Wood Fiber Case Studies (Grinding, Chipping, Etc):

  Biomass Market Suffers from Low Gas & Oil Prices, But a Few Bright Spots Reported - Biomass Update: Analysis of the woody biomass energy sector given the low oil and gas prices suppressing the market. There are some positives though with Japan growing as a pellet market and new programs being proposed in the United States.   (3/1/2018)

  Coming Into Focus: - Government research expert covers various ways that wood and wood cellulose can be used to make products and improve existing products. Could these developments point the way to a future wood economy?   (3/1/2018)

  Wood Grinding/Processing Checklist: The following factors are keys to consider when evaluating a high-speed grinder, a low-speed grinder, or chipper. - Grinding Guide: Understand the basics of grinding, chipping and shredding technology for pallets and lumber waste. Use this easy checklist to identify key things you should look for in a new system.   (9/1/2016)

  Cloverdale Fuel: Biomass Pioneer of the 1940s Continues to Play Lead Role - Biomass Pioneer: Early market leader continues to innovate when it comes to woody biomass, fuel and recycling wood waste. Learn how you can improve your waste management based on Cloverdale’s success.   (7/1/2016)

  Coming into Focus: The Pellet Fuels Institute Standards Program Assures Consistent Pellet Quality - Monitoring Pellet Quality: Learn all about the PFI standards program for wood pellets.   (7/1/2016)

  Wood Fiber – What’s New? - Low Oil Prices Soften the Wood Fiber Market  (3/1/2016)

  Finding Markets for Wood Biomass: Knowing the Incentive Programs, Markets and Regulations Makes All the Difference - Biomass Markets: Finding the right place to maximize the use of wood waste can be difficult, the Pallet Enterprise discusses opportunities with a wood utilization expert. Are you getting the most out of you biomass material?   (7/2/2015)

  Wood Pellet Opportunities and Risks Abound: Pallet Companies Share Insights to a Successful Program - Wood Pellet: Pallet manufacturers and other experts share their insights on the keys to success in the wood pellet business including process requirements, potential regulations, European market demands and much more.   (2/2/2015)

  Biomass Energy Fuels Debate as Federal Authorities Consider New Rules - Biomass Rules: EPA considering new rules for emissions from biomass energy plants. Experts debate the environmental impact of wood biomass.   (9/1/2014)

  Waste Not, Want Not: The Case for Roadmapping Your Wood Scrap - Road Mapping Waste: Finding value in wood scrap by conducting analysis on your waste streams and processes to optimize your wood utilization and reduce costs.   (4/1/2014)

  Foreign Markets Drive U.S. Biomass Demand - Biomass demand from other countries, especially wood pellets, prompts quick growth in exports.  (2/1/2014)

  European Biomass Demand Continues to Grow Domestic Markets Face Uncertainty - Legislation and funding uncertainty loom over the domestic market while a boom in the European market soaks up North American supply. What is the future for both markets when it comes to wood pellets and biomass for energy?  (7/1/2013)

  Biomass Economics 101: Opportunities and Challenges - Biomass Economics: A forestry policy expert discusses the opportunities and challenges of using woody biomass as well as the economic and policy factors that can encourage or discourage its use.   (8/1/2012)

  What’s Happening in the Wood Energy Market? - Many believe that the wood energy market is just getting started. But what sectors are the most promising? And what factors could affect future demand?  (8/1/2012)

  Industry Prepares for Increased Biomass Demand - The U.S. is preparing for a sharp increase in biomass demand over the next several years. It will affect regions in different ways and could lead to price wars as local facilities try to protect their supply lines.  (11/1/2011)

  Boiler MACT Threatens Industry Jobs - Boiler MACT Threatens Industry Jobs  (10/1/2011)

  European Biomass Demand Increase Coming - European Biomass Demand Increase Coming  (10/1/2011)

  Woody Biomass Facts: A Look at the Myths Regarding a Sustainable Energy Source - Woody Biomass Facts: Biomass has the capability to play a significant role in the future of the nation’s energy security. Unfortunately, many misunderstandings prevent it from being viewed as the renewable and sustainable energy source that it is.  (7/1/2011)

  Final BCAP Rule Released Industry Responds Favorably to Eligible Material Requirements - The USDA finally released the final BCAP rule. Industry members believe it will reduce the low-grade lumber market distortions it previously caused.  (12/1/2010)

  Biomass Backlash: Rules Pose Threat to Energy Bonanza - Both federal and state regulators and some scientists are raising concerns about the ecological benefits of wood biomass as EPA refuses to give wood biomass a blanket exemption.  (11/1/2010)

  West Salem’s Biomass & Biofuel Processing Systems - Grinding, screening, and milling equipment from West Salem help biomass companies process fiobuel and wood waste material.  (4/1/2010)

  Biomass Markets – Friend or Foe: How Will New Biomass Subsidies Impact the Market? - Industry experts discuss the impact of new biomass subsidies and the emergence of wood energy markets on low grade lumber and the pulpwood industries.  (2/1/2010)

  Grinder Buying 101: Experts Suggest Considerations to Evaluate Before Choosing a Grinder - Grinders don’t come in one-size-fits-all. Here’s what you need to consider when choosing a grinder for your company.  (2/1/2010)

  Biomass Gains Steam: More Than a Replacement for Slipping Paper Demand? - Biomass Gains Steam: Biomass markets present more than just a replacement for declining paper demand; the new energy frontier could be the saving grace for the pulp industry.  (7/1/2009)

  Federal Bill Largely Ignores Importance of Wood Biomass - Federal Bill Ignores Wood Biomass: Congress considers clean energy legislation; it could spell trouble or opportunity for the forest products industry, depending on the final version.  (7/1/2009)

  Wood-Mizer Pioneers Development of Flex Fuel Biomass Furnace - Bio-Mizer Q&A: Wood-Mizer pioneers development of flex-fuel biomass furnace; a technical exploration of Wood-Mizer’s new flexible, green and high-tech biomass solution.  (5/1/2009)

  Biomass -Wood Energy Equipment Guide: Suppliers of Biomass Combustion Systems, Wood Furnaces and Related Products - Biomass Guide: A guide to suppliers of biomass and wood energy equipment, including biomass combustion burners and more.  (5/1/2009)

  Biomass Plant Uses Chips to Make Steam, Energy, for University of South Carolina - Biomass Energy: The University of South Carolina biomass energy cogeneration plant uses abundant wood fiber for feedstock to produce electricity, heat and hot water. Sidebar: Contractor uses Morbark machine to tap into new market.  (5/1/2009)

  Cresswood Grinder Allows Rehrig Penn Logistics to Provide Green Energy for Laundry Facility - Cleaning Up in New York: Cresswood grinder enables Rehrig Penn Logistics to supply a major laundry facility with green, cost effective energy.   (5/1/2009)

  Move to Replace Oil with Ethanol Portends Bright Future for Wood: Cellulosic Ethanol Expected to Overtake Corn-Based Ethanol Within 20 Years - Filler Up: Energy experts believe that wood-based ethanol will outperform corn-based ethanol in the future. Learn more about this emerging market so that you can be ready when the tide starts to change.   (10/1/2007)

  Opportunities Abound to Transform Wood Waste into Savings, Extra Profit - Biomass Article: Emergent technologies and new government policies allow companies to explore new commercial frontiers where wood waste can generate revenue or be used to save on fuel costs.  (9/1/2007)

  First Grinder Allows N.C. Company to Expand Services: Tub Grinder from Lane Recycling Machinery Creates Municipal Waste and Mulch Opportunities - Roanoke Valley Green Wastes Recyclers: Investment in Lane Recycling Machinery tub grinder opens up opportunity in the pallet recycling arena for North Carolina business.  (5/1/2007)

  Small Wood, Big Potential: Conference Explores Challenges, Opportunities of Small Diameter Timber Resources and Products - SmallWood Conference: Conference focusing on small timber brings together members of forest products industry to explore issues and trends concerning small logs; part two of two-part series.  (10/1/2006)

  Wood Composites Offer Promise for Future - Highlights from 2004 Articles  (1/3/2005)

  Companies Taking Closer Look At Managing Residuals - Pallet and sawmill operations are exploring ways to lower waste disposal costs and to improve revenue by grinding for by-products.  (5/1/2003)

  Innovative Approach to Wood Residuals Transforms Landscaper - New Wood Fiber-Based Products, Rexius Application Technology Boost Bay State Company  (5/3/2002)