Katie Fletcher

Katie Fletcher is originally from Courtenay, N.D., and moved to Grand Forks to pursue a communication and political science degree at the University of North Dakota. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in May 2014, Fletcher began working for BBI International as a staff writer for Ethanol Producer Magazine, Biomass Magazine and Pellet Mill Magazine.

Latest Posts by Katie Fletcher

June 23, 2016

2016 National Advanced Biofuels Conference wraps in Milwaukee

The 2016 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo took place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, this week, hosting a number of panels surrounding the advanced biofuels and biobased chemical industries. READ MORE

June 23, 2016

Permission to Power

Orange County’s third landfil gas-to-energy facility began commercial operations this year, but not without meeting the region’s strict air quality standards. READ MORE

June 13, 2016

White paper discusses state of pellet market, Japanese potential

FutureMetrics released a white paper discussing the current state of the industrial wood pellet markets and new opportunities for growth in the Japanese market. A dashboard associated with coal-to-wood pellet conversions also received updates. READ MORE

June 10, 2016

REA reports UK energy growth threatened by recent policy changes

U.K.-based Renewable Energy Association recently published its annual statistical REView 2016 report on the U.K renewable energy industry, reporting that despite record employment levels in 2015 recent policy changes threaten renewable energy growth. READ MORE

June 09, 2016

Cooperative establishes checkoff to grow Ontario biomass sector

Ontario Biomass Producers Cooperative Inc., a group of Ontario farmers producing and marketing biomass, recently launched an effort to make it easier for its members to sell the miscanthus and switchgrass they produce to various markets. READ MORE

June 01, 2016

REA report shows food waste collected separately will save money

A recent report released by U.K.-based Renewable Energy Association shows that food waste collected separately in a majority of situations can reduce costs for businesses and local authorities. READ MORE

May 31, 2016

Impact Bioenergy’s microdigester testing waste at Seattle brewery

Seattle-based Impact Bioenergy, a small startup focused on distributed energy with its portable, prefabricated anaerobic digestion technology, deployed its first microdigester at the Fremont Brewery Co. in Seattle in April. READ MORE

May 18, 2016

Northeast Wood Products ready, waiting to ramp up production

Northeast Wood Products LLC commenced pellet production in December at its retrofitted 120,000-ton-per-year pellet plant located in Jasper, Tennessee, and now is poised for ramp up, but will wait on the sidelines until the market rebounds. READ MORE

May 16, 2016

Prepping at Point of Origin

BioHiTech’s Eco-Safe digester technology breaks down organic waste on-site, creating an easy-to-pump and -transport effluent that eliminates the need for costly preprocessing at the biogas plant. READ MORE

May 13, 2016

Gevo Q1 results provide update on isobutanol equipment upgrades

Gevo Inc. released first quarter financial results, focusing on progress made at Luverne since the restart of isobutanol production in mid-March, and announcing Alaska Airlines’ first commercial flight using Gevo’s ATJ fuel is scheduled in June. READ MORE