Virginia Community Wood Energy Program Invites you!

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 […]

By |October 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bioenergy Research Initiative Field Day – 2016

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 […]

By |September 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Register today for the Appalachian Wood Energy Innovations Conference!

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 […]

By |May 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hog wild about biogas

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 […]

By |August 20th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 |June 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Experts: Bioenergy industry has potential to bring jobs to North Carolina

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.

Jacob […]

By |May 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

State Commitment to Renewables Seen in Formation of North Carolina Bioenergy Council

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 […]

By |May 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

NC State Branding Bar