$185M biofuel agreement will mean 'major changes,' Botwood mayor says

$185M biofuel agreement will mean ‘major changes,’ Botwood mayor says

Botwood is one step closer to an economic boost the mayor hopes could bring the region financial stability for decades to come.

Resource group to test biochar on soil productivity

Resource group to test biochar on soil productivity

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.

Alabama company buys closed biomass power plant in northern Maine

Alabama company buys closed biomass power plant in northern Maine

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.

Refuelling Alberta coal plants with biomass

Refuelling Alberta coal plants with biomass

Using biomass at shuttered coal-fired plants could help provinces meet their climate targets for a lower cost.

Alberta awards $60 million to 31 bioenergy companies

Alberta awards $60 million to 31 bioenergy companies

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.

DOE announces funding for biofuels, bioproducts and biopower projects

DOE announces funding for biofuels, bioproducts and biopower projects

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 biofuel & lumber facility would be boon for Newfoundland

Planned biofuel & lumber facility would be boon for Newfoundland

Planned Newfoundland facility will create large sawmill, biofuel plant and a project to revitalize Botwood’s shipping port for exporting products.

Urban wood waste: are you overlooking a viable feedstock?

Urban wood waste: are you overlooking a viable feedstock?

While urban wood waste is often overlooked as a raw material resource or feedstock, it has the potential to add tangible market value.

Here’s an early look at how Maine’s biomass bailout money is being spent

Here’s an early look at how Maine’s biomass bailout money is being spent

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.

Robbins family aims to bring new biomass plant online next year

Robbins family aims to bring new biomass plant online next year

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.

Cascades building biomass boilers with help of Quebec government

Cascades building biomass boilers with help of Quebec government

Packaging manufacturer Cascades is investing $6.1 million in two residual forest biomass boilers, while the Quebec government is contributing $5.2 million.

Airline tests fuel made from trees

Airline tests fuel made from trees

A biofuel blend created from wood could slash global-warming pollution. 

Planned California biomass plant aims to use dead trees

Planned California biomass plant aims to use dead trees

A proposed 2-MW biomass power project in California’s Mariposa County is one step closer to reality.

Industry and NGOs in historic alliance over biomass concerns

Industry and NGOs in historic alliance over biomass concerns

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

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.

AWC report finds 75 percent of members’ energy met with biomass

AWC report finds 75 percent of members’ energy met with biomass

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.

Buffett’s Rocky Mountain to test biomass that may cut coal use

Buffett’s Rocky Mountain to test biomass that may cut coal use

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.

Maine’s $13M bailout of biomass plants will mean jobs, but at a cost of $23,700 each

Maine’s $13M bailout of biomass plants will mean jobs, but at a cost of $23,700 each

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.

Botwood biofuel plant one step closer to green light

Botwood biofuel plant one step closer to green light

A $185-million biofuel facility in Botwood will get an allotment for wood fibres on crown lands, CBC News has learned.

Squamish’s clean wood waste used as carbon-rich material

Squamish’s clean wood waste used as carbon-rich material

What happens to wood waste created by construction, demolition, tossed-out furniture and yard scraps that end up at the Squamish landfill?