Pellet boilers now classified as conventional heating source

Wood pellet boilers are now classified as a conventional, primary heating source, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and consequently will now qualify for Federal Housing Authority Funding.
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Multiple UK schools ponder biomass boilers

By the end of this month, several U.K. primary schools could be in line to receive biomass boilers, possibly with investments from their regional planning entity in West Yorkshire, England.
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Northern Minn. college partners with Swedish research institution

Itasca Community College, located in Northern Minnesota, has partnered with the Forestry Research Institute of Sweden, Skogforsk, to further develop the forest-based bioenergy supply chain in Minnesota.
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New York City issues RFP for waste-to-energy plant

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced a request for proposals to construct a facility that will convert trash into energy and help reach the goal of diverting 75 percent of the city's waste from landfills.
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University of Iowa biomass project receives funding

With a $25,000 grant, The Oakdale Renewable Energy Plant on a University of Iowa satellite campus will locate and procure additional sources of feedstock to supplement the oat hulls and wood waste its boiler already uses.
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Vermont pellet/CHP project awaits pending RPS

Plans for Beaver Wood Energy's 34 MW CHP facility co-located with a pellet plant in Fair Haven, Vt., are still moving along, but construction depends on the state's pending RPS.
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DC Water picks Pepco Energy for CHP plant

The largest advanced waste water treatment facility in the world is installing a CHP facility and has hired Pepco Energy Services to design, build and operate it.
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Minn. biomass power projects receive funding

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has provided financial support to three Minnesota biomass power projects that are among a group of nine recipients narrowed down from 18.
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