Drax plans another Mississippi pellet plant

A unit Drax Group that is currently constructing a 450,000-ton wood pellet production facility near Gloster, Miss., is planning to build an additional facility roughly 40 miles away in Magnolia, Miss., according to documents filed with the state.
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USDA to offer BCAP funding

The USDA has announced support for agriculture producers and energy facilities working to turn renewable biomass materials into clean energy. The support comes through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program, which was reauthorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.
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Segetis plans commercial-scale renewable chemical plant in Minn.

Segetis Inc. is preparing to break ground on a commercial-scale facility at the Laskin Energy Park in Hoyt Lakes, Minn. In late April, Minnesota's Iron Range Resource and Rehabilitation Board approved $21.1 million in funding to support the project.
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Sweden, Minnesota seminar highlights bioenergy

Sweden and Minnesota are moving full speed ahead on a partnership that is serving to address complex and challenging issues concerning sustainable energy and transportation. A May 19 seminar brought stakeholders together to discuss the initiative.
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Webinar focuses on air emissions from pelletizing wood

Tackling emissions at pellet plants was the topic of the latest offering in Biomass Magazine's webinar series. Dryers produce the most emissions, but producers must consider VOC development from hammermills and post-dryer operations as well.
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Roadmap shows how to improve lignocellulosic biofuel production

When making cellulosic ethanol from plants, one problem is what to do with a woody agricultural waste product called lignin. The old adage in the pulp industry has been that one can make anything from lignin except money.
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Minn. funds 5 biofuel and bioenergy projects, thermal RFP soon

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has named five in-state bioenergy projects as recipients of NextGen Energy grants. The projects include those in the biofuel, bioenergy and biochemical sectors.
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Strauss: Pellets to be solution for inevitable US carbon policy

The U.S. is likely to follow the E.U.'s lead in increasing use of renewables for power generation to lower carbon footprint. Sustainably managed wood pellets are solution to reliable baseload generation.
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BPA, BIO comment on EPA's treatment of biogenic emissions in rule

The Biomass Power Association and Biotechnology Industry Organization are among the more than 1.24 million groups and individuals that provided public comments on a proposed U.S. EPA rule that would regulated carbon emissions at certain power plants.
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EIA: U.S. wood pellets doubled in 2013 due to European demand

Wood pellet exports from the United States nearly doubled last year, from 1.6 million short tons (approximately 22 trillion Btu) in 2012 to 3.2 million short tons in 2013. More than 98 percent of these exports were delivered to Europe.
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Arisdyne adds mobile lab, announces Valero licensing agreement

Arisdyne Systems Inc. has added a mobile validation laboratory to its toolkit as it continues to introduce its Controlled Flow Cavitation system to the industry. The technology has applications in several sectors, including biofuels and biogas.
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FERC: US added 20 MW of biomass capacity in April

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has published its Energy Infrastructure Update for April, reporting that five new biomass units with a combined capacity of 10 MW came online last month.
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CREW requests investigation into industry influence on RFS

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has requested U.S. EPA Inspector General Arthur Elkins investigate whether the Carlyle Group and Delta Airlines improperly influenced the EPA's proposed renewable fuel standards (RFS).
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Sen. King pushes Biomass Thermal Utilization Act

Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, renewed his push to promote the economic and environmental benefits of biomass thermal energy on May 15 by filing the Biomass Thermal Utilization Act of 2013 as an amendment to legislation pending before the Senate.
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Active Energy Group unveils biomass fuel granule technology

AEG Pelleting Ltd., a subsidiary of Active Energy Group plc, is unveiling a revolutionary biomass fuel granulating solution that converts industrial and agricultural byproducts into biomass granules for use in boilers and power plants.
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Draft appropriations bill aims to cut funding for BCAP, REAP

The House Appropriations Committee has released its fiscal year 2015 agricultural appropriations bill, which aims to reduce funding levels for several Farm Bill Energy Title programs. A subcommittee markup session on the legislation was held May 20.
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Biobased chemicals get boost from shale gas boom

Long used as starting materials for shampoos and detergents, biobased chemicals now attracting interest as drop-in replacements for petroleum-based commodity chemicals
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BioNitrogen holds ribbon cutting ceremony at Florida plant site

BioNitrogen Holdings Corp. recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the site of its initial plant in Hendry County, Fla. The facility will utilize the company's patented technology to convert biomass into urea fertilizer.
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RusForest releases 2013 results, provides update of Russian plant

RusForest AB, a Swedish forestry company with operations in Russia, recently announced the results of its 2013 annual report. The company began operations of a 100,000 ton-per-year pellet mill in Arkhangelsk, Russia, earlier this year.
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GIB, Foresight support anaerobic digestion facility in London

The U.K. Green Investment Bank recently announced a GBP 7.5 million ($12.63 million) commitment in a new GBP 15 million anaerobic digestion and green waste composting plant in Enfield, just outside London.
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Airbus, KLM complete 10 hours flight on biobased jet fuel

An Airbus A330-200 of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has commenced the longest commercial flight with sustainable jet fuels ever performed by an Airbus aircraft. The aircraft took off with a 20 percent blend of sustainable fuel made of used cooking oil.
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