Biomass Magazine's Most Read Stories of 2013

By Anna Simet | December 27, 2013

Being that this is my last blog of 2013, I thought it would be appropriate to take a look back at the past year’s news and bring to your attention—and fingertips—the most read stories.

For web articles, which are news items posted daily to, I filtered out the most read 20 stories of 2013. I found that rather than one specific sector possessing the bulk of the most popular stories, it was quite a mix of biomass power and thermal, pellets, biogas and advanced biofuels, and ranges from policy to market growth to cutting-edge technology/research.

So here they are, in no particular order:

Top 20 web stories

Fiscal cliff bill extends biofuel tax incentives through 2013

Pellet stoves make huge gains in market share

North American wood pellet exports reached new record in Q1               

UK sets sustainability standards for solid biomass, biogas

Biogas, solar power N.J. wastewater treatment plant

Annual EU report projects increased pellet, biogas consumption

Norwich University unveils biomass heating plant

Metso to supply automation for Asia's largest biomass power plant

German Pellets plans second giant wood pellet plant in U.S.

Researchers develop revolutionary biomass-to-hydrogen process

10 kW portable biomass power plant demonstrated at Virginia Tech

Research may result in biofuel production from atmospheric CO2

BNEF report highlights findings of Bioenergy Leadership Forum

Biomass-solar hybrid plant begins operations in Spain

Amyris ships first commerical order of Biofene from Brazil plant

IDB gives $3 million to up Haiti's power capacity with renewables

Black locust trees evaluated in Illinois for biofuel potential

Covanta, New York City, ink waste-to-energy deal

DP Cleantech to build coconut-to-energy power plant in Thailand

ADBA welcomes DECC action to 'save' smaller scale AD

For feature/department articles (Pellet Mill Magazine, Biomass Magazine’s quarterly supplement is included), stories involving pellet exports dominated the most read list, which isn’t much of a surprise.

Here are the top 20, in no particular order:

Top 20 feature articles

Shaping Up to Ship Out

The Root of Georgia’s Pellet Boom

Asian Markets for Wood Pellets

Enabling Efficient Exports

Preparing for a Pellet Tide

Yorkshire’s Game Changer

Torrefied Pellet Pursuit

Aiding an Energy Crisis

Equipment Profile: Biogas-powered Fuel Cells

Gaining Gasification Ground      

Dedicated Feedstock Forerunner            

On Board with Energy Crops      

The Cornerstones of Advanced Biofuels               

Isobutanol to the Rescue

Oregon’s Forest-to-Boiler Movement   

Rise of the Portables     

Boiler MACT Impacts Biomass Power     

Bioenergy Plant Precautions      

Engineering a Better Biomass Supply Chain         

Planned Outage Protocol            

Hopefully, you will be able to take some time to browse through these stories if you haven’t had the chance to read them already. I have to add that none of these articles would be possible without the amazing insight, ideas and information that our expert sources provide to us, so a sincere thank you to all of whom played a role in the crafting of these stories. We here at Biomass Magazine are looking forward to another year full of innovation and growth for all sectors of this industry, and you can count on us to keep you in-the-know on everything biomass.

Happy New Year.