Court sides with Drax in challenge to DECC subsidy decision

On July 14, Drax Group plc announced the U.K.'s High Court has declared that the company's second unit biomass conversion was indeed eligible for an investment contract under the Final Investment Decision Enabling mechanism.
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TimberWest considers pellet facility on Vancouver Island, BC

TimberWest Forest Corp. is considering a $60 million pellet plant at Duke Point in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Planning is in preliminary stages, however, with several steps to go before the project gets final approval.
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Protocol Biomass' Ontario pellet mill gets green light

Protocol Biomass Corp.'s proposed pellet mill for Prescott, Ontario, is nearing the final planning stages. With fiber supply, offtake and financing in place, project engineers are finalizing equipment and contractor arrangements.
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Viridis Energy enters strategic partnership with pellet handler

An already valued relationship is brought to the next level with a strategic partnership between Viridis Energy's pellet manufacturing subsidiary, Scotia Atlantic Biomass Company Ltd., and Halifax Grain Elevator Ltd.
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ITA accepting nominations for export advisory committee

The International Trade Administration recently published a notice in the Federal Register announcing it is reestablishing the renewable energy and energy efficiency advisory committee and accepting nominations for its membership.
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EU announces bioenergy funding under 2 major initiatives

The European Union has announced funding under two major initiatives that will benefit bioenergy projects, including EUR 1 billion in NER 300 funding and a new public-private partnership that aims inject EUR 3.7 billion into the biobased economy.
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DOE loan guarantee program targets biofuels, waste-to-energy

The U.S. Department of Energy has officially opened a loan guarantee solicitation, making up to $4 million available for innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency projects located in the U.S. that avoid, reduce or sequester greenhouse gases.
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NC funds 6 cellulosic biofuel, bioenergy research projects

North Carolina recently awarded six projects a total of $500,000 through the state's Bioenergy Research Initiative, which is a program of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
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PFI announces final agenda for annual conference

The Pellet Fuels Institute has announced its final agenda for this year's annual conference, where the industry gathers to address issues it faces and chart the course ahead. The conference will be held July 27-29 in Orlando, Florida.
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BY Tim Portz

Industry Events

2014 Pellet Fuels Institute Annual Conference

July 27-29, 2014
Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate
Orlando, Florida

WEBINAR: Advancing Biomass as a Drop-in Coal Replacement

July 31-31, 2014
Biomass Magazine's Webinar Series
Thursday, July 31, 2:00 PM CDT

WASTECON®

August 26-28, 2014
Gaylord Texan
Dallas, Texas

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

October 13-14, 2014
Hyatt Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota

International Biomass Conference & Expo

April 20-22, 2015
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota



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