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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Wood pellet industry expands in Georgia

Fram Renewable Fuels, a wood pellet producer in the U.S., has entered into an agreement with Telfair Forest Products to build a wood pellet manufacturing facility at TFP's Lumber City, Ga., location.
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Maine DEP accepts EU emission standards for pellet boilers

Maine Energy Systems, in Bethel, Maine, is preparing for a spike in pellet boiler sales, as the Maine Department of Environmental Protection is the first state in the nation to accept EU emissions testing as comparable to U.S. federal standards.
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North American wood pellet capacity set to increase

The North American Wood Fiber Review reports that in coming years, it is likely that demand for pellets will increase not only in Europe, but also in Asia and North America, which will generate new opportunities for pellet producers.
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LST Energy designs technology for burning hay pellets

LST Energy has patented a solution to the practical difficulties of burning hay for heat. The company has developed a pellet-burning furnace that eliminates the clinkers found in previously marketed biomass burners when hay is used as a fuel.
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ALSC explains accreditation for pellet standards compliance

Though final handshakes and signatures have yet to be made, Pellet Fuels Institute has announced it intends to select the American Lumber Standard Committee as the accreditation body for the third-party pellet quality standard verification program.
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Maine's Jackson Laboratory installs biomass energy plant

The Jackson Laboratory, a genetics research facility in Bar Harbor, Maine, installed a new 4,000-square-foot biomass energy center that utilizes European technology to create power from wood powder.
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Lawsuit challenges EPA's Tailoring Rule biomass deferment

A lawsuit filed recently by a number of conservation groups challenges the U.S. EPA's three-year deferral of biogenic emissions under the Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule. The agency has said it will use that time to further study the issue.
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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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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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Symposium outlines details of pellet mill quality management

During an in-depth standards symposium at the PFI Annual Conference, Chris Wiberg of Twin Ports Testing and co-chair of the PFI Standards Committee, walked pellet manufacturers through the development of a quality assurance/quality control program.
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England aluminum complex ponders switch to biomass power

Faced with increasing pressure to reduce emissions, the Rio Tinto Alcan Lynemouth Aluminum Smelter, located in Northeast England's village of Lynemouth, is considering a switch from coal power to biomass at its on-site 420-megawatt power station.
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