EU report confirms climate benefits of sustainable biomass


The European Commission’s Joint Research Center on Jan. 25 published a report on the use of woody biomass for energy production in the European Union. The U.S. Industrial Pellet Association and Bioenergy Europe have welcomed the report.
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Drax completes sale of natural gas-fueled assets


Drax on Feb. 1 announced that it has completed the sale of its natural gas-fueled power generation assets. The company also said it will end commercial coal generation on March 31, with formal closure of its remaining coal assets in September 2022.
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Biden’s climate crisis order addresses biobased fuels, products


President Biden on Jan. 27 issued an executive order that aims to tackle the climate crisis, create jobs and restore scientific integrity across the federal government. The order addresses the production and sourcing of biobased products and fuels.
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Biden administration reviews ACE rule, delayed landfill gas regs


The U.S. EPA’s long-stalled implementation of landfill emissions regulations, the repeal of the Clean Power Plan, and the SAFE Vehicles Rule are three of the many federal regulations that are set to be reviewed by the Biden administration.
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Proposed wood pellet plant in Australia awarded $5.5M grant


Australia-based Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers has been awarded a $5.5 million bushfire recovery grant from the Australian government to support the development of a biomass pellet plant and small-scale biomass power plant.
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Bruks Siwertell expands Enviva’s truck-receiving facilities


Bruks Siwertell has secured a truck-receiving system order from Enviva. The back-on truck dumper, with receiving hopper and collecting belt conveyor, are designed for Enviva’s wood pellet production plant in Greenwood, South Carolina.
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UK bioenergy generation up in Q3


Data released by the U.K. Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy shows bioenergy capacity in the U.K. increased by 3.9 percent during the third quarter of last year, while power generation from biodegradable MSW set a new record.
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Enviva’s Port of Chesapeake terminal honored with award


Enviva has received the Elizabeth River Project’s “Sustained Distinguished Performance River Star Business” award. The award recognizes several environmental initiatives deployed at Enviva's Port of Chesapeake terminal.
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Oregon-based Frank Pellets joins PFI


Frank Pellets, a pellet manufacturer located in Mill City, Oregon, has become the Pellet Fuels Institute’s newest fuel manufacturer member. Frank Pellets was established in 2008 to utilize the wood waste streams from an adjacent sawmill.
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USDA, DOE announce appointments to senior posts


The USDA and U.S. Department of Energy on Jan. 21 announced appointments to several senior posts, including USDA undersecretary for Rural Development and chief of staff for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at DOE.
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2021 International Biomass Conference & Expo

March 16-17, 2021
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July 13-15, 2021
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