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

November 24, 2015

Planning For Compliance

Months have passed since the release of the Clean Power Plan final rules, and states and utilities are busy charting their paths forward. READ MORE

November 23, 2015

Report concludes US pellet exports no threat to southern forests

A report commissioned by the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, NAFO and USIPA, finds the U.S. export of industrial wood pellets to meet renewable energy goals in the EU is not a threat to the sustainability of southern U.S. forests. READ MORE

November 19, 2015

Situation South Korea

Pellet trade between South Korea and Canada essentially came to a standstill this year, but recent coordination between the two may bring back opportunities. READ MORE

November 18, 2015

Viridis focuses Q3 results on Scotia, Okanagan plant operations

On Nov. 17, Viridis Energy Inc. released financial results for its nine months and third quarter ended Sept. 30, reporting a profitable quarter at Scotia Atlantic Biomass and progress on the Okanagan pellet mill improvement project. READ MORE

November 17, 2015

OPG’s biomass-converted stations positively contribute in Q3

OPG releases third quarter results, reporting increased earnings from its contracted generation portfolio segment due to the new hydroelectric units on the Lower Mattagami River and the conversion to biomass fuel at Atikokan and Thunder Bay. READ MORE

November 12, 2015

IRENA report identifies increased renewables use in Germany

According to a report released this week by IRENA, Germany is on track to reach its 2030 renewable energy targets. However, to meet even higher shares of renewables, the deployment of renewable heating and transport technologies needs to accelerate. READ MORE

November 11, 2015

Enviva's third quarter results report on track pellet operations

Enviva Partners LP released its third quarter financial results, reporting progress on the potential acquisition of the Southampton pellet plant and that both the Wilmington terminal and Sampson plant are on track to begin operations in early 2016. READ MORE

November 10, 2015

Utilities, pellet producers discuss important issues at WPAC 2015

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada conference held last week in Halifax, Nova Scotia, hosted a power panel uniquely composed of both pellet producers and utilities sharing viewpoints on a variety of subjects. READ MORE

November 04, 2015

Global pellet market forecasts optimistic at WPAC 2015

The third annual Wood Pellet Association of Canada conference held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Nov. 3-5, opened with a discussion on shifting markets in the global pellet industry. READ MORE

November 04, 2015

Industry port and pellet tours kick off WPAC 2015

A sold out day of tours launched the annual Wood Pellet Association of Canada conference Nov. 3-5 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In addition to the Port of Halifax, conference attendees visited Shaw Resources and Scotia Atlantic Biomass pellet plants. READ MORE