UM researchers receive $1.1 million biomass grant

Researchers from the University of Montana in Missoula have received $1.1 million to study various aspects of woody biomass feedstocks, technology and economics.
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Partnership tests feasibility of sorghum fuel in California

Chromatin Inc., a biomass supplier with operations in California, and Constellation Energy, a power company headquartered in Maryland, have agreed to study the feasibility of burning sorghum as an alternative fuel at two power plants in California.
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City commission approves Port St. Joe biomass power plant

The Port St. Joe, Fla., City Commission unanimously approved Rentech Inc.'s Northwest Florida Renewable Energy Center at its meeting Oct. 4, after a 3.5-hour comment period that included 27 speakers.
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Groundbreaking held for NH biopower plant

More than 250 people turned out for the groundbreaking ceremony of Burgess BioPower, formerly known as the Berlin Station, in Berlin, N.H., Oct. 6, including New Hampshire's governor and the city's mayor.
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Cheerios manufacturer honored for oat hull-to-energy system

Minnesota-based General Mills was honored with the 2011 CPG Award for Innovation and Creativity by the Associate Member Council of the Grocery Manufacturers Association for its oat hull-to-energy biomass system.
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Biomass Exchange launches in November

On Nov. 3, the world's first biomass exchange will be launched from Rotterdam, Netherlands, by Energy Exchange APX-ENDEX (Amsterdam Power Exchange-European Energy Derivatives Exchange), in cooperation with the Port of Rotterdam.
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Canadian partnership supports wood pellet exports

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada and the Quebec Wood Export Bureau's Wood Pellet Group announced on Sept. 29 that they are joining forces to support and develop wood pellet exports in Eastern Canada.
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UK's DECC delays launch of Renewable Heat Incentive

The U.K.'s Renewable Heat Incentive will launch up to two months later than planned, following concerns from the European Commission regarding the tariff level for large biomass technologies.
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Saskatchewan tribe to co-locate biomass power and pellet plants

The Meadow Lake Tribal Council held a community ceremony in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, Oct. 3 to announce the development of a 36-megawatt biomass power facility on the site of its pellet plant outside of town.
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