Katie Fletcher

Katie Fletcher is originally from Courtenay, N.D., and moved to Grand Forks to pursue a communication and political science degree at the University of North Dakota. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in May 2014, Fletcher began working for BBI International as a staff writer for Ethanol Producer Magazine, Biomass Magazine and Pellet Mill Magazine.

Latest Posts by Katie Fletcher

February 21, 2017

True Sustainability in Pine Bluff

While pellets produced at Highland Pellets’ new facility leave for overseas, the benefits remain in the surrounding community of Pine Bluff, Arkansas. READ MORE

February 10, 2017

Sioux City WWTP to upgrade biogas to renewable fuel

Earlier this year in Iowa, Sioux City Council members unanimously approved a project that will allow the city to capture, clean and compress gas at its wastewater treatment plant, then sell it as renewable natural gas for vehicle fueling. READ MORE

February 02, 2017

Biomass boiler nearing completion at University of Illinois, UC

This winter, a biomass boiler arrived at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s energy farm, which upon its estimated completion next month, will combust miscanthus to heat a research greenhouse used to grow a variety of biofuel crops. READ MORE

January 31, 2017

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. READ MORE

January 26, 2017

EIA releases 2017 energy outlook with projections to 2050

The U.S. Energy Information Agency released its Annual Energy Outlook for 2017, providing modeled projections that indicate with strong domestic production and relatively flat demand, the U.S. becomes a net energy exporter in the projection period. READ MORE

January 24, 2017

Ecostrat releases white paper on biomass supply chain analytics

Ecostrat Inc. recently released a white paper providing evidence for why industry developers and lenders should stay up to speed with the latest developments in biomass supply chain research and analytics. READ MORE

January 23, 2017

European Biogas Association reports 17,376 biogas plants in EU

European Biogas Association published the sixth edition of its statistical report, showing the number of biogas plants tripling in only six consecutive years to 17,376 biogas plants and 459 biomethane plants in operation in Europe as of late 2015. READ MORE

January 20, 2017

EPA awards small business research grant to cookstove company

EPA recently awarded a SBIR grant to Oregon-based ASAT Inc. to develop and market a clean-burning, integrated cookstove. ASAT specializes in heating, cooking and thermoelectric generation technology and has developed biomass cooking stoves. READ MORE

January 18, 2017

White paper offers Trump a strategy to benefit coal, wood pellets

FutureMetrics released a white paper this month providing a strategy for how the Trump administration can help save the coal industry while boosting the industrial pellet industry with policy that supports the cofiring of wood pellets with coal. READ MORE

January 16, 2017

Q&A: SBP: What’s New & Next

Appointing its first, full-time CEO, Carsten Huljus, is just one step in the Sustainable Biomass Partnership’s transition to an established certification system. READ MORE