The U.S. exported 6.04 million metric tons of wood pellets in 2018, up approximately 17 percent when compared to the 5.14 million metric tons exported in 2017, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on March 6.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released data showing that 82 operating U.S. manufacturers produced approximately 730,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in November, with sales reaching 800,000 metric tons. READ MORESHARE
Biomass consumption in the Netherlands is expected to grow from 1.8 million metric tons in 2018 to about 2.3 million tons in 2020, according to a report filed by the Dutch government with the USDA FAS Global Agricultural Information Network. READ MORESHARE
The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the March edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting that nonhydropower renewables will provide 11 percent of U.S. electricity generation this year, increasing to 13 percent next year. READ MORESHARE
On March 5, Natural Resources Canada announced plans to invest $220,000 to support a study that could result in the development of a wood pellet project in the Beaufort Delta region of the Northwest Territories.
The federal Biomass Research and Development (BR&D) Board unveiled a multi-agency strategy March 5 to accelerate innovative technologies that harness the nation’s biomass resources for affordable biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower. READ MORESHARE