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Major Carbon Offset Project License Revoked

Major Carbon Offset Project License RevokedEnvironmental officials in Indonesia recently revoked the license of one of the world’s largest carbon offsets projects, claiming the license-holder, PT Rimba Raya Conservation, transferred its license to a third-party...

New Northwest Pellet Mill Gains Approval

New Northwest Pellet Mill Gains Approval Air quality officials recently issued a final notice and approval for an air quality permit at a new wood pellet manufacturing plant to be built by Pacific Northwest Renewable Energy (PNWRE) on a 60 acre site leased from the...

Drax Group Allies With Molpus Woodlands

Drax Group Allies With Molpus Woodlands Carbon removals and renewable energy company Drax Group has partnered with Mississippi-based Molpus Woodlands Group in an agreement that will provide Drax with an option to purchase sustainably sourced woody biomass to fuel its...

Georgia Ports Continues Container Expansion

Georgia Ports Continues Container Expansion Georgia Ports Authority approved contracts totaling $65.6 million for container yard work at the Port of Savannah’s Ocean Terminal, a 200-acre facility just downriver from GPA’s main container port. The board approved three...

MoistTech IR3000-W Series Sensors

MoistTech Corp.’s IR3000-W series moisture sensors feature cutting-edge NIR (near-infrared) technology achieves unparalleled accuracy, delivering true, repeatable results year after year with little or no maintenance—just accurate and reliable moisture analysis of wood products, including those used in bioenergy production. The amount of moisture in wood products is a critical concern of the forest industry because excess moisture can have a large impact on final product quality, production, and energy efficiency. In addition, the IR3000-W reduces fire and explosion risk, prevents press explosions, offers precise dryer control, and monitors blending for control of moisture and resin in wood products.

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…

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…

Endowment Welcomes New Board Members

U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities announces that Fritz Mason, Paul Hossain and Anna Torma were elected as new directors at the organization’s fall board meeting…

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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…

Valmet To Convert Coal-Fired Boiler In Finland To Pellet-Fired

Valmet will be converting Helen Ltd.’s coal-fired district heat boiler to bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) combustion to enable wood pellet firing at the Salmisaari ‘A’ power plant in Helsinki, Finland. The conversion promotes the company’s goal of phasing out coal, while at the same time strengthening the construction of a sustainable energy system…

Biomass Machines Debut At Oregon Logging Conference

Suppliers and vendors of biomass processing equipment were well represented at this year’s Oregon Logging Conference in Eugene, Oregon in late February. The logging industry’s biggest equipment show featured a wide variety of logging systems and harvesting and processing equipment…

Vermeer Redesigns HG4000 Grinder

Vermeer has redesigned the Vermeer HG4000 horizontal grinder; this new generation delivers powerful performance in various wood waste recycling applications and landscaping material production. It’s equipped with a 536 HP (399.7-kW) CAT C13B T4F/Stage V diesel engine, a Series III duplex…

Morbark Announces New Dealers

Morbark, LLC, and its affiliated brands, Rayco and Denis Cimaf, have selected Brandt Tractor Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Brandt Group of Companies, as the exclusive, authorized dealer for their tree care (brush chippers, stump cutters, articulated wheel loaders), forestry/biomass…

This Drum Dryer Will Get Your Attention

Brazil particleboard manufacturer Berneck S.A. is implementing what is believed to be the world’s largest drum dryer—36 m long and a diameter of 7.8 m—at its plant in Curitibanos, Santa Catarina. Dieffenbacher is supplying the drum dryer as well as an 84 MW energy system…

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