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U.S. EIA Forecasts Increase In Biomass Electricity Generation Capacity

The August edition of the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Short-Term Energy Outlook has been published, revealing forecasts on renewables consumption in the U.S. Biomass generating capacity for the electric power sector is expected to hit 7,363 megawatts by the end of 2018, up from 7,313 megawatts in the previous year. The projected figure for […]

U.S. Wood Pellet Industry Increases Production By 5.4 Percent

Over the course of the first quarter, a total of 1.727m t pellets were produced by pellet plants in the USA. This represents a 5.4% increase vis à vis the comparative period of the preceding year. According to figures of the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) at the U.S. Department of Energy, production of pellets […]

Trump Pledge To Save Coal Plants Could Benefit Wood Pellet Industry

President Donald Trump could make good on his promise to rescue America’s dying coal industry, with a little help from wood pellets, a Maine-based global expert on pellet fuels is suggesting. Burning a mix of 10 percent wood pellets in coal-fired power plants is common now in Europe. Doing that in the United States could […]

Louisiana Wood Pellet Plants Cater To Europe’s Energy Needs

Louisiana, an oil-and-gas state, is half covered by timber, making forest products a big business. Companies including Drax Biomass, Biomass Secure Power and German Pellets GmbH plan to churn out wood pellets from new plants here to meet Europe’s need for electricity and heat provided by renewable fuels. With its trees, waterways and ports, Louisiana […]

Can the U.S. Still Meet Its 2022 Biofuels Targets?

In Washington, the U.S. Energy Information Administration released a map and commentary on its website this week — indicating the spread of commercial-scale cellulosic biofuels, while cautioning that “EIA’s forecasts and projections to date have proven to be too optimistic, as volumes have been below expectations.” EIA went on to state: “Looking forward, important challenges […]

Beta Renewables Sees 2015 As Boom Year For Cellulosic Biofuels

Biofuels made from wood waste and sugarcane have languished well below expectations for years but new production coming on line promises explosive growth by 2015, the chief executive of producer Beta Renewables said on Monday. The United States produced just 20,000 gallons of so-called cellulosic biofuel last year, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. […]

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