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

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

January 13, 2017

Eastern Europe Exporters

Although a number of East Central European countries lack domestic demand, exports continue to climb, fueling demand in neighboring heating markets. READ MORE

January 12, 2017

Drax: 2016 renewable energy makes it UK’s greenest Christmas yet

Drax recently announced more than 40 percent of the electricity generated on Christmas Day came from renewable sources, making it the greenest Christmas in the U.K. ever for energy generation. READ MORE

January 11, 2017

Graanul seeking SBP certification on all 4 Estonian pellet plants

Graanul Invest AS Estonian plants are applying for SBP certification. The main evaluation audits are completed at the Imavere and Ebavere Graanul OÜ pellet plants and audits for Osula and Helme are scheduled for February. READ MORE

January 11, 2017

Certification body NEPCon OÜ SBP status suspended in Russia

On Jan. 11, Sustainable Biomass Partnership issued a statement that the approval status of NEPCon OÜ, which became an SBP-approved certification body in September 2015, is suspended as of Jan. 6 in Russia. READ MORE

January 10, 2017

UK DBEIS publishes Q3 2016 energy statistics

At the end of 2016, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy released Energy Trends and Energy Prices publications for Q3 2016, reporting renewables share of electricity generation increased to 25 percent. READ MORE

January 09, 2017

Maine regulators approve biomass subsidies split across 4 plants

In December, Maine Public Utilities Commission announced it has approved distributing up to $13.4 million in subsidies across four biomass energy plants, including two previously owned by Covanta and two currently owned by ReEnergy. READ MORE

January 02, 2017

Big Data Pays Big

Condition monitoring advantages biomass power producers by reducing critical equipment failure while maximizing uptime and profits. READ MORE

December 29, 2016

DOE opens FOA for algae-based biofuels, selects 6 projects

U.S. DOE announces a funding opportunity of up to $8 million to develop algae-based biofuels and selects six projects for up to $12.9 million in funding for the manufacturing of biofuels, bioproducts and biopower. READ MORE

December 28, 2016

Ontario cooperative releases biomass agronomy guides, videos

Ontario Biomass Producers Cooperative Inc., a group of Ontario farmers producing and marketing biomass, recently released biomass agronomy guides and videos for switchgrass and miscanthus production. READ MORE