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2008-10-24 08:50:00

By Judy Keen ALTURA, Minn. -- The 160-acre Kreidermacher family farm, once a traditional dairy operation, has become an incubator for sustainable farming methods. Ed and Joyce Kreidermacher, now 63, bought the farm when they married in 1967. Over the years, they shifted from cows to hogs to plants. Their son Eric, 33, is using environmentally friendly techniques and making the farm less dependent on oil. Biomass boilers heat the greenhouses. Ash from the boilers fertilizes fields. Watering...

2008-10-22 15:00:27

Jon Strimling, President of PelletSales.com and its parent American Biomass (http://www.pelletsales.com), will represent the United States at InterPellets 2008, the 8th Pellets Industry Forum to be held in the International Congress Centre Stuttgart (ICS) of the New Trade Fair Centre Stuttgart, Germany, October 28-29. The market for wood pellets is currently experiencing strong international growth. For investors, producers and service providers, this opens up a wide range of...

2008-10-21 09:00:47

Intrinergy, a U.S.-based renewable energy company, and Shanks Group plc, a leading European waste management company, today announced closing EUR 34 million ($47 million) in debt financing from NORD/LB, one of Germany's leading renewable energy banks, to begin construction of Intrinergy VARE Holdings, a biomass energy project located in Belgium. The project, which has already received its permits, includes the greenfield development of a combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant and a wood...

2008-10-10 09:00:45

Dong Energy has announced that it is converting the Herning combined heat and power plant in the Midtjylland region of Denmark for the usage of biomass feedstock, in collaboration with its heating customers EnergiGruppen Jylland Varme and Ikast Vaerkerne Varme. On completion of the conversion, biomass in the form of wood chips and wood pellets will account for up to 97% of the fuel consumption. The total investment amounts to DKK114 million. The conversion will mean that the majority,...

2008-10-08 03:00:24

By Jenner, Mark EIGHTH ANNUAL Renewable energy from organics Recycling CONFERENCE PREVIEW IS THERE A SILVER LINING IN ENERGY USE DATA? IN MAY of this year, the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration (EIA) released a preliminary report that includes energy use in 2007. EIA data showed that the U.S. consumed 101.6 Quadrillion BTUs (Quads) of energy. For comparative purposes, one million is a 1 followed by six zeros. A quadrillion is a one followed by 15 zeros, so...

2008-10-02 15:00:57

By M. Dirk Langeveld FRYEBURG - With a forestry building expanded this year to include displays on natural resources, several companies and organizations are at the Fryeburg Fair to discuss renewable energy. Judy Haynes, superintendent of the fair's Natural Resource Center, said the building had been the Forest Resource Center since 1990. She said the fair's finance committee decided to expand the scope of the building after rising fuel costs led to more discussion of alternative energy....

2008-09-24 03:00:26

Tokyo, Sept 24, 2008 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) has acquired 45% of Vis Nova Trading GmbH (VNT), a German company and major player in the bio-pellet business. With this acquisition, MC hasmade a strong commitment to the European bio- pellets market, which is expected to growrapidly in the near future. Bio-pellets are a kind of carbon neutral fuel, made from unused biomass, such as woodchips. The biomass is compressed and molded into small, cylindrical pellets. Co-firing...

2008-09-18 15:00:32

By ERIC RUSSELL; OF THE NEWS STAFF The cost of heating a home this winter is expected to be higher than at any time in recent memory. In preparation, many Mainers have tightened their homes through energy audits, and others have started using alternative heating methods, but the reality is that prices for oil, wood, wood pellets, kerosene and natural gas all have gone up. Prices for No. 2 heating oil, still by far the most widely used heating source in Maine, climbed steeply last winter...

2008-09-08 12:00:19

The owner of a company that makes environmentally friendly water treatment systems is planning to build plants to make wood pellets and pellet stoves in northern New Hampshire. David Presby, who owns Presby Environmental, is hoping to build at the Whitefield Industrial Park. He said he wants to reduce home heating costs, while creating jobs and helping the North Country economy. The Associated Press Originally published by Monitor staff and wire. (c) 2008 Concord Monitor. Provided by...

2008-08-26 00:00:34

By Luther Turmelle By Luther Turmelle North Bureau Chief CHESHIRE -- Residents are already casting a wary eye toward their home heating options this winter, if the two dozen people who took part in an energy forum Tuesday night at Town Hall is any indication. Representatives of the wood stove, solar and wind power industries took part in the second of a series of energy forums organized by Republican Town Councilman Tim White. "There is no quick fix to our energy problems," White said....


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.