Pellet CEOs speak candidly about opportunities, growing pains

Bullish industry optimism was punctuated by hints of an industry confronting its inevitable growing pains during the final panel of the U.S. Industrial Pellet Association's 3rd Annual Exporting Pellets Conference, held Oct. 27-29 in Miami.
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Markey introduces renewable energy legislation

Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., has introduced legislation that aims to create a national renewable energy standard that would require utilities obtain at least 25 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2025.
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USIPA Exporting Pellet Conference kicks off in Florida

The 3rd Annual U.S. Industrial Pellet Association Exporting Pellets Conference opened Oct. 28 in Miami with a blend of optimism and measured pragmatism. The morning session featured a European utility roundtable discussion.
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Panel discusses wood biomass sustainability, coming regulations

Nigel Burdett of Drax Power kicked off a panel discussion at the U.S. Industrial Pellet Association's 3rd annual Exporting Pellets Conference by commenting on the role of sustainability in the transition from coal to wood pellets.
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CARB files response to LCFS rehearing petition

The California Air Resources Board has filed its response to a petition filed in the 9th circuit court to request a rehearing en banc with regard to a prior court ruling the state's low carbon fuel standard does not violate interstate commerce laws.
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Leaked RFS proposal discussed in letter to White House

The Biotechnology Industry Organization and the Advanced Ethanol Council issued a letter to the White House on Oct. 29, expressing concerns over a draft proposal for the 2014 renewable fuel standard (RFS) that was leaked earlier this month.
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WE Energies Wisconsin biomass plant nearly complete

WE Energies' 50-megawatt biomass cogeneration plant in Rothschild, Wis., is nearly complete. The plant has been in development for the last four years and is located at the site of Domtar's century-old paper mill, which it will supply steam to.
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Cellulosic biofuel, cellulosic diesel RINs generated in September

The U.S. EPA has published new renewable fuel standard (RFS) compliance data, showing that both D3 cellulosic biofuel and D7 cellulosic diesel renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated in September.
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Europeans tour Southeast forests, discuss pellet supply chains

Meeting the sustainability requirements of the growing market for pellet exports to Europe was the focus of a workshop held in Savannah, Ga., Oct. 23-24. It was organized by the Pinchot Institute for Conservation and the International Energy Agency.
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EBRD supports biomass power, thermal projects

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development announced in October that it will support the development of two biomass projects; a renewable power plant in Ukraine and a district heating project in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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UK invests in renewable heating engineer skillsets, social homes

In order to prepare for the upcoming launch of its domestic Renewable Heat Incentive program, the U.K. has made available GBP 500,000 ($800,000) to help expand and maintain expertise amongst the country's renewable heating engineers.
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Vermont, Upper Austria partner to promote biomass heating

The leaders of the state of Vermont and the state of Upper Austria have signed an agreement to collaborate on the promotion of biomass heating. The agreement was announced at the annual Renewable Energy Vermont conference in Burlington, Vt.
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Stobart reports revenue growth for biomass division

The Stobart Group Ltd. has released interim financial results for the six months ended Aug. 31. The company reported biomass tonnages increased to 354,000 for the period, up 52 percent from 232,000 tons in the comparable six months of 2012.
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Wisconsin biogas CHP plant fires up

After a year of development, the Forest Country Potawatomi Community's combined-heat-and-power biogas plant in Milwaukee's Menomonee Valley has come on line, with an official grand opening held on Oct. 28.
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Congressional caucus formed to support algae industry

Reps. Scott Peters, D-Calif., and Matt Salmon, R-Ariz., recently launched the Congressional Algae Caucus in an effort to provide a forum for members of Congress and their staffs to learn about and interact with the emerging algae industry.
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Biogas, solar power N.J. wastewater treatment plant

The Ridgewood Wastewater Treatment Plant in northern New Jersey recently brought an anaerobic digestion plant online. The facility is using a combination of biogas and solar energy technologies to produce 100 percent of its power requirements.
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Iberdrola Ingenieria win contracts to build 2 Canadian plants

Iberdrola Ingenieria was awarded in Canada contracts valued at $326.16 million for the construction of Fort St. James and Merritt biomass power plants, with a combined capacity of 80 megawatts (MW). Both facilities are located in British Columbia.
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