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JANUARY 2017 | VOLUME 11 | ISSUE 1

05 EDITOR’S NOTE Strong O&M Programs Scale By Tim Portz

07 BUSINESS BRIEFS 08 BIOMASS CONSTRUCTION UPDATE 26 MARKETPLACE

POWER

10 NEWS

11 COLUMN Biomass and the US EPA Under Trump By Bob Cleaves

12 FEATURE Big Data Pays Big

Condition monitoring plays a critical role in maintaining the overall health of a biomass power plant. By Katie Fletcher

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PELLETS

16 NEWS

17 COLUMN Lean Manufacturing, Wood Supply Chain Optimization By Stan Parton

18 DEPARTMENT Bearing Down

Prolonging roller bearing life is top of mind for producers looking to drive down overall operating expenses. By Tim Portz

THERMAL

20 NEWS

21 COLUMN Wood is Great: The Elevator Pitch By Dave Mance III

22 DEPARTMENT North Country Knowhow

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From the woods to the boiler, a New York School grows, cuts, hauls and prepares its own biomass fuel. By Anna Simet

BIOGAS

24 NEWS

ON THE COVER:

An operator performs a pellet press inspection. Roller bearings are the most often replaced wear part on an operating pellet press. PHOTO: TIM PORTZ, BBI INTERNATIONAL

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2017 January Biomass Magazine