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New Mexico Pellet Plant To Transform Landscape, Create Jobs

Wildfires in the Jemez Mountains have left thousands of acres in the Santa Fe National Forest damaged. For many, that damage meant the loss of grazing areas, industry and other valuable lands. However, a new pellet mill is designed to change that. “Having this mill here is a way for us to be able to […]

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 […]

Wood-Fired Electricity Sparks Ambitious Plans, Controversy In Oregon

By year’s end, Portland General Electric will fire up its 550-megawatt power plant in Boardman for a daylong test burn, feeding 8,000 tons of pulverized, roasted wood into its boilers instead of the usual diet of coal. The exercise is meant to gauge whether the aging fossil fuel plant could reliably generate electricity using renewable […]

Arizona’s Salt River Project To Test Burning Forest Debris At Coal Plant

Salt River Project is exploring the feasibility of using forest debris as a supplemental fuel at its Coronado Generating Station (CGS) in St. Johns, Ariz., to improve the health of Arizona’s forests and watersheds. CGS workers are scheduled to test burn more than 2,600 tons – or about 250 acres – of forest debris biomass […]

Oregon Biomass Collaborative Awarded USDA Funding

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon is applauding the U.S. Department of Agriculture decision to award a groundbreaking project with funding to continue its innovative work using wood waste for renewable energy. The Oregon Torrefaction Project will convert forest wastes to a low-carbon product that can be used to heat and power homes and businesses. […]

USDA Awards Funds To Grow Wood Energy And Wood Products Markets

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell today announced over $8.5 million to expand and accelerate technologies and strategies that promote the use of wood in commercial construction, heat and power generation, and other wood product innovations that also benefit forest health. Federal funds will leverage more than $18 million in investments […]

Arizona Power Plant To Run On Forest Thinnings

A power plant in Northern Arizona that will run on trees thinned from the forest to prevent fires has received an air-quality permit from the state, officials said Monday. The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality issued the permit to Concord Blue Eagar, an affiliate of a larger company called Concord Blue Energy. The company must […]

NWTF Awarded Biomass Enterprise Grant By Arizona State Forestry

In conjunction with National Bioenergy Day, Arizona State Forestry is happy to announce that the National Wild Turkey Federation has been awarded a Biomass Enterprise Grant. The grant will be used to produce an engineering feasibility analysis to add heat recovery capability to a wood biochar pryrolosis production unit in Safford, Arizona. The woody biomass […]

Arizona State Forestry Seeking Proposals For Wood-To-Energy Projects

Forests and woodlands across the state of Arizona are in need of market development opportunities to facilitate on-the-ground restoration activities. Arizona State Forestry and the USDA Forest Service are committed to advancing the installation of commercially viable wood energy systems in the public and private applications that use woody biomass generated from public lands and […]

Oregon Gains Key Biomass Project Grants

From: Wood Bioenergy Staff Oregon gained several U.S. Forest Service (FS) grants to aid in developing wood bioenergy resources, markets and infrastructure as part of the recently announced $9 million in FS Wood Innovations grants awarded to projects in 23 states. The state is a major player in solid wood and paper product markets and […]

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