EPA releases updated biogenic emissions framework

The U.S. EPA has released a revised framework for assessing biogenic CO2 emissions from stationary sources, along with a memo that provides regulatory guidance on how the framework will impact the Clean Power Plan and certain permitting requirements.
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Biomass industry triumphs in EPA's biogenic emissions framework

The U.S. EPA has never before made such a clear and emphatic endorsement of biomass, commented Biomass Power Association President Bob Cleaves on release of the agency's updated biogenic emissions framework.
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Drax commissions study on relative cost of biomass, offshore wind

Drax Power Ltd. recently commissioned a study from Frontier Economics that addresses the relative system cost of biomass and offshore wind in the U.K. The study determined the relative cost of offshore wind is significantly higher than biomass.
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Fairbanks air quality plan released for public review

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is releasing for public review and comment a draft "State Implementation Plan" that the community and state will take to address air pollution in the Fairbanks North Star Borough.
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San Joaquin Valley incentive program gets additional $2 million

The California San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District will provide an additional $2 million in funding to its Burn Cleaner Incentive Program to support the installation of natural gas or certified wood or pellet burning units.
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DOE: Report assesses value of cofiring biomass with coal

A joint Idaho National Laboratory and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory report presents results of an evaluation funded by the Bioenergy Technologies Office that examines the effects of substituting up to 20 percent renewable biomass for coal.
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Helsingin Energia, Vapo agree on pellet deliveries in Finland

Helsingin Energia and Vapo have agreed on wood pellet deliveries to the Salmisaari and Hanasaari combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plants. The delivery amounts are significant on the Finnish scale. Pellets are used for replacing imported coal.
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House passes bill that would impact EPA rulemaking

On Nov. 19, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that aims to prohibit the U.S. EPA from proposing regulations based on science that is not transparent or not reproducible by a vote of 237 to 190.
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RSB partners with Elements Traceability Software

The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials and Elements Software Ltd. are working together to help RSB members track their biofuel feedstocks. Elements is a web based traceability platform that will help with Renewable Energy Directive compliance.
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March 19-22, 2015
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April 20-22, 2015
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Century Link Center Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska



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