US Sees Surge in New Biomass Projects – more details at Biomass Trade & Power Americas

December 15, 2010

Several states across America have seen a boom in new biomass-related projects:

“Nova Scotia Power and NewPage Port Hawkesbury are proceeding with the 60-megawatt biomass co-generation facility recently approved by the Nova Scotia Utility” (PR NewsWire)

“The province and St. Mary’s Paper have reached a ten year, 30 megawatt Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) that will enable the company to build a $175 million biomass fuelled co-generation plant, creating 555 jobs announced David Orazietti, MPP.” (

“Two biomass power conversion projects in Wisconsin are progressing, one already operating and the other just beginning its transformation.” (Biomass Magazine)

Government initiatives such as the revised BCAP are encouraging growth in plants converting to biomass. However, to benefit from investment opportunities in renewable energy, one has to consider 2 key concerns – funding options and logistical issues.

These issues will set the tone for the first Biomass Trade & Power Americas Summit in Atlanta on 23-25 February 2011. The summit also analyses how the global landscape of biomass trade is set to evolve as the US takes on a more prominent role in biomass generation.

For more information on the program, click here.


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