Drax completes acquisition of Louisiana pellet plant

Drax Group plc announced it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Louisiana Pellets, at a price of $35.4 million.
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SBP releases final draft regional risk assessment for Denmark

The Sustainable Biomass Partnership has published the final draft Regional Risk Assessment for Denmark. Interested parties are invited to provide written comments on the draft.
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UK operates coal-free for a day

The United Kingdom went without coal power for 24 hours on April 21, reported National Grid, the system operator for the country’s electric grid.
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New community wood handbook published

The Biomass Thermal Energy Council has announced the publication of the 4th volume of the Community Biomass Handbook, a companion to the three previously published volumes.
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Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue confirmed as US ag secretary

In an 87-11 vote, on April 24, the U.S. Senate confirmed Sonny Perdue as the 31st U.S. secretary of agriculture. Perdue brings to the USDA a farming background and lengthy career of public service.
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Maine wood pellet plant installs ORC system

Turboden, a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and a leader in Organic Rankine Cycle turbogenerators for distributed power generation employing renewable sources and waste heat, successfully delivered an ORC system to Maine Woods Pellet Co.
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DONG Energy Herning biomass CHP plant scores deal, plans upgrade

After two years of negotiations, DONG Energy has reached a deal to continue delivering district heating to three Danish energy companies via its Herning, Central Jutland, Denmark, biomass-fired combined-heat-and-power plant.
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Senators propose 100 percent renewable energy in US by 2050

Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, along with Sens. Edward J. Markey, D-Massachusetts, and Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, introduced climate legislation that would transition the U.S. to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050.
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Industry Events

2017 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 19-21, 2017
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

2017 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

June 19-21, 2017
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Christianson PLLP Biofuels Financial Conference

September 27-28, 2017
Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown
Minneapolis, Minnesota

2018 International Biomass Conference & Expo

April 16-18, 2018
Cobb Galleria Centre
Atlanta, Georgia



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