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

May 18, 2016

Northeast Wood Products ready, waiting to ramp up production

Northeast Wood Products LLC commenced pellet production in December at its retrofitted 120,000-ton-per-year pellet plant located in Jasper, Tennessee, and now is poised for ramp up, but will wait on the sidelines until the market rebounds. READ MORE

May 16, 2016

Prepping at Point of Origin

BioHiTech’s Eco-Safe digester technology breaks down organic waste on-site, creating an easy-to-pump and -transport effluent that eliminates the need for costly preprocessing at the biogas plant. READ MORE

May 13, 2016

Gevo Q1 results provide update on isobutanol equipment upgrades

Gevo Inc. released first quarter financial results, focusing on progress made at Luverne since the restart of isobutanol production in mid-March, and announcing Alaska Airlines’ first commercial flight using Gevo’s ATJ fuel is scheduled in June. READ MORE

May 12, 2016

White paper refutes letter to Congress claims on biomass energy

Earlier this month, FutureMetrics LLC published a white paper that discusses why an editorial the Washington Post published at the end of April, and the letter to U.S. Congress the article was based on, are wrong about biomass for energy. READ MORE

May 12, 2016

Feedstock: The Single, Biggest Contributor

Stockpiled inventory throughout the pellet supply chain is putting downward pressure on raw material prices—a possible advantage for some producers long-term. READ MORE

May 11, 2016

EIA releases 2016 International Energy Outlook

U.S. Energy Information Administration released its International Energy Outlook 2016, which continues to show rising levels of energy demand over the next three decades. Renewables are the fastest-growing energy source over the projection period. READ MORE

May 09, 2016

Enviva reports production increase, lower fiber costs for Q1

On May 5, Enviva Partners LP released its first quarter results, reporting that solid operating and financial performance during a historically high cost quarter lay a strong foundation for the remainder of the year. READ MORE

May 05, 2016

New cogen system triples energy output from biogas at Oregon WWTP

On May 4, Clean Water Services, Energy Trust of Oregon and the Oregon Department of Energy formally announced the implementation of a new cogeneration system that converts wastewater and grease into renewable energy. READ MORE

May 02, 2016

DECC releases first quarter 2016 RHI program deployment data

U.K. DECC published monthly statistics and summary of quarter one deployment data for RHI program. During the quarter, there was a large number of biogas applications for the nondomestic scheme and fewer biomass applications in the domestic scheme. READ MORE

April 27, 2016

Eastern Pennsylvania natural gas consumers enrolling in RNG offer

The Energy Co-op, an independently-owned, local, nonprofit energy supplier, launched a renewable natural gas product to residential consumers in the Philadelphia Electric Company natural gas territory to offset their pipeline gas consumption. READ MORE