The Ash Content Blog

November 15, 2016

My Trump Moment and Our Path Forward

BY Tim PortzExecutive Editor Tim Portz shares a memory of his Trump moment and offers some early thoughts on how the biomass industry can and should approach our path forward under a Trump administration. READ MORE

November 01, 2016

Get Wise on Palm Kernel Shell

BY Tim PortzWhile writing the final issue of Pellet Mill Magazine for 2016, Executive Editor Tim Portz discovered that palm kernel share is a biomass feed stock that currently has the inside rail in Japan's imported biomass race. READ MORE

October 05, 2016

There You Go Again, Part 2? 3?

BY Tim PortzAt a reader's behest Executive Editor Tim Portz reacts to the latest biomass hit piece published in the New York Times. READ MORE

October 03, 2016

A Too Early Look at IBCE 2017

BY Tim PortzWith just six months remaining until the International Biomass Conference & Expo convenes again in Minneapolis, Executive Editor Tim Portz ponders what will be the year's biggest talkers. READ MORE

September 21, 2016

Quick Takes from WPAC 2016

BY Tim PortzExecutive Editor Tim Portz offers up four quick observations from the ongoing proceedings at the Wood Pellet Association of Canada's annual General Meeting. READ MORE

September 15, 2016

Check Your Clutter

BY Tim PortzWe're conducting another pellet industry survey and we're hoping you can take 3 minutes and help us better understand the role that non-thermal coproducts play in the operational lives of pellet producers. READ MORE

August 30, 2016

Lessons from Aspen

BY Tim PortzA biomass power plant is Texas that is up for public auction offers lessons to any project developer willing to investigate the reasons for the plant's struggles. READ MORE

August 16, 2016

Beyond Kinetics

BY Tim PortzExecutive Editor Tim Portz shares some thoughts from an interview he completed for a recent story about the need to move biomass preparation beyond kinetic approaches and into more advanced, value added preparation. READ MORE

July 19, 2016

Dog Days

BY Tim PortzExecutive Editor Tim Portz recalls some recent producer conversations and offers some continuing reaction to what Brexit might mean for the global pellet trade. READ MORE

June 28, 2016

Brexit and a Summer Swoon

BY Tim PortzTim Portz wonders how Brexit will impact the state aid determinations large pellet buyers in Britain face and how long it will be before we'll know. READ MORE

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