Highland Pellets to build 500,000 ton-per-year plant in Arkansas

Highland Pellets LLC has announced plans to build a 500,000 metric-ton-per-year pellet plant Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Construction is expected to begin in October with pellet production beginning in March 2016.
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Northern Energy Solutions studies feasibility of pellet plant

Northern Energy Solutions Ltd. is investing in an estimated $300,000 to $400,000, eight-month feasibility study to confirm details needed for the construction of a proposed 200,000 ton-per-year pellet plant in the Miramichi, New Brunswick, region.
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DOE seeks input on landscape design for feedstock production

The U.S. Department of Energy is asking for input on landscape design approaches that sustainably integrate cellulosic feedstock production into existing agricultural and forestry systems. Comments are due Sept. 2.
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UK nondomestic RHI reaches 1 GW wood heat, $1.26 billion invested

The U.K. Renewable Energy Association and Wood Heat Association are reporting a milestone has been reached under the country's nondomestic Renewable Heating Incentive.
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Viridis sees solid Q2 with ramped production, expanding markets

Despite external obstacles that impacted Q1, Viridis Energy reported a progressive Q2 during financial earnings call.
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IEA releases mid-term forecast for biofuels, renewable energy

The International Energy Agency has released its third annual Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report, which includes forecasts for global biofuel and renewable energy growth. For the first time, the report also includes an investment outlook.
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Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research wins NSF grant

A grant from the National Science Foundation will allow University of Louisville's Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research to expand. The $20 million award is being made for the "Powering the Kentucky Bioeconomy for a Sustainable Future" project.
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FutureMetrics compares costs and benefits of advanced pellets

FutureMetrics LLC recently published a white paper that compares the costs and benefits of torrefied pellets and steam exploded pellets with traditional white pellets.
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Genera Energy provides insight in choosing a biomass solution

Genera Energy recently released a new infographic featuring a visual overview of biomass feedstock and guidelines for choosing the best solution for every biomass project. The four-page infographic highlights key supply chain elements.
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Kleangas announces agreement to acquire Wisconsin pellet plant

Kleangas Energy Technologies Inc. recently announced a definitive stock purchase agreement to acquire a company in Wisconsin that owns a 15,000 metric ton pellet production facility and a landfill gas-to-energy plant with 2.4 MW of capacity.
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