The Biopellet Blog

June 05, 2012

Banning Fracking & Pellet Backing

BY Anna SimetA couple of weeks ago, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin signed legislation that banned fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, for natural gas. READ MORE

May 01, 2012

Mass. Deals a Blow to Biomass

BY Lisa GibsonNine months past its deadline, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources finally released its proposed final regulations last week for woody biomass to qualify under the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS). READ MORE

April 03, 2012

Update on Pellet Mill Map Progress

BY Lisa GibsonIt’s almost done. The 2012 U.S. & Canada Pellet Mill Map is one proof away from being ready for print. And I’m very proud of the product we put together. READ MORE

March 06, 2012

Plenty of Pellets at Biomass Conference

BY Lisa GibsonNext month’s International Biomass Conference & Expo will feature an entire track dedicated to pellets and densified biomass, as well as the Rocky Mountain Forest Restoration & Bioenergy Summit, which most likely will touch on the topic. READ MORE

February 07, 2012

Putting Together a Pellet Mill Map

BY Lisa GibsonFor the past couple months, I’ve been putting together a list of pellet mills in the U.S. and Canada for Biomass Power & Thermal’s first pellet mill map, set for release with the May issue of the magazine. READ MORE

January 03, 2012

Pellet Exports Already Showing Growth in New Year

BY Lisa GibsonJust days into this New Year, the pellet export industry is already seeing growth, solidifying the certainty of a prosperous 2012. READ MORE

November 29, 2011

Expanding Ports for Pellets

BY Lisa GibsonA number of ports in the U.S. are expanding their capacities to handle wood pellets, allowing them to take part in the exploding global pellet market. READ MORE

October 26, 2011

SE Biomass Conference Sessions Focus on Pellets

BY Lisa GibsonTrue to its regional appeal, the Southeast Biomass Conference & Trade Show Nov. 1-3 in Atlanta, Ga., will feature two panel discussions focused on pellets alone, one being the general session panel that kicks off the entire event. READ MORE

September 29, 2011

Pellets Look Promising

BY Lisa GibsonThe theme for the December issue of Biomass Power & Thermal is 2012 Industry Outlook. All I could think about when developing coverage concepts was the promising outlook I see for 2012 in the wood pellet industry. READ MORE

August 31, 2011

Residential Wood Pellet Heat on the Rise

BY Lisa GibsonRecognizing the benefits in carbon emissions, job creation and even economic boosts for in-state manufacturers, three northeast states are encouraging pellet boilers for residential and commercial heat. READ MORE

July 29, 2011

Following PFI to Florida

BY Lisa GibsonMy first time at the Pellet Fuels Institute Annual Conference couldn’t have been better, unless of course I had found myself with a winning Florida lottery ticket in my pocket. READ MORE

June 30, 2011

Too Much MACT

BY Lisa GibsonI have written so many MACT-related articles lately, I’ve been dreaming about it. The Maximum Achievable Control Technology rules have been a headache for the biomass power industry and, I suspect, for the U.S. EPA. READ MORE

May 19, 2011

A Simple Explanation of the Manomet Study's Flaws

BY Lisa GibsonAlthough the 2010 Manomet study has been attacked and disputed on multiple fronts by biomass industry supporters and stakeholders, William Strauss’s study "How Manomet got it Backwards" goes beyond simply listing flaws. READ MORE

May 02, 2011

The Sexy Fuel

BY Lisa Gibson Why isn’t biomass sexier in the U.S.? I’ve been told it’s the “sexy fuel” in Germany, and again I wonder: when will we catch up? READ MORE

April 20, 2011

Massive Pellet Production

BY Lisa GibsonWhen I hear announcements of jumbo pellet plants in the works, I can’t help but wonder when the U.S. will jump on the industrial wood pellet bandwagon. READ MORE

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