City approves $750M offer for Gainesville Renewable Energy Center

City approves $750M offer for Gainesville Renewable Energy Center

The Gainesville City Commission is moving forward with buying out the controversial biomass plant as a way to exit a multi-billion dollar contract.

Tracy, CA wood fired power plant looking for spark to reopen

Tracy, CA wood fired power plant looking for spark to reopen

A plant in Tracy that generates power by burning waste wood is trying to find help in its bid to start up again after two years of inactivity.

IRS issues 2017 production tax credits, ups closed-loop biomass

IRS issues 2017 production tax credits, ups closed-loop biomass

The Internal Revenue Service has published guidance pertaining to the Section 45 Production Tax Credit for 2017.

New handbook guides development of biomass utilization businesses

New handbook guides development of biomass utilization businesses

In the Western United States, a small-diameter log and biomass utilization business can help fund active management and restoration efforts and provide rural communities with much-needed jobs.

Good Earth changes request, scales back wood processing plant proposal

Good Earth changes request, scales back wood processing plant proposal

Good Earth Power (GEPAZ) has scaled back their plans for a wood processing plant on State Highway 64 near Valle and is now only requesting approval for a wood composting yard at the location.

Biomass enterprise economic model

Biomass enterprise economic model

The Biomass Enterprise Economic Model is designed to help users rapidly evaluate and appropriately scale biomass utilization enterprises.

Community biomass handbook volume 4: Enterprise development for integrated wood manufacturing

Community biomass handbook volume 4: Enterprise development for integrated wood manufacturing

The Community Biomass Handbook Volume 4: Enterprise Development for Integrated Wood Manufacturing is a guide for creating sustainable business enterprises using small diameter logs and biomass.

Yukon First Nation gets go-ahead for biomass boiler project

Yukon First Nation gets go-ahead for biomass boiler project

New, energy-efficient boilers are in the cards for a Yukon First Nation, as the Teslin Tlingit Council received $150,000 from the Yukon government to convert 10 community buildings to biomass heating.

Jonesboro biomass plant shut down

Jonesboro biomass plant shut down

Citing lack of feedstock, Stored Solar LLC has shut down its Jonesboro biomass energy plant, one of two the company bought from Covanta Energy in October 2016.

Former Nippon cogeneration plant down; fewer than 30 employees retained

Former Nippon cogeneration plant down; fewer than 30 employees retained

The former Nippon Paper Industries USA cogeneration plant has been shut down and eight of its workers laid off as the paper mill breathed its last breath — in its present form — for up to 18 months, McKinley Paper Co. spokeswoman Cathy Price said.

Sierra Institute wins award for proposal to turn logging waste into energy 

Sierra Institute wins award for proposal to turn logging waste into energy 

Sierra Institute for Community and Environment, a research organization focused on education and community collaboration, has won a $100,000 national competition for its entrepreneurial approach to solving challenges facing national forests across the country.

Indonesia, S Korea develop biomass energy 

Indonesia, South Korea develop biomass energy 

The Indonesian government, through the state-owned forestry company Perhutani, and a South Korean investor developed biomass power plants for a sago factory in Kais sub district, South Sorong district, West Papua province.

The evolving world of wood shredding

The evolving world of wood shredding

Wood shredding activity is on the rise, as is the number of operators rethinking their plant design.

Bioenergy leaders gather in Minneapolis for annual discussion

Bioenergy leaders gather in Minneapolis for annual discussion

Bioenergy industry leaders gathered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for their annual state-of-the-industry discussion at the 10th International Biomass Conference & Expo.

Supporters say saving N.H. biomass would boost state's forestry industry

Supporters say saving N.H. biomass would boost state’s forestry industry

Members of the timber industry were in the state capitol, arguing for the passage of a bill that would support the state’s struggling biomass industry.

RFS: new revenue stream for biomass facilities?

RFS: new revenue stream for biomass facilities?

Many in the renewable fuels sector are familiar with the Renewable Fuel Standard, known as the RFS, adopted by Congress in 2005 and implemented by the U.S. EPA.

Plug pulled on Alexandria biomass plant

Plug pulled on Alexandria biomass plant

State and local leaders are expressing concern that Indeck Energy will idle electric generation at its biomass plant at month’s end.

Power station group Drax faces first pay revolt since MPs' report

Power station group Drax faces first pay revolt since MPs’ report

An influential agency is advising investors in Drax to vote against its pay report next week, Sky News learns.

California announces proposed recipients of $23M in bioenergy grants

California announces proposed recipients of $23M in bioenergy grants

The California Energy Commission published a notice on the proposed recipients of up to $23 million in Electric Program Investment Charge funding for applied research and development and technology demonstration and development activities focused on advancing bioenergy electricity generation.

Biomanufacturing plant planned for Valley Springs, CA 

Biomanufacturing plant planned for Valley Springs, CA 

A Colorado-based sustainable biomanufacturing and wood fiber manufacturer is eyeing Valley Springs as the site of its new biomass and wood fiber facility, but the community has a few concerns.