Farm Bill passes Senate, energy title programs intact

The Senate has finished voting on 73 amendments proposed for the 2012 Farm Bill and passed it on to the House, leaving the Biomass Crop Assistance Program, Rural Energy for America Program and Biorefinery Assistance Program intact.
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Innovation recovers more metals at Covanta waste-to-energy plant

Covanta Energy Inc. has commissioned a new metal recovery system at its 80 MW waste-to-energy plant in Fairfax County, Va., a system that is specially designed to recover very small particles of non-ferrous metal from three-eighths of an inch.
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New Energy Farms develops energy grass capsules

By reverse engineering a seed, energy crop developer New Energy Farms says it has developed a unique system for establishing miscanthus that could potentially reduce farmer establishment costs by 50 percent or more.
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La Coop federee invests in Prairie Bio Energy

Montreal-based La Coop federee has signed an ownership agreement with advanced biomass company Prairie Bio Energy Inc. Under the agreement, LCF assumes 50 percent ownership over the intellectual property held by the PBE Group.
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New website debunks renewable energy myths

The American Council on Renewable Energy has launched a new website designed to address the imbalance in America's debate over clean and renewable energy. The Energy Fact Check website allows visitors to learn the truth about renewable energy.
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Outreach effort proves successful for proposed biomass plant

A community outreach program spearheaded by Weston Solutions, an environmental consulting company, has moved a proposed biomass combined-heat-and-power (CHP) facility one giant step closer to completion in Springfield, Vermont.
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Cooperative works to develop biogas power from zoo poo

Toronto-based nonprofit organization ZooShare Biogas Cooperative Inc. is working to develop a project that would convert zoo manure and other locally-sourced waste biomass materials into renewable electricity and fertilizer.
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N.C. firm to acquire biomass supply

North Carolina Natural Energy Inc. has issued a letter of intent to purchase a 40 percent stake in the Construction Management Institute, an investment that will net North Carolina Natural Energy Inc. $984,000 per year for the next three years.
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