Drax to sell 180 million euro shares to fund biomass conversion

Drax, the U.K.'s largest power station, is planning to raise 180 million euros through a new share placing to support its transformation into a predominantly biomass-fueled power generator, the company announced.
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Russell Biomass terminates project

Russell Biomass, a biomass power project under development in Russell, Mass., has been cancelled.
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Pellet producers group first to start standards program

A new era in the wood pellets industry is about to begin thanks to three pellet fuel producers in the U.S. that will begin a standards program designed to verify quality.
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Profiling Team Romney: US Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's short list of possible energy secretaries includes Tea Party-backed U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, former House energy committee chairman.
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World Bioenergy Association issues small-scale biomass heat facts

As part of a campaign to highlight key developments across the entire bioenergy industry, the World Bioenergy Association has released a fact sheet focused on small-scale biomass heating.
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Poet divulges key technology for Project Liberty

Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels has contracted for a key technology/process component in breaking down cellulose to produced advanced biofuel.
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ABO supports algae biofuels sustainability report

The Algae Biomass Organization has responded to a report on algae-based biofuel sustainability, applauding the report's conclusion that current concerns are not a barrier to industry growth.
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Algae biofuel report covers sustainability, improvement potential

A new report from the National Research Council has found that sustainable, algae-based biofuel production needs to improve.
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Profiling Team Romney: Continental Resources' Harold Hamm

Harold Hamm, a.k.a. "America's Oil Man," is chairman of Romney's energy policy advisory team and likely his first runner-up choice for energy secretary after American Petroleum Institute President Jack Gerard.
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Calif.'s largest biogas-powered fuel cell comes on line

Believed by its developers to be the largest of its kind in California and the world, a 2.8 MW, biogas-powered fuel cell recently came on line at a California wastewater treatment plant.
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REAP grants include money for biomass projects

A total of $16 million in investment for 244 projects received funding from the USDA's Rural Energy for America Program, including several blender pumps and a few biomass-related projects.
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