Energy Revolution – Shale Oil and Wood Pellets?

We are all aware of the Shale Oil and Natural Gas Boom that’s lowering the price of gas at the pump.  Did you know that there is a Wood Pellet Boom going on too?

Maybe not, and that might be because it’s happening in the US Southeast and shipping to Europe!

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Europe’s move towards cleaner fuels is driven by tax and other incentives that make wood pellets a very attractive fuel for heating and boilers.  The wood pellets are highly energy efficient and are generally made up of what would traditionally be waste wood, and they’re from a renewable energy resource.

Enviva has opened five pellet mills in less than five years to increase supply.  Over three of the UK’s largest power plants have converted from coal to wood pellets as a fuel source which increases demand.  Enviva has long employed moisture transmitters to optimize pelletizing and insure highly efficient pellets that don’t crumble.  Process Sensors MCT460-WP moisture transmitter features a large digital display, analog outputs and Ethernet communications.


The demand for wood pellets is growing rapidly across Europe with almost 50% of exports to the UK.  Moisture is important for the energy efficiency, pellet density and ability to maintain structural integrity (not crumble or stick together).  Click Here to learn more about the importance of moisture measurement and control in the Biomass industry.

Bioenergy Webinar Invites Process Sensors Participation


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Transitioning from the Bucket to the Barrel Educational Biofuels Webinar Series


As the title suggests the advanced biofuels industry will eventually move from the research and development phase to full scale commercial production of biofuels and byproducts using a variety of advanced biomass feedstocks approved by the EPA.

The purpose of these webinars is to educate the public on the current challenges, trends, and opportunities associated with the commercial scale production of advanced biofuels as the industry works towards complying with the Federal Renewable Fuel Standard.

Rich Harley of PSC will be participating in this Webinar on Friday, March 7 at 2 p.m.  These webinars are being hosted on the Webinar Portal for Bioenergy at The Webinar Portal provides webinar hosting of both live and archived webinar events for a variety of relevant webinars related to bioenergy, foresty, natural resources and conservation.

The webinars hosted on the Webinar Portal are free to view and many of the webinars (both the live events and the archived recordings) provide continuing education credits for qualified participants from various professional accrediting organizations and societies.

Visit the Boienergy Webinar Portal today or view Process Sensors MCT460-Wood Products Moisture Transmitter Brochure.


Bioenergy Fuels & Products and PELICE Shows in Atlanta

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Approximately 40 speakers and 70 exhibitor companies will participate in the Bioenergy Fuels & Products Conference & Expo to be held Tuesday-Wednesday, March 18-19 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta, Ga. The event is expected to involve 500 industry professionals from the wood energy and fuels industries, including wood pellets, biomass power, biofuels, woody feedstock and harvesting.



We are pleased to announce that the fourth Panel & Engineered Lumber International Conference & Expo (PELICE) will be held Thursday-Friday, March 20-21, 2014 in the Grand Ballroom North of the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The PELICE event again immediately follows the Bioenergy Fuels & Products Conference & Expo, which will be held March 18-19, also in the Grand Ballroom North of the Omni Hotel. Both events are supported by Panel World and Wood Bioenergy magazines, and Georgia Research Institute.

Process Sensors will be showcasing our new MCT460-WP at both shows!