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Happy Thanksgiving - Holiday Hours

Posted on: Nov 22, 2016 - 01:01 PM | General
Author: Staff
The staff of wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving. Our Holiday Hours will be: Wednesday - November 23rd Closed at 1-2pm EST Thursday - November 24th Closed Friday - November 25th Closed If you need assistance during the holiday please call: 503-679-9900.

A Thank You to Veterans

Posted on: Nov 11, 2016 - 11:19 AM | General
Author: Darrin Martin
Grinder Wear Parts says Thank you to all Veterans: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and POW-MIA.

BioMass Matters

Posted on: Oct 25, 2016 - 12:31 PM | General
Author: Staff
When accounting for CO2 emissions it is important to know the biomass content of the fuels used. Biomass content is deemed to be ‘carbon neutral’ and therefore does not count in CO2 emissions. China and the USA have announced their ratification of the Paris Agreement on climate change ahead of the G20 meeting in Hangzhou, China. This is an important milestone as between China and the USA generate ~40 per cent of anthropogenic CO2 emissions. For the Paris Agreement on climate change to enter into force, 55 parties representing at least 55 per cent of global emissions must... More

Transforming Energy Will Require A Biomass Movement

Posted on: Sep 21, 2016 - 10:51 AM | General
Author: Staff
Mitigating Climate Change Requires Broad Approach To Energy In spite of their rich history, biologically derived sources of energy like wood, grass, dung and alcohol have failed to ignite the public "buzz" of the other renewables: solar, wind or even geothermal. Worse yet, for some, "bio" can conjure images of clear-cut forest land, dead zones in lakes and oceans, and choking carbon emissions — the opposite of sustainable development. In reality, bio-based energy has the largest market presence, involves the most stakeholders and has the greatest economic impac... More

California Senate bill gives biomass industry a boost

Posted on: Sep 16, 2016 - 12:05 PM | General
Author: Staff
Biomass facilities across the state banked their future on Gov. Jerry Brown's signing of Senate Bill 859 on Wednesday, which gives energy providers incentive to consider bioenergy and purchase electricity from those plants. The bill will allow bioenergy plants to stay in business or at least that is the hope. Contract negotiations between power companies and bioenergy plants will work out the details of who will stay afloat. Current contracts with power companies with will term out by the end of this year, leaving many biomass plants scrambling to sign new deals. SB 859, along with Assem... More

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