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Archives for October 2014
Bandit President Jerry Morey shares his views on the future for biomass energy.
ATP-SC LLC and Midlands Biofuels jointly announced an innovative collaboration to grow biocrops, produce, sell and utilize solid and liquid biofuels, and to expand the state’s bioeconomy, starting in Allendale, S.C., and expanding across the state.
This announcement is made in anticipation of National Bioenergy Day, which provides an opportunity to showcase bioenergy facilities and the bioenergy supply chain around the U.S. The U.S. Department of Energy will celebrate National Bioenergy Day with an educational display about the bioenergy supply chain and the bioeconomy in the lobby of the energy department’s Forrestal building in downtown Washington, D.C.
By Anna Simet | October 22, 2014
On and around Oct. 22, nearly 50 coordinated events in the U.S. and Canada are celebrating the second annual National Bioenergy Day.
Events feature collaborations by the U.S. Forest Service, local or state governments, universities and bioenergy businesses in the surrounding areas.
By Chris Lamphere
MCBAIN — Have you ever wondered how wood is transformed into electricity?
Today, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., you could learn a little bit more about the process by taking a tour of Viking Energy of McBain.
The tour is part of National Bioenergy Day, an event intended to highlight organic energy sources such as wood.
VONORE, Tenn. Oct. 17, 2014 — Sam Jackson, vice president of business development at Genera Energy Inc., a recognized leader in biomass feedstock supply innovation and supply chain advancements, will attend and present at the National Bioenergy Day event at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky next Wednesday, October 22.
“National Bioenergy Day is a great opportunity for the bioenergy industry to communicate exactly what bioenergy is and how it will benefit our communities’ futures to the general public,” said Jackson. “At Genera Energy, we grow sustainable biomass energy crops, which are turned into biofuels, biopower, and bioproducts. Being able to educate members of the community about the importance of those crops, is critical to continue to develop the industry. ”
BAKERSFIELD, Calif., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Mt. Poso Cogeneration Company and its partners DTE Energy Services DTE, +0.01% and Macpherson Energy Corporation hosted an open house and media tour Wednesday for Kern County workforce development organizations and students to showcase skilled job opportunities in the energy field.
The event was in recognition of the second annual National Bioenergy Day, an effort by renewable energy producers across the nation to educate the public about the environmental, economic and community benefits that biomass provides as an energy source. In honor of the event, the County of Kern and the City of Bakersfield both issued proclamations declaring October 22, 2014 as Bioenergy Day in their respective jurisdictions.
October 20, 2014 2:13 PM
Wednesday, October 22nd marks national recognition of the increased use America’s forests and fields to generate heat and power for homes, factories, business firms, and public buildings. It is known as National Bioenergy Day.
Using wood to heat homes and business has always been standard here in Maine, long before terms such as “biomass” and “bioenergy” were coined. It was called “firewood.”
Written by: Rob Davis, Forest Energy Corporation President
Wildfire has always been a part of the landscape in the American West. But for the last decade or so, the west has been plagued by destructive, uncharacteristically large and uncontrollable wildfires. Just in Eastern Arizona we have experienced the Rodeo Chedeski Fire (2002, 435,000 acres), the Wallow Fire (2012, 530,000 acres) and this year the San Juan Fire (7,005 acres).
The cost of fighting, recovering and trying to replace the damages from these wildfires is in the billions annually and often there are losses that can’t be readily recovered, such as the loss of over 50% of the Mexican Spotted Owl nesting sites on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. During the Rodeo Chedeski and the Wallow fires, it wasn’t just nest sites, but active nests with owl pairs and nestlings.
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The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) joined the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the New York Biomass Energy Alliance Oct. 22 in celebrating National Bioenergy Day with activities to educate the public about cleaner, more efficient ways to heat with wood and the value of sustainable forestry.
The celebration featured information about Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Renewable Heat NY initiative, a tour of the college’s combined heat-and-power (CHP) system at the Gateway Center, remarks about the bioenergy industry in New York State and a tour of a pellet boiler demonstration system.
National Bioenergy Day celebrates the role that this sustainable, renewable, carbon-friendly resource plays in producing electricity and heat generated from wood and other organic materials.