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

October 05, 2015

Velocys’ interim results show progress in GTL commercialization

Velocys plc released interim results for the six months ended June 30, highlighting the manufacture of the reactors and catalyst is complete for its gas-to-liquids plant, currently under construction adjacent to Waste Management’s East Oak landfill. READ MORE

September 30, 2015

U.S. DOE publishes roadmap to double energy productivity by 2030

This month, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced a roadmap in support of President Obama’s goal to double U.S. energy productivity by 2030. The report lays out a path businesses, state and local governments, consumers and other stakeholders can us READ MORE

September 28, 2015

U.S. DOE releases second Quadrennial Technology Review

This month, the U.S. DOE released its second Quadrennial Technology Review. The report examines the current status of clean energy technologies, identifying clean energy research opportunities for the power sector. READ MORE

September 25, 2015

Three former Coast Guard biomass boilers on way to Alaska

Three biomass boilers are being shipped to Haines, Alaska, with the potential to heat a variety of buildings throughout town. The boilers are expected to arrive next month and utilize either wood pellets or locally produced wood chips as a feedstock. READ MORE

September 18, 2015

Oberon Fuels, Ford, FVV partner to build DME-fueled passenger car

This week, Oberon Fuels Inc. announced it’s partnering with Ford and a conglomerate of companies and academia involved with the European automotive industry to develop the world’s first production passenger car powered by fuel-grade dimethyl ether. READ MORE

September 17, 2015

2015 Producer Survey - Capacity, Capital, Storage Partner in 'Pellet Dance'

A sampling of producers offers a glimpse of the delicate balance between meeting yearly pellet demand and stranding precious capital. READ MORE

September 16, 2015

Diving into Wood Heat

Wood waste is the heating fuel of choice at the Bismarck State College Aquatic and Wellness Center. READ MORE

September 11, 2015

Construction underway on British Columbia biomethane project

Earlier this year, Orgaworld Surrey Ltd. began construction on a biofuels processing facility to convert kitchen and yard waste from the city of Surrey, British Columbia, into renewable natural gas to fuel the city’s waste-collection trucks. READ MORE

September 10, 2015

DOE offers $6 million for Native American energy projects

This month, the U.S. Department of Energy issued a report showing threats to tribal energy infrastructure are expected to increase, and also announced a $6 million grant opportunity to establish clean energy projects on tribal lands. READ MORE

September 08, 2015

FutureMetrics releases dashboard on pellet demand for cofiring

On Sept. 7, FutureMetrics provided a new dashboard analyzing and calculating industrial wood pellet demand for U.S. power plants under various cofiring scenarios. READ MORE