German Pellets plans second giant wood pellet plant in U.S.

Just as it is readying to opening a 500,000-metric ton wood pellet production facility in Woodville, Texas, German Pellets announced that it plans to build an additional 1 million-metric ton plant in Louisiana.
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Graham Construction to design, build UK pellet handling facility

Graham Construction has been appointed to undertake the design and construction of a major new facility for importing, storing, and onward transfer of renewable fuels (wood pellets) at Associated British Ports' Port of Immingham.
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Woody biomass energy database upgrade, expanded

The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities has updated its one-of-a-kind database of industrial and selected community-scale users of wood-to-energy facilities across North America.
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Report addresses Midwest biomass thermal potential

FutureMetrics recently prepared a working report for the Heating the Midwest with Renewable Biomass steering committee. The report outlines a vision to achieve 10 percent biomass-derived renewable thermal energy in the Midwest by 2025.
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ClearSign, Grandeg to cooperate on pellet boilers

ClearSign Combustion Corp. and Grandeg have announced their intention to enter into a development agreement for the integration of ClearSign's proprietary ECC technology into Grandeg's line of commercial wood pellet boilers.
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Bill aims to open MLP business structure to renewable energy

Legislation recently introduced in the U.S. Senate aims to level the energy playing field between fossil and renewable energy projects by allowing investors in renewable energy projects access the corporate structure of master limited partnerships.
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Drax releases biomass financing update

Drax Group plc recently announced that it has agreed to a GBP 75 million ($114.83 million) amortizing loan facility maturing in June 2018 with Friends Life, underpinned by a guarantee from HM Treasury.
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ASABE: New ISO projects reflect growth in solid biofuel industry

Work on international standards for solid biofuels continues to expand, with new projects for thermally treated solid biofuels and safe handling of pelletized biofuels the latest to be introduced at the International Organization for Standardization.
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Nippon Paper Industries develops torrefied pellets

Nippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd. has developed new biomass solid fuel using torrefaction technology under the project of the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization adopted for fiscal 2011.
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Ala. DNR division to seek bids for 25-year timber-sale contract

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry has announced a decision to proceed with a 25-year timber sale on state land near Tok, an region approximately 200 miles south-east of Fairbanks.
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USDA proposes to simplify REAP application process

The USDA has proposed a series of changes to make it easier for agricultural producers and rural small businesses to apply for renewable energy and energy efficiency funding.
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Wood fiber study will support new private sector investment

Minnesota Power and its regional economic development partners have commissioned a study of northeastern Minnesota's and northwestern Wisconsin's available forest resources.
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