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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Viridis chairman resigns, operations suspended at pellet plant

Viridis Energy Inc. recently announced the resignation of its non-executive chairman of the board, Robert M. Aaron, due to health issues. The company has also temporarily suspended operations at Scotia Atlantic Biomass Co. Ltd.
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Bayou Wood Pellets equipment to be sold at auction

Maas Companies Inc. has announced it will liquidate the assets West Monroe, Louisiana-based Bayou Wood Pellets via a lender-ordered auction on Sept. 20. The industrial building and wood pellet equipment will be sold separately.
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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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Report predicts growth in Italian wood pellet heating

The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network has published a report on the Italian wood pellet market, noting the country consumed 3.1 million metric tons of pellets last year.
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DBEIS releases 2016 Digest of U.K. Energy Statistics

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy recently released the Digest of U.K. Energy Statistics 2016, providing detailed analysis of production, transformation and consumption of energy in 2015.
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Hekotek to deliver pellet plant equipment to project in Siberia

In early August, Hekotek announced it has signed an agreement with Boguchansky LPK to deliver pellet plant equipment for a facility in Boguchany, Russia, which is located in the province of Siberia.
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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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SuperBIO project to support EU bioeconomy innovation

SuperBIO is an innovation project supported through the EU Horizon2020 funding program. The EUR 3.8 million ($4.24 million) project supports the development of promising industrial value chains in the bioeconomy.
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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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Norden, Enviva sign contracts for transport of wood pellets

Dampskibsselskabet Norden A/S, a global independent shipping company founded in 1871, has contracted with the Enviva family of companies to transport 11 million tons of wood pellets from the U.S. to Europe over a 15-year period.
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Fortum contracts with MGT Teesside to operate, maintain facility

Fortum has signed a 10-year operation and maintenance (O&M) agreement with MGT Teesside Ltd. in the UK. The agreement covers the operation and maintenance services of a new 299 MW biomass-fired combined-heat-and-power plant to be located in the U.K.
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