Defense Logistics Agency to honor contract with ReEnergy


Government officials announced on Nov. 26 that the Defense Logistics Agency will no longer seek to renegotiate its contract with ReEnergy to provide biomass power to Fort Drum, a military installation in New York.
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Drax plans to boost annual wood pellet capacity to 5 million tons


Drax Group plc released a trading statement on Nov. 19 announcing the company plans to have 5 million metric tons of annual pellet capacity in place by 2027. The increased capacity is expected to help reduce biomass costs.
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Comment period on EPA’s SRE proposal closes Nov. 29


Those who wish to weigh in on the EPA’s plan to reallocate future RFS volumes lost to small refinery exemptions (SREs) have less than one week left to do so. A public comment period on the supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking closes Nov. 29.
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Orsted: Biomass unit at Asnæs Power Station generates power


Denmark-based Orsted has announced that its Asnæs Power Station was connected to the Zealand grid and generated power for the first time on Nov. 20 following its recent conversion from coal to wood chips.
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5 SRE applications filed for 2019, 2 declared ineligible for 2018


The U.S. EPA posted updated SRE data to its website on Nov. 21 showing that five new SRE applications have been filed for compliance year 2019 and two SRE petitions previously filed for compliance year 2018 have been declared ineligible.
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DOE to fund deployment of energy infrastructure on tribal lands


The U.S. Department of Energy has announced it will provide up to $15 million in new funding to deploy energy infrastructure on tribal lands. Biomass, biogas and waste-to-energy systems are among those that can qualify for funding.
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Enviva receives Virginia DEQ approval to expand Southampton plant


Enviva Partners LP announced on Nov. 20 the Virginia DEQ has approved requested modifications to its existing air permit that will allow for increased production capacity and increased use of softwood at Enviva’s Southampton pellet plant.
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Renova moves forward with 75 MW Omaezakikou Biomass Project


Japan-based Renova Inc. announced Nov. 19 it has made a final investment decision and reached financial close on a 75 megawatt biomass power plant located approximately 150 miles southwest of Tokyo in Omaezaki and Makinohara, Shizuoka Prefecture.
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Bioenergy DevCo to purchase compost facility, build AD plant


Bioenergy DevCo announced Nov. 21 that it has entered a 20-year partnership with Perdue Farms for the purpose and management of a soil composting facility near Seaford, Delaware. Plans are underway to develop an anaerobic digester at the site.
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Ontario aims to cut red tape for on-farm biogas, boost revenues


The government of Ontario announced Nov. 18 it will launch public consultations to identify potential changes that would reduce red tape and grow untapped economic opportunities for on-farm biogas operations.
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