California forest biomass project scores $5M grant

A proposed 2-MW biomass power project in California’s Mariposa County has been named recipient of a $5 million California Energy Commission Electric Program Investment Charge grant.
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Second California small-scale bioenergy plant nets $4.9M grant

A planned community-scale Camptonville, California, forest bioenergy power plant is proposed to receive $4.9MM in funding from the California Energy Commission as part of its Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) grant program,
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Trump Executive Order puts Clean Power Plan on chopping block

A new Executive Order signed by the president on March 28 requires a review of the Obama-enacted Clean Power Plan, and eliminates numerous other climate and environmental regulations, including rescinding a moratorium on mining coal on federal land.
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4 renewable diesel, 8 biodiesel LCFS pathways certified in March

California Air Resources Board recently released a set of carbon intensity (CI) pathways for fuels certified under the readopted LCFS. Eighteen pathways have been certified in March, including four for renewable diesel.
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Thunderbolt Biomass to build South Carolina wood pellet plant

Thunderbolt Biomass Inc., a manufacturer of wood pellets from sawmill residuals, is launching new processing operations in Allendale County, South Carolina. The company is planning to invest $6 million in the project, creating 35 new jobs.
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2017 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo agenda released

The 2017 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, the ethanol industry's largest conference, has released its highly-anticipated agenda featuring more than 140 speakers and four comprehensive tracks.
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ETI project to focus on biomass impurities, bioenergy economics

The Energy Technologies Institute has launched a new biomass feedstock improvement process project that aims to show how the removal of impurities and contaminated material from sustainable biomass could make bioenergy cheaper and more efficient.
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Micro biomass CHP plant fired up in Fukushima, more planned

The Nishigo E3 plant uses biomass available in the region—for instance, pellets derived from waste wood and saw dust—to provide a hotel and a spa resort with electricity and heat.
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