Comment period open on proposed discretionary changes to BCAP

The USDA has announced its intent to prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement (PEIS) to assess the potential environmental consequences associated with proposed discretionary changes to the Biomass Crop Assistance Program.
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EIA to collect, publish data on densified biomass

The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced plans to conduct regular surveys of U.S. pellet producers. Data gathered through the surveys will be published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
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SAB Biogenic Carbon Emissions Panel schedules 3 teleconferences

The U.S. EPA's Science Advisory Board has announced the SAB Biogenic Carbon Emissions Panel will hold three teleconferences over the next several months to review the EPA's biogenic carbon emissions framework.
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Proposed rule for EPA’s Clean Power Plan undergoes OMB review

On June 1, U.S. EPA's proposed rule for the Clean Power Plan was delivered to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review, marking a final step before the release of a final rule.
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Enviva releases first quarter results, responds to criticism

Enviva Partners LP has released first quarter financial results, reporting the revenues of $114.3 million on a pro forma basis. The company closed its initial public offering (IPO) on May 4.
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FutureMetrics publishes strategy to cofire wood pellets with coal

In light of upcoming federal policy, like the U.S. EPA's Clean Power Plan, William Strauss, founder and president of FutureMetrics, published a paper describing a strategy for a gradual transition to a less carbon-intensive power generation sector.
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REA reports increased bioenergy employment in the U.K.

The U.K.-based Renewable Energy Association recently announced employment in the country’s renewable energy sector grew by 9 percent in 2013-'14, reaching 112,026 workers. Biomass heating was the highest performing renewable energy sector.
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Vermont CEDF releases RFP for wood heat systems

Vermont's Clean Energy Development Fund has released a request for proposals (RFP) to select recipients of grants that will help cover the cost of installing new advanced wood heating systems in public schools and low-income housing developments.
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N.Y. funds biotech accelerator, along with pellet and AD projects

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced funding for the Central New York Biotech Accelerator. Separate initiatives recently announced by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority will support pellet and biogas projects.
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Drax provides update of biomass operations

Drax Group plc has issued a trading update, reporting progress with its U.S. pellet plants and providing an update of the company's biomass conversion projects. The trading update also addresses operational performance and contracted power sales.
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Viridis Merchants announces European supply agreement

Viridis Energy Inc. recently announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Viridis Merchants Inc., has secured a European supply agreement for up to 20,000 metric tons of ENplus certified premium wood pellets per year.
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U.S. wood pellets can help EU meet renewable energy goals

Wood pellets from the southeastern U.S. could assist the EU to meet its 2020 policy goals for increased renewable energy and reduced greenhouse gas emissions without decreasing U.S. forest inventories or diminishing their carbon storage capacity.
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E4tech to lead ETI project focused on biomass processing options

The Energy Technologies Institute has selected E4tech to lead a consortium that will deliver the latest project in its bioenergy program, a techno-economic assessment of biomass pre-processing.
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Bill would help New York community convert to biomass

The New York state Senate recently approved legislation that would help the town of Chester finance the cost of a new wood pellet heating system by extending the length of time it may bond for the project from 10 to 15 years.
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Researchers edit plant DNA using mechanism evolved in bacteria

Researchers at the University of Georgia have used a gene editing tool known as CRISPR/Cas to modify the genome of a tree species for the first time. Their research opens the door to more rapid and reliable gene editing of plants.
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Clemson receives grant to research crops for energy use

A new public-private partnership led by Clemson University and a worldwide biomass and bioenergy producer will research the use of crops that can both open new markets for South Carolina landowners and support the growing demand for renewable energy.
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Kingdom Biofuels unveils new DIY pellet storage bins

Kingdom BioFuel of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, has announced the launch of its DIY Pellet Storage Bin, the first in a line of products to be unveiled throughout this year. The company serves pellet fuel customers in Pennsylvania and Maryland.
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Scottish companies cooperate on bioenergy for industrial market

U.K.-based Cochran Ltd., a supplier of industrial steam and hot-water boiler plants, and Scotland-based Scot Heat & Power Ltd., s supplier of biomass fuel, have signed an agreement to cooperate in the development of industrial biomass projects.
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