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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 […]

Arizona Utility Looking At Biomass Power Generation

After boosting its solar power generation and adding wind-energy projects in recent years, Tucson Electric Power Co. is looking at biomass generation from burning wood or other organic matter. TEP said Friday that it is seeking information about forest biomass generation systems that could generate power for customers while improving the health of Arizona forests. […]

Rhode Island Biomass Bill Stalls In General Assembly

A Rhode Island bill that could have cleared the way for biomass power plants won’t move forward this legislative session. Biomass is wood waste that is burned to generate electricity. It’s also considered a renewable resource. The bill would have included biomass in the state’s “net-metering” program, which gives credits to customers for extra power […]

Georgia Wood Pellet Industry Commended In Air Quality Report

Georgia won praise last week in a report largely critical of an issue portrayed as lax enforcement of air quality regulations of the wood pellet industry. Criticism also was laid on the new federal policy that power plants fueled by biomass don’t create carbon pollution. “Georgia has definitely played a leadership role in this [wood […]

Pinnacle Renewable Energy To Feed Hungry Japanese Biomass Industry

A lot more wood is about to pass through Prince Rupert — as pellets. On Friday, the company that owns Westview pellet terminal, Pinnacle Renewable Energy Group, announced they have finalized a contract to sell 70,000 metric tons of wood pellets annually to a Japanese conglomerate, Ube Industries Ltd., by the end of 2019. “Japan […]

Torrefaction Plant Gets Green Light In Oregon

From: Wood Bioenergy Editors Officials with the U.S. Endownment for Forestry and Communities have announced construction of a new biomass torrefaction plant in John Day, Ore. The $15 million plant is designed to produce 100,000 tons/year. The Endowment has committed to pay half the cost, with negotiations ongoing to find financing for the other half. […]

Study: Are Wood Pellets A Green Fuel?

James Watt’s steam engine vaulted coal to its major role as a fuel for the Industrial Revolution. Today, about 40% of the world’s electricity is generated in coal-fired power plants, consuming more than 80% of the coal mined each year. Because combustion of coal produces carbon dioxide (CO2) and other air pollutants, efforts to combat […]

Bord na Móna Abandons Plans For U.S. Wood Pellet Factory

State energy company Bord na Móna has dropped plans to spend €60 million building a wood pellet factory in the US. The news comes as the company prepares to announce plans designed to safeguard 2,100 jobs in the midlands by supplying fuel to power plants. Last year, Bord na Móna said it wanted to spend […]

Japanese Companies Turn To Biomass To Clean Up Coal Power

Japanese companies are developing biofuels that can be burned alongside coal to cut carbon dioxide emissions at power plants without investment in pricey new equipment. Oil distributor Idemitsu Kosan has developed a new type of pellet fuel made from compressed wood waste carbonized at a low temperature that can be burned in coal-fired plants. Plant-based […]

Enviva To Buy South Carolina Wood Pellet Plant, Build Mississippi Port

A company that makes wood pellets and sells them to power plants overseas says it’s forming a new joint venture with an insurance company to buy a plant in South Carolina and build a port in Mississippi. Enviva Holdings of Bethesda, Maryland, recently announced the deal with the John Hancock Life Insurance Co. The joint […]

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