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

March 26, 2015

New Brunswick pellet plant to double domestic volume

Groupe Savoie Inc., a hardwood products supplier in New Brunswick, Canada, recently announced that it plans to double the volume dedicated to the domestic side of its pellet production at its Saint-Quentin pellet plant in the coming year. READ MORE

March 24, 2015

Commercial port, pellet plant considered for northwest Ontario

At the site of the former Norampac paper mill in Red Rock, Ontario, on Lake Superior’s north shore, plans are in the works for a torrefied wood plant and commercial deep-water port for pellet exports. READ MORE

March 23, 2015

Bluesphere highlights 2014, 2015 biogas project development

Bluesphere released a letter to shareholders to inform them on waste-to-energy project development in 2014 and to date in 2015. READ MORE

March 20, 2015

Metabolix reports PHA biopolymer expansion in year-end results

Metabolix Inc. has announced financial results for the three months and full year ended Dec. 31, reporting that in late 2014 the company decided to significantly increase the pilot production capacity for Mirel polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) biopolymers. READ MORE

March 17, 2015

Rentech releases 2014 results, nears completion of pellet plants

On March 17, Rentech Inc. announced 2014 financial results, reporting the company is commissioning its 45,000 metric ton Atikokan, Ontario, pellet plant and nearing the end of construction at its 450,000 metric ton Wawa, Ontario, facility. READ MORE

March 12, 2015

WPAC approves Michele Rebiere as its new president and director

On March 10, the Wood Pellet Association of Canada announced that its board of directors unanimously approved the appointment of Michele Rebiere as the new president and director of the trade association. READ MORE

March 10, 2015

Lygos completes pilot-scale production of malonic acid

Lygos Inc., an industrial biotechnology company, recently announced that it has successfully achieved pilot-scale production of malonic acid from sugar. Malonic acid is a high-value specialty chemical useful for production of a variety of products. READ MORE

March 06, 2015

Green Building Standard under consideration to include biomass

The Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings, or Standard 189.1, may include a definition of biomass, as well as requirements pertaining to the use of the source in the future. READ MORE

March 05, 2015

Trial By Fire

A year after firing up a Hurst biomass combined-heat-and-power system to service two critical-use properties in Unity, New Hampshire, Sullivan County attests to the robust unit's reliability. READ MORE

March 04, 2015

Solazyme highlights algal oil facilities in 2014 results

Solazyme Inc. released its 2014 quarter four and full-year results on Feb. 26, reporting that although 2014 was a challenging year, the company is excited about the opportunities in the coming year. READ MORE