Nebraska Public Power District evaluating biomass

The Nebraska Public Power District is taking a close look at the possibility of cofiring woody biomass with coal at its 229-megawatt Sheldon Station power plant near Hallam, Neb., using dead or dying trees that pose forest fire risks.
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Southeast Virginia could host two new pellet mills

Wood Fuel Developers, an affiliate of Industrial TurnAround Corp. (ITAC), an engineering, design and construction management service, is developing two wood pellet facilities in southeast Virginia, having received multiple grants for both proposals.
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Webinar addresses boiler MACT compliance for process heaters

Following the release of the U.S. EPA's final Maximum Achievable Control Technology rules in February, a number of webinars and other helpful tools have been launched to help the industry including a free webinar by trade publication Process Heating.
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Highmark Renewables receives 'Integrated bioRefinery' patent

Highmark Renewables, based in western Canada, has received its sixth patent, this one for its trademarked Integrated bioRefinery, linking anaerobic digestion with ethanol, biodiesel or other options.
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DOE's Biomass Program to hold biennial Peer Review webinars

In the coming weeks, the U.S. DOE's Biomass Program will host meetings that will provide industry stakeholders the opportunity to learn more about federally funded research, development and deployment activities focused on bioenergy technologies.
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Washington county considers district biomass energy

Washington's Clark County is exploring the possibility of district biomass heat and power in downtown Vancouver and is looking to develop a public-private partnership, where a private corporation would own, operate and maintain the facility.
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EPA extends GHG reporting deadline

The U.S. EPA has extended its March 31 deadline for reporting 2010 emissions data under its Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule to Sept. 30. The extension will allow more time for the agency to further test the system.
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SUNY-ESF offering biomass internships

The State University of New York's College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) announced it will offer summer biomass internships to students interested in learning about biomass and local companies working within the industry.
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Innovative Energy taking its gasification technology commercial

Innovative Energy is fulfilling its mission to provide eco-friendly, economic ways to generate electricity by developing and commercializing a distributed power generation system. The company's gasifier can convert any carbon-based fuel into power.
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RISI and PFI to develop pellet manufacturing survey

RISI and PFI are collaborating on a monthly North American pellet survey of prices, production, fiber sourcing, inventories and end-use markets. RISI will collect and aggregate the information and the findings will be made available to PFI members.
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ReEnergy to acquire another biomass plant

Waste fuel/biomass energy company ReEnergy Holdings has announced its second proposed biomass power plant acquisition this month, entering into an agreement with Central Hudson Enterprises Corp. for its Lyonsdale Biomass Facility in Lyon Falls, N.Y.
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Building on Britain's MSW to energy process

As the number of landfills continues to dwindle, Green Power Technologies Inc. believes North America could learn a lesson from the British, who widely use organic portions of municipal solid waste in biomass energy processes.
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