Rentech to assume development of Port St. Joe biomass project

Rentech Inc. is in the process of acquiring the plans for a proposed $225 million 55-megawatt biomass power plant in Port St. Joe, Fla., from developer Biomass Energy Holdings. The plant will use the Rentech-SilvaGas biomass gasifier.
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California boasts highest RPS but more effort is needed

California now has the highest mandatory RPS in the U.S., but current laws may prevent the state from reaching its true renewable potential. SB X1-2 requires that 33 percent of the state's electricity come from renewable sources by 2020.
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Making green wood work in existing coal plants

One of the challenges of cofiring biomass with coal at existing plants is effectively dealing with high moisture content in wood. Power plants built from scratch can use green wood with no problems, but wood must be dry when used at existing plants.
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CHP use in Canadian forest product mills on the rise

A good first step in taking advantage of Canada's forest sector in relation to the emerging bioeconomy industry is integrating more CHP into existing forest product mills, according to a report released by the Forest Product Association of Canada.
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New website to serve New Hampshire's biomass industry

A newly launched website aims to serve as an informative resource for New Hampshire's biomass power industry and bring attention to relevant issues and challenges that are affecting plants in the state.
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Webinar offers biomass export direction

Biomass feedstock producers and equipment manufacturers who are considering exporting their materials won't want to miss the Biomass Thermal Energy Council's next webinar, Biomass Energy Export-Market Opportunities and Government Programs.
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Biogas development comes with numerous hurdles

A tricky and seemingly biased policy environment for biogas use in the U.S. makes projects that are not generating electricity directly on-site difficult to finance and therefore develop.
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BTEC launches industry podcast series

The BTEC has launched a podcast series that will engage global industry representatives to provide insight on specific biomass energy issues, including current developments, major challenges, sustainability issues and federal policy.
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myMACT.com simplifies MACT compliance

Instead of wading through pages of complex criteria and compliance requirements, facilities affected by the U.S. EPA's MACT rules can use a free online applicability tool that outlines compliance requirements for specific boilers and facilities.
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