wood fuel News

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Resurgence in global wood production

    Global production of all major wood products is showing its largest growth since the global economic downturn of 2008-2009, according to new data published by FAO today. In 2014, growth in wood products, including industrial roundwood, sawnwood, wood-based panels and pulp and paper, ranged from 1 to 5 percent, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Japan’s most powerful wood gas-fueled plant, powered by GE wins Asian power award

    Japan’s most powerful wood gas-to-energy power plant, powered by two of GE Energy’s Jenbacher gas engines, has won the Gold Award for the Best Renewable Energy Power Plant of the Year, conferred by Asian Power magazine. The innovative project generates power from an abundant, renewable biomass resource that would otherwise be treated as rubbish, demonstrating opportunities for future ...


  • South American Forestry Companies Promote Wood Pellets as Inexpensive Alternative Fuel, an Industrial Info News Alert

    Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Many South American firms are expanding their forestry business by producing wood pellets, which are a form of renewable energy. Grassroot projects worth a total of $800 million are ...


    By Marketwire

  • MHG Systems to join forces with ACFOR, a New Brunswick-based wood fuel pioneer

    MHG Systems and ACFOR today announced a Letter of Intent to implement MHG’s complete ERP solution for bioenergy production processes. Implementation of ‘Biomass Manager’ marks a key step in development of sustainable supply chains necessary to support wood-chip based heat production in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island Canada. The parties aim to kick-off cooperation ...


    By MHG Systems Ltd

  • Pellets from Chips - New Method to make Fuel Pellets from Wood Chips

    Kahl’s new method of making fuel pellets from wood chips met with great interest at the World Bioenergy fair in Jönköping, Sweden. “The same equipment functions as both a mill and a pellets press,” says the German company’s Swedish representative, Patrik Pålsson. The new mill and pellets press comes in several sizes. The biggest one processes five to six ...


    By Elmia AB

  • Invest in `green` biomass fuels

    With the right policies and investment in research, developing nations can turn their dependence on biomass fuels into a renewable and sustainable energy supply, says Duncan Macqueen. Fuels derived from biomass — mainly wood, but also plant and animal matter — produce lower greenhouse gas emissions than fossil fuels, and can be converted into heat, electricity, liquid or gas. Yet they ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Clean Fuel Production

    Pittsburgh, PA / Alpen, Germany, 13-Sept-07 – Increasing energy costs and environmental concerns have spurred the demand for machinery to produce substitute fuels – fuels from waste materials and domestically available biomass. WEIMA America, Inc., a sister company of Germany-based WEIMA Energy GmbH, has made shredding and grinding of refuse derived fuels (RDF) its business, helping customers in ...


    By Freesen & Partner GmbH

  • Not all fuels are environmentally friendly

    Fuel extracted from biomass, known as biofuels, are not necessarily more environmentally friendly than fossil fuels, says a recent report from EMPA (Research Institute Materials Science and Technology). Although biofuels come from renewable raw materials, growing and processing ...

  • SFU power project to convert wood waste to energy

    A new neighborhood energy utility on Burnaby Mountain will supply enough heat for the entire Simon Fraser University campus and future homes in the acclaimed UniverCity residential development. SFU is partnering with SFU Community Trust, Corix Utilities, and BC Hydro on the community-based sustainable district energy system. The project involves a high-efficiency heating plant using biomass - ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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

  • Wood stove intervention can reduce childhood pneumonia

    Cooking stoves with chimneys can lower exposure to indoor wood smoke and reduce the rate of severe pneumonia by 30 percent in children less than 18 months of age, according to a new air pollution study funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health. The study in the Nov. 10 issue of The Lancet showed that rates of severe ...

  • Pennslyvania increases investment in clean fuels

    Much is happening in Pennsylvania on the clean energy front. Last week, legislators passed the Alternative Energy Investment Act (AEIA), which provides over US$500 million of funding for alternative and clean energy and energy conservation projects. In addition to this, new biofuels legislation includes a mandate for sales of biodiesel and cellulosic ethanol blends and sets aside up to US$5 ...


    By Freesen & Partner GmbH

  • Canadian company turns garbage into fuel

    The Montreal-based company, Enerkem bills itself as a "leading waste to biofuels and chemicals company" that "manufactures, owns and operates community-based advanced biorefineries." Big talk from a company I've never heard of until today. However, Enerkem lives up to the hype. The company, founded in 2000, converts ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The ebeaver – a fuel-efficient bioenergy harvester

    “How much diesel is it acceptable to use to produce green energy? Harvesting thinnings with a big machine is like eating with a pair of cudgels. We offer an alternative that harvests bioenergy in an energy-efficient way and has minimal environmental impact.” The speaker is Johan Dagman, one of the men behind the ebeaver, the radio-controlled mini-harvester that drew big ...


    By Elmia AB

  • Fuel poverty and energy efficiency debate

    The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (Mr Edward Davey): I am grateful to the Opposition for this opportunity to set out the many things the Government are doing this winter, and in the winters to come, to help people to keep their energy bills as low as possible and to keep their houses warm. I am under no illusion about how hard it is out there this winter. Times are tough, many ...

  • 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

Need help finding the right suppliers? Try XPRT Sourcing. Let the XPRTs do the work for you