Puget Sound Energy (PSE) has teamed up with Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) to purchase 17 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy from SPI’s cogeneration plant at its Burlington sawmill in Mount Vernon, Wash., providing locally generated renewable biomass energy to its customers.
SPI’s cogeneration facility uses wood byproducts from its lumber manufacturing process to generate steam that is then used to make electricity. An air pollution controlling device filters out fine particles and other emissions from the burning wood so that what is released into the atmosphere is clean.
PSE signed a 17-year contract with SPI that starts in 2021 to purchase the excess energy generated after wood waste is burned at the Burlington mill. The mill employs more than 200 and contributes to the $900 million annual economic impact of the forest products industry in Skagit County, Wash.
Irish manufacturer Combilift, best known for its range of space-saving forklifts and other handling solutions, has drawn on its expertise in engineering and software design to develop the Combi-Ventilate, a splitter…
The 21st Century Conservation Corps for Our Health and Our Jobs Act recently introduced by U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) provides more than $15 billion for a wide variety of public lands projects that benefit rural…
Following several years of below capacity operation and controversy, Klausner Holding USA, owner of sawmills in Enfield, NC and Live Oak, Fla., filed for Chap. 11 bankruptcy in early May, claiming more than $100 million in debt, after the…
In a move that creates one of the largest wood products scanning companies in the world, Microtec has acquired Lucidyne Technologies, Inc. Microtec has been delivering technologically advanced scanning and…
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