Indigenous First Nations in Saskatchewan to get biomass power


Turboden S.p.A. has concluded a contract to provide the Meadow Lake Tribal Council, representing nine Indigenous First Nations in Saskatchewan, Canada, with an 8,000 kW ORC power generation system that uses sawmill residual woody biomass as fuel.
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USDA: US wood pellet exports reach 6.89 million tons in 2019


The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service released data on Feb. 6 reporting that the U.S. exported 541,893.4 metric tons of wood pellets in December, bringing total pellet exports for 2019 to 6.89 million tons.
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UK waste-to-energy facility achieves financial close


JV partners Covanta, Biffa and GIG announced that the Newhurst Energy-from-Waste Facility in Leicestershire, England, has reached financial close. Covanta and GIG will own 50 percent of the project while waste provider Biffa will own the other half.
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UPM invests in biochemicals to drive switch from fossil materials


UPM takes the next transformative growth step and enters the biochemicals business by investing in a biorefinery at Leuna, Germany. The biorefinery, expected to cost USD$600 million, will produce a range of 100 percent wood-based biochemicals.
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Skeena Bioenergy wins grant to produce pellets from slash


The Forest Enhancement Society of BC announced on Jan. 30 it will award $408,320 to Terrace, British Columbia-based Skeena Bioenergy Ltd. to use materials from slash piles to make wood pellets in the Coast Mountains Natural Resources District.
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Brightmark to build dairy RNG project in South Dakota


Brightmark announced Feb. 5 that it has signed a manure supply agreement with two South Dakota dairy companies to capture methane produced by nearly 12,000 dairy cows and heifers and convert it into renewable natural gas.
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Greenlane signs system supply contract with RNGC


Greenlane Renewables Inc. has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Greenlane Biogas North America Ltd., signed a $7 million contract with Ligonier, Pennsylvania based Renewable Natural Gas Co. to supply three biogas upgrading systems.
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Genomatica produces 1st ton of renewable nylon intermediate


Eighty years after nylon’s first commercial production, Genomatica achieved a new milestone for the material—its production of the world’s first renewably sourced ton of the key ingredient for nylon-6, made from plants instead of crude oil.
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HollyFrontier to use HydroFlex technology for biofuel production


Under the agreement with Artesia Renewable Diesel Company, a subsidiary of HollyFrontier, Haldor Topsoe will license and supply basic engineering, proprietary equipment, catalysts and technical services. The project is based on HydroFlex technology.
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