition, tossed-out furniture and yard scraps that end up at the Squamish landfill? The Squamish Chief asked the District of Squamish about the process of disposing our wood waste. Clean wood, such as untreated lumber and pallets, dirty wood, such as stained wood or particleboard, and treated […]

Canfor’s $58 Million Pellet Plants Open In B.C.

Canfor Corp. has officially opened two new pellet plants in British Columbia to produce biofuel from the company’s sawmills. A $58 million joint venture with Pacific Bioenergy Corp., the Chetwynd and Fort St. John pellet plants have a combined annual capacity of 175,000 tons. Grand opening events were held July 19 at both locations. Canfor […]

Woody Biomass Fuels Sales For MDF Fiber Suppliers

Demand for woody biomass for energy production is on the rise in developed nations, as publicly regulated utilities around the world shift from fossil and nuclear power to greener fuels. Global industrial wood pellet demand is expected to more than double by 2020 to about 29 million metric tons from about 13 million tons in […]

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