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Spring 2011 Pellet Mill Magazine

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MOISTURE MEASURE: The GreCon IR 5000 uses infrared light to determine material mosture.

Business Briefs

By Staff

People, Partnerships & Deals

By Biorefining Magazine Staff

Advanced Biofuels

Featured

Feeding the residential pellet market requires suppliers to strike the right balance between feedstock supply, transportation costs and customer demand, and sometimes to look to others for inspiration.

Raising the Bar

By Lisa Gibson

The Pellet Fuels Institute is rolling out new pellet standards to not only define and level the playing field for producers in North America, but also to protect consumers.

Every year during Brazil's January-to-March sugarcane off-season, managers of the 440-odd cane mills take pause beside mountains of fibrous cane waste that litter their lots, and curse the fact they must pay someone to haul it away.

PELLET PATRON: RWE npower’s Tilbury, England, Power Station will be one of the first customers of RWE Innogy’s Georgia Biomass pellet plant in Waycross, Ga. Both RWE Innogy and RWE npower are subsidiaries of German utility RWE. The Tilbury Power

Pellet Pitfalls

By Lisa Gibson

German utility RWE Innogy is building a wood pellet mill in the Southeast U.S. to supply fuel for its parent company's power plants in Europe. The move could be an indication of the challenges in consistently shipping high-quality pellets overseas.

Making Ends Meet

By Anna Austin

North American pellet manufacturers talk about supply, demand and competition.

Researchers at the University of Manitoba are proving the potential of cattails as a fuel pellet feedstock.

Biomass is sure to play a significant role in the U.K.'s energy portfolio as about 163 biomass power stations—ranging from 1 to 400 megawatt hours of capacity—are either in operation, under construction or awaiting approval.

Engineering firms may tout experience or know-how, but who's the best biorefinery builder?

Is a massive build-out of the chemical sector imminent?

How building relationships with local partners can help overcome obstacles and maximize benefits to scaling up overseas

Contributions

Austria's renewable energy policies and biomass thermal technologies are a model the U.S. could follow in reducing its reliance on petroleum fuels.

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