How Trump Could Save Coal with Wood Pellets

Cofiring pellets at coal-fired power stations would help achieve the new administration’s job-creating goals, as well as other positive impacts.
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Mass. pellet, wood stove change out program values automation

Massachusetts has developed the first wood stove change out program in the country that recognizes the value of automated stoves and stoves that disclose their verified efficiency to consumers.
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IKEA fires up fifth biogas fuel cell

Home furnishing retailer IKEA has finished installing its fifth biogas-powered fuel cell system among its fleet of California stores, the company announced March 16.
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Expanded Use of Modern Wood Heating and Improving Air Quality

Increasingly, modern wood heating is recognized as an effective strategy for reducing fossil fuel use, while stimulating local economies and creating markets for low-grade wood. Yet, there remains apprehension from state policy and rule makers.
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Fortum moves forward with Lithuania waste-to-energy CHP plant

Fortum has announced that a joint venture project to build a waste-to-energy, combined-heat-and-power plant in Lithuania is moving forward and construction is planned for the fall.
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Scientists harness solar power to produce hydrogen from biomass

A team of scientists at the University of Cambridge has developed a way of using solar power to generate a fuel that is both sustainable and relatively cheap to produce. It’s using natural light to generate hydrogen from biomass.
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Xebec announces biogas upgrading breakthrough

Xebec Adsorption Inc. has announced a breakthrough in its fast-cycle pressure swing adsorption technology for upgrading biogas to renewable natural gas.
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Company aims to make cellulosic ethanol at under $1 per gallon

After announcing plans to purchase an aspirant cellulosic ethanol plant in Florida, Alliance BioEnergy Plus has released a bold cost-of-production estimate and supportive research on the economics of its cellulose-to-sugar conversion process.
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Illinois Sen. sees central Illinois as bioprocessing world leader

As a catalyst to help Illinois compete for up to 20,000 jobs in bioprocessing, State Sen. Chapin Rose hosted the state’s top economic and agriculture leaders on a tour of the Integrated Bioprocessing Research Lab at the University of Illinois.
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Q1 2017: 50% of U.S. South pellet plants used mill, forest waste

Wood pellet manufacturers in both the US and Canada are increasingly diversifying their feedstock to reduce fiber costs and take advantage of less utilized fiber sources, according to analysis by Wood Resources International.
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EBRD study: Biomass could aid energy challenges in Turkey, Egypt

The combined biomass of Turkey and Egypt could generate enough electricity to supply 700,000 homes and renewable fuels to replace more than 2 million metric tons of oil each year.
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