Court hears oral arguments in Clean Power Plan challenge

On Sept. 27, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging the U.S. EPA’s Clean Power Plan. The hearing, held before a panel of 10 judges, spanned nearly seven hours.
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Sustane Technologies to produce pellets from MSW in Canada

Sustane Technologies Inc. recently finalized a 20-year contract with the municipality of Chester, Nova Scotia, to make the commercialization of its process that converts municipal solid waste into biomass pellets a reality.
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Snow Timber Pellets qualifies into PFI Standards Program

The Pellet Fuels Institute recently announced the qualification of pellet fuel manufacturer Snow Timber Pellets of Hurley, Wisconsin, into the Pellet Fuels Institute Standards Program by accredited auditing agency Timber Products Inspection.
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Vermont to publish energy compliance standards

The Vermont Department of Public Service has published its draft recommendations for regional and municipal energy planning and standards for issuing a determination of energy compliance. Final documents are required under Act 174 of 2016 by Nov. 1.
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Policy Exchange releases report on decarbonizing UK domestic heat

The U.K.-based Renewable Heat Association announced the renewables industry supports conclusions of the Policy Exchange’s recent report on decarbonizing the U.K. heating sector, particularly the future role of biomethane in this effort.
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Northern Forest Center holds information session on pellet heat

The Northern Forest Center is offering incentives that help Vermonters switch to wood pellet boilers and furnaces. An information session about these heating systems and the incentives is scheduled to be held on Oct. 4 in West Burke, Vermont.
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Biomass terminal construction celebrates milestone

Graham Construction is celebrating after recording 1 million man hours free of any RIDDOR notifiable incidents while building the biomass terminal at the Port of Liverpool for its client Peel Ports.
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KPA Unicon, Renewa join forces in Europe

Two Finnish energy solution suppliers are joining forces through a merger in which KPA Unicon Group Oy is purchasing the entire share capital of Renewa Oy. The parties aim to finalize the acquisition by the end of September.
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