USDA: US exports 450,000 tons of wood pellets in July


The U.S. exported 451,299.1 tons of wood pellets in July, according to data published by the USDA FAS on Sept. 4. Exports were down when compared to the 694,515.3 tons exported in June and the 476,634.8 tons exported in July 2018.
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UK REA urges government to commit to 16% bioenergy goal


The U.K. Renewable Energy Association on Sept. 4 released the third and final installment of its Bioenergy Strategy, urging the government to commit to bioenergy accounting for 16 percent of the U.K.'s primary energy supply by 2032.
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Vietnam pellet mill comes online under guidance of FutureMetrics


FutureMetrics has announced a 120,000-metric-ton-per-year pellet plant located in the Binh Dinh province of Vietnam that was developed with the guidance of FutureMetrics' operations expert John Swaan has begun commercial operations.
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EIA: Densified biomass fuel production reaches 790,000 in May


The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released data showing U.S. manufacturers produced approximately 790,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in May, with sales reaching 620,000 tons.
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Canadian associations call for a national ‘Clean Fuel Strategy’


Canada’s national clean fuels associations forecast greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions of over 50 million metric tons (Mt) per year by 2030 through greater production and use of renewable energy in Canada.
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EIA updates bioenergy forecasts in September STEO


The U.S. Energy Information Administration expects nonhydropower renewables to provide 10 percent of total utility-scale electricity generation this this year, increasing to 12 percent in 2020, according to its September Short Term Energy Outlook.
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USDA solicits REAP applications for fiscal year 2020 funding


The USDA announced Aug. 30 it is seeking applications for fiscal year 2020 funding under the Rural Energy for America Program, which helps agriculture producers and rural small businesses make renewable energy and energy efficiency improvements.
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Alberta mine reclamation project to produce willow for bioenergy


Alberta Innovates is contributing $1.5 million to a project that will use municipal organic waste to replenish soil at at an Alberta coal mine to grow a willow crop that may be used as a biomass feedstock for renewable energy.
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