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 18, 2014

FutureMetrics paper focuses on biomass conversions

FutureMetrics LLC recently published a white paper on the conversion of old pulverized coal plants to use advanced solid biofuel rather than coal, noting biomass conversions are a low-cost solution to comply with state renewable portfolio standards. READ MORE

December 17, 2014

Mono County biomass project in California receives $215,000 grant

California's Mono County thermal biomass project is one of three ventures awarded funding through the Sierra Nevada Conservancy Grant Program. The project received $215,000 to replace a propane boiler with biomass boiler system. READ MORE

December 12, 2014

California report emphasizes need for renewable gas standard

The nonprofit Bioenergy Association of California has published a report detailing why California needs a renewable gas standard. The report concludes that the biogas sector needs an effective regulatory framework and greater long-term certainty. READ MORE

December 08, 2014

Waste-derived pellet fuel manufacturing facility planned for 2015

Engineered Carbon Solutions, the manufacturer of a hybrid pellet fuel made with recycled biomass material and coal, has plans to establish a mid-sized manufacturing facility in Connecticut next year. READ MORE

December 05, 2014

Nevada County 3 MW biomass gasification project found feasible

The Nevada County Biomass Task Force and the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County Grass Valley, California, published a biomass feasibility assessment this December, based on a study conducted over the past year for the potential of a 3 MW project. READ MORE

December 05, 2014

Pennsylvania school receives $500,000 grant for biomass boiler

In late October, $12.5 million in Pennsylvania Energy Department Authority grants were awarded to 28 local governments, schools and businesses for alternative and clean energy projects, including those for biomass and biogas. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

RFP issued for Windham County Vermont modern wood heat program

A request for proposals to design and administer a modern wood heating program for Windham County, Vermont, has recently been issued by the Vermont Public Service Department's Clean Energy Development Fund. READ MORE

December 01, 2014

Ameresco announces Q3 results, opens Calif. landfill gas project

A grand opening celebration was held last month for Ameresco's 4.3 MW landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) project at the Foothill Landfill in Linden, California. The project is expected to generate clean energy to power nearly 2,600 local homes annually. READ MORE

November 24, 2014

Mineral Hill acquires Avis Energy and worldwide projects

Mineral Hill Industries Ltd. is expanding its business activities into renewable energy by joining a company immersed in the development of waste management technology through the acquisition of Avis Energy Global Holdings Inc. READ MORE

November 24, 2014

LA County adopts sustainable waste management roadmap

On Oct. 21, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to adopt a Roadmap to a Sustainable Waste Management Future. The roadmap lays out a general framework for strategies and initiatives aimed at decreasing reliance on landfills. READ MORE