Biomass, biofuel groups hopeful Trump will support bioenergy

On Nov. 8, the U.S. elected republican nominee Donald Trump to serve as its 45th president. Representatives of the biomass and biofuels industries are saying they look forward to working with the new administration to expand bioenergy production.
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USIPA kicks off with building optimism for US producers overseas

The 6th Annual USIPA conference kicks off in Miami with a keynote panel on Cross-Atlantic biomass perspectives, including remarks from Tom Tidwell, chief of the U.S. Forest Service; Bruce Westerman, U.S. Congressman; and Nigel Adams, U.K. MP.
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USIPA wraps in Miami with a positive outlook to 2017

USIPA’s 2016 conference wraps in Miami with a generally positive outlook on the future of the industrial pellet market, emphasized by growing near-term demand opportunities for U.S. producers in Europe, Asia.
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US producers provide state of industry update at USIPA 2016

USIPA's 2016 conference in Miami hosted a larger panel of U.S. producers to discuss the state of the industry, which USIPA executive director, Seth Ginther, attributed to the emphasis on pellet production growth at this year's conference.
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Kentucky pellet project wins $2.52 million grant

Harlan Wood Products LLC was awarded a $2.52 million grant from the U.S. Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation Enforcement to develop a 75,000-ton pellet plant that will produce pellets for export to Europe, primarily Italy and Denmark.
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UK announces plans for second CfD auction

The U.K. Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has released details of the next Contracts for Difference auction. The application process for the CfD allocation round is set to open in April and is open to certain bioenergy projects.
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Enviva Q3 results highlight increasing demand in core markets

Enviva recently released its financial and operating results for quarter three of 2016, reporting that the demand for wood pellets continues to grow, driven by recent developments in Enviva’s core markets.
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Rentech offers update of ongoing ramp-up at Ontario plants

Rentech Inc. releases results for the third quarter of 2016, reporting that the company completed the replacement of problematic conveyors and conducted other maintenance and repairs at both its Wawa and Atikokan Canadian industrial pellet plants.
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Northern Forest Center studies GHG impacts of wood pellet heating

The Northern Forest Center has released a study detailing the environmental benefits of wood pellet heating. The analysis shows wood pellet fuel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 54 percent compared to oil and 59 percent compared to natural gas.
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EIA: Biomass power production, wood heating to increase in 2017

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the November edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting nonhydropower renewables will generate 8 percent of U.S. utility-scale electricity in 2016 and 9 percent in 2017.
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FutureMetrics: Wood pellets offer low-cost CO2 reduction

FutureMetrics has published a white paper, titled “The Lowest Cost Solution for Maximum Decarbonization of the Power Sector While Maintaining Grid Reliability,” that compares two scenarios for powering carbon emissions in the power generation sector.
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USDA announces fiscal year 2017 BCAP funding

USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini announced Nov. 10 that $1.5 million will be available in fiscal year 2017 under the Biomass Crop Assistance Program for farmers and foresters who harvest and deliver biomass for renewable energy.
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UK wood pellet imports expected to reach new record in 2016

Wood pellet imports to the U.K. fell 24 percent year-over-year in August after record high imports during the first half of 2016, but are expected to reach a new all-time high this year, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review.
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RSB revises principles and criteria

The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials has announced that its global members have voted to approve and publish revised principles and criteria, which will provide users with streamlined and easier to follow requirements.
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UK REA: Next steps for biomass heat to be discussed in November

Since the last annual conference of the U.K.’s wood heating and combined-heat-and-power (CHP) industries, installations in several sectors have slowed in the face of months of policy instability and uncertainty.
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