Pellets & Densified Biomass

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Drax, NFU partner to boost UK energy crop market

BY Drax Found In:Pellets, PowerDrax Group has teamed up with the National Farmers Union of England and Wales to identify opportunities to scale up perennial energy crop production and help the U.K. meet its ambitious climate goals. READ MORE

September 20, 2021

Drax: Construction starts on second Arkansas pellet plant

BY Drax Group Found In:Pellets, PowerDrax Group has started construction on the second of three satellite pellet plants in Arkansas, the company announced Sept. 20. The faciltiy, located in Russellville, Arkansas, is expected to begin commerical operations in 2022. READ MORE

September 16, 2021

Massachusetts bills aim to eliminate wood biomass from RPS, APS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerTwo bills pending in the Massachusetts legislature aim to prevent woody biomass energy from participating in the state’s renewable energy portfolio standard (RPS) and alternative energy portfolio standard (APS). READ MORE

September 16, 2021

FutureMetrics paper addresses the biomass carbon debt fallacy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalFutureMetrics on Sept. 9 published a new white paper revisiting the flawed assumption that there is a carbon debt after wood is harvested and explaining why some academics continue to perpetuate the carbon debt fallacy. READ MORE

September 16, 2021

Drax urges businesses to join BECCS supplier engagement program

BY Drax Found In:Pellets, PowerDrax is calling on U.K. businesses of all sizes to join the U.K.’s first bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) supplier engagement program. The company will host a series of nationwide events next year focused on the BECCS supply chain. READ MORE

September 15, 2021

UK to launch fourth round of CfD energy scheme

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerU.K. has announced the fourth round of its Contracts for Difference (CfD) energy scheme. Landfill gas, sewage gas, energy-from-waste with CHP, large-scale anaerobic digestion, and dedicated biomass with CHP are among the eliglbe technologies. READ MORE

September 13, 2021

EIA: Densified biomass fuel sales reach 670,000 tons in May

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PelletsThe U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released data showing U.S. manufacturers produced approximately 760,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in May, with sales reaching 670,000 tons. READ MORE

September 08, 2021

EIA updates 2021, 2022 bioenergy forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration currently predicts renewables will account for 20 percent of U.S. electricity generation this year, according to the agency’s latest Short Term Energy Outlook, released Sept. 8. READ MORE

September 02, 2021

USDA: US wood pellet exports at 646,494 metric tons in July

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PelletsThe U.S. exported 646,494.1 metric tons of wood pellets in July, up from both 603,752.2 metric tons in June and 643,727.5 metric tons in July 2020, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on Sept. 2. READ MORE