Clearcutting Forest Certification

Welcome back to my blog! As promised, let's talk about forest certifications for the woody biomass industry. Keep in mind, when looking at the certification agencies for the woody biomass and wood pellet industries, we have to identify those agencies that are also certifying the timber industry, which supplies the biomass industry with their "certified... Continue Reading →

Who’s Watching the Biomass Watchers

Welcome back to my blog! This week let's talk about the Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP), which is a primary certifying agency for the wood pellet and woody biomass industry. SBP was formed in 2013 from the Initiative of Wood Pellet Buyers (IWPB), which was the leading agency that developed biomass and wood pellet standards in... Continue Reading →

America’s Wood Pellet Bonanza

Welcome back to my blog! As promised, let's talk about the residential U.S. wood pellet market. Unfortunately, the U.S. Government has been slow to get statistical numbers regarding the scope and amount of domestic wood pellet fuel in America. The U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA) just started collecting some data on wood pellet sales and... Continue Reading →

Chasing Carbon Neutral

Welcome back to my blog! This week we'll explore the meaning of carbon neutral. According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, carbon-neutral is defined as, "Having or resulting in no net addition of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere." They also give another definition, "Counterbalancing the emission of carbon dioxide with carbon offsets." Additionally, according to UK's Cambridge Dictionary, carbon... Continue Reading →

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