Industrial Thermal Energy & District Heating

March 24, 2017

Opinion: Expanding Wood Heat in New England

BY Bill Bell Found In:Pellets, ThermalLast year’s closure of a number of Maine’s paper mills and biomass electric facilities has given rise to a number of initiatives designed to stem, and then reverse the tide. These initiatives are now being placed on the table. Which will succeed? READ MORE

March 23, 2017

In Depth: Sustaining Maine’s Legacy

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalEfforts to reinvigorate the state’s biomass industry—including two fiber export projects in development—are focused on saving and generating jobs while boosting Maine’s economy. READ MORE

March 22, 2017

In Depth: US Forest Product Exports to Asia

BY Stan Parton Found In:Pellets, ThermalFrom the April issue of Biomass Magazine, this data-packed report from Forest2Market suggests existing North American infrastructure can light the way for biomass exporters. READ MORE

March 21, 2017

DBC launches North American forest sector study

BY The Dutch Biomass Certification Foundation Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe Dutch Biomass Certification Foundation has launched an extensive research study on the North American forest sector, with specific focus on small forest owners. READ MORE

March 21, 2017

Paper examines small-scale, pellet-fueled CHP potential in US

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, ThermalSmall-scale, pellet-fueled combined-heat-and-power (CHP) has the potential to become a major part of the distributed generation smart grid of the future, according to a new paper by FutureMetrics. READ MORE

March 20, 2017

WPAC invites Canadian pellet producers to join safety committee

BY WPAC Safety Committee Found In:Pellets, ThermalThe Wood Pellet Association of Canada Board of Directors has appointed the Safety Committee to manage the safety objectives of the Wood Pellet Association of Canada. The Safety Committee works in close cooperation with the BC Forest Safety Council. READ MORE

March 17, 2017

Fortum moves forward with Lithuania waste-to-energy CHP plant

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, ThermalFortum has announced that a joint venture project to build a waste-to-energy, combined-heat-and-power, plant in Lithuania is moving forward and construction is planned for the fall. READ MORE

March 17, 2017

EBRD study: Biomass could aid energy challenges in Turkey, Egypt

BY European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe combined biomass of Turkey and Egypt could generate enough electricity to supply 700,000 homes and renewable fuels to replace more than 2 million metric tons of oil each year. READ MORE

March 16, 2017

Opinion: Expanded Use of Modern Wood Heating and Improving Air Quality

BY Adam Sherman Found In:Pellets, ThermalIncreasingly, modern wood heating is recognized as an effective strategy for reducing fossil fuel use, while stimulating local economies and creating markets for low-grade wood. Yet, there remains apprehension from state policy and rule makers. READ MORE