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Agenda: Why biomass is unlikely to make a significant contribution to the world’s energy needs

Posted on: Aug 04, 2016 - 09:59 AM | Market Trends
CLOSE examination of the power from biomass argument is sobering. The majority of the world’s biomass fuels for national scale power generation are derived from trees. Since trees are replaceable these fuels are considered “renewable” hence UK power stations running on wood pellets can qualify for subsidies. It is argued that the carbon released by burning biomass was previously absorbed from the atmosphere and is part of the planet’s carbon cycle so if taken from sustainable forests the CO2 released when burning will be re-absorbed by new plantings rendering ... More

Market Trends for the Tub and Horizontal Grinder Industry

Posted on: Jun 09, 2016 - 09:15 AM | Market Trends
Author: Darrin Martin
A market trend is the general tendency or direction in which something tends to move. The overall direction in wood waste recycling is towards growth and expansion. Many separate, but related, industries such as logging, construction, and agribusiness are heading toward recovery—which leads to greater opportunity in wood grinding. According to the IBIS World Industry Reports, which provide insight and analysis on U.S. industries, many wood-related enterprises have already begun to make a comeback. Chipping and Grinding Equipment Manufacturing is predicted to g... More

Alternate Uses for Tub Grinders, Horizontal Grinders, and Trommel Screens

Posted on: Jun 07, 2016 - 01:15 PM | Market Trends
Author: Darrin Martin
Most grinders are used for processing large woody material, such as trees from land-clearing projects or storm debris, into a smaller product, such as mulch or compost, that can be resold. Wood grinding is also excellent for decreasing construction and demolition (C&D) wood waste, which makes up 40-50% of the construction waste stream headed to landfills.1   In addition to wood grinding, there are other materials that are able to be recycled/ground which offer an opportunity for grinder owners to diversify and expand their business beyond wood grinding. Two of these materials are... More

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