Pellets & Densified Biomass

April 17, 2015

Gov. Shumlin announces investment in wood heat program

BY Gov. Peter Shumlin's office Found In:Pellets, ThermalVermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has announced new clean energy investments in Windham County totaling $1.9 million, with $1.6 million of that investment supporting the installation of wood pellet/chip heating systems for schools and municipal buildings. READ MORE

April 16, 2015

Timbervest provides insight on pellet production, export activity

BY Katie FletcherFound In:PelletsTimbervest LLC, an Atlanta-based company that manages timberland assets and investments, has been actively selling and purchasing timberland acreage in a variety of states. The company provides insight on pellet feedstock and export activity. READ MORE

April 16, 2015

Flourishing faster: How to make trees grow bigger and quicker

BY University of Manchester Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsScientists at The University of Manchester have discovered a way to make trees grow bigger and faster, which could increase supplies of renewable resources and help trees cope with the effects of climate change. READ MORE

April 16, 2015

NexSteppe demonstrates biomass crops at commercial scale

BY NexSteppe Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsNexSteppe has announced that it sold more than 10,000 hectares (25,000 acres) of its Palo Alto biomass sorghums in Brazil this past growing season, compared to just over 1,000 hectares in the previous year. READ MORE

April 14, 2015

Northeast Wood Products begins retrofit of third pellet plant

BY Anna SimetFound In:PelletsNortheast Wood Products has begun retrofitting its third pellet manufacturing plant, a Jasper, Tennessee, facility that will be capable of producing up to 125,000 tons of pellets annually. READ MORE

April 14, 2015

ASABE: 2 ISO standards approved for solid biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PelletsThe American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers has announced the international community has approved two International Organization for Standardization standards for solid biofuels, including ISO 16993 and ISO 16994. READ MORE

April 14, 2015

Vencor International to test hemp as bioenergy feedstock

BY Vencor International Inc. Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalVencor International Inc. recently announced it has entered into an agreement to begin testing industrial hemp as a feedstock used to manufacture various torrefied products, including bio-coal, a renewable energy product. READ MORE

April 12, 2015

Opinion: Playing A Global Game

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBiomass Magazine Executive Editor Tim Portz discusses how the global nature of the biomass industry allows it to flourish despite policy fluctuation and uncertainty. READ MORE

April 11, 2015

In Depth: An Industry Looks at 50

BY Tim PortzFound In:PelletsThe pellet industry has grown each quarter for nearly five years. For this trend to continue, however, the sector must navigate numerous challenges, not least of which is its own success. READ MORE