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November 02, 2018

Contest on National Mall to showcase wood, pellet stoves

BY Alliance for Green Heat The Wood Stove Design Challenge, an international competition to showcase innovative and clean-burning wood stoves, will begin on Nov. 9 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., according to the Alliance for Green Heat. READ MORE

November 02, 2018

Project investigates biomass conversion of Rotterdam power plant

BY Port of Rotterdam The European ARBAHEAT consortium is starting a research project to investigate the conversion of Engie's coal-fired power plant in Rotterdam into a biomass-fired heat and power plant fueled with steam-treated biomass produced by Arbaflame AS. READ MORE

November 01, 2018

EIA: 700,000 tons of densified biomass fuel produced in July

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released data showing that U.S. manufacturers produced approximately 700,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in July, with sales reaching 570,000 million tons. READ MORE

November 01, 2018

Phillips 66, REG to build renewable diesel plant in Washington

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Phillips 66 and REG announced Nov. 1 that planning is underway for the construction of a large-scale renewable diesel plant adjacent to Phillips 66's Ferndale Refinery in Washington State. The plant will use REG's proprietary BioSynfining technology. READ MORE

November 01, 2018

Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas eclipses 150-member milestone

BY Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas With the addition of eight new members in September and October, the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas now represents more than 150 member companies and organizations. The group started in 2011 with seven members. READ MORE

October 31, 2018

OMB reviews final rule to set 2019 RVOs under the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has delivered its final rule to set 2019 RVOs under the RFS, along with the 2020 RVO for biomass-based diesel, to the White House Office of Management and Budget. OMB review marks a final step before the final rule is published. READ MORE

October 31, 2018

Enviva to supply pellets to power plant being converted in Japan

BY Erin VoegeleOn Oct. 31, Enviva announced that off-take contract agreements with Mitsubishi Corp. are now firm. The announcement follows news released by Mitsubishi the previous day indicating construction is underway on a biomass power plant conversion in Japan. READ MORE

October 31, 2018

UK’s BIG raises equity from investors to fund growth

BY Bioenergy Infrastructure Group Bioenergy Infrastructure Group, an independent power producer specializing in biomass and waste-to-energy, recently announced the completion of a new equity raise from its existing shareholders to fund the next stage in its growth and development. READ MORE

October 31, 2018

Opinion: Small World, Small Industry

BY Anna SimetThe modern wood heat industry in the U.S. is made of an interconnected network of believers, working in cohesion, tirelessly advocating and working to grow the market, one installation at a time. READ MORE

October 30, 2018

FutureMetrics paper shows benefits of coal-to-pellet conversions

BY Erin VoegeleFutureMetrics has published a new white paper that shows why countries, states and provinces that are serious about lowering carbon emissions from the power sector should pursue the use of wood pellets as a replacement for coal. READ MORE

October 30, 2018

Regulatory barriers on agenda for biomass R&D committee meeting

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee will hold an opening meeting in Arlington, Virginia, on Nov. 15-16. The meeting will address regulatory barriers impacting bioenergy growth. READ MORE

October 30, 2018

Stobart reports 72% increase in volume of biomass fuel supplied

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K.-based Stobart Group has released interim financial results for the six months ended Aug. 31, reporting increased revenue and EBITDA for its Stobart Energy division, with a 72 percent increase in the volume of biomass fuel sold. READ MORE

October 30, 2018

CEEM recognizes Kiel for commitment to biomass heating

BY Clean Energy Economy Minnesota Minnesota Rep. Debra Kiel (R-Crookston) was recently presented with the 2018 Clean Energy Legislative Champion Award by Clean Energy Economy Minnesota. She has championed a bill to assist homeowners purchase advanced biomass heating systems. READ MORE

October 30, 2018

Amp Americas opens dairy RNG project in Indiana

BY Amp Americas Renewable Dairy Fuels, a business unit of Amp Americas, recently announced that its second biogas facility producing RNG from dairy waste is now operational and has begun delivering RNG into the NIPSCO natural gas pipeline system. READ MORE

October 30, 2018

Opinion: Smoke and Mirrors

BY John Crouch Our industry overwhelmingly supports the idea of a changeout program authorization, but any sincere effort to implement such a program needs to have a meaningful chance of passage and include industry input during the drafting process. READ MORE

October 30, 2018

Opinion: Another Year of Uncertainty for Biofuels

BY Michael McAdams As we approach the end of 2018, we reflect on a year that was full of surprises for the biofuels industry. READ MORE

October 29, 2018

Covanta releases Q3 results, provides update of EfW projects

BY Erin VoegeleOn Oct. 25, Covanta Holding Corp. released third quarter 2018 financial results, reporting increased revenue and adjusted EBITDA. The company also provided an update of its waste-from-waste operations, including the acquisition of two new plants. READ MORE

October 29, 2018

Smithfield Foods to expand manure-to-energy projects

BY Smithfield Food Inc. Smithfield Food Inc. has announced it is expanding Smithfield Renewables to help reduce GHG emissions. As part of the expansion, the company will implement more manure-to-energy projects and capture biogas for the production of RNG. READ MORE

October 29, 2018

High biomass sorghums can compete in water-stressed circumstances

BY Texas A&M AgriLife Research Bioenergy or high biomass sorghum can be grown in water-stressed situations and still produce good yields, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research study being conducted at Bushland and in Kansas. READ MORE

October 27, 2018

Opinion: Don’t Forget the Neighbors

BY John Ackerly The U.S. EPA residential wood heater regulations that went into effect in 2015 are now creating the classic battle between industry and consumers. READ MORE

October 26, 2018

EPA: 28.84 million cellulosic RINs generated in September

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for September, reporting that 1.58 billion RINs were generated during the month, including 28.84 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

October 26, 2018

EBRD supports 6 MW biogas project in Ukraine

BY European Bank for Reconstruction and Development The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is promoting investments in innovative technology and best practices associated with the use of agricultural waste in Ukraine by providing a loan to support the development of a 6 MW biogas plant. READ MORE

October 26, 2018

Valmet to supply automation solution to biopower plant in Finland

BY Valmet Corp. Valmet will supply an extensive automation solution to Oulun Energia's new biopower plant, currently being built in the Laanila industrial park in Oulu, Finland. The new 215 MW facility is scheduled to begin commercial operations in 2020. READ MORE

October 26, 2018

In Depth: The Only Game In Town

BY Ron KotrbaFroling Energy has made a name for itself through expert installation of hundreds of biomass boiler systems in the Northeast and as the lone supplier of precision dry chips. Now, it is expanding operations and diversifying its technology repertoire. READ MORE

October 26, 2018

Opinion: A Breakthrough Biomass Fuel

BY José-Luis Rivas The ERS Fuel puck has a calorific value as high as Bituminous coal, 70 percent less CO2 emissions than coal, is virtually odorless and smokeless, and is water resistant. READ MORE

October 25, 2018

Comment period on EPA’s ACE rule to close Oct. 31

BY Erin VoegeleThe public comment period on U.S. EPA’s Affordable Clean Energy Program (ACE rule) closes soon. More than 1.4 million comments have already been filed. Those who wish to weigh in on the rulemaking have until Oct. 31 to file comments. READ MORE

October 25, 2018

EC approves extension of biogas support scheme in Luxembourg

BY Erin VoegeleOn Oct. 24, the European Commission announced it has approved, under European Union state aid rules, a €45 million ($51.14 million) extension of a biogas support scheme in Luxembourg that will run for six years, from January 2017 to December 2022. READ MORE

October 25, 2018

Report shows economic benefit of modern wood heating in Maine

BY Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry A new report documents the economic and environmental benefits of heating community, commercial and institutional buildings with modern wood chip and wood pellet technology and fuels produced in Maine. READ MORE

October 25, 2018

In Depth: Expanding Wood Heat in Windham County

BY Anna SimetWith a goal of expanding clean, modern wood heat in the region and drawing from local forest resources and businesses, the Windham Wood Heat Project is looking to help move more projects forward. READ MORE