Studstrup Power Station now fueled by wood pellets

One of the biggest biomass-fueled combined-heat-and-power (CHP) stations in the world is located in Denmark’s second largest city, Aarhus. The Studstrup Power Station began to use wood pellets instead of coal as fuel on Oct. 10.
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EIA predicts increase in wood heating this winter

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the October edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, along with its Winter Fuels Outlook, predicting household expenditures related to heating will increase this winter.
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University of Maine at Fort Kent contracts with Northeast Pellets

Located in the thinly populated, heavily forested North Maine Woods, Ashland, Maine, is home to Northeast Pellets’ mill, which can now ramp up production for the heating season fortified with a new contract with the University of Maine at Fort Kent.
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Graanul seeks SBP certification for 2 Estonian pellet plants

Graanul Invest’s Imavere and Ebavere Estonia-based pellet plants are moving toward Sustainable Biomass Partnership certification. The first evaluation audits to be carried out by NEPCon Estonia are expected to take place in December.
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FutureMetrics offers wood pellet demand, spot pricing estimates

FutureMetrics LLC released a white paper with estimates of industrial wood pellet tonnage demand and spot prices. The tonnage estimates are based on optimistic scenarios for cofiring or full-firing wood pellets in large pulverized coal power.
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Biogenic CO2 coalition launches grassroots campaign

The Biogenic CO2 Coalition has launched a grassroots campaign to urge the U.S. EPA to remove its regulatory roadblock to the development of the emerging bioeconomy. The coalition has also sent letters to 2016 presidential candidates.
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UK DBEIS publishes Q2 2016 energy statistics

The U.K. Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy published Energy Trends, Energy Prices publications, covering new data for the second quarter of 2016. Bioenergy and waste production saw the largest percentage change on a year earlier.
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Aeon Energy provides torrefaction equipment to WWD

Aeon Energy Solutions Inc. announces that Western Wood Development LLC, a Northern California-based company, has fully committed to using Konza Renewable Fuel as the base torrefaction technology for its torrefied pellet product.
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Logistec opens warehouses to handle pellets at Brunswick Terminal

Logistec Corp. has announced the opening of its newly built bulk warehouses in Brunswick, Georgia. The update included an overhaul of the bulk load-out system, construction of a new ship loader, and significant upgrades to the conveyor system.
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Study finds biomass harvesting techniques with minimal impacts

A set of newly published studies evaluated nearly 40 years of data on the impacts of biomass utilization on soil, tree, and plant recovery and found minimal impact using certain forest harvesting techniques.
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New Biomass Energy obtains majority interest in Mississippi plant

New Biomass Energy recently announced that it has acquired the majority interest in the Mississippi torrefaction plant and plans to continue the production of torrefied biomass. Initial production will be supplied to Portland General Electric.
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BETO establishes Agile BioFoundry to streamline biomanufacturing

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office has established the Agile BioFoundry, a new consortium of nine Energy Department national laboratories working to standardize and streamline the entire biomanufacturing pipeline.
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