Enviva to build second wood pellet facility in NC

The Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. is becoming an integral area for the woody biomass industry worldwide. Enviva LP is capitalizing on the North Carolina's support for biomass to plan a second wood pellet facility, this time in Northampton County.
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BC Hydro to add four new biomass facilities

BC Hydro, British Columbia, Canada's largest electric utility, has selected four biomass projects as part of its self-prescribed clean energy initiative called the Bioenergy Call to Power.
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Technology makes meat processing byproducts suitable for AD

An Alberta, Canada, power plant slated for operation in 2013 will use AD to create 3 megawatts of power for sale to the grid, but will also use a unique technology to denature infectious proteins in its raw meat processing byproduct feedstock.
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BBI International announces Northeast biomass conference tours

BBI International has announced the tour sites for the Northeast Biomass Conference & Trade Show, being held Oct. 11-13 in Pittsburgh, Pa. The tour sites are all engaged in leveraging biomass streams for energy production.
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U.S. DOE releases Billion-Ton Study follow-up report

A follow-up report to the Billion-Ton Study has found consistency with the original in terms of magnitude of resource potential under the same assumptions. But the follow up finds differences in specific feedstock availability.
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Evaluation tool assesses viability of biomass technology in NH

The 'Community Roadmap to Renewable Woody Biomass Energy: A Step-by-Step Decision-Making Tool for New Hampshire Communities' was developed to help communities determine whether woody biomass technology makes sense at a facility or district level.
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Clark County, Wash., appeals city zoning ruling

Washington's Clark County has hit a road bump in its plan to build a biomass district combined-heat-and-power plant in downtown Vancouver. The city has declared that the site zoning prohibits such facilities, but the county is undeterred.
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Oneida biomass plant site not immune to local opposition

Working on a new project site in Green Bay, Wis., Oneida Seven Generations Corp. is still experiencing small local opposition similar to what it encountered at its first proposed site in Ashwaubenon, Wis.
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Taylor Biomass recognized as Greenopia Distinguished Business

Taylor Biomass Energy was not only recognized as environmentally sustainable, but it also satisfied Greenopia's rigorous rating system to receive that distinction.
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U.S. Army creates task force for large-scale renewable projects

Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh announced the establishment of the Energy Initiatives Office Task Force at the GovEnergy Conference in Cincinnati.
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USDA, DOE fund research to spur bioenergy crop production

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack visited a waste-to-energy bioprocessing facility under construction in Florida on Aug. 11 to announce that the USDA and U.S. DOE have awarded 10 grants totaling $12.2 million to spur research into biofuel and bioenergy crops.
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