March 2015

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Business Briefs

Business Briefs

By Staff



Say It Ain't So, Joe

By Michael McAdams

Advanced Biofuels

Here Be Dragons

By Tim Portz


Expanded cellulosic fuel pathways have led to a surge of biogas-based fuel credits, and producers are taking advantage of a significant boost to project economics.

In the early stages of project development, startup company SG Preston has big plans for renewable diesel and its brand.

In an industry largely focused on adding capacity in half million ton chunks, two producers acted on an opportunity they saw for far smaller pellet operations.


Since the EPA decided many years ago that volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions must be controlled, state agencies and pellet plant operations, along with many others, have gone about the task of making it happen.


Concord Blue Eagar LLC, a unique biomass power project that began its project development journey in 2009, is finally poised to break ground this summer, giving a unique conversion technology its first North American foothold.

Installation of the Hurst biomass boiler with a fuel reclamation system required specialized construction design to account for the unique terrain of the site and the 15-foot elevation discrepancy between the material handling and storage areas.

Trial By Fire

By Katie Fletcher

A year after firing up a Hurst biomass combined-heat-and-power system to service two critical-use properties in Unity, New Hampshire, Sullivan County attests to the robust unit's reliability.

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