Botwood is one step closer to an economic boost the mayor hopes could bring the region financial stability for decades to come.
Funding from the federal farm bill is being put to innovative use in Wallowa County, allowing a local group to continue experimenting with biochar as a soil amendment.
A shuttered, 24-megawatt power plant fueled by wood chips in Penobscot County is expected to come back on line by the end of June, bringing an estimated 300 jobs to the area.
Using biomass at shuttered coal-fired plants could help provinces meet their climate targets for a lower cost.
Through its Bioenergy Producer Program, the government of Alberta has awarded $60 million to 31 different companies that have built or are in the process of constructing in-province bioenergy projects that lead to greenhouse gas reductions when compared to a conventional alternative.
Just before 2016 came to a close, the US DOE announced the selection of six biofuels, bioproducts and biopower projects for $12.9 million in federal funding.
Planned Newfoundland facility will create large sawmill, biofuel plant and a project to revitalize Botwood’s shipping port for exporting products.
While urban wood waste is often overlooked as a raw material resource or feedstock, it has the potential to add tangible market value.
In January, two biomass generators tallied their first payments under a state subsidy program, taking in more than $241,000 from a $13.4 million pool of taxpayer dollars.
Plans to construct a biomass plant on the Robbins Lumber Inc. property are moving forward with work already under way on some portions of the project.
Packaging manufacturer Cascades is investing $6.1 million in two residual forest biomass boilers, while the Quebec government is contributing $5.2 million.
A biofuel blend created from wood could slash global-warming pollution.
A proposed 2-MW biomass power project in California’s Mariposa County is one step closer to reality.
In a historic link-up, wood-using industries and environmental NGOs on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean have jointly written to UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Greg Clark asking him to remove subsidies that currently pay coal-fired power plant to convert to burning biomass, and to commit to a comprehensive review of UK bioenergy policies.
Mariposa Biomass Project makes progress – $16 million facility built with grant funding and private investment
The Mariposa Biomass Project (MBP) has achieved several milestones toward its goal of building a 2 Megawatt biomass facility in the town of Mariposa.
The American Wood Council recently released its second Industry Progress Report, detailing the wood products manufacturing industry’s performance across a number of environment, energy and safety measures.
Rocky Mountain Power, a unit of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., will test a new biomass fuel that may reduce the amount of coal being burned by power plants.
To keep their share of a $13.4 million bailout over the next two years, two Maine biomass plant operators have promised to keep 87 people employed, according to agreement details.
A $185-million biofuel facility in Botwood will get an allotment for wood fibres on crown lands, CBC News has learned.
What happens to wood waste created by construction, demolition, tossed-out furniture and yard scraps that end up at the Squamish landfill?