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

July 29, 2016

Commission to study Maine’s biomass industry to meet in August

A commission put together by Maine legislature to study economic, environmental and energy benefits of Maine’s biomass industry is scheduled to hold its first meeting Aug. 2. READ MORE

July 28, 2016

Alternative market opportunities discussed at 2016 PFI conference

The PFI 2016 conference wrapped in Asheville this week, bringing together individuals from the public and private sectors, academia and government institutions. The last session offered potential market opportunities pellet producers could consider. READ MORE

July 27, 2016

Biogenic carbon emissions panel to hold teleconference Oct. 12

The U.S. EPA’s Scientific Advisory Board has announced plans to hold a public teleconference of the SAB biogenic carbon emissions panel on Oct. 12 as part of its continuing review of the framework for biogenic CO2 emissions from stationary sources. READ MORE

July 25, 2016

WBA issues report on the importance of bioenergy in Europe

A recent study published by the World Bioenergy Association addresses the challenges European cities are facing within global climate mitigation policy and explains the contributions biomass can offer to reduce the use of fossil fuels. READ MORE

July 25, 2016

2016 PFI conference underway in Asheville, North Carolina

The Pellet Fuels Institute returns to Asheville, North Carolina, for its annual conference being held July 24-26, hosting approximately 170 attendees and nearly 30 exhibitors. READ MORE

July 25, 2016

Apparatus Advantage

In-house pellet plant labs enable fuel quality monitoring, an asset for regularly audited producers. READ MORE

July 20, 2016

DOE issues report on reducing commercial aviation GHG emissions

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine recently released a report focused on reducing carbon dioxide emissions from commercial aviation, focusing on large single- and twin-aisle planes that transport more than 100 people. READ MORE

July 19, 2016

AAFC invests $37.6 million in projects, including one for AD

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada recently announced that the federal government will invest $37.6 million in a number of projects, including the installation of an anaerobic digester at the Sherbrooke Research and Development Centre. READ MORE

July 15, 2016

USDA GAIN report highlights Russian pellet potential

A report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network provides an overview of the Russian federation’s biofuels industry, including data on likely growth with wood pellet production and exports. READ MORE

July 13, 2016

UK DECC publishes Q1 2016 energy statistics

The U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change recently released first quarter 2016 energy statistics in its Energy Trends and Energy Prices publications, reporting 8.3 percent of final energy consumption in 2015 came from renewables. READ MORE