Pinnacle Renewable Holdings completes IPO in Canada

Canadian pellet producer Pinnacle Renewable Holdings Inc. announced the successful closing of its initial public offering (IPO) and secondary offering of its common shares. The common shares began trading Feb. 6 on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
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Drax to convert fourth unit to biomass following BEIS action

The U.K. government issued its response to a consultation on cost control for additional biomass conversions under the RO, noting it will introduce a generator cap. Drax said the government's action will allow it to convert a fourth unit to biomass.
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MEPs approve renewable energy, biofuel targets under RED II

Members of the European Parliament endorsed a set of proposals Jan. 17 that set new goals for renewable energy, energy efficiency and renewable transportation fuels. The proposals also cap first-generation biofuels and phase-out the use of palm oil.
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EIA: 670,000 tons of densified biomass fuel produced in October

The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently announced U.S. manufacturers of densified biomass fuel reported producing 670,000 tons of product in October, with sales reaching 640,000 tons.
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Graanul Invest buys bulk carrier to transport wood pellets

Estonia-based Graanul Invest has announced its subsidiary purchased the company’s first bulk carrier on Jan. 12. The vessel is named MB Imavere and has the capacity to transport approximately 30,000 tons of wood pellets.
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Canada funds British Columbia pellet, bioenergy projects

Natural Resources Canada has awarded $6.45 million to support six projects in British Columbia that aim to promote innovation and diversification in forestry. Several of the projects focus on bioenergy.
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Japan names first 5 ROs under Clean Wood Act

Japan’s Forestry Agency has named the first five organizations that have been certified to register companies' policies for compliance with its Clean Wood Act, according to a notice filed with the USDA FAS’s Global Agricultural Information Network.
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Enviva: Track & Trace data conforms sustained forest growth

Enviva has released new Track & Trace sourcing data, marking one year of public reporting and two years of tracking the company’s sustainable sourcing practices. The data helps measure, maintain and validate Enviva's sustainability practices.
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Guidebooks provide resources for modern wood heating in Vermont

The Vermont State Wood Energy Team is has announced the availability of two new resources for modern wood heating. One guide addresses wood heating in Vermont schools, the other focuses on wood heating in affordable housing.
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Vermont’s state constitution is staying warm with wood heat

The Vermont State Archives, home to the constitution, is heated with wood. Last fall the Department of Buildings and General Services replaced the aging boilers in the State Archives in Middlesex with two new automatic Froling wood pellet boilers.
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