The Ash Content Blog

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

May 09, 2016

Dispatch from Stockholm

BY Tim PortzExecutive Editor Tim Portz was on location today in Stockholm, Sweden as the Fortum Varme wood chip fueled CHP plant that will begin commercial operation this fall was inaugurated. READ MORE

May 06, 2016

Dispatch from Latvia

BY Tim PortzExecutive Editor Tim Portz checks in from Latvia, a country outpunching its size in the European pellet market, after visiting a 30,000 ton per year plant just outside of the capital city of Riga. READ MORE

April 19, 2016

Charlotte: A Recap

BY Tim PortzExecutive Editor Tim Portz circles back with the topics he was most interested in catching up on at the International Biomass Conference and Expo. READ MORE

April 05, 2016

5 Things I’d Like to Learn Next Week

BY Tim PortzExecutive Editor Tim Portz looks forward to next weeks International Biomass Conference & Expo and shares his Top 5 questions for the week. READ MORE

March 01, 2016

Fair Verona

BY Tim PortzPellet Mill Magazine's recent trip to visit two pellet events in Europe finds producers there, like their North American colleagues, fighting low fuel oil prices and warmer than average temperatures. READ MORE

February 16, 2016

Early Look at Survey Results

BY Tim PortzAn early look at a recently completed pellet producer survey yields both expected and unexpected results. READ MORE

February 02, 2016

Please Help: Important Industry Survey

BY Tim PortzPellet Mill Magazine has launched its first survey of 2016. The survey, open to producers only, will seek to illuminate the impact of low fuel oil prices on production, feedstock procurement and plant staffing across teh industry. READ MORE

January 19, 2016

EPH Is on Our Radar

BY Tim PortzAfter a purchase and convert strategy for Eggborough failed for Czech utility EPH, the company tries the strategy again at Lynemouth and has the full attention of the wood pellet industry as a result, or should. READ MORE

January 05, 2016

Five Questions for 2016

BY Tim PortzIn the first installment of Ash Content in 2016, Executive Editor Tim Portz offers a short list of the developments he'll be watching closely in the year to come. READ MORE

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