Category: biomass

Common Products You Might Not Know Are Made From Biomass

Did you know that you encounter products made from biomass everyday? From fuel to personal care products, even nutritional supplements, biomass is everywhere.  Products like these (and many more) are a vital part of our nation’s bioeconomy. Bioeconomy is defined as the addition of domestic, sustainable, abundant biomass to the… Read More

Could the Key to Wildfire Reduction Lie in Biomass?

Wildfires have claimed large swaths of the U.S. West Coast—and ample time in the news cycle as well. While climate change has been charged as a prime culprit, which has deep support, another factor may also contribute to wildfires’ widespread impact: forest mismanagement. Some are pointing to the biomass industry… Read More

Biomass Helps Accomplish Goal of Reduced Carbon Emissions

The Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency recently released a new study, concluding that biomass does, in fact, play “a significant role in a climate-neutral, circular economy.” The study is titled “Availability and Application Possibilities of Sustainable Biomass,” and draws upon 400 paper and 150 interviews. This study is the latest in… Read More

Wood Bioenergy Conference

The ProcessBarron team had the privilege of attending the sixth Wood Bioenergy Conference & Expo March 10 through 11! The event was held in the Grand Ballroom at the CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia.  About the Wood Bioenergy Conference Each year, this event is immediately followed by the Panel &… Read More

The Pellet Sector of Biomass is Thriving: Pellet Exports for February and March

Pellets are biofuel feedstock made from compressed industrial waste, agricultural residues, energy crops, and lumber. They power a plethora of processes in the manufacturing industry, and the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service recently released updated reports on the performance of pellets. Pellet Exports in February Wood pellet exports reached 501,563.9 metric… Read More

The Latest in Biomass News

The University of Maine recently introduced a pilot plant at their Forest Bioproducts Research Institute off the heels of a breakthrough in biomass energy. One student discovered how to use heat, rather than oil, to turn wood biomass into crude oil. The discovery came about when the student was experimenting… Read More