Global pellet market forecasts optimistic at WPAC 2015

The third annual Wood Pellet Association of Canada conference held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Nov. 3-5, opened with a discussion on shifting markets in the global pellet industry.
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Roeslein halfway done with first phase of massive AD project

Construction of phase one of Roeslein Alternative Energy’s $80 million anaerobic digestion project is about halfway complete and on schedule to be operational by the middle of next year, the company reported.
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Industry port and pellet tours kick off WPAC 2015

A sold out day of tours launched the annual Wood Pellet Association of Canada conference Nov. 3-5 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In addition to the Port of Halifax, conference attendees visited Shaw Resources and Scotia Atlantic Biomass pellet plants.
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ReEnergy Black River interconnection project complete

The ReEnergy Black River biomass power facility has begun to deliver behind-the-meter electricity to Fort Drum, enhancing the post’s energy security by allowing it to be independent from the electrical grid.
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Paper sizes up Canadian wood pellet heat sector

A new paper by FutureMetrics outlines reasons for the small size of the Canadian wood pellet industry, which include a small domestic heating market, low prices of electricity in some provinces and unfamiliarity with pellet heat technology.
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Blue Sphere provides update on two biogas projects

Blue Sphere Corp., a clean energy company that develops, manages and owns waste-to-energy projects, announced today that two waste-to-energy plants under construction in the U.S. with its joint venture partner are nearing completion.
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Saipol invests in additional biodiesel production, biomass boiler

During a press conference in late October at its Sète site in the South of France, Avril Group subsidiary Saipol announced two major industrial investments in the French biodiesel sector totaling 28.5 million euros.
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Genera partners to develop aerial analysis tool for biomass crops

Genera Energy and PrecisionHawk, a terrestrial data acquisition and analysis company, have partnered to develop new analysis algorithms specific to improving the efficiency and quality of sustainable biomass crop production and distribution.
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National survey results: large majority of voters support RFS

A recent national survey shows that biodiesel is an increasingly popular alternative fuel and that support for a renewable fuel standard (RFS) is on the rise.
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Gevo, ValvTect partner to bring renewable isobutanol to marinas

Gevo Inc. announced that following the recent completion of successful compatibility tests, it will collaborate with ValvTect, a leading supplier of marine fuel additives, to bring renewable isobutanol fuel blends to ValvTect branded marinas.
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Weltec Biopower breaks ground on Australian biogas project

Weltec Biopower has broken ground on a 1-MW plant in a Melbourne, Australia, suburb. The facility will use 100 tons of organic waste per day.
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Neutrons help decipher enzyme function for cellulosic conversion

Usually, harvesting energy and raw materials from plants requires many process steps and aggressive chemicals. To make these processes more efficient and resource saving, researchers are looking for suitable enzymes.
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