Inside January 2011

Features

Cream of the Coppice

BY Hybrid poplar, willow and eucalyptus are highly adaptable, fast-growing and easy to regenerate, but will landowners grow them if they can’t reap instant rewards? READ MORE

BCAP: New and (Maybe) Improved

BY USDA made significant changes to the Biomass Crop Assistance Program in its final rule, many involving woody biomass utilization, but the jury is still out on how the changes will be implemented. READ MORE

Pacific West Biomass Profile

BY The Pacific West is known for its abundant woody biomass, but numerous other resources hold opportunities and enormous potential. The scale of development varies greatly, however, from state to state. READ MORE

Contributions

GHG Emissions Trigger New Air Quality Permitting Requirements

BY BRIAN PATTERSON AND GEOFF SCOTT Biomass plant operators and developers need to be aware how the U.S. EPA’s Tailoring Rule was developed and to keep track of important dates and trigger levels. READ MORE

Industry News

Biobased Bounce Back

BY Lisa GibsonGroup recommends Minnesota maintain its logging infrastructure and grow its forest-based products industry. READ MORE

Spurring Development

BY Oregon DOE issues permanent certification rules for its tax credit program. READ MORE

Brushing Up on Biomass

BY Lisa GibsonTour illuminates aspects of biomass boiler projects for Maine agencies exploring or planning to install the boilers. READ MORE

Unsound Science

BY Envio Energi CEO’s research proves woody biomass is carbon neutral. READ MORE

Drying Crops with Crop Residues

BY Lisa GibsonKing Coal says its biomass burner can replace propane in grain dryers and save cash. READ MORE

Canada’s Greenest University

BY The University of Northern British Columbia is fired up for bioenergy. READ MORE

Biomass Down Under

BY Although slow to develop, Australia’s biomass industry has potential. READ MORE

Getting Greener

BY New York's Greene County aims to be a state leader in biomass utilization. READ MORE

Tried and Tested

BY Gasifier transforms turkey litter into heat, power and fertilizer. READ MORE

Closing the Cottonwood Loop

BY Lisa GibsonBiomass supply service offers a closed-loop approach to cottonwood feedstock. READ MORE

Legal Perspectives

EERC Update