Inquiry into wood-to-fuel plant feasibility requested

Inquiry into wood-to-fuel plant feasibility requested

Revelstoke’s propane consumption could be replaced with fuel created from pulpwood, city council heard during a report by Cornelius Suchy at a regular meeting.

Green Star Gasifiers building $53 million plant in South Sioux City, and it's source is 100% wood waste

Green Star Gasifiers building $53 million plant in South Sioux City, and it’s source is 100% wood waste

South Sioux City is about to see a significant boost in their economy, thanks to a new $53 million green-energy power plant.

LePage invites bio-based businesses to call Maine home

LePage invites bio-based businesses to call Maine home

Speaking at a conference in San Francisco, the governor promotes the state’s potential for forest biomass businesses and its ability to limit bureaucratic obstacles.

How beetles are shaping the biomass industry

How beetles are shaping the biomass industry

If a tree falls in a forest and nobody’s there to hear it, does it make a sound?

Northwest buys into biomass

Northwest buys into biomass

Northwestern Ontario is poised to play a pivotal role in the emerging biomass economy according to Dawn Lambe the executive director of Biomass North Development.

Concord Blue Development announces strategic partnership with Lockheed Martin to build Eagar biomass plant

Concord Blue Development announces strategic partnership with Lockheed Martin to build Eagar biomass plant

Concord Blue Development has contracted with Lockheed Martin to implement the design, engineering and construction of its Eagar Arizona biomass plant.

Potential investor withdraws $5M loan offer to biomass company

Potential investor withdraws $5M loan offer to biomass company

Boston-based Arctaris Royalty Ventures Co-Investment LP withdrew its offer to to loan $5 million to Stored Solar LLC, owner of biomass power plants in West Enfield and Jonesboro.

UGA study says biomass energy not feasible in U.S.

UGA study says biomass energy not feasible in U.S.

Wood pellets used for biomass energy, an alternative to fossil fuels, are produced right outside of Athens, but do not expect to see biomass energy adopted here.

WSU researchers create renewable jet fuel

WSU researchers create renewable jet fuel

A WSU research team, Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance, have found a way to replace ethanol based energy sources with biofuels created from lumber mill waste.

Backers of biomass project say they are paying bills, back taxes and ‘not going anywhere’

Backers of biomass project say they are paying bills, back taxes and ‘not going anywhere’

Entrepreneurs Kimberly and Fahim Samaha say they have invested $17 million of their own money into a project to revive two Maine biomass plants and build an adjacent shrimp farm.

An evaluation of the Forest Service Hazardous Fuels Treatment Program

An evaluation of the Forest Service Hazardous Fuels Treatment Program

The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy recognizes that wildfire is a necessary natural process in many ecosystems and strives to reduce conflicts between fire-prone landscapes and people.

Vision for turnaround of wood-fired plant in West Enfield takes a hit

Vision for turnaround of wood-fired plant in West Enfield takes a hit

An investor rescinds its request for the state to guarantee a loan so the facility’s owner could try to turn wasted heat into profits, as Gov. LePage prepares to promote Maine’s biomass potential at a conference.

NRRI roasting wood to replace coal

NRRI roasting wood to replace coal

It seems like much of the world is plunging headlong toward renewable energy and away from fossil fuels and the carbon dioxide pollution they create.

Wood wool cement factory opens in Kazakhstan 

Wood wool cement factory opens in Kazakhstan 

A factory to produce Albolite, also known as wood wool cement, has launched operations in Kazakhstan.

Manager quells rumor of new heat-treated wood facility

Manager quells rumor of new heat-treated wood facility

A concerned citizen reached out to selectmen after reading a Portland Press Herald story featuring Arthur House, owner of Maine Biomass Exports LLC, in which he stated he’s planning to build a new facility in Stockton Springs.

Job opportunity: Wood pomotion & biomass utilization prog coordinator

Job opportunity: Wood pomotion & biomass utilization prog coordinator

This position, Wood Products and Biomass Utilization Program Coordinator, is responsible for promoting and facilitating the beneficial use and manufacture of wood products and biomass from forest harvests and treatments from all land ownerships across Montana.

$73 million wood waste biofuel plant gets the greenlight 

$73 million wood waste biofuel plant gets the greenlight 

The newly-formed PPD of WV One will build a $73 million synthetic fuel plant in Greenbrier County, West Virginia.

Plant closures could be turning point for Minnesota biomass industry 

Plant closures could be turning point for Minnesota biomass industry 

Minnesota utility regulators are studying a proposal by Xcel Energy to close two biomass plants that could mark a turning point for the industry here, particularly as prices for renewable energy drop.

$73 million fuel plant proposed in Sam Black area

$73 million fuel plant proposed in Sam Black area

Amid the optimism created by the prospect of a $73 million synthetic fuel facility being constructed in the Sam Black area, Greenbrier County Commission President Woody Hanna found himself allaying a few fears about the project.

Biomass power boom prompts Japan to tame rising utility rates

Biomass power boom prompts Japan to tame rising utility rates

Japan is looking to switch to a bidding process for biomass-generated energy to save costs amid a spike in power plant applications from companies looking to cash in on the current feed-in-tariff system.