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Industry Leaders Talk to Congress About Forest Biomass

Industry Leaders Talk to Congress About Forest Biomass

The carbon neutrality of biomass as defined by the federal government has been a main point of emphasis for the biomass industry over the past decade, particularly as the debate over carbon emissions has ramped up in intensity. At the beginning of November, leaders from… read more

Key Wood Yard Design Elements for Biomass Fuel Handling

Key Wood Yard Design Elements for Biomass Fuel Handling

In biomass fuel handling, the wood yard is a key component of the overall system. An efficiently-designed wood yard leads to efficiencies in the fuel handling process; a wood yard that is haphazard and poorly-designed brings inefficiencies that result in higher costs. There are three… read more

Renewable Fuel Additives Developed from Sawdust

Renewable Fuel Additives Developed from Sawdust

Renewable is the word on the lips of most energy researchers in the nation, as the industry seeks to find more efficient ways to generate energy from sustainable, non-fossil fuel sources. According to a group of corporate and academic researchers, the next step may be… read more

Achieving Maximum Value for Biomass Utilization

Achieving Maximum Value for Biomass Utilization

Biomass is growing, and is still aiming for widespread adoption across the nation, instead of being a regional energy source. In order for biomass to scale commercially and become more widespread, there are two things that have to be refined and developed: more efficient operations… read more

New Study Underway for Biofuel Production

New Study Underway for Biofuel Production

Biofuel got its start over a century ago, in 1876, when the Otto Cycle became the first combustion engine that used a combination of alcohol and gasoline. While this vehicle didn’t use biofuel, it inspired Ford to power the Model T with ethanol made from… read more

Pinnacle Announces Acquisition of 70% Stake in Alabama Pellet Plant

Pinnacle Announces Acquisition of 70% Stake in Alabama Pellet Plant

In a sign of potential wide-scale growth in biomass in the Southeast, a renewable energy investor has announced a major move in Alabama’s developing biomass industry. Pinnacle Renewable Holdings, which operates one of the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors of industrial wood pellets, has purchased… read more