There was a time, not long ago, when the largest threat to forests in the United States was widely believed to come from the forest products industry. Vilified by environmental groups and the media alike, the forest products industry was at worst responsible for razing forests and endangering vulnerable species.
At Forest2Market, we find many of our customers know a little about what we do, but few know about all that we do. With this idea in mind, Forest2Market developed its latest video, Ensure Wood Bioenergy Project Sustainability with Forest2Fuel, to provide an inside look into our work with bioenergy industry participants.
Export Wood Pellet Facilities' Raw Material Delivered Cost Trends
By Javon Carter
Monitoring delivered raw material wood cost is a key component to the success or failure of export wood pellet facilities. Since 2012, wood pellet exports have grown by double digits. Despite the recent closure of the RWE Power Tilbury Power Station, which leaves the output of RWE's Georgia Biomass facility on the open market, we expect wood pellet exports to continue to grow in the 2nd half of 2013.
EPA Issues Final 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards as Cellulosic Biofuel Production Gets Underway
By LeAndra Spicer
Eight months in to the year, the Environmental Protection Agency has finalized its renewable fuel standards. The only change from the proposed standards announced at the end of January was a reduction in cellulosic biofuel volumes.
In July, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated the Environmental Protection Agency's temporary deferment of the Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule for biogenic emissions. The tailoring rule establishes the criteria power plants and refineries must abide by in order to comply with Clean Air Act standards for carbon emissions.
Green Circle Bio Energy will locate its second wood pellet plant in George County (Mississippi) Industrial Park. CEO Morten Neraas noted the company chose the George County site for its location within a large wood basin and proximity to the Port of Pascagoula. He and his company are not alone in their thinking.