Energy and Commerce Committee approves EPA Regulatory Relief Act

The EPA Regulatory Relief Act, legislation that would allow the U.S. EPA to improve its flawed Maximum Achievable Control Technology rules, has been approved by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
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Billion-Ton Update results presented in DOE webinar

The U.S. DOE held a webinar, "The U.S. Billion-Ton Update," on Sept. 22, which provided in-depth analysis of the study processes, results and differences from the 2005 Billion-Ton Study.
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NC municipality plans to refurbish idled WtE facility

Despite prior financial difficulties, political controversy and being idle since spring 2011, plans are in the works to refurbish and operate the New Hanover County Waste to Energy Conversion Facility in Wilmington, N.C.
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Baltics export pellet prices now reported in weekly newsletter

Sparked by demand from the market, Argus Media has expanded its pellet pricing coverage to include the Baltics, long considered a key supply hub of Europe's growing pellet demand.
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Webinar spells out 1603 Treasury Program

A Sept. 29 webinar by the American Biogas Council will delve into the 1603 Treasury Program, explaining its terminology, standards and qualifications. The deadline for the grant in lieu of tax credit program is Dec. 31.
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BTEC webinar to compare ag and wood biomass feedstocks

Wood is prominent in the thermal biomass market, however, agricultural residues present another feedstock source for the industry. A thorough review of the feedstocks will be covered by a BTEC-produced webinar to be held on Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. ET.
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Green Bay biopower plant receives air and waste permits

The 5-megawatt biomass power station proposed for Green Bay, Wis., has received its air and waste permits from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and is ready to move forward with construction.
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Appeal of Montana biomass gasifier's air permit rejected

The Missoula City-County Health Department has denied an appeal from biomass opponents of the University of Montana's biomass gasifier, but more appeals are still possible and in fact expected.
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Potential exists for biomass exports via Lake Erie ports

Through the efforts of the Economic Development Corporation of Erie County, worldwide exports of biomass through the Great Lakes could become a reality for northwest Pennsylvania.
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Hedrick named PFI's new executive director

Having served for a few months as the Pellet Fuels Institute's acting executive director, Jennifer Hedrick has now been appointed as the organization's executive director.
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