Drax Biomass, AFF Launch initiative to support private landowners

Together Drax Biomass and the American Forest Foundation have launched an initiative to support private forest landowners in northeast Louisiana and southeast Arkansas and increase the commercial and ecological value of these lands.
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UK report confirms positive impact of biomass on carbon, forests

The UK Department of Business, Energy and Industry has released a paper that refutes earlier reports suggesting the use of biomass for generating electric power results in carbon emissions that are greater than coal.
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Australia pellet plant to reopen

Five years after Plantation Energy Albany made its last pellet shipment to an overseas customer and subsequently shut down, the facility will reopen, according to consulting company Argonaut.
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Valmet to supply multifuel boiler to Japan power plant

Valmet will provide a multifuel boiler and flue gas cleaning system to a 112-MW power station being built plant in Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan. The advanced circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boiler will be capable of cofiring coal and biomass.
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Schmack Biogas to build second biomethane plant in France

Schmack Biogas, a Viessmann Group company, has been awarded a further contract for the construction of a biomethane plant in Sourdun in northern France.
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REG 2016 financials: Revenue hits $2B with 567M gallons sold

REG's 2016 revenue was $2 billion on 567.1 million gallons sold. Net income was $44.3 million and adjusted EBITDA was $102.1 million. REG sold 192.4 million more total gallons, revenue increased by 47 percent and adjusted EBITDA was up 104 percent.
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Multilab project seeks toughest algae strains for biofuel

Sandia National Laboratories is testing strains of algae for resistance to a host of predators and diseases, and learning to detect when an algae pond is about to crash.
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Genscape given more time to respond to US EPA's intent to revoke

U.S. EPA has granted Genscape Inc. an extension to respond to the agency's Jan. 4 notice of intent to revoke the company's ability to verify RIN credits as a third-party auditor under the RFS QAP. Genscape now has until April 18 to respond to EPA.
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EBRD commits $365 million to Greek renewable energy project

In a major step towards strengthening the green economy in Greece, the EBRD Board of Directors has approved a framework committing up to €300 million ($365 million) to finance renewable energy investments in the country.
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