California Biomass Energy Alliance applauds passage of SB 32

The California legislature recently passed legislation to extend the state’s greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets through 2030. The California Biomass Energy Alliance has spoken out in support of the bill.
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US Army, Hawaiian Electric break ground on bioenergy facility

On Aug. 22, the U.S. Army and Hawaiian Electric Co. broke ground on a 50 MW power plant that will run on a mixture of biofuel and conventional fuels. The facility is scheduled to be operational by spring 2018.
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Kingdom Pellets continues to secure financing for proposed plant

Kingdom Pellets’ proposed wood pellet plant continues to secure financing. Mid-summer, the state of Vermont awarded $550,000 to the town of Lunenburg in community development funds, which the town will loan for the plant’s development.
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Report details Canada’s advanced biofuel, wood pellet markets

The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service recently released a Global Agricultural Information Network report on the Canadian renewable fuel industry, which includes data on the country's advanced biofuel and wood pellet industries.
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EPA: 1.61 billion RINs generated in July

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for July, reporting more than 1.61 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 15.21 million cellulosic RINs.
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Scaling Up conference to focus on Canada’s low-carbon future

Low-carbon alternative energy will be the focus of a new Canadian conference in the planning. “Scaling Up: Delivering Canada’s low carbon, biobased economy through sustainable innovation,” is set for Nov. 14-16 in Ottawa.
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DOE: 5 bioenergy businesses selected for round two of SBV pilot

The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced 43 small businesses will participate in the second round of the Small Business Vouchers pilot, including five businesses in the bioenergy space. Together, the 43 awards are worth more than $8 million.
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Poyry awarded contract for Tees Renewable Energy Plant

PX Engineering Consultants Ltd., part of the PX Group, has awarded Pöyry with the technical services assignment for its technical owner's engineering contract with MGT Power Ltd for the 299 MWe Tees Renewable Energy Plant.
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Enerkem facility earns ISCC certification for methanol production

Enerkem Inc. announced it has obtained certification from the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification system for the biomethanol production of its Enerkem Alberta Biofuels full-scale facility in Edmonton, Canada.
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IKEA to install biogas-powered fuel cell at Connecticut store

IKEA recently announced plans to further the Swedish retailer’s renewable commitment with plans for its first biogas-powered fuel cell system on the east coast, at its store in New Haven, Connecticut.
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M&I Electric delivers control system to Hawaii biomass project

American Electric Technologies Inc. recently announced that its M&I Electric business has completed delivery and commissioning of a biomass power generation control system project in Kauai, Hawaii.
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Ecostrat releases white paper on woody biomass procurement

Ecostrat Inc. has released a White Paper for current and prospective owners and operators of small- to medium-scale woody biomass energy plants. The publication provides an overview of five common mistakes in wood procurement and how to fix them.
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EKPC expanding landfill gas power plant at Kentucky landfill

East Kentucky Power Cooperative is expanding its landfill gas-to electric plant at Bavarian’s Landfill in Boone County. The plant, which has four existing generators, is getting an additional generating unit
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ElectraTherm generates clean energy from biogas in Germany

ElectraTherm has shipped the Power+ Generator to a biogas facility in Bad Kostritz, Germany, its second German order in 2016. The site will generate fuel-free, emission-free power while using 100 percent of the heat from several biogas engines.
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IFC, Canada, Clean Technology Fund to invest in bioenergy project

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, with support from the government of Canada and the Clean Technology Fund, recently announced an investment of $161 million in three biomass power plants in Negros Occidental, the Visayan island.
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Industry Events

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2016 Christianson & Associates' Biofuels Financial Conference

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2017 International Biomass Conference & Expo

April 10-12, 2017
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2017 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 19-21, 2017
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2017 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

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