The Arizona Corporation Commission this week agreed to require the state's utilities to buy or produce 90 megawatts of energy annually from biomass — saving the forest restoration industry from collapse.

Backers of a historic plan to restore forest health and save rural communities from wildfires made a desperate plea to the Arizona Corporation Commission this week to require power companies to burn wood scraps for energy.

I was encourage by a recent Black Press article about Williams Lake's Mayor Cobb supporting the use of slash piles instead of rail ties, but was concerned about Mr. Shannon's remarks that he hoped the mayor is successful in pushing for a secured affordable biomass for Atlantic Power.

VANCOUVER, Nov. 27, 2018 - Pinnacle Renewable Holdings Inc. ("Pinnacle" or the "Company") (TSX: PL) today announced that it has commenced initial pellet production at its new production facility in Smithers, British Columbia (the "Facility"), which is owned 70% by Pinnacle and 30% by West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. ("West Fraser") (TSX: WFT) through a limited partnership.

MILTON, GA , Nov. 19, 2018 –Attis Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: ATIS) (the "Company" or "Attis"), a diversified innovation and technology holding company emphasizing renewable fuels, bio-based plastics, healthcare, and plans to build a communications infrastructure business, today released the second video in a series, designed to offer investors, future clients and interested parties additional information on the technologies and bio-based products offered under the Company's Innovations division.

International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Toyo Engineering Corporation (TOYO), Japan, to deliver a PowerFluid Circulating Fluidized Bed boiler with flue gas cleaning system for a new biomass power plant to be built in Kamisu in the prefecture of Ibaraki, some 100 km to the east of Tokyo, Japan for Obayashi Kamisu Biomass Power Generation Corporation.

Massive piles of leftover wood in the McBride Community Forest will be turned into heat and electricity in Europe and Asia, according to Don Steele, chief executive officer of Pacific Bioenergy.

While plans for a torrefaction plant in John Day are moving forward, with some new equipment already in John Day, the companies' conditional-use zoning application must go before the Grant County Planning Commission after neighbors raised issues about emissions, traffic and noise.

Though experts say biomass should continue to play a key role in the U.S. renewable power portfolio for its baseload properties, contributions to forest management, and other reasons, a swathe of uneconomic biomass power plants across the U.S.—especially in the West—have been recently idled or shut down.

ATLANTA – September 25, 2018 –The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) today announced that Archer Forest Products, a supplier of wood pellets to the European industrial market, will create 35 jobs and invest $15 million in Brantley County.

After years of failed attempts by other companies to add value beyond producing lumber from the area's forests, Skeena Sawmills is the first to actually do just that by building a $20 million pellet plant at its mill location on Hwy16 just west of Terrace.

Washington, DC – September 7, 2017 – The Pellet Fuels Institute today announced the qualification of PA Pellets of Ulysses, Pennsylvania, to the PFI Standards Program as the 38th facility qualified for the program. The PFI Standards Program is a third-party accreditation program providing specifications for residential and commercial-grade pellet fuel.

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