Inside April 2016


Staving Off a Sunset

BY Bruce Dorminey While California’s biomass power industry continues its struggle for survival, fuel suppliers are left without a home for mounting materials. READ MORE

The Upside of Commodity Status

BY Tim PortzAs the global wood pellet market grows, so does the need for marketplace efficiencies enjoyed by the world’s largest commodities. READ MORE

Growing The Local Home Base

BY Katie FletcherEven though Europe is home to tried-and-true biogas technology, North American plant developers don’t necessarily look abroad. READ MORE

Importing to Meet California Demand

BY Ron KotrbaIncreased reductions of greenhouse gas emissions from transportation fuels required by California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard are driving up carbon credit prices, demand for advanced biofuels and imports. READ MORE


Assessing Advantage in Randolph County

BY D. F. Wallis Georgia’s Randolph County has much to offer a pellet mill or renewable fuel plant developer. READ MORE

Woody Biomass, Forest Operations in the Inland Northwest

BY David Jackson and Patrick Wilson If forest restoration projects in the Inland Northwest region were to become major suppliers of woody biomass for bioenergy, government subsidies in the form of tax credits, loan guarantees or other types of financial aid will be essential. READ MORE

Delivering Renewable Energy From Irish Forests

BY Des O'Toole Ireland’s forestry sector, a major economic driver in the country, is poised for growth along with the bioenergy industry. READ MORE