PFI qualifies 20th pellet producer to standards program

Fiber Energy Products and Forest Energy Corp. each had a wood pellet manufacturing plant qualify for the Pellet Fuels Institute Standards Program, bringing the total number of qualified facilities to 20.
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EIA updates bioenergy, wood heating forecasts

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the February edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting the non-hydro renewables share of U.S. electricity generation will be 9 percent in 2017 and 10 percent in 2018.
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Drax reports good operational year, discusses future in biomass

Drax Group has released its preliminary results for 2016. Via webcast, CEO Dorothy Thompson discussed challenges and successes over the past year, as well as some of the company’s future goals for biomass conversions and wood pellet production.
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True Sustainability in Pine Bluff

While pellets produced at Highland Pellets’ new facility leave for overseas, the benefits remain in the surrounding community of Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
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Astec weighs in on strong year, future wood pellet projects

Astec Inc. reported a solid year in 2016, having grown both revenue and net income quarter-over- quarter and year-over-year, on top of an end-of-year record backlog and a larger-than-anticipated number for pellet plant revenue.
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Pellet producer Equustock acquires South Dakota, New York plants

Equustock LLC announced two recent plant acquisitions in Rapid City, South Dakota, and Kingsbury, New York. The Rapid City plant is the former Mountain Pine Management facility and the site in Kingsbury is the former location of Royal Wood Shavings.
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Trump, Obama and Wood Stoves

Even though President Trump is a climate change skeptic and put the head of Exxon in charge of our state department, could he still do something good for our modest slice of the residential renewable energy movement?
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Pruitt confirmed as US EPA administrator

In a 54-46 vote, Scott Pruitt has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as administrator of the U.S. EPA. He has served as attorney general of Oklahoma since November 2010.
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Alberta awards $60 million to 31 bioenergy companies

Through its Bioenergy Producer Program, the government of Alberta has awarded $60 million to 31 different companies that have built or are in the process of constructing in-province bioenergy projects
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