Study points out inherent flaws in Manomet woody biomass study

A new study contradicting the findings of the well-known 2010 Massachusetts biomass study by the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences points out inherent flaws and incorrect assumptions in the Manomet authors' methodology.
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RWE opens world's largest wood pellet plant

European power utility RWE Innogy has officially opened its 750,000 metric ton-per-year wood pellet manufacturing plant on a 740-acre site near Waycross, Ga., following a ribbon-cutting ceremony held late last week.
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Waste Management invests in Agnion's gasifier

Texas-based Waste Management Inc. has made a strategic investment in Delaware-based Agnion Energy Inc. to advance Agnion's allothermal gasification technology. The technology uses a Heatpipe Reformer design to convert mostly MSW into syngas.
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EPA announces next step for boiler and incinerator standards

The EPA is seeking additional public feedback and gathering more information on the final standards for boilers and certain incinerators that were issued in February. As part of the process, EPA will issue a stay postponing the effective date.
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D.C. Water launches biomass AD, CHP project

The District of Columbia Water & Sewer Authority has launched two projects at its Blue Plains Wastewater Treatment Plant that will generate heat and power from biosolids and reduce the amount of nitrogen in the anaerobic digester effluent.
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Maryland governor to sign bill making MSW renewable source

Maryland's Gov. Martin O'Malley said he intends to sign into law Senate Bill 690, allowing municipal solid waste to classify as a Tier I renewable in the state and therefore receive renewable energy credits under its renewable portfolio standard.
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Webinar will discuss sustainable forest management and land use

Sustainable forest management goes hand in hand with responsible biomass energy production and is in fact one of the main concerns voiced by biomass opponents. To address the issue, the BCC is holding a webinar on May 24.
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Task force will address beetle-kill wood management in Colorado

While the Forest Health Act of 2011 still awaits Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper's signature, the wheels are already turning on the act's goal of removing and using 4 million acres of beetle-kill wood from the state's forests.
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BTEC to hold biomass CHP, district energy webinar

The Biomass Thermal Energy Council will hold a free webinar on May 25, featuring three panelists who will share first-hand experiences implementing biomass-fueled combined heat and power (CHP) and district energy systems.
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Camco to launch largest dairy biogas project in North America

London-based Camco International Ltd. announced it has officially launched what it believes will be the largest dairy biogas project in North America. The 4.5-megawatt project will involve the installation of several anaerobic digesters in Idaho.
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