UK government eliminates Department of Energy and Climate Change

Newly appointed U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has abolished the U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change as part of a larger ministerial overhaul. The functions of the DECC will be transferred to other government departments.
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Spencer Group to design, build pellet facilities at Port of Tyne

Spencer Group has won a contract from Lynemouth Power Ltd. to design and build wood pellet facilities at the Port of Tyne. The contract includes design and construction of a facility for the handling, storage and rail-loading of wood pellets.
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USDA GAIN report highlights Russian pellet potential

A report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network provides an overview of the Russian federation’s biofuels industry, including data on likely growth with wood pellet production and exports.
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DOE releases update of billion-ton report on biomass

Within 25 years, the U.S. could produce enough biomass to support a bioeconomy, including renewable aquatic and terrestrial biomass resources that could be used for energy and to develop products for a variety of uses and benefits.
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PFI qualifies 2 more NWP facilities into standards program

The Pellet Fuels Institute recently announced the qualification of two new pellet fuels manufacturing facilities owned by Northeast Wood Products into the Pellet Fuels Institute Standards Program.
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UK DECC publishes Q1 2016 energy statistics

The U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change recently released first quarter 2016 energy statistics in its Energy Trends and Energy Prices publications, reporting 8.3 percent of final energy consumption in 2015 came from renewables.
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FutureMetrics releases dashboard to see Brexit market impacts

FutureMetrics recently released a pellet supply chain dashboard to see what the vote by the U.K. to leave the EU could mean for the industrial pellet sector.
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New hybrid sweetgum trees could boost paper, bioenergy production

Researchers at the University of Georgia have crossed American sweetgums with their Chinese cousins, creating hybrid sweetgum trees that have a better growth rate and denser wood than natives, and can produce fiber year-round.
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Researchers investigate impact of biomass harvest on wildlife

North Carolina State University researchers announce results of four-year study on how biomass harvesting treatments impact wildlife, noting no significant impacts were found. The study addressed six different harvesting treatments.
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REA: New fossil power fails to deliver as biomass, renewable can

The United Kingdom Department of Energy and Climate Change data reveals that 5 GW of conventional, fossil fuel-powered generation that were awarded contracts under the Capacity Market scheme have missed their targets for delivering the projects.
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