WPAC 2014 opens with Fibreco tour

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada 2014 conference opened with a tour of North Vancouver's Fibreco pellet terminal.
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U.K. DECC annual energy statement addresses bioenergy

U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey recently delivered his annual energy statement to Parliament. Bioenergy investments were among those discussed in the statement and addressed in a complimentary report.
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Viridis Energy reports revenue growth in Q3 earnings results

Viridis Energy Inc. reported another quarter of progressive revenue growth, according to Christopher Robertson, CEO of Viridis. Revenue for the quarter ended Sept. 30 was $7.6 million, an increase of $4.6 million from the same period of last year.
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Rentech reports pellet plants' progress, earnings

Rentech Inc. is seeing robust activity in its fiber business, particularly in Canada, CEO Hunt Ramsbottom reported in a Nov. 6 quarterly earnings conference call. The company's Atikokan and Wawa, Ontario, pellet plants are nearly complete.
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Drax mulls fourth unit conversion, evaluates U.S. East Coast

Drax has released management statements consistent with its interim report from July 1 to Nov. 3, which includes details on the company's continued conversion of its U.K.-based power station and potential expansion of operations in the U.S.
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Montana DNRC awards Bridger Bowl a $20,000 grant for boiler

The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation has announced the distribution of $110,000 in grants to three wood energy projects. Troy Public Schools, Bridger Bowl Ski Area and SmartLam Technologies Group were the recipients.
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Rentech closes on sale of alternative energy technologies

On Nov. 4, Rentech Inc. announced it has closed on the sale of its alternative energy technologies to Sunshine Kaidi New Energy Group Co. Ltd. for a total of $15.3 million. The transaction was first announced in March.
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Forest Service opens $5 million funding opportunity

The U.S. Forest Service has published a notice in the Federal Register seeking proposals for projects that substantially expand and accelerate wood energy and wood products markets throughout the U.S. to support forest management needs.
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New Bedford Waste to manufacture fuel briquette from recyclables

New Bedford Waste Services LLC, a sister company of ABC Disposal Service Inc., is building a commodity, municipal solid waste (MSW) recycling and Eco-Tac briquette manufacturing facility in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
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German Pellets, ZG Raiffeisen Energie form joint venture

The pellet producer German Pellets GmbH and ZG Raiffeisen Energie GmbH, a Baden, Germany-based trading and service company organized as a cooperative, have founded a joint venture for the sale of wood pellets.
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Community energy partnership qualified by OPA to submit proposals

GIME Energya team made up of Envida Community Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Guelph Municipal Holdings Inc., and a number of equity partners, has been qualified by the Ontario Power Authority to submit proposals for renewable energy biomass projects.
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Pellet exports from U.S. South continue to grow

Pellet shipments from the U.S. and Canada to Europe have gone in opposite directions in 2014, with the shipments from the U.S. South increasing and Canadian volumes declining, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review.
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