July 2014

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Business Briefs


Business Briefs

By Staff


Tim Portz

Buy Local, It's Cheaper

By Tim Portz

Advanced BiofuelsBiogasPelletsPowerThermal


The Green Mountain State is a national leader in community-scale wood heat, but it didn't happen overnight.

A century-old courthouse in western Maine's Oxford County transitions away from oil and toward pellet heat.

On-site biogas installations are saving craft brewers heat and water treatment costs.

Adding mobility to pyrolysis systems could improve project economics.


Tucker RNG system inventor Richard Tucker (right) and Nate Anderson, project director of the Rocky Mountain Research Station Biomass Research Development Initiative, stand in front of Tucker RNG.

Tucker RNG: Little Machine, Big Impact

By Maureen Essen, Caroline Morris and Nate Anderson

Public and private collaboration has resulted in a unique and highly efficient distributed-scale fast pyrolysis system.


Cabin Creek Biomass Energy will reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfire in Placer County while producing 2 MW power, heat and biochar.

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