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Report: Woody Biomass Proving A Cost-Effective Energy Solution

Woody biomass is quietly expanding as a viable, cost-effective energy alternative to fossil fuels in America. Though this natural, renewable and locally produced resource will never supply all of our nation’s energy needs, when operated in concert with sustainable forest management, it can be an effective energy option in both rural and urban areas. Energy-efficient […]

Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Woody Biomass Plant Already Closed

When Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Biomass Steam Plant opened in 2012, it was supposed to save the lab money while also cutting pollution. But the plant had to be shut down after just a year and a half when a systems check found that some parts were already failing. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Johnson […]

Woody Biomass Plant Could Bring Jobs To Florida County

Dozens of new jobs could be coming to Crystal River. A plant that converts wood-waste products into electricity may be built on wastewater spray field property, according to our partners at the Citrus County Chronicle. A proposal to build the structure is up for discussion at Monday night’s City Council meeting. Fans of the proposal […]

EPA To Hold Hearing On Sierra Pacific’s Proposed California Woody Biomass Plant

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding two public hearings Tuesday on a proposal by Sierra Pacific Industries to build a wood-fired power plant in Anderson. A panel of judges ordered the EPA to hold the hearings on Sierra Pacific’s proposal to build a 31-megawatt power plant at its sawmill north of Anderson off Highway […]

$275 Million Woody Biomass Plant Set To Open In New Hampshire

A New Hampshire woody biomass power plant, developed to the tune of $275 million, is scheduled to begin generating electricity by the middle of next month. The Burgess BioPower plant is designed to produce 75 megawatts of electricity per year, equivalent to the amount of power used by about 75,000 homes. Cate Street Capital, developer […]

Arizona Woody Biomass Power Plant To Restart

Arizona Senator Bob Worsley announced Tuesday that Novo Power, LLC has acquired the idle Snowflake Power Plant and the Catalyst Paper Mill Power Plant located west of Snowflake. The paper mill and its attached power plant had been in operation since 1961 and closed in October 2012, while the Snowflake Power Plant, a biomass power […]

Alabama Plant Back To Co-Firing Woody Biomass With Coal

Colbert Steam Plant has resumed burning biomass for the first time since tornadoes damaged the plant April 27, 2011. “We were down for two years after the storms,” plant manager Terry Gamble said. “It’s been a long process.” The plant burns about 2 million tons of coal each year and powers 550,000 homes, but since […]


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