Inside March 2014


A Giant Step

BY Tim PortzThe pellet industry will grow by nearly 33 percent during the next two years, as foreign demand drives investment in new capacity and distribution infrastructure. READ MORE

Montpelier’s Pipe Dream

BY Anna SimetVermont’s capitol city is readying to fire up its modernized and expanded district heating system, which includes two new biomass boilers and a new hot water distribution loop. READ MORE


Dually Renewable

BY Anna SimetAbengoa Biomass Energy’s 25 MMgy cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton, Kan., also produces up to 22 MW of biomass power. READ MORE

Biogas Power in the Valley

BY Susanne Retka Schill The Hometown BioEnergy anaerobic digester on the south edge of LeSueur, Minn., is the largest system of its type in the U.S., rated at 8 MW of electrical power from food processing and agricultural waste. READ MORE

The Year is Here

BY Chris Hanson2014 will bear witness to the commissioning of some of the first U.S. commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plants. READ MORE

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