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 22, 2015

Enviva inflates first pellet storage dome at North Carolina port

Last week Enviva Partners LP inflated the first of two 170-foot wood pellet storage domes located on North Carolina State Ports’ property in Wilmington for shipment to Europe. Now that the outer shell is up, work has begun inside the dome. READ MORE

June 17, 2015

Capstone Turbine releases fourth quarter financial results

On June 15, Capstone Turbine Corp. released its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended March 31, reporting three, big headwinds contributed to a challenging year, but the company is moving forward. READ MORE

June 10, 2015

FutureMetrics publishes strategy to cofire wood pellets with coal

In light of upcoming federal policy, like the U.S. EPA's Clean Power Plan, William Strauss, founder and president of FutureMetrics, published a paper describing a strategy for a gradual transition to a less carbon-intensive power generation sector. READ MORE

June 09, 2015

California bill to incentivize biomass fuel passes Assembly

Last Week, California Assembly Bill 590 passed the Assembly Committee on Appropriations unanimously with bipartisan support and is on its way to the Senate. The bill will add incentives for biomass utilization of agricultural waste and forest waste. READ MORE

June 03, 2015

Bluesphere breaks ground on 3.2 MW biogas plant in Rhode Island

On May 28, Bluesphere Corp. held a groundbreaking ceremony for its 3.2-MW waste-to-energy (WTE) project in Johnston, Rhode Island. Once operational, the facility will sell the electricity it generates from food waste to the national grid. READ MORE

June 01, 2015

Infinis Energy results yield increased LFG revenue, gross profit

On May 28, Infinis Energy plc released its preliminary results for the 12 months ending March 31, reporting its landfill gas (LFG) business exported 1,842 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity and high levels of engine fleet reliability at 95 percent. READ MORE

May 28, 2015

Viridis Energy reports continued revenue growth in Q1 results

On May 27, Viridis Energy Inc. released its first quarter 2015 results, reporting a revenue increase of 55 percent to $8.8 million from 2014 quarter one. The increase represents the fifth quarter of sequential growth, up 5 percent from last quarter. READ MORE

May 23, 2015

Setting the Scene

In Europe, the stage for biomass heat is set and industry leaders are engaging crowds, ready for the next act. READ MORE

May 22, 2015

Envia Energy joint venture breaks ground on GTL plant in Oklahoma

Envia Energy, a joint venture between Waste Management Inc., Ventech Engineers International LLC, NRG Energy Inc. and Velocys plc, recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for its gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant, located adjacent to WM's East Oak Landfill. READ MORE

May 22, 2015

California bill calls for state to share biomass fuel costs

Legislation pending in the California legislature aims to transfer funds within the state’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund for the purpose of maintaining the current level of biomass generation. The bill, S.B. 590, was introduced in February. READ MORE