First shipment of pellets leaves Va. port terminal

The Port of Chesapeake in Virginia has officially entered the biomass shipping business. On Dec. 31, Enviva LP sent 28,000 metric tons of wood pellets to one of Enviva's European utility customers aboard the MV Daishin Maru.
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Progress for proposed co-located CHP and pellet plants

Plans for a 34 MW combined-heat-and-power (CHP) facility that will be co-located with a pellet plant are moving along in Fair Haven, Vt., despite continued development suspension of an identical plant in a nearby town.
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Webinar on market trends shows growing pellet markets

BTEC's final webinar in a 14-part series showed varying wood bioenergy market predictions, but all speakers pointed to growing pellet markets.
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Massachusetts museum installing biomass boiler

The retrofit of a retired coal ash silo has helped the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) finally become a wood pellet boiler user.
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Bioenergy Review: UK can't meet carbon goals without biomass

The U.K. Committee on Climate Change has released its Bioenergy Review, which finds that without bioenergy the country is not likely to meet its long-term emissions goals.
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Home heating efficiency bill introduced in US Senate

If a recently introduced piece of energy efficiency legislation sent to Congress by three Senators passes, U.S. homeowners may soon see reduced energy bills.
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Maine biomass plant will house novel torrefaction technology

Thermogen Industries, a technology developer and manufacturer operated by New Hampshire-based investment firm Cate Street Capital Inc., is bringing a microwave-based woody biomass torrefaction technology to Maine.
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Oregon school using biomass to educate, save money, create jobs

Days Creek School in Douglas County, Ore., sped through a typically months-long process in roughly a week, becoming a biomass user capable of reaping the benefits the county's forest economy can offer.
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Maine fuel report now includes wood pellets and cord wood

For the first time, wood pellets and cord wood have been included in the weekly heating fuel survey produced by the Office of Energy Independence and Security for the State of Maine.
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