Supreme Court delays enforcement of Clean Power Plan

On Feb. 9, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a request to delay enforcement of the U.S. EPA’s Clean Power Plan until legal challenges are resolved.
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North American pellet exports increased during the third quarter

North American overseas pellet exports increased for the second consecutive quarter in the third quarter of 2015, rising 15 percent from the previous quarter to reach a new record high of just over 1.6 million tons.
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Details announced for industry tour at 2016 IBCE

BBI International has announced the agenda for the industry tour taking place April 14 at the ninth annual International Biomass Conference & Expo . This tour will provide an in-depth look at the biogas industry in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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German Pellets files for insolvency

On Feb. 11, German Pellets GmbH announced a German court has appointed a provisional insolvency administrator with regard to insolvency proceedings that have been initiated against the assets of the company.
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Drax: Further details of EU investigation now available

The EU recently published additional details pertaining to its in-depth investigation to assess whether the U.K.’s plans to support the conversion of an additional unit of the Drax power plant to operate on biomass are in line with state aid rules.
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EIA increases short-term forecast for power production from wood

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the February edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting total renewables used in the electric power sector will increase by 8.1 percent this year.
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Active Energy Group announces launch of AEG CoalSwitch

U.K.-based Active Energy Group Plc recently announced the launch of its AEG CoalSwitch division. According to the company, its AEG CoalSwitch technology creates a biomass-based drop-in replacement for coal.
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Resolute Forest Products releases fourth quarter results

Resolute Forest Products Inc. recently released its fourth quarter financial results, reporting its wood products segment generated an operating loss of $8 million in the quarter, but shipments rose 6 percent due to capacity enhancement initiatives.
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Energy Bill amendments aim to impede biofuels, benefit bioenergy

The U.S. Senate is currently considering the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015. To date, lawmakers have introduced more than 275 amendments to the bill, including several that would impact biofuels and bioenergy.
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Floreat Group seeds biomass ventures, invests in UK renewables

Floreat Group has committed $50 million to the U.K. biomass sector and launched FCM Bioenergy Ltd., trading as Vesta. Vesta is an energy supply company specializing in providing low-cost, long-term green energy contracts using biomass.
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Sustane Technologies wins seed investment from Innovacorp

Sustane Technologies, a Chester, Nova Scotia-based company that turns municipal waste into fuel pellets and biofuels is receiving a $100,000 seed investment from Innovacorp to take its technology to market.
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UK Green Investment Bank to establish a special share

The U.K. government recently announced that the U.K. Green Investment Bank will create a “special share” in the company as part of the process to introduce private capital to the organization.
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April 11-14, 2016
Charlotte Convention Center
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Global Pellet Market Outlook Summit

April 11-11, 2016
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Charlotte, North Carolina

Onsite Energy Conference & Expo

April 11-13, 2016
Charlotte Convention Center
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2016 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 20-23, 2016
Wisconsin Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin



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