Being that this is my last blog of 2013, I thought it would be appropriate to take a look back at the past year’s news and bring to your attention—and fingertips—the most read stories.
For web articles, which are news items posted daily to biomassmagazine.com, I filtered out the most read 20 stories of 2013. I found that rather than one specific sector possessing the bulk of the most popular stories, it was quite a mix of biomass power and thermal, pellets, biogas and advanced biofuels, and ranges from policy to market growth to cutting-edge technology/research.
So here they are, in no particular order:
Top 20 web stories
Fiscal cliff bill extends biofuel tax incentives through 2013
Pellet stoves make huge gains in market share
North American wood pellet exports reached new record in Q1
UK sets sustainability standards for solid biomass, biogas
Biogas, solar power N.J. wastewater treatment plant
Annual EU report projects increased pellet, biogas consumption
Norwich University unveils biomass heating plant
Metso to supply automation for Asia's largest biomass power plant
German Pellets plans second giant wood pellet plant in U.S.
Researchers develop revolutionary biomass-to-hydrogen process
10 kW portable biomass power plant demonstrated at Virginia Tech
Research may result in biofuel production from atmospheric CO2
BNEF report highlights findings of Bioenergy Leadership Forum
Biomass-solar hybrid plant begins operations in Spain
Amyris ships first commerical order of Biofene from Brazil plant
IDB gives $3 million to up Haiti's power capacity with renewables
Black locust trees evaluated in Illinois for biofuel potential
Covanta, New York City, ink waste-to-energy deal
DP Cleantech to build coconut-to-energy power plant in Thailand
ADBA welcomes DECC action to 'save' smaller scale AD
For feature/department articles (Pellet Mill Magazine, Biomass Magazine’s quarterly supplement is included), stories involving pellet exports dominated the most read list, which isn’t much of a surprise.
Here are the top 20, in no particular order:
Top 20 feature articles
Shaping Up to Ship Out
The Root of Georgia’s Pellet Boom
Asian Markets for Wood Pellets
Enabling Efficient Exports
Preparing for a Pellet Tide
Yorkshire’s Game Changer
Torrefied Pellet Pursuit
Aiding an Energy Crisis
Equipment Profile: Biogas-powered Fuel Cells
Gaining Gasification Ground
Dedicated Feedstock Forerunner
On Board with Energy Crops
The Cornerstones of Advanced Biofuels
Isobutanol to the Rescue
Oregon’s Forest-to-Boiler Movement
Rise of the Portables
Boiler MACT Impacts Biomass Power
Bioenergy Plant Precautions
Engineering a Better Biomass Supply Chain
Planned Outage Protocol
Hopefully, you will be able to take some time to browse through these stories if you haven’t had the chance to read them already. I have to add that none of these articles would be possible without the amazing insight, ideas and information that our expert sources provide to us, so a sincere thank you to all of whom played a role in the crafting of these stories. We here at Biomass Magazine are looking forward to another year full of innovation and growth for all sectors of this industry, and you can count on us to keep you in-the-know on everything biomass.
Happy New Year.