Biomass and climate change: Burning wood for energy in 21st century

Biomass and climate change: Burning wood for energy in 21st century

A debate on Capitol Hill about biomass energy goes to the heart of evolving arguments about carbon neutrality in the climate-change era.

DuPont makes its Grindsted plant in Denmark carbon-neutral

DuPont makes its Grindsted plant in Denmark carbon-neutral

The DuPont Nutrition & Health plant in Grindsted, Denmark is switching to carbon-neutral production.

MP is leading objections on Shropshire biomass plant

MP is leading objections on Shropshire biomass plant

Keith Wilson, of HLW Farms, has applied for planning permission to retain 17 biomass boilers at Old Springs Farm near Market Drayton.

This former chemical company went 'green'—and its stock climbed 

This former chemical company went ‘green’—and its stock climbed 

DSM has reinvented itself to fight hunger and climate change.

California’s best bet

California’s best bet

The correlation between forest health and strong markets for forest products is crystal clear to stakeholders but is it for policymakers in California trying to manage the specter of massive wildfires?

Researchers invent new one-step process for extracting sugars from biomass 

Researchers invent new one-step process for extracting sugars from biomass 

In Delaware, University of Delaware researchers invented a more efficient, and less costly, process for extracting sugars from wood chips, corn cobs and other organic waste from forests and farms.

NEWBio project concludes, advances biomass energy efforts

NEWBio project concludes, advances biomass energy efforts

The NorthEast Woody/Warm-season Biomass Consortium (NEWBio) is a regional network of individuals from leading universities, businesses and government who worked together to advance sustainable bioenergy in the Northeast through a $10 million U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant.

Emphasizing biomass benefits on state levels

Emphasizing biomass benefits on state levels

As always, we in the industry must remain alert for state changes that can negatively—or positively—affect our businesses.

Kruger investing $4.8M at Brompton co-gen plant 

Kruger investing $4.8M at Brompton co-gen plant 

As part of a $377.6-million transaction to diversify operations at its Brompton and Wayagamack Mills into specialty niches, Kruger Inc. is investing $4.8 million in its Biomass Cogeneration Plant adjacent to the Brompton Mill.

Contractor suing biomass firm in Joneboro citing unpaid bills

Contractor suing biomass firm in Joneboro citing unpaid bills

George Moon of Hancock stopped receiving payments from biomass firm Stored Solar in March, but kept delivering wood chips because he had nowhere else to take them.

Bioenergy in Northwest Montana

Bioenergy in Northwest Montana

We’re pleased to share the Bioenergy Day 2017 video, done in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, showcasing how bioenergy supports the economy and helps promote forest health in Northwestern Montana.

Researchers convert 80 percent of biomass into high-value products via new strategy

Researchers convert 80 percent of biomass into high-value products via new strategy

The three main components of non-edible plant matter can now be turned into high-value products in economically favorable yields.

Södra commences biofuel production

Södra commences biofuel production

Södra will invest more than SEK 100 million in the production of biomethanol, a sustainable fuel from forest raw material.

Waste wood classification change could be ‘catastrophic’ for UK recycling

Waste wood classification change could be ‘catastrophic’ for UK recycling

Groups from across the waste industry have warned that proposed Environment Agency changes to waste wood classification could reduce the UK’s recycling rate by two to six per cent a year.

Biochar offers promise for commercial products, climate change mitigation

Biochar offers promise for commercial products, climate change mitigation

Nate Anderson surveys the samples of biochar on his lab table.

Maine's loggers, truckers and sawyers scramble to stay afloat while attempts to support them falter

Maine’s loggers, truckers and sawyers scramble to stay afloat while attempts to support them falter

Making lumber is a bit like peeling a banana.

Gainesville City Commission approves $750M biomass plant purchase

Gainesville City Commission approves $750M biomass plant purchase

The Gainesville City Commission voted 5-2 in favor of Gainesville Regional Utilities’ $750 million purchase of the Gainesville Renewable Energy Center (GREC).

Biofuel from forests lightens jetliner carbon footprint

Biofuel from forests lightens jetliner carbon footprint

Aviation biofuel is made from forest residuals, the limbs and branches that are left after the harvesting of managed forests.

Lincoln firm sues Stored Solar as claims of unpaid loggers and taxes mount 

Lincoln firm sues Stored Solar as claims of unpaid loggers and taxes mount 

A Lincoln contractor has sued the operator of two troubled wood-to-energy plants that lawmakers hoped to prop up with part of a $13.4 million state subsidy.

New Hampshire biomass gets a temporary lifeline, but what’s next?

New Hampshire biomass gets a temporary lifeline, but what’s next?

Recognizing the important role biomass plants play in the forest economy, northeastern states have been acting to support continued operations.