Drax to enter acquisition process for Louisiana Pellets

Drax has notified its investors that following the conclusion of a March 30 auction, it has been provisionally successful in its bid to acquire the assets of Louisiana Pellets in Urania, Louisiana.
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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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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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Maryland program invests in market's cleanest pellet, wood stoves

A Maryland renewable energy rebate program established in 2012 has provided assistance to nearly 3,000 residences to purchase and install cleaner, modern wood and pellet stoves.
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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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Sizing Them Up

A close look at export data for wood pellets, fuel ethanol and biodiesel reveals a varying reliance on export markets for U.S. producers.
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US Forest Product Exports to Asia

From the April issue of Biomass Magazine, this data-packed report from Forest2Market suggests existing North American infrastructure can light the way for biomass exporters.
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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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