Enviva reports solid operating performance

Enviva Partners LP has released first quarter financial results, reporting net revenue of $122.1 million, up 13.9 percent from the same quarter of last year. Net income was $2.5 million, down from $5.5 million.
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South Korea long-term pellet offtakes unlikely, experts say

While South Korea’s consumption of industrial wood pellets is growing and expected to continue, the prospect of North American producers securing long-term offtake agreements with utilities in the country in the near-term is grim, FutureMetrics said.
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Pinnacle Renewable Energy building Alberta pellet plant

Parkland County officials announced on May 3 that the Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc. will build a new, $85 million pellet plant near Entwistle in central Alberta.
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Perdue unveils plan to reorganize USDA

On May 11, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue released a plan to reorganize the USDA that creates an undersecretary for trade and agricultural affairs and eliminates the undersecretary for rural development.
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Rentech releases first quarter financial results

Rentech Inc. has released first quarter financial results, reporting consolidated revenues from continuing operations of $32.2 million, down from $39.9 million during the same period of the previous year. Gross loss was $700,000.
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EIA updates short-term biomass power forecasts

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the May edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, which includes 2017 and 2018 forecasts for biomass power generation.
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Technology-neutral energy tax reform bill introduced

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has introduced legislation that would even further level the playing field for biomass-derived power, heat and liquid fuels.
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California Senate leader unveils 100 percent clean energy bill

California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, on May 2 introduced Senate Bill 100, the California Clean Energy Act of 2017, which puts the state on the path to 100 percent clean, renewable energy by 2045.
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NEB report addresses biomass power generation in Canada

The National Energy Board recently released a report on Canada’s adoption of renewable power sources, reporting the country generates a larger share of its electricity from renewable sources than most other developed economies in the world.
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Omnibus bill policy rider deems forest bioenergy carbon neutral

The $1 trillion Omnibus spending bill up for consideration by the House and Senate this week includes a policy rider that calls for federal recognition of forest bioenergy carbon neutrality.
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BETO launches Bioenergy Career Map

The Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office and Argonne National Laboratory have developed an Bioenergy Career Map, an educational tool that helps users discover traditional and nontraditional career opportunities in the bioenergy industry.
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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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