Pinnacle to convert particle board facility to wood pellet plant

Pinnacle Renewable Holdings Inc. has announced plans to redevelop an existing particle board facility in Smithers, British Columbia, to a wood pellet production facility. The project will be completed by Smithers Pellet Limited Partnership.
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Orsted increases the efficiency of Herning Power Station

On March 5, Orsted broke ground on a project that aims to increase the efficiency of its Denmark-based Herning Power Station, a combined-heat-and-power facility that was converted to biomass fuel in 2009.
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Letter urges reauthorization of energy title in next Farm Bill

On March 6, a group of more than 200 companies and trade associations sent a letter to House and Senate Agricultural Committee leaders urging them to reauthorize and fund energy title programs in the next Farm Bill.
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Pinnacle provides update of Entwistle, Smithers pellet plants

On March 15, Pinnacle Renewable Holdings Inc. released fiscal year 2017 financial results and provided an update of its planned expansion and acquisition projects. The company completed an initial public offering (IPO) on Feb. 6.
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EIA revises short-term bioenergy, residential wood heat forecasts

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the March edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting that non-hydropower renewables will provide 10 percent of U.S. electricity generation in 2018 and nearly 11 percent in 2019.
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Secretary Perdue administers oath of office to Bill Northey

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue administered the oath of office to Bill Northey March 7 at the Annual Iowa Ag Leaders Dinner. Northey previously served as Iowa’s Secretary of Agriculture, a position he had held for more than 11 years.
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