Category Archives: economics
– November 3, 2017, Sierra News Online
The North Fork bioenergy plant has just cleared another hurdle toward getting the project up and running. They have now been offered a power purchase agreement from Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E).
North Fork Community Power, LLC, is a joint venture between Phoenix Energy and the North Fork Community Development Council that will own and operate a biomass gasification facility in North Fork.
– by Brittany Ruess, November 1, 2017, Columbia Daily Tribune
A proposed more than $27 million electric power project would put the city of Columbia much closer to its future renewable energy goals and likely prompt a bond issue to cover the costs, city officials said Wednesday.
Christian Johanningmeier, the city’s power production superintendent, presented preliminary details of the project to the Water and Light Advisory Board on Wednesday. The project would convert an existing boiler at the city’s century-old municipal power plant, which stopped burning coal in 2015, into a biomass fueled power plant.
– by Erin Voegele, October 30, 2017, Biomass Magazine
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee on Nov. 15-16 in Washington, D.C.
According to information published in the Federal Register, the meeting aims to develop advice and guidance that promotes research and development leading to the production of biobased fuels and products. The agenda is expected to include an update on USDA and DOE biomass research and development activities and presentations from industry, national laboratories, and federal agencies on improving feedstock supply chain cost and efficiency and upgrading of biomass into feedstocks.
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A Close Look at the Sustainable Biomass Program
OPINION: Sustainable Biomass Program: A Best Practice Certification System by Carsten Huljus, Chief Executive Officer, Sustainable Biomass Program
OPINION: Sustainable Biomass Program Green Lights Forest Impacts by Sasha Stashwick, Energy and Transportation Senior Advocate, NRDC