Fiber costs fall for US pellet producers, rise for Canadian


Wood fiber costs for U.S. pellet manufacturers fell in the Q2 2019, while Canadian pellet producers experienced higher costs due to reduced supply of sawmill residues, reports the North American Wood Fiber Review.
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Strategically Navigating Air Permitting Challenges


In a world where time is money, air quality permitting is often the lynchpin in determining when construction can begin on a project.
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Enviva thanks Virginia DEQ for Southampton permit work


Enviva Partners LP recently issued statements thanking the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality for its work regarding the permitting process for its Southampton pellet plant and reporting minimal impacts from Hurricane Dorian.
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NCFA: Carbon stored in forests is not decreasing


The North Carolina Forestry Association has spoken out to dispute a recent report released by the Center for Sustainable Economy and the Dogwood Alliance that claims that carbon stored in forests is decreasing. NCFA stresses it is not.
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White House seeks information on US bioeconomy


The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is seeking public input on the U.S. bioeconomy in an effort to inform notable gaps and vulnerabilities and to identify areas in which the bioeconomy could benefit from government attention.
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Experts discuss wildfire mitigation, beneficial use of biomass


The California Council on Science & Technology hosted a briefing at the California State Capitol Sept. 19 focused on the beneficial uses of wood biomass from wildfire mitigation. The briefing was the fourth in a series on wildfires hosted by CCST.
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USDA: Final rule to speed development of infrastructure projects


The USDA published a final rule Sept. 23 that allows agency administrators additional flexibility to obligate federal funds associated with certain infrastructure projects, including those associated with several of its rural development programs.
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NYSERDA: New York renewable fuels jobs up 2.5% in 2018


The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority announced Sept. 24 the state’s clean energy economy employed nearly 159,000 workers last year. Employment in renewable fuels, which includes biofuels and wood pellets, was up 2.5 percent.
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