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Biomass in the News - April 2018

Biomass in the News – April 2018

As a company that specializes in the design, engineering, and construction of equipment for the biomass industry, ProcessBarron keeps a close eye on developments in the biomass world – in power generation, political developments, and technological advances. Here is a summary of the latest developments… read more

Assessing Biomass Generation and Performance in 2017-2018

Assessing Biomass Generation and Performance in 2017-2018

Biomass energy is on the upswing, and is becoming entrenched as a part of many states’ renewable energy portfolios. While it is still largely regional, biomass has widespread appeal because it is scalable, provides baseline energy, is price-competitive, and is carbon neutral. How quickly is… read more

EPA Moving Forward with Biomass-Friendly Stance

EPA Moving Forward with Biomass-Friendly Stance

Last month, right before Valentine’s Day, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt may have delivered a V-Day gift to the biomass industry in the form of comments made to forestry industry professionals and one key elected official. In a meeting with industry members and Gov. Chris Sununu… read more

Biomass Capacity and Generation Both Go Up in Canada

Biomass Capacity and Generation Both Go Up in Canada

Canada continues to become a global leader in biomass power by increasing both capacity and generation this decade. According to a recent report, 2016 was a strong year for Canadian biomass that saw capacity increase by 288 MW from 2015 to 2016, bringing the total… read more

Innovative Technology from Britain Could Convert Biomass to Biocoal

Innovative Technology from Britain Could Convert Biomass to Biocoal

New technology developed in the United Kingdom could convert biomass fuel into a coal-like product, thus creating next-generation fuel that could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide stable energy for the masses. A coalition of public and private-industry entities – ranging from the University… read more

Research: Wood Pellets Reduce Home Heating GHGs by 50%

Research: Wood Pellets Reduce Home Heating GHGs by 50%

New research from the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire has shown that the use of wood pellets for home heating fuel results in a decrease of greenhouse gas emissions of more than 50%. John Gunn, research assistant professor of forest… read more