South Korea, Japan wood pellet imports near records in late 2016

Wood pellet imports to Asia reached an all-time-high in the Q4 2016, when Japan and South Korea together imported 630,000 tons of pellets.
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Maine Woods Pellet qualified under PFI Standards Program

The Pellet Fuels Institute recently announced the qualification of Maine Woods Pellet Co. of Athens, Maine, to the PFI Standards Program as the 25th pellet manufacturer and 38th facility qualified for the program.
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BTU Act reintroduced, biomass thermal, power could benefit

Several legislators have again introduced an act that would level the playing field for biomass heating technologies—and potentially, some biomass power facilities.
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Nelja Energia announces startup of Latvian pellet, CHP facilities

Estonia-based Nelja Energia recently announced the opening of a wood chip-fueled cogeneration facility and 120,000 metric-ton per year pellet plant in Brocēni, Latvia. Most of the pellets produced at the plant are exported to the European market.
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Wood Energy Financial App Needs Updated Data

The Biomass Thermal Energy Council has been collaborating with the U.S. Forest Service and University of Minnesota to update the Wood Energy Financial Calculator.
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Perdue names 3 to USDA leadership roles

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently named three individuals who will take on leadership roles as the USDA continues the reorganization announced on May 11.
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Industry Events

Christianson PLLP Biofuels Financial Conference

September 27-28, 2017
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Minneapolis, Minnesota

2018 International Biomass Conference & Expo

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

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

June 11-13, 2018
CenturyLink Center Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska

2018 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 11-13, 2018
CenturyLink Center Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska



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