NEPCon earns first Sustainable Biomass Partnership approval

NEPCon, a Danish non-profit offering forest certification services, becomes the first certification body to earn full approval from the Sustainable Biomass Partnership to complete SBP audits for producers of woody biomass inputs.
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Joint venture to commercialize biomass processing technology

Active Energy Group plc and Biomass for Energy have announced a joint venture with Utah-based Biomass Energy Enhancements LLC to commercialize a pretreatment technology that BEE says enables biomass to be utilized as a direct replacement for coal.
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Eggborough Power Station to close, biomass not an option

A 2,000-MW, coal-fired power plant in North Yorkshire, England, announced it will stop producing power at the end of March and close, rather than converting to biomass as once proposed.
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DOE offers $6 million for Native American energy projects

This month, the U.S. Department of Energy issued a report showing threats to tribal energy infrastructure are expected to increase, and also announced a $6 million grant opportunity to establish clean energy projects on tribal lands.
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Vermont law school releases report on sustainable biomass use

The Institute of Energy and Environment at Vermont Law School recently released a report covering sustainable ways to increase the use of woody biomass for electricity generation while protecting Vermont’s forests.
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FutureMetrics releases dashboard on pellet demand for cofiring

On Sept. 7, FutureMetrics provided a new dashboard analyzing and calculating industrial wood pellet demand for U.S. power plants under various cofiring scenarios.
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Finnish technology launched into U.K. forestry, energy markets

Finnish MHG Systems’ mobile and internet cloud service was launched last week, offering forest owners a tool to take control of their forest resource management.
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