2015 PFI conference underway in Williamsburg, Virginia

The Pellet Fuel Institute annual conference is being held July 19-21 in Williamsburg, Virginia, hosting 185 attendees, 31 exhibitors and 11 sponsors. This year's conference began with an overview and analysis of the global pellet market.
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World’s largest biomass shipment discharged at Port of Immingham

The world's largest ever single shipment of biomass has been discharged on the quayside at Associated British Ports' Humber International Terminal at the Port of Immingham ready for onward transit to Drax power station.
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Aurora Wood Pellets making headway on proposed plant in Canada

Four years ago, Aurora Wood Pellets Ltd. began the development of a 200,000-metric-ton pellet plant in the Northwest Territories of Canada. With two Forestry Management Agreements in hand, CEO Brad Mapes hopes to purchase the site's land this month.
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Drax: New milestone reached in biomass supply chain

A three-year partnership between Lloyds Register Rail, U.K. manufacturer WH Davis and Drax has reached a significant milestone as Drax takes delivery of its 200th specially designed biomass rail freight wagon.
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U.K. removes tax exemption benefiting renewable electricity

The U.K. government has announced it will remove the Climate Change Levy exemption for renewable electricity generated after Aug. 1. The move is expected to impact Drax and other renewable energy producers in the country.
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DOE seeks nominations for biomass advisory committee

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is soliciting nominations for candidates to fill vacancies on the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee. Nominations are due Aug. 14.
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FutureMetrics rebuts wood pellet myths

In a recent report, FutureMetrics aims to debunk two common myths regarding the use of wood pellets as a substitution for coal: that they release more carbon dioxide during combustion, and that they create a carbon debt that takes decades to repay.
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MGT Power, Macquarie sign agreement on Teesside bioenergy plant

Macquarie Capital and Macquarie's Commodities and Financial Markets group have recently signed an agreement to support MGT Power Limited in the financing of the 299 MWe Teesside Renewable Energy Plant.
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5 Minnesota energy projects selected for NextGen funding

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has selected five renewable energy projects to receive NextGen Energy grants. The grants were specifically targeted at projects using woody biomass to replace propane as a heat source.
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Industry Events

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

October 26-28, 2015
Hilton Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska

2016 International Biomass Conference & Expo

April 11-14, 2016
Charlotte Convention Center
Charlotte, North Carolina

2016 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 20-23, 2016
Wisconsin Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin



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