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Woodworking Industry News

Wood-Based Biofuels Help FedEx Fly

Wood-based biofuel will be used to fuel FedEx jets within two years under a seven year contract between Red Rock Biofuels and FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. Red Rock, which is also supply bio jet fuel to Southwest Airlines, will produce 3 million gallons of low-carbon, renewable jet fuel per year for the company. First delivery is in 2017.


Making a Case for a Wood Heating Policy

Our research found that the best opportunity for converting commerical and industrial boilers to wood may be in highly-populated areas that have an abundance of commercial and industrial development and are fairly near to abundant sources of woody biomass.

Press Releases

Cool Planet, BANR Receive $10M to Make Biofuel from Beetle Woods

Cool Planet Energy Systems, a developer of small scale bio-refineries for the conversion of non-food biomass into biofuels and soil enhancing biochar, as a member of the Bioenergy Alliance Network of the Rockies (BANR), was awarded a grant by the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to develop the scientific underpinnings for using beetle-killed wood as a sustainable feedstock for distributed bio-refineries.