Showing the latest 30 articles

< previous 30 articles

September 19, 2014

DOD awards 3 biofuel contracts under Defense Production Act

BY Anna SimetRed Rock Biofuels, Fulcrum Bioenergy and Emerald Biofuels have been awarded contracts under the U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Protection Act to construct and commission biorefineries for the production of drop-in biofuels. READ MORE

September 20, 2014

In Depth: Sourcing Stover Sustainably

BY Katie Fletcher Although corn stover offers a second valuable crop from the same acres, there’s a whole lot more to the equation than simply removing it from the soil. READ MORE

September 20, 2014

In Depth: A Body of Work

BY Tim PortzExcited by the new market the pellet sector offers for low value fiber, forest landowners work to assure pellet buyers of existing sustainable practices. READ MORE

September 19, 2014

Community aims to develop district heating project in Minnesota

BY Erin VoegeleA proposed biomass-fueled district heating project in Grand Marais, Minnesota, is one step closer to reality with the recent publication of a Step II study. Construction could begin as soon as 2016. READ MORE

September 19, 2014

IRENA report features bioenergy supply, demand projections

BY Erin VoegeleThe International Renewable Energy Agency has published a new report predicting a major role for modern, sustainable biomass technologies in the world's energy mix. It includes forecasts for power, thermal and liquid fuels production. READ MORE

September 19, 2014

Opinion: The Future of Pellets

BY Michele Rebiere Viridis Energy Chief Financial Officer Michele Rebiere offers three predictions for the future of the global wood pellet industry. READ MORE

September 18, 2014

Gevo provides update on Luverne, Minnesota, plant

BY Gevo Inc. Gevo reported an update on the progress of the side-by-side operational mode (SBS) of its plant in Luverne, Minnesota, on Sept. 18. READ MORE

September 18, 2014

Nebraska Forest Service offering biomass energy system grants

BY Anna SimetThe Nebraska Forest Service announced it will offer two cost-share assistance grants for organizations including municipalities, universities, hospitals and greenhouses that wish to install woody biomass-fired energy systems. READ MORE

September 18, 2014

In Depth: Caretaking Colorado’s Crown Jewel

BY Anna SimetSustainability is symbiotic when it comes to biomass power plant Eagle Valley Clean Energy and the fuel it uses. READ MORE

September 17, 2014

Florida cellulosic ethanol plant upgraded, coming back online

BY Holly JessenThe Indian River BioEnergy Center, a cellulosic ethanol production center near Vero Beach, Florida, has completed a major turnaround, including technology upgrades, and the facility is now being brought back online. READ MORE

September 17, 2014

EPA extends Clean Power Plan comment period

BY Anna SimetThe U.S. EPA has extended the comment period on its proposed Clean Power Plan for an additional month and a half. The deadline to submit comments is now set for Dec. 1. READ MORE

September 17, 2014

Enviva to develop 3 new pellet plants

BY Erin VoegeleEnviva LP is pursuing the development of three new wood pellet plants, including two in North Carolina, which were recently announced by state officials. A location for the third project has not been finalized. READ MORE

September 17, 2014

Senate Finance Committee holds hearing on energy tax incentives

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Senate is once again addressing energy tax incentives. On Sept. 17, the Senate Committee on Finance held a hearing, titled "Reforming America's Outdated Energy Tax Code," to discuss possible paths forward to reform U.S. energy tax code. READ MORE

September 17, 2014

Dane County landfill expansion to increase savings and production

BY Katie FletcherA landfill in Dane County, Wisconsin, is expanding its landfill gas-to-energy project. Once complete, the operation is expected to have an annual capacity of approximately 6 MW. Construction is expected to be complete in December. READ MORE

September 17, 2014

Massachusetts adds thermal provision to state APS

BY Erin VoegeleIn August, Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick signed legislation that adds renewable thermal energy as a component of the state's alternative portfolio standard (APS). The measure is set to go into effect on Jan. 1. READ MORE

September 17, 2014

ElectraTherm technology generates power from wood waste

BY ElectraTherm ElectraTherm has commissioned its second Green Machine at an integrated wood products mill in Wallowa, Oregon. Together, the two machines operate off the waste heat of a biomass boiler to generate emission-free electricity. READ MORE

September 17, 2014

Opinion: Scientific Endorsement of Biomass’s Carbon Benefits

BY Bob Cleaves Last month, the Journal of Forestry published a scientific, peer-reviewed study confirming the virtues of biomass as an energy source, and an important element for forestry health and atmospheric carbon management. READ MORE

September 17, 2014

Opinion: All Markets Great and Small

BY Tim PortzThe fourth quarter issue of Pellet Mill Magazine offers news and feature reports on industry efforts expanding on all fronts, domestic and international. READ MORE

September 16, 2014

Procter & Gamble biomass CHP project moving forward

BY Anna SimetA $230 million combined-heat-and-power biomass project under construction in Albany, Georgia, is progressing, it's most recent milestone being approval of a deal with the Albany-Dougherty Payroll Development Authority. READ MORE

September 16, 2014

MIPS funds 5 poultry manure-to-energy projects

BY Erin VoegeleThe Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program has approved research projects worth $4.7 million to 18 teams, including five projects worth $1.9 million that aim to convert poultry manure into energy. READ MORE

September 16, 2014

Lufthansa conducts European flight using sugar-based biofuel

BY Lufthansa On Sept. 15, Lufthansa flight LH 190 from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel was operated using a 10 percent blend of the new biofuel component farnesan, a sugar-based fuel developed jointly by Total and Amyris. READ MORE

< previous 30 articles