The Ash Content Blog

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

December 15, 2015

Best Print Stories of 2015

BY Tim PortzExecutive Editor Tim Portz offers his picks of the best print stories from 2015 in the title's most ambitious and successful year. READ MORE

December 01, 2015

Righteous Momentum

BY Tim PortzA handful of recent reports, letters and news items suggest that for now, the industry is enjoying some nice momentum in the ongoing battle for public goodwill and trust. READ MORE

November 17, 2015

Earnings Calls Paint a Picture

BY Tim PortzA pair of quarterly earnings calls offer the Pellet Mill Magazine team an opportunity to learn some otherwise rare insight. READ MORE

November 02, 2015

All Together Now?

BY Tim PortzExecutive Editor Tim Portz recalls his weeklong inquiry into biofuels policy and wonders aloud if a broad consensus on policy within the biofuels industry is attainable anymore. READ MORE

October 19, 2015

A Huge Couple of Weeks

BY Tim PortzA preview of the next two weeks in bioenergy which will feature a celebration of the broader industry, an important check in with the advanced biofuels sector and an important grand opening of a cellulosic ethanol plant in central Iowa. READ MORE

September 23, 2015

Pelletfinger: An Epilogue

BY Tim PortzPellet Mill Magazine Executive Editor Tim Portz doubles back to his USIPA conference preview to see if his questions were answered and what he learned. READ MORE

September 14, 2015

Pelletfinger: A Miami Preview

BY Tim PortzIn anticipation of the 5th Annual Exporting Pellet Conference Executive Editor Tim Portz shares his own "Things to Find Out" list. READ MORE

September 01, 2015

South Korean Market On Ice

BY Tim PortzSouth Korea, the second largest export market for Canadian pellet producers have introduced regulations that are legally impossible for those producers to comply with, effectively shutting down the Canadian-Korean pellet trade. READ MORE

August 18, 2015

From Russia, with Love

BY Tim PortzA recent web story on Russian pellet production suggests that European pellet demand is driving real growth in the sector there. Pellet Mill Magazine Executive Editor Tim Portz fixes his team's attention on Russian production. READ MORE

August 04, 2015

A Moment of Your Time

BY Tim PortzExecutive Editor Tim Portz announces a new Pellet Mill Magazine survey and asks for robust support from pellet producers. READ MORE

July 07, 2015

Time to Get Smart on Clean Power Plan

BY Tim PortzExecutive Editor Tim Portz urges those with a stake in the broader biomass industry to catch up on the Clean Power Plan and the arguments surrounding the carbon neutrality of biomass. READ MORE

June 16, 2015

Unbiased Reporting Does Exist

BY Tim PortzExecutive Editor Tim Portz celebrates a rare bit of balanced industry observation recently published by E&E Publishing. READ MORE

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