Biomass Magazine Issue 4

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Business Briefs


Buisness Briefs

By Biomass Magazine


The American Biogas Council’s interactive mapping tool tracks U.S. biogas and RNG projects, allowing users to filter by technology type, feedstock, operational status and state.

Biogas Now & Beyond

By Anna Simet

Advanced BiofuelsBiogas

Market momentum, potential and policy were some of the main discussion topics at the virtual Biogas Americas conference.

Biomass Magazine chats with manufacturers about improvements and innovation in fiber sizing equipment.

Novo BioPower CEO Brad Worsley describes the impact the family-owned biomass power plant has on the health of Arizona's ponderosa pine forests.

Urban centers are expecting the current onslaught of EAB-killed wood to continue, but lost infrastructure will need rebuilding for woody biomass markets to rebound.


Despite feedstock differences, processors often don't consider how variations affect bulk handling equipment.

Wet ground from South Carolina to Texas affected harvesting operations and pushed third quarter southern pulpwood prices higher.

Project Talk

By Sven Swenson

Whether upgrading plant capacity or outfitting an outdated plant with current technology, the ability to accurately plan, forecast and execute a project is a key component of running a biomass business.

Specializing in wood processing and material handling systems for over 80 years, Brunette Machinery Co. provides custom engineered solutions for mill optimization. The company manufactures drum chippers, grinders and complementary equipment.

HM3 Energy Inc.'s Hiroshi Morihara discusses the potential for U.S. biocoal production using biomass gathered via planned forest thinning operations. The product can be economically exported to Japan, he says, where it is used to replace coal.

Wood fiber costs account for over 50% of the total pulp manufacturing cost worldwide, so tracking wood fiber costs supports investment and operational decisions across a range of facilities and markets in the forest sector.


Andrew Eastman, senior council at Husch Blackwell, discusses contracts and financing for biogas projects during Season 1, Episode 8 of the Biomass Magazine Podcast.

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