Canadian pellet exports up 46 percent from 2015 to 2016

Canada’s National Energy Board has announced Canadian wood pellet exports increased by 46 percent between 2015 and 2016. The growth is attributed to growing global demand for biomass-fired electricity generation to replace coal-fired generation.
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Researchers reduce CO emissions from stored wood pellets

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority recently announced that Clarkson University discovered a new process to eliminate the release of dangerous carbon monoxide (CO) gas from wood pellets in storage.
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19 countries agree to scale up bioenergy targets

Countries representing half of the global population and 37 percent of the global economy agreed to scale up the low-carbon bioeconomy, and develop collective targets prescribing the contribution of sustainable bioenergy to final energy demand.
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EBRD supports development of biomass district heating project

In a significant step forward to boost green energy in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is supporting the construction in Banja Luka of a 49 MW district-heating boiler plant fired by wood biomass.
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Andritz to supply biomass boiler to new Japan plant

International technology group Andritz received an order from Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. Japan, to deliver a PowerFluid circulating fluidized bed boiler with flue gas cleaning system for a new biomass power plant near Tokyo, Japan.
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Weltec to expand biogas project in Uruguay

Weltec Biopower recently signed a contract to expand a biogas facility in Uruguay for Estancias del Lago, a producer of powered milk. Weltec set up an initial biogas plant for EDL in 2013 and will complete the expansion project in late 2018.
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Research finds wood pellets cut home heating GHGs in half

Using wood pellets for home heating fuel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by more than half over fossil fuels and natural gas, according to new research from the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire.
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California partnership to develop organics-to-energy system

Biosolids and organics solutions provider, Lystek International Ltd., recently announced that it has been awarded a $1.5 million-plus grant through the California Energy Commission’s Electric Program Investment Charge Program.
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To find new biofuel enzymes, it can take a microbial village

A new study led by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute demonstrates the importance of microbial communities as a source of stable enzymes that could be used to convert plants to biofuels.
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KSU research drives wheat straw forward as ethanol feedstock

Faculty at Kansas State University’s Institute of Computational and Comparative Medicine and bioenergy researchers at Yangzhou University in China have marked a significant milestone for the production of ethanol fuel from wheat straw.
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