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

February 05, 2016

Chinese group to invest nearly $3 billion in 2 UK biomass plants

Chinese investment group SinoFortone recently confirmed £2 billion ($2.9 billion) to back two biomass plants and associated food production centers in Wales, England. The food stations will use waste heat from the biomass plants to grow food. READ MORE

February 04, 2016

EBA promotes further use of biogas in EU heating, cooling sector

Last month, the European Biogas Association released a position paper that strongly supports the European Commission’s plans to establish a common EU strategy for the heating and cooling sector. READ MORE

February 03, 2016

New report reveals how Clean Power Plan can reduce electric bills

Synapse Energy Economics Inc., a research and consulting firm, recently released a new report that reveals how EPA’s Clean Power Plan can reduce emissions and consumer electric bills. READ MORE

February 02, 2016

European Biogas Association releases biogas, biomethane report

The European Biogas Association published its Biogas and Biomethane Report 2015, the fifth edition of this annual statistical report. The report reflects the record-high growth in the number of plants and production in Europe. READ MORE

January 26, 2016

2015 Dairy Roadmap report published in UK

At the close of the 2015, Dairy U.K. Ltd. released the 2015 Dairy Roadmap report, showing that the U.K. dairy industry has made significant strides in its environmental performance. READ MORE

January 25, 2016

Froling Energy awaits funding to begin facility expansion plans

Late last year, Froling Energy responded to request for proposals from the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission in the hopes of receiving funding to expand and automate its precision wood chip production facility in Peterborough, New Hampshire. READ MORE

January 25, 2016

Pellet Offgassing: Simple Problem, Simple Solution?

Wood pellet-derived carbon monoxide has been a cause of concern for indoor storage scenarios, but research suggests it’s an easy fix. READ MORE

January 22, 2016

Baltic Boom

Although still not large consumers of pellets, the Baltic states’ increasing production capacities have resounded in the export market. READ MORE

January 21, 2016

US Navy launches Great Green Fleet with 2016 kickoff event

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack kicked off the U.S. Navy’s Great Green Fleet initiative with the deployment of the USS John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group during a ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island. READ MORE

January 18, 2016

Navy to deploy Great Green Fleet in San Diego this week

On Jan. 20, the U.S. Department of the Navy will launch the first vessels of its Great Green Fleet at the San Diego Naval Air Station North Island, Carrier Pier. The carrier strike group will deploy using alternative fuels. READ MORE