House committee passes 2018 Farm Bill

On April 18, the House Agriculture Committee passed its version of the 2018 Farm Bill, officially titled the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018. The bill reauthorizes many bioenergy programs, but provides them with only discretionary funding.
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Enviva releases latest Track & Trace data

Enviva, the world’s largest producer of industrial wood pellets, April 12 released its latest Track & Trace sourcing data, which marks two years of publicly available reporting of the company’s sourcing material.
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BSP licenses technology from RBE, plans Louisiana biocoal plant

Biomass Secure Power Inc. has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with River Basin Energy Inc. The IP covered under the agreement includes technology that will be deployed at BSP’s Louisiana plant for the manufacture of biocoal.
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McConnell introduces the Hemp Farming Act of 2018

On April 12, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., introduced the Hemp Farming Act of 2018, legislation that aims to legalize and clearly define hemp as an agricultural commodity and remove it from the list of controlled substances.
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EIA: Subsidies for renewables down as tax credits diminish

Federal subsidies for renewable energy—including biofuels for transportation use and renewable generation of electricity—dropped to $6.7 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2016, a 56 percent decline from FY 2013.
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EIB launches financing initiative for bioeconomy, agriculture

The European Investment Bank, the EU bank, announced the launch of a new financing initiative April 16 that aims to unlock close to EUR 1 billion of investment in the agriculture and bioeconomy sector.
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Partnership aims to make biocoal accessible to everyone

At several locations around the world, a partnership of international companies initiated by Clean Energy Generation and Stork, a Fluor Co., plans to construct facilities for the commercial-scale production of biocoal.
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Biomass Secure Power enters MOU to deliver biocoal

Biomass Secure Power Inc. recently announced ithas entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a power company located in the U.S. for the delivery of biocoal. Shipments are currently scheduled to begin during the third quarter of 2019.
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Veolia launches UK online marketplace for organic resources

Veolia is launching an online trading platform in the U.K. that makes it easier to sell and buy organic resources. The BioTrading website will be a sales and auction marketplace that connects buyers to the rest of the value chain.
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Industry Events

2019 International Biomass Conference & Expo

March 18-20, 2019
Savanah International Trade & Convention Center
Savannah, Georgia

2019 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 10-12, 2019
Indiana Convention Center
Indianapolis, Indiana

2019 Advanced Biofuels Conference

June 10-12, 2020
Indiana Convention Center
Indianapolis, Indiana



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