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Biomass Market Slows Amid Low Gas And Oil Prices

Analysis of the woody biomass energy sector given the low oil and gas prices suppressing the market. There are some positives though with Japan growing as a market and new programs being proposed in the U.S. While specific biomass opportunities, such as pellets, remain strong, the overall biomass market remains soft, according to Tim Gammell, […]

How Cold Alaskan Communities Eat And Heat With Biomass

Alaska’s Southeast Island School District operates four bioenergy-heated greenhouses in Thorne Bay, Kasaan, Naukati Bay, and Coffman Cove. Each greenhouse provides fresh produce to the school cafeteria and surrounding communities, jobs for district students, and an opportunity for teachers to bring textbooks to life. Success stories like this form the basis of the Biomass-Heated Greenhouse […]

Ohio Steam Plant Is World’s First To Use Wood Fuel In New Way

Youngstown Thermal supplies the steam used to heat most of the buildings in downtown Youngstown. Recently, the company made a million dollar investment, now burning a new form of wood waste. Youngstown Thermal CEO Carl Avers explained what’s new at the plant. “We were burning wood waste as chips and a company came by and […]

New Hampshire Celebrates Bioenergy Day By Opening New Biomass Plant

New Hampshire state officials celebrated National Bioenergy Day by holding an open house to recognize the completion of a new wood biomass boiler that will heat a major state building in Concord. The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) and the Department of Health and Human Services facility on Hazen Drive in Concord will […]

Wood Heating Could Spark Economic Opportunities In Wisconsin

The early fall is the best time of year to do some planning for winter and keeping homes warm. Wisconsin’s early economy was built on the region’s plentiful timber. The region still has great timber reserves that are increasing because of reduced manufacturing of paper and wood products in the state. A report for the […]

Yukon Government Adopts Biomass Energy Strategy

The Yukon Government has officially adopted a strategy to get Yukoners to heat their homes in a way that it says is cost-effective and environmentally sustainable. The government drafted its biomass strategy last year, noting that wood-fueled heating systems are present in just 20 percent of Yukon homes. Yukoners spend $60 million a year on […]

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 […]

Wood Energy: Does It Get Any Cleaner?

Wood energy, an efficient and affordable technology, is one of the most environmentally friendly energy sources at our disposal. It is renewable and sustainable, but it’s locally sourced and contributes to the heating and cooling sector. Renewable energy choices are best made when playing to the strengths of different regions. Michigan has an abundance of […]

Wood Heating Systems Gain Favor In Cold Northern U.S.

With the touch of a finger on an iPod-style screen, Eric Besenfelder can monitor and troubleshoot the shiny, wood-pellet furnace that heats Athens Elementary School in the Hudson Valley. Like the smoky, outdoor wood boilers that have proliferated in rural areas over the past 20 years, the wood furnace at Athens is housed in a […]

NYSERDA Reveals Business Model To Expand New York’s Biomass Industry

The Capital Region Economic Development Council and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) unveiled that Bioenergy Project Partners, an energy services company in Saratoga Springs, is initiating renewable energy projects at three sites that use a new business model meant to spur the use of advanced wood pellet heating system technology […]

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