In Colorado, Cool Planet has closed on $19.3 million in Series A financing and note conversion to commercialize its Cool Terra and Cool Fauna engineered biocarbon products.
Loggers have cut off deliveries to a Maine biomass electricity generator because the company has stopped paying its bills, the head of an industry association said.
In this video, members reflect on why AHB got started, how the project evolved over time, what’s been accomplished, and the lasting impacts of AHB.
A recent MyMotherLode informal poll asked “Do You Support Opening And Expanding Local Biomass (wood & organic debris burning) Facilities?”
Canadian logging giant Canfor Pulp has announced its developing the first ever commercial-scale biocrude oil plant.
Scientists on both sides of the Atlantic have become embroiled in a war of words over energy from trees. A recent Chatham House report claimed that burning wood for electricity is worse for the climate than using coal. It sparked a backlash from a group of 125 academics in the field who said the research was deeply flawed.
Registration is open for the Alaska Wood Energy Conference, which will meet in Ketchikan.
The shuttering and shrinking of paper mills has forced businesses across the forest products industry to take a fresh look at their approach.
Bolstered by grant funding, a Peterborough-based biomass fuel company is expanding its wood chip production.
A report commissioned by the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, has found that using biomass instead of coal is playing a positive part in decarbonizing the power sector.
Youngstown Thermal supplies the steam used to heat most of the buildings in downtown Youngstown.
The report, Woody biomass for power and heat: impacts on the global climate, argues that biomass emits more carbon per unit of energy than most fossil fuels because wood is less energy-dense.
Researchers are looking for ways to turn low-grade fiber into a wide variety of products from jet fuel to clothing to building material and more.
Japanese trading houses and electricity retailers are increasing their imports of wood chips and palm shells, with demand expected to surge amid a rush of construction of biomass power plants, according to a report from the Nikkei Asian Review. The government is revising its fixed-price power purchase scheme so that the price for biomass-generated power falls to 21 yen (19 cents) from 24 yen per kilowatt-hour, effective October, according to the news channel.
Airex Energy officially inaugurated its biomass torrefaction plant, located in the La Prade industrial park in Bécancour, Quebec.
A new way of drying wood chips for bioenergy has been developed by Finnish researchers.
A Quebec biofuel developer is replacing dirty coal with environmentally-friendly combustible pellets.
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.