Category Archives: Biomass

‘Industrial Scale’ Sawmill Proposed for Orangeburg County

The various wood products industries have played a central role in the economic vitally of our state for decades upon decades, but the demands placed on our state’s forests have rarely risen to such a scale as to present a … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Biomass Standard Requires Efficiency

It’s becoming apparent that biomass facilities must meet minimum efficiency standards to be worth public investment. In an age of hybrid cars, could the government justify using public funds to purchase a 1970’s pickup truck which gets 10 miles per … Continue reading

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Brits Hesitate on New Biomass Over Sustainability Concerns

Two of Britain’s largest utilities announced a dramatic reduction in their biomass development plans, citing rising concerns over the carbon footprint of wood pellets imported from North America. A representative from the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change said … Continue reading

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US Global Leader in Wood Pellet Exports

According to a new report from Wood Resources International, the US has surpassed Canada as the leading exporter of wood pellets. As Europe begins its transition from coal to woody biomass for electricity generation, they anticipate sourcing much of that … Continue reading

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Europe’s Demand for Wood Pellets to Impact Southeast

The UK’s biggest coal-fired power plant will spend $1 billion to convert half of its units to burn wood pellets. Once completed, it would require harvesting a forest the size of Rhode Island each year. The company says the majority of pellets would come from … Continue reading

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