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New Hampshire Loggers Hit Hard By Veto Of Biomass Subsidies

Eric Cole was at home on Poverty Lane making dinner earlier this month when his phone rang. One of his customers was calling with bad news: A new $390,000 logging skidder that Cole, a heavy equipment salesman, had just delivered would have to be returned. The customer, an Upper Valley logger whom Cole declined to […]

New England Wood Pellet Acquired By Lignetics

New England Wood Pellet LLC of Jaffrey has been acquired by a Colorado-based wood pellet home-heating company. Mitch Lehn, human resources director for Lignetics, Inc., said Thursday that his company has purchased all of New England Wood Pellet’s assets, which includes the flagship location in Jaffrey and four manufacturing plants throughout the Northeastern part of […]

New England Biomass Faces New Challenges As Connecticut Changes RPS

Connecticut recently released its long-awaited Comprehensive Energy Strategy, which contains bad news (though expected) for biomass in New England. There’s only one biomass plant in Connecticut: the 37.5 MW Plainfield Renewable Energy facility that opened in 2013. However, due to the interconnected nature of New England’s electricity grid, biomass plants across the region that participate […]

NEWBio Project Concludes, Advances Biomass Energy Efforts

The land stretching between New England and the Ohio River is a critical region dominated by agriculture and forests, but also hosts four of the largest metropolises in the nation with rapidly increasing demand for sustainable energy. With countless rural communities suffering decades of decline, the economic, social and ecological potential for biomass energy is […]

New Hampshire Biomass Industry Gets A Temporary Lifeline

Biomass markets in New England are having a tough time surviving. Low wholesale power prices, combined with flagging incentives for renewable biomass from states in Southern New England, have left biomass plants throughout the region struggling to continue operations. As markets for low-grade wood—both pulpwood and biomass—have declined in the Northeast, remaining low-grade markets have […]

T&D Wood Energy Plans Wood Pellet Mill In Maine

A company that plans to turn sawmill residue into wood pellets for heating fuel to be sold throughout New England is poised to establish itself in Sanford. The owners say they plan a 24/7 operation with as many as 25 employees. T & D Wood Energy, made up of the father-and-son team of Dean and […]

Pennsylvania’s Kingdom BioFuel Wood Pellet Plant Is Up And Running

While the going has been tough for the folks at Kingdom BioFuel, their new wood pellet mill in Peach Bottom, PA is up and running. It’s been a rough road and drawn out situation, report the managers and owners of Kingdom BioFuel, but the biomass pellet mill is now pressing out wood pellets for customers […]

Maine Wood Pellet Businesses Ail As Demand Plummets

The combination of low heating oil prices and a mild winter have whipsawed the state’s four wood pellet producers. A year ago, homeowners were having trouble finding bags of pellets for their stoves to combat record-cold weather, so manufacturers ramped up production. This winter, they’re laying off workers and looking at stacks of unsold pellets. […]

Lignetics Acquires Maine Wood Pellet Plant

Lignetics, Inc. recently announced the acquisition of the assets of GF Funding LLC (whose facility was formerly known as Geneva Wood Fuels), expanding its footprint into Maine and upper New England. Lignetics is the largest residential wood pellet manufacturing company in the U.S. which now has a production capacity of approximately 550,000 tons of wood […]

Eight Years Of Renewable Energy At New Hampshire’s Northern Wood Power

Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH) is celebrating the eighth anniversary of the Northern Wood Power biomass unit at Schiller Station. Northern Wood Power was completed and became operational in December, 2006, permanently replacing a 50-megawatt coal-burning boiler with an environmentally-friendly system that uses clean wood chips for fuel. It has earned state, regional, national, […]

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