The Virginia Community Wood Energy Program invites you to join in the 4th Annual National Bioenergy Day by touring two Southwest Virginia institutions that are saving money and supporting their local economy by using renewable, wood fuels. On October 19th, English Biomass Partners, which supplies space heat and domestic hot water to Ferrum College, and […]
The Bioenergy Field Day will begin at 11:00am with registration. After enjoying a wonderful lunch with a few keynote speakers, we will load onto trams and begin tours of our research plots. Please let us know of any special transportation and/or dietary accommodations we may need to be aware of.
During the tours you will have […]
The Appalachian Wood Energy Innovations Conference will be held on August 25-26th at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Asheville, NC. Participants attending this event will hear from industry, federal agency and university experts on woody biomass policies and incentives, research and pilot projects underway, supply chain challenges, environmental impacts and benefits, and market development opportunities […]
Renewable Energy From Waste
Policies in North Carolina are propelling the development of hog waste-to-energy projects.
Angie Maier August 12, 2015
In terms of sustainable business practices, the reduction or reuse of waste to generate savings—or in some cases, generate new sources of funding or energy—is impacting more and more businesses. In fact, entire teams are tasked with […]
Study Finds Increasing Wood Pellet Demand Boosts Forest Growth, Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Creates Jobs
Posted by Robert Johansson, USDA Acting Chief Economist – June 8, 2015 10:30 am
An industry that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase forest growth, and create jobs sounds too good to be true. But that is the reality of the emerging wood pellets market in the Southern U.S. That conclusion is supported by independent economic […]
By: Jeff Jeffrey, Staff Writer – Triangle Business Journal
April 21, 2015, 3:10 pm EDT
With crude oil prices hovering around $60 per barrel, policymakers may not feel as much pressure to embrace renewable forms of energy.
But bioenergy experts say it would be a mistake for North Carolina to step back from efforts to expand its bioenergy market.
By: 25x’25 REsource blog
We devoted this space last week to detailing some of the policy challenges renewable energy stakeholders are facing in a variety of states, particularly from those in state legislatures that would move to weaken or repeal the Renewable Portfolio Standards that mandate a certain share of a state’s electricity supply to come […]