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

December 01, 2016

EU publishes clean energy policy package for heating, cooling

This week, the European Commission released a package of policy proposals aimed at boosting the EU’s competitiveness as the world transitions to a clean energy mix. AEBIOM and REA express support and concern over certain aspects of the legislation. READ MORE

November 30, 2016

California’s Tajiguas Landfill to construct AD project in 2017

In July, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors approved a resource recovery project at the Tajiguas Landfill. Project developers are currently finalizing agreements between the cities it would serve and hope to begin construction in 2017. READ MORE

November 29, 2016

An Unconventional Conversion Facility

Chip Energy’s unique biomass recycling venture will turn waste wood into wood pellets, briquettes and more. READ MORE

November 25, 2016

ETI releases UK decarbonization strategy combining bioenergy, CCS

The Energy Technologies Institute released a report this month highlighting the importance of combining bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) if the U.K. is to meet its 2050 greenhouse gas emission reduction targets cost-effectively. READ MORE

November 18, 2016

UK trade groups REA, WHA launch biomass heat campaign

The Renewable Energy Association and Wood Heat Association recently launched a campaign to urge government to support the continued use of biomass as it makes its final decisions around how renewable heat technologies will be funded to 2021. READ MORE

November 11, 2016

Rentech offers update of ongoing ramp-up at Ontario plants

Rentech Inc. releases results for the third quarter of 2016, reporting that the company completed the replacement of problematic conveyors and conducted other maintenance and repairs at both its Wawa and Atikokan Canadian industrial pellet plants. READ MORE

November 11, 2016

Bridging a Demand Gap

Sumitomo Corp. and Cosan Biomassa see an opportunity for pelletized Brazilian sugarcane biomass in Japan’s power market and beyond. READ MORE

November 09, 2016

US producers provide state of industry update at USIPA 2016

USIPA's 2016 conference in Miami hosted a larger panel of U.S. producers to discuss the state of the industry, which USIPA executive director, Seth Ginther, attributed to the emphasis on pellet production growth at this year's conference. READ MORE

November 08, 2016

USIPA wraps in Miami with a positive outlook to 2017

USIPA’s 2016 conference wraps in Miami with a generally positive outlook on the future of the industrial pellet market, emphasized by growing near-term demand opportunities for U.S. producers in Europe, Asia. READ MORE

November 07, 2016

Enviva Q3 results highlight increasing demand in core markets

Enviva recently released its financial and operating results for quarter three of 2016, reporting that the demand for wood pellets continues to grow, driven by recent developments in Enviva’s core markets. READ MORE