EPA SAB requests additional changes to biogenic framework

The U.S. EPA's chartered Scientific Advisory Board recently conducted a quality review of the updated draft report on the accounting framework for biogenic carbon emissions. The SAB has requested additional changes be made to the draft framework.
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Industry talks lows, highs, opportunities at biomass conference

Low oil and power prices and a warm winter are the predominant reasons that it’s been a challenging year for every sector of the biomass industry.
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Thompson, Roeslein biogas project awarded at biomass conference

Recipients of the annual industry awards—Excellence in Bioenergy and Groundbreaker of the Year—were announced at the 2016 International Biomass Conference & Expo, currently underway at the Charlotte Convention Center April 11-14.
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BPA holds media call in advance of EPA biomass workshop

On April 6, the Biomass Power Association held a media call in advance of the U.S. EPA’s June 7 workshop on biomass and the Clean Power Plan. During the call, the BPA outlined EPA actions needed to support the biomass power industry.
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BPA commends EPA on substantive biomass workshop

The Biomass Power Association has thanked the U.S. EPA for its April 7 workshop on the role of biomass in the Clean Power Plan. During the event, scientific and state policy experts testified on the essential role biomass will play for many states.
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UK DECC releases provisional 2015 energy data

The U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change has released provisional energy data for 2015, reporting renewable electricity generation reached 83.3 TWh last year, up 29 percent from 2014, with bioenergy up 28 percent.
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EIA updates short-term bioenergy forecasts in recent reports

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the April edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting total renewables used in the electric power sector will increase by 10 percent in 2016 and by 5.1 percent in 2017.
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BTEC calls on biomass supporters to support BTU Act

The Biomass Thermal Energy Council is asking biomass supporters to take action by contacting their elected legislators and asking them to support the inclusion of the Biomass Thermal Utilization Act in legislation being considered by the U.S. Senate.
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University of Iowa, Iowa DNR agreement expands biofuel testing

The University of Iowa and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources have reached a landmark agreement that will help advance the UI’s renewable-energy goals while continuing to protect Iowa’s air quality.
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ORNL hosts Southeast bioenergy meeting, study tour

Researchers and others interested in establishing a sustainable bioeconomy in the U.S. are taking part in a five-day study tour led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
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Viridis Energy ceases operations at Okanagan pellet plant

Viridis Energy Inc. recently announced that due to recent structural concerns at its Okanagan Pellet Co. plant and a combination of factors, it has decided to cease operations at its West Kelowna, British Columbia, plant.
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Industry Events

2016 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 20-23, 2016
Wisconsin Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

June 20-23, 2016
Wisconsin Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2017 International Biomass Conference & Expo

April 10-12, 2017
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota



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