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  • Expanding wood energy markets in the U.S.

    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that it will invest up to $7 million in grants to fund projects that support the expansion of wood products and wood energy markets. This initiative, which is being managed by the U.S. Forest Service’s Wood Innovations Program, will address three main priorities: ...


    By Uzelac Industries, Inc

  • Opportunities and risks of wood energy production

    The use of wood energy can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and can contribute to poverty reduction, FAO said today. But the agency warned that the use of wood for fuel can result in deforestation or forest degradation if sustainable forest management is not effectively practiced. Wood is the most important biofuel, mainly in developing countries. Today half of the annual harvest of roundwood ...

  • Webinar Announcement: The Transatlantic Trade in Wood for Energy

    We need to expand our understanding of sustainability concepts beyond simple growth-to-drain calculations: this is one of the key findings on sustainability standards and greenhouse gas emissions in the transatlantic wood pellet trade set to be announced in an upcoming webinar. Europe’s demand for imported wood pellets is increasing and expected to ...


    By PEFC International

  • Indeck Energy Announces Wood Pellet Giveaway Winners

    Indeck Energy Services, Inc. and its subsidiary Indeck Ladysmith, LLC are helping consumers and retailers by giving away one free ton of Indeck Energy Premium Wood Pellets each Tuesday until January 31. The contest's first two winners are Bill Chevalier of Calumet, Mich. and Audrey Springstroh of Clintonville, Wis. "During this season, it is our hope that consumers and retailers are able to ...


  • Indeck Energy University: Innovative Wood Pellet Education

    Indeck Ladysmith, LLC, the manufacturer of Indeck Energy Premium Wood Pellets, is announcing the release of Indeck Energy University. Indeck Energy University is a web-based sales training program designed to equip retailers, distributors and sales associates to better sell and profit ...


  • Wood pellets, the way forward

    A new company, Wood Pellets, has announced the creation of a new factory in the Auvergne for manufacturing wood pellets, primarily for the German market. Work is due to start in the next few weeks, with opening planned for March or April 2008. The planned production capacity is 150,000 tonnes a year, to the German DIN-Plus standard which is expected to form the basis for a new European standard ...


  • Germany`s RWE Innogy creates fuel-wood plantations for energy

    RWE intends to further extend its biomass activities and in particular the use of wood as fuel in cogeneration power stations. To support this strategy, RWE Innogy Cogen GmbH, a subsidiary of RWE Innogy, signed a contract with the renowned forest tree nursery P&P, which is based in Eitelborn, Germany. The agreement forms the basis for planting up to 10,000 hectares of fuel-wood plantations in ...


    By RWE AG

  • Indeck Energy: Fewer Fines Means Higher Quality Wood Pellets

    Indeck Energy Premium Wood Pellets, manufactured by Indeck Ladysmith, LLC, contain about 80 percent less fines than required by the Pellet Fuels Institute, creating less dust and preventing potentially costly maintenance issues for consumers. The Pellet Fuels Institute requires ...


  • GE technology turns waste wood into useful energy at Italian biomass plant

    As Italy strives to increase its renewable energy production to 17 percent by 2020, GE’s (NYSE: GE) alternative energy technology can help companies in the country support this initiative. At POWER-GEN Europe, GE is showcasing the Clean Cycle power generation system, its new acquisition in the field of small Organic Rankine Cycles (ORC), which recently received GE’s ecomagination ...


    By GE Power

  • Indeck Energy: Wood Pellets Produce Less Ash Than Corn

    Consumers using corn as a home heating fuel may contend with more residual ash than other consumers who heat their homes using wood pellets. Characteristics inherent in corn cause it to produce more ash than wood pellets. "In addition to a higher ash content, corn ...


  • Waste wood – the untapped resource for Biomass Fuel

    The huge potential of reusing waste wood as fuel is being wasted, Environment Minister Joan Ruddock has warned. The significant carbon and energy benefits of recovering energy from waste wood are detailed in a new information report on the sector that surveys the activities of producers, aggregators and users of waste wood. Recycling and energy markets for clean, virgin wood have been growing in ...

  • Enviva LP Announces Wood Pellet Facility in Virginia

            WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Enviva LP ("Enviva"), a leading manufacturer of processed biomass fuel in the United States and Europe, today announced that it is planning to build a 454,000 metric ton wood pellet ...


    By Enviva Pellets, LLC

  • Fläkt Woods Deliver Energy Efficient Indoor Climate System For The Turku University Hospital In Finland

    Fläkt Woods has signed a prestigious contract worth approximately 2.5 million Euro to deliver EU air handling units with the Econet system for TYKS, the Turku University Hospital in Finland. Fläkt Woods’ modular product range is modern and highly specified, designed for customers with high demand on quality and energy efficiency. Each unit can be optimized for acoustic and/or efficiency ...


    By Flakt Woods Group SA

  • Commercial Buildings, Huge Energy Savings with Wood Heat Focus of 2012 Northeast Biomass Heating Expo

      Fourth annual Northeast Biomass Heating Expo 2012 to feature two dedicated technical and economic development tracks Saratoga Springs, NY (March 21-23, 2012) – The fourth annual Northeast Biomass Heating Expo 2012 (nebiomassheat.com) will feature two dedicated technical and economic development tracks for its March 21-23 conference and expo in Saratoga ...

  • Enviva LP ™ Acquires CKS Energy Inc., a Manufacturer and Exporter of Wood Pellet Biomass Fuel

    RICHMOND, Va. - Enviva LP (“Enviva”), a leading manufacturer of wood pellets and processed biomass fuel in the United States and Europe, announced today it has acquired CKS Energy Inc, a privately held company that manufactures wood pellets for industrial, commercial and residential uses. Based in Amory, Mississippi, CKS is one of the few US-based companies with a successful track ...


    By Enviva Pellets, LLC

  • Wood pellet market continues to rise in Japan - What does this mean for the U.S.?

    Over the past couple of decades, Japan has taken aggressive steps towards increasing their use of renewable resources in order to fuel the nation’s growing energy needs while also reducing carbon emissions. The Japanese government has introduced a ...


    By Uzelac Industries, Inc

  • Enviva LP Continues Growth with Acquisition of Premium Wood-Pellet Manufacturer

    RICHMOND, Va.- Enviva LP (“Enviva”), a leading manufacturer of processed biomass fuel in the United States and Europe, today announced it has acquired a controlling interest in Tomorrow’s Energy, LLC and its Piney Woods pellet manufacturing facility. This strategic investment marks the third major transaction in as many months for Enviva’s growing biomass supply business. ...


    By Enviva Pellets, LLC

  • ConocoPhillips, Enviva LP Partner to Develop Torrefied Wood Pellet Business

    Enviva LP ("Enviva"), a leading manufacturer of processed biomass fuel in the United States and Europe, today announced that it has partnered with ConocoPhillips, a prominent international oil and gas producer, to create a new company, ECo Biomass Technologies ("ECo Biomass"), which will bring torrefied biomass fuels to market. ECo Biomass, ...


    By Enviva Pellets, LLC

  • Enviva LP Plans Second Wood Pellet Facility in North Carolina

    Enviva LP (“Enviva”), a leading manufacturer of processed biomass fuel in the United States and Europe, today announced plans to build a wood pellet manufacturing facility in Northampton County, N.C. The new plant received grant support from the state’s One North Carolina Fund and could be operational as early as October 2012. This will be ...


    By Enviva Pellets, LLC

  • Spot Pricing Estimates Released as Wood Pellet Demand Increases

    Biomass consulting firm FutureMetrics LLC recently published a white paper highlighting global demand and spot price estimates for industrial wood pellets. The data allows for an optimistic scenario in which demand for co-firing or full-firing of wood pellets in large industrial pulverized coal (PC) power plants continues to strengthen in Korea, ...


    By Uzelac Industries, Inc

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