Albany Green Energy to develop 50 MW biomass plant in Georgia

Proctor & Gamble Co. and Constellation Energy have announced the development of a 50 MW biomass plant that will provide all of the steam needs for P&G's largest U.S. facility in Albany, Georgia. The plant will also sell electricity to Georgia Power.
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Port improvements underway at site of future Cool Planet facility

Site work is progressing at the site of Cool Plant Energy Systems' proposed biorefinery at the Port of Alexandria in Louisiana. Construction of the biorefinery is expected to kick off later this year, with production commencing in 2016.
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Sen. Wyden issues letter to GSA in support of biomass energy

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., recently issued a letter to Dan Tangherlini, administrator of the General Services Administration, and Thomas Tidwell, chief of the U.S. Forest Service, advocating for the use of biomass energy in federal buildings.
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EU to investigate U.K. support of Lynemouth biomass conversion

On Feb. 19, the European Commission announced it has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether the U.K.'s plans to support the biomass conversion of the coal-fired Lynemouth power plant are in line with European Union state aid rules.
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BTEC, PFI thank Sen. King, Rep. Welch for commitment to BTU Act

The Biomass Thermal Energy Council and Pellet Fuels Institute have thanked Senator Angus King, I-Maine, and Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt. for their commitment to renewable biomass energy and plans to ensure biomass thermal is represented in the tax code.
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Republic Services releases 2014 financial results

Republic Services Inc. has released 2014 fourth quarter and full year earnings, reporting a net income for the quarter of $50.3 million, or 14 cents per diluted share, out of a total year net income of $547.6 million, or $1.53 per diluted share.
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Rentech secures loan, explores alternatives for nitrogen business

Rentech Inc. has announced that GSO Capital Partners LP, the credit investment arm of Blackstone, increased its credit facility for Rentech by up to $63 million. The proceeds are expected to fund the completion of Rentech's Canadian pellet plants.
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Waste Management announces 2014 earnings and 2015 outlook

Waste Management Inc. has released fourth quarter and full year 2014 earnings, reporting $3.44 billion fourth quarter revenues, compared with $3.5 billion for quarter four 2013. Full year revenues were $14 billion, compared to $13.98 billion in 2013.
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NREL 2013 Renewable Energy Data Book includes biopower statistics

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has released its 2013 Renewable Energy Data Book, which features statistics on U.S. and global renewable energy generation, renewable energy development, clean energy investments, and technology-specific data.
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Report highlights growth of EU pellet consumption

The EurObserv'ER has published a new edition of its Solid Biomass Barometer, reporting consumption of solid biomass in the European Union increased to 91.5 million tons of oil equivalent (Mtoe) in 2013, up 2.9 Mtoe from the previous year.
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Regenis, DVO launch AD facility at California ethanol plant

Sustainable energy production has entered a new era in California as a consortium of American companies recently joined together with state energy officials to launch the Calgren Ethanol Biodigester, which utilizes waste from dairy farms.
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Forest Research, E.ON to lead ETI U.K. feedstock project

The Energy Technologies Institute has announced that Forest Research and E.ON will deliver the latest project in its bioenergy program, a study into the characterization of bioenergy feedstocks.
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Gevo: Marine industry consortium releases isobutanol test results

A consortium of organizations from the recreational marine industry have completed more than four years of testing on Gevo Inc.'s renewable isobutanol. Results show isobutanol blends of up to 16.1 percent can be successfully used in marine engines.
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UNB research team receives federal funding for biofuel research

The University of New Brunswick will receive $306,200 over three years to develop new technology to help Canada develop better, cleaner and cheaper renewable fuel and strengthen its leadership in this industry.
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Applied LNG, BP Energy reach biogas agreement

Applied LNG has signed an agreement to purchase biomethane from BP Energy Co. BP Energy will supply Applied LNG with biogas from waste landfill sites. Applied LNG will use the biogas to produce LNG in its liquefaction facility in Topock, Arizona.
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ANSI to be accreditation body for biomass GHG certification

The American National Standards Institute has been selected by International Sustainability and Carbon Certification to be the accreditation body for its certification system for sustainability and greenhouse gas emissions related to biomass.
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Tamar Energy secures financing from the Royal Bank of Scotland

Tamar Energy has secured a landmark GBP 32 million ($49.42 million) non-recourse project finance facility, the first such financing facility in the AD industry. The Royal Bank of Scotland plc is providing the seven-year term facility.
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Seneca Sustainable Energy receives final operating permit

The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency recently issued its final Title V permit to the Seneca Sustainable Energy biomass plant. The granting of this permit confirms that the facility has been operating within its stated pollution limits all along.
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German Pellets acquires Nord Energie

German Pellets GmbH has acquired the pellet business of Germany-based Nord Energie GmbH & Co., effective Feb. 16. Nord Energie has more than five years experience in pellet trade and logistics.
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March 19-22, 2015
Parc Expo
Nantes, France

2015 Small Log Conference

March 24-26, 2015
Coeur d'Alene Resort
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Northeast Biomass Heating Expo 2015

April 16-18, 2015
Cross Insurance Arena
Portland, Maine

International Biomass Conference & Expo

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

Heating the Midwest

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

International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 1-4, 2015
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

October 26-28, 2015
Hilton Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska



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