Inside June 2010

Features

Biomass Bonanza

BY Anna Austin and Lisa GibsonAttendance at the 2010 International Biomass Conference & Expo mirrored growth in the industry and the excitement generated by the resurgence in renewable energy. READ MORE

The Heat is On

BY Lisa GibsonWhile the majority of cities and villages in Finland already employ wood-fueled district heating systems, countries such as the U.S. and Canada are just beginning to tap their forestry resources for such widespread networks. READ MORE

Bridging the Global Supply/Demand Gap

BY Lisa GibsonA growing number of U.S. wood pellet, chip and briquette producers are shipping their products to Europe, where demand is high, supply is limited and incentives are good. Some worry, however, that numerous obstacles will slow the developing export market. READ MORE

Unearthing Green Scams

BY Anna AustinSome renewable energy investment opportunities seem too good to be true-and occasionally they are. How can a potential investor tell a wise investment from a shell game? READ MORE

Contributions

Align Biomass Strategy to Fit Your Business-Not the Other Way Around

BY Kirk MartinDeveloping a biomass strategy that's right for your business is necessary to ensure its success because feedstock controls your fuel costs and the ultimate performance and efficiencies of your energy operations. READ MORE

Wood Pellets: An Expanding Market Opportunity

BY Adrian Pirraglia, Ronalds Gonzalez, Daniel Saloni The conditions are ripe for a massive increase in the production of wood pellets in the U.S. due to demand from European countries, favorable manufacturing conditions and the availability of raw materials, especially in the South. READ MORE

Air Emissions Control for the Biomass Industry

BY Rodney L. PenningtonEnvironmental concerns have prompted government agencies to create rigorous standards for emissions control, and the biomass industry is no exception. Each process requires a different approach, depending on the feedstock, technology, regulations and life-cycle costs. READ MORE

Industry News

Biobytes

Legal Perspectives

EERC Update