Wood pellet pricing now part of N.H. energy report

The New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning (OEP) is now the second state-affiliated energy information provider in the Northeastern U.S. to include average residential pricing for wood pellets.
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Enviva inks multi-year wood pellet supply agreement with E.ON

Enviva announced the first shipment of wood pellets from it's Port of Chesapeake facility in December. Now, E.ON has signed a multi-year contract with Enviva to receive 240,000 metric tons of wood pellets annually.
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USDA releases $25 million NOFA for Repowering Assistance Program

The USDA has announced a $25 million Notice of Funding Availability for its Repowering Assistance Program, which is designed to provide a financial incentive for biorefineries to use biomass in place of fossil fuels for heat or power production.
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Auditing agencies now accredited for PFI standards program

The Pellet Fuels Institute's densified biomass fuel standards program may not be fully unveiled for several months, but PFI has completed accreditation of ten auditing agencies and two laboratories.
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Northeast Biomass Heating Expo agenda unveiled

Now in its fourth year, the Northeast Biomass Heating Expo, slated for March 21-23 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., has released its 2012 conference program.
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Manitoba biomass program now offers cash incentives

The Manitoba, Canada, Biomass Energy Support Program (MBESP) has officially been implemented, providing coal users in Manitoba grants up to $400,000 to finance the switch from coal to biomass energy.
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Exploring biomass electricity in the West

Viability of electricity generation from biomass in the Pacific West was the topic of a breakout panel discussion at the Pacific West Biomass Conference & Trade Show in San Francisco, Calif., Jan. 16-18.
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Pinyon-juniper bioenergy potential explored at conference

Thinning of pinyon-juniper woodlands would create healthier stands, as well as provide biomass feedstock for energy production, according to Mike Baughman, executive director of the Lincoln County, Nev., Regional Development Authority.
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Conference panel discusses crucial feedstock factors

Key factors to fuel handling design and implementation include raw material supply and power purchase agreements, according to Desmond Smith, vice president of Bruks Rockwood Inc. and speaker at the Pacific West Biomass Conference & Trade Show.
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Mass. college awarded grant for feasibility study

Through a state grant totaling $120,000, the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has commissioned a feasibility study to determine the benefits of biomass cogeneration on campus.
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Enormous UK biomass power plant nears full commercial operation

The world's largest wood pellet-based biomass power plant was fully commissioned in January, and is now producing electricity.
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Industry Events

International Biomass
Conference & Expo

April 16-19, 2012
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, Colorado

International Fuel Ethanol
Workshop & Expo

June 4-7, 2012
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

International Biorefining
Conference & Trade Show

September 14-16, 2012
Hilton Americas - Houston
Houston, Texas

Algae Biomass Summit

September 24-27, 2012
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
Denver, Colorado



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