UK confirms plan to phase-out unabated coal generation by 2025

The U.K. government has confirmed how it intends to phase-out unabated coal-fired power generation by 2025. In response to the news, the U.K. Renewable Energy Association is calling on the government to support additional coal-to-biomass conversions.
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Canada increases biomass capacity, generation

A report issued by Canada’s National Energy Board shows that the country’s non-hydro renewable power capacity grew by more than 8 percent in 2016, adding nearly 1,300 MW of solar, biomass and wind-generated power.
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Agenda for technical sessions of 2018 IBCE released

BBI International recently announced the agenda for the technical sessions of the 11th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo, North America’s largest and fastest growing biomass conference, taking place April 16-18 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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PFI welcomes Tim Portz as executive director

Pellet Fuels Institute recently announced that it has hired Tim Portz to serve as the organization’s executive director. Portz, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, previously served as executive editor of Biomass Magazine and Pellet Mill Magazine.
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UK bioenergy production up during the third quarter

The U.K. Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy released updated energy statistics in late December, reporting that the share of low carbon electricity accounted for a record high of 54.4 percent during the third quarter of 2017.
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EIA revises bioenergy, wood heat forecasts in January report

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the January edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, noting electrical generation from nonhydropower renewables is expected to be steady this year, and increase next year.
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Active Energy Group commissions Utah plant

U.K.-based Active Energy Group has announced initial testing of its 5-ton-per-hour CoalSwitch plant in Utah was successfully completed on Dec. 29. The company also indicated the plant is currently undergoing commissioning.
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N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative announces grant recipients

The N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative recently awarded $1 million in grants for 11 research projects to boost bioenergy opportunities and production in the state. The projects address a wide range of feedstocks and technologies.
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Industry Events

2018 International Biomass Conference & Expo

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

Advanced Biofuels Conference

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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