Biomass

  • 11/21/2013

    The New Forest Economy: GreenWood's poplar selection (Photos)

    When we began shaping today's Portland Business Journal cover story — it's called "The New Forest Economy" — we immediately thought of the work they're doing at GreenWood Resources. GreenWood: A…

  • 8/29/2013

    Biomass industry poised to grow to $11.5B by 2020, study says

    Power plants fueled by biomass likely will rake in an estimated $11.5 billion a year in revenues worldwide by 2020, according to a new study from Boulder's Navigant Research. Biomass is defined as any…

  • 6/27/2013

    John Audley tapped to head Sustainable Northwest

    Sustainable Northwest’s new director will take the same approach to advocacy, whether he’s appearing on an international stage or meeting with Eastern Oregon biomass interests. Such flexibility could…

  • 5/20/2013

    EcoZoom cooks up Kenya office plans

    A Portland company that makes clean-burning cookstoves is opening its second office in a very far-off market. But it makes sense for EcoZoom to move overseas because the company’s second office will…

  • 4/17/2013

    Future Energy Conference: Biomass communications

    Could Oregon's forest-based economy be making a comeback? Absolutely, said four speakers at a Tuesday Future Energy Conference presentation on biomass. Presenters at the Northwest Environmental Business…

  • 4/15/2013

    Joule says it can now produce renewable gasoline & jet fuel without biomass

    Bedford-based Joule Unlimited said Monday that it has extended its renewable fuel production process to produce the essential components of gasoline and jet fuel. The company is currently scaling its…

  • 3/13/2013

    Boardman plant produces ZeaChem's first alt-fuels

    A Boardman plant is ready to commercialize a biofuel form its operators forged from locally sourced biomass materials such as wood and grass. ZeaChem Inc. said it has produced "commercial-grade cellulosic…

  • 3/11/2013

    Oregon's energy dept. issues rural-aimed grants

    Oregon's energy department and the U.S. Forest Service have kicked six grants over to small wood energy project operators.Each of the six projects, which will share the Oregon Department of Energy's $168,000…

  • 2/6/2013

    Poor air quality prompts request for biomass moratorium in two Oregon counties

    A spate of air pollution bad enough to be in violation of the Clean Air Act and comparable to the well-known pollution in Beijing has prompted an activist group to request an emergency moratorium on biomass…

  • 1/7/2013

    Southern Research Institute gets $1.5M for alternative fuels work

    The Southern Research Institute has received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to test a method for producing liquid transportation fuels from coal and biomass, the organization announced…

  • 10/29/2012

    ZeaChem closes $25M investment, touts Boardman biorefinery

    ZeaChem Inc. announced Monday morning the company closed a $25 million Series C investment and the completed construction of its demonstration biorefinery in Boardman. The refinery has the capacity to…

  • 10/11/2012

    Iberdrola's Lakeview biomass plans call for more emissions

    Iberdrola Renewables Inc. is looking to more than double the amount of emissions allowed at its planned biomass plant in Lakeview, following word from a supplier that its equipment doesn’t work as well…

  • 9/28/2012

    OSU studying 'semi-dwarf' trees for greener forest management

    Oregon State University researchers are studying how growing shorter trees can lead to more sustainable and productive forest management practices. The work of the OSU forest genetics scientists, published…

  • 9/24/2012

    General Biofuels building $60M wood pellet plant in Georgia

    General Biofuels Georgia LLC will spend $60 million to build a wood pellet manufacturing plant in Sandersville, Ga., and create 35 jobs. Gov. Nathan Deal’s office said plant will make industrial-grade…

  • 8/21/2012

    Columbia Biogas signs grid-connection agreement with PacifiCorp

    Officials at Columbia Biogas announced Tuesday that they signed an agreement to connect the food waste-to-energy plant to the grid at PacifiCorp’s Killingsworth substation in Northeast Portland. The…

  • 8/8/2012

    Southern Oregon University gets grant to study biomass plant

    Southern Oregon University landed a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to determine whether or not to build a large woody biomass co-generation facility that could generate 100 percent…

  • 8/7/2012

    HM3 Energy lands Oregon BEST grant

    The Oregon Built Environment and Sustainable Technologies Center announced its second commercialization grant in as many months, awarding $86,000 to HM3 Energy for emissions testing of its biomass energy…

  • 8/3/2012

    Oregon lands grant for wood energy cluster

    Gov. John Kitzhaber announced Thursday that Oregon won the nation's first-ever grant to support a wood-energy cluster, a pilot project that will be developed with the U.S. Forest Service. The $168,000…

  • 8/1/2012

    Group releases draft of biomass strategy for Oregon

    The state's Forest Biomass Working Group released this week a draft strategy document that aims to focus efforts to develop the state's biomass industry. The Forest Biomass Strategy, available for download…

  • 7/27/2012

    Go Green International plans Texas biomass plant

    A company has come up with a profitable solution to assist Bastrop County property owners recovering from the 2011 wildfires and the drought. Go Green International Inc. plans to invest $18 million in…

  • 7/26/2012

    OSU, ZeaChem land federal funds for bioenergy research

    Oregon State University, ZeaChem Inc. and other partners this week landed just over $7 million in research grants from the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of Agriculture as part of a federal…

  • 7/23/2012

    Austin's $2.3B biomass deal no longer sweet

    The nation’s largest biomass plant has gone online and it will supply all its renewable power to Austin Energy, but the same deal would probably not be approved today. The Austin City Council approved…

  • 7/18/2012

    A $500M biomass plant cranks up in Texas

    A biomass power plant in Texas that Southern Co. took over in 2009 started commercial operations Wednesday. The Nacogdoches Generating Facility represents a capital investment of about $500 million, Atlanta-based…

  • 5/9/2012

    Columbia Biogas signs on PacifiCorp as power customer

    Columbia Biogas and PacifiCorp signed a 20-year power purchase agreement for the energy output of the waste-to-power plant planned for Northeast Portland. The formal agreement is a key step toward securing…

  • 4/2/2012

    ZeaChem adds to Boardman plant, hosts Gov. Kitzhaber

    ZeaChem CEO Jim Imbler was in Boardman Monday to play host to Gov. John Kitzhaber and talk about the jobs his company's plant will provide for eastern Oregon. The company also formally announced construction…