Inside June 2011


Out with the Old

BY Lisa GibsonWith expired power purchase agreements and no interested buyers, four New Hampshire biomass power plants face possible shutdowns that would impact more than just the facilities themselves. READ MORE

Maximizing Efficiency

BY Anna AustinCities around the nation are finding ways to squeeze every drop of value out of biogas generated at their wastewater treatment plants. READ MORE

Biomass Power: Pillar of a New Japan?

BY Anna AustinRecent events in Japan may fuel a new push toward renewable energy as the country reevaluates its energy portfolio. READ MORE

Gateway to Biomass

BY Lisa Gibson and Erin Voegele From well-rounded industry tours to a jam-packed expo hall and intriguing panel discussions, the 2011 International Biomass Conference & Expo in St. Louis lived up to its reputation as the largest and most comprehensive biomass event in the world. READ MORE

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Boilers: Economic Change From Coal to Biomass

BY James Wise and Gareth Jones Torrefaction, pelletization and gasification can offer viable and economic means to convert coal- or oil-fired boilers to biomass. READ MORE

Industry News

Pellet Prospects

BY Lisa GibsonReport analyzes current and future European pellet markets READ MORE

Turning up the Biomass Heat

BY Lisa GibsonThe governor of Vermont has requested state incentives be implemented for wood pellet heat. READ MORE


BY Anna AustinChanges to the USDA’s REAP allows more projects to qualify. READ MORE

BCAP: Matchmaking

BY Anna AustinUSDA announces first project area and expects to announce more matching payments soon. READ MORE

Smoothing Out the Wrinkles

BY Anna AustinOregon company says it’s making torrefaction economical. READ MORE

Ready and Willing

BY Anna AustinMississippi’s floundering timber industry says it needs bioenergy projects. READ MORE

Export Experts

BY Lisa GibsonA number of financial programs are positioned to assist companies looking to enter export markets. READ MORE

Coppice Counts

BY Lisa GibsonUK study shows short-rotation coppice could play an important role in meeting renewable energy targets. READ MORE

Focusing on Feed and Fuel

BY Anna AustinFeed pellet co-op is developing biomass fuel pellets. READ MORE

Playing by New Rules

BY Lisa GibsonMassachusetts has released its final ruling on RPS qualifications and it remains unfriendly to stand-alone biopower. READ MORE