Latest Biomass Blogs

November 25, 2015

Zeroing in on the Global Pellet Market

BY Anna SimetThe Global Pellet Market Outlook Summit will be held on April 11 in Charlotte, North Carolina. It’s a really nice compliment to the largest annual gathering of biomass professionals in the U.S., an event that already has plenty of content dedicated t READ MORE

November 20, 2015

The UK's Energy Strategy Identity Crisis

BY Anna SimetThe U.K. has been a role model to other countries looking to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, reduce carbon emissions and increase renewable energy generation. But, as of recent, it seems the tides may be turning. READ MORE

November 17, 2015

Earnings Calls Paint a Picture

BY Tim PortzA pair of quarterly earnings calls offer the Pellet Mill Magazine team an opportunity to learn some otherwise rare insight. READ MORE

November 13, 2015

California Boosts Bioenergy with Beetle-Kill

BY Anna SimetTo combat the state's dead and dying forest problem, California Gov. Jerry Brown has called for 19 different initiatives, the majority of which are related to getting the materials to bioenergy facilities. READ MORE

November 06, 2015

Biomass's Book Club Pick

BY Anna SimetOne of the potential stories that were on the table for the January issue of Biomass Magazine, themed plant operation, maintenance and repair, was an article about pellet stove operation and maintenance. READ MORE

November 02, 2015

All Together Now?

BY Tim PortzExecutive Editor Tim Portz recalls his weeklong inquiry into biofuels policy and wonders aloud if a broad consensus on policy within the biofuels industry is attainable anymore. READ MORE

October 30, 2015

Agreeing to Disagree...Or Not.

BY Anna SimetRenewable fuel makers of all kinds need to band together, instead of bash each other, to get where we need to go. READ MORE

October 23, 2015

Oil Prices & El Niño

BY Anna SimetAlready battling low fossil fuel prices—in some states, fuel oil is now cheaper than wood pellets—the projected El Niño winter is not welcome news. READ MORE

October 19, 2015

A Huge Couple of Weeks

BY Tim PortzA preview of the next two weeks in bioenergy which will feature a celebration of the broader industry, an important check in with the advanced biofuels sector and an important grand opening of a cellulosic ethanol plant in central Iowa. READ MORE

October 16, 2015

Biomass and Boardman

BY Anna SimetIn roughly a decade, Oregon will have completely phased out coal. Portland General Electric’s Boardman power plant, the last operating coal-fired station in the state, is scheduled to shut down by 2020. More on that further down. READ MORE

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