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New From Bandit: HM6420 Hammermill Grinder

This highly productive 40 in. capacity grinder is designed and manufactured to be an alternative solution for those grinding applications that may contain contaminants. A Caterpillar C32, 1,200 HP engine provides ample torque and horsepower for optimal machine performance and productivity…

Wood Bio Conference Showcases ‘Energy That Works’

“I’m more impressed with this lineup of speakers than any we’ve had in the history of our event,” comments Rich Donnell, Co-Chairman of the eighth Wood Bioenergy Conference & Expo, which will be held Tuesday-Wednesday, March 12-13, at the Omni Atlanta Hotel at Centennial Park in downtown Atlanta, Georgia…

Air Burners Collaborates To Introduce BioCharger

Air Burners, a manufacturer of air curtain burner systems, has collaborated with Rolls-Royce and Volvo Construction Equipment to develop and test the BioCharger—a portable machine that turns biomass waste into energy. The BioCharger combines three innovative steps to provide off-grid power from vegetative waste management. First, it eliminates vegetative waste using air curtain technology to minimize the harmful particulate matter entering the atmosphere…

RENOVA Announces Start Of Operations

RENOVA, Inc. reports that the Tokushima Tsuda Biomass Power Plant at Tokushima City, with a capacity of 74.8 MW started operating on December 9. It’s fueled by wood pellets and palm kernel shells…

Weyerhaeuser Completes Carbon Credit Sale

Weyerhaeuser announced an agreement for the sale of nearly 32,000 forest carbon credits at $29 per credit. This agreement marks Weyerhaeuser’s first transaction in the voluntary carbon market and represents the sale of all credits issued by American Carbon Registry for the first year of the company’s Kibby Skinner Improved Forest Management (IFM) project in Maine…

Bandit Names Craig Davis CEO/President

Craig Davis is the new CEO and President of Bandit Industries, as announced by former CEO Jerry Morey. Davis joined Bandit in 2018 as sales director and has also been a part of the Bandit management board, overseeing marketing and parts management…

Late 2022 Purchases Put Enviva In A Bind

“Our future profitability and liquidity are expected to be negatively impacted by the following matters which have resulted in substantial doubt about the company’s ability to continue as a growing concern,” states Enviva in its 10-Q filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission upon releasing its third quarter earnings report, which noted that Enviva incurred net losses of $258 million for the nine…

Sustainable Forests Report Has Mixed Results

Released in September, the “National Report on Sustainable Forests, 2020” from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) and Forest Service (FS) shows both good and challenging trends as the nation’s forestland owners seek sustainable ownership and management options. The fourth such effort since 1997, the report is 60 pages…

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TP Chippers Enters U.S. Market

Established in 1980, Linddana, parent company of North American newcomer TP Chippers, was the first company in the world to launch a mobile, battery chipper into production in 2019 and has become the industry leader with its dedicated focus ever since…

Sugimat To Supply Biomass Steam Boiler For Olive Extractor

Olive marc extractor company Casa Alta–Sociedade Transformadora De Bagaços, LDA, has selected Sugimat for a new biomass-powered steam boiler and hot gas generator furnace for its productive process. Both machines will be fed with olive cake, a biomass product of the plant itself…

Bruks Siwertell Acquires West Salem Machinery

Bruks Siwertell Group has signed an acquisition contract for North American heavy machinery specialist, West Salem Machinery (WSM), effective July 1, 2023. The Oregon-based engineering and manufacturing company will continue to operate under its current name as a separate internal division within Bruks Siwertell…

Astec, Bejac Announce Distribution Agreement

Astec has announced Bejac Corp., a heavy equipment dealer with 10 locations, will represent the Peterson line of forestry and environmental recycling equipment in California and Arizona. Bejac, founded in 1953 operated as an underground pipeline contracting business until 1985 when the company pivoted to the heavy, specialty equipment sector…

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