Pellets & Densified Biomass

July 18, 2019

USDA: $400 million still available for REAP loan guarantees

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA announced July 18 that more than $400 million is still available for renewable energy system and energy efficiency loan guarantees through the Rural Energy for America Program. USDA accepts applications for REAP funding year-round. READ MORE

July 18, 2019

Enviva thanks NCDEQ for hearing on expansion of Sampson plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PelletsEnviva Partners LP issued a statement July 15 thanking the North Carolina DEQ for the opportunity to hear from stakeholders at a public hearing regarding new emission control equipment to be installed at its pellet plant in Sampson County. READ MORE

July 16, 2019

Pinnacle to build pellet plant in Alberta, signs 2 new contracts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PelletsPinnacle Renewable Energy announced plans in early July to build a new pellet plant in Alberta. Later in the month, the company said it has entered into two new long-term, take-or-pay off-take contracts with customers in Japan and South Korea. READ MORE

July 16, 2019

Mississippi DEQ approves permit for Enviva’s Lucedale plant

BY Enviva Holdings LP Found In:PelletsThe Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Permit Board has approved Enviva’s permit to begin construction on its Lucedale wood pellet plant. Enviva Chairman and CEO John Keppler thanked the community of Lucedale for its support. READ MORE

July 12, 2019

ITA committee focused on renewable energy exports to meet July 25

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration has announced an opening meeting of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee will be held July 25 in Washington, D.C. READ MORE

July 10, 2019

IRENA: Bioenergy employed 3.18 million people globally in 2018

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsIRENA recently released the sixth edition of it Renewable Energy and Jobs report, announcing the renewable energy sector employed at least 11 million people last year, directly and indirectly. Bioenergy employed approximately 3.18 million people. READ MORE

July 10, 2019

Bergs Timber acquires 100,000-ton-per-year pellet plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PelletsSweden-based Bergs Timber signed an agreement June 27 to acquire all shares in wood pellet producer Fågelfors Hyvleri AB. The acquired business primarily consists of a new 100,000-metric-ton-per-year pellet plant located in southeast Sweden. READ MORE

July 09, 2019

EIA updates 2019, 2020 bioenergy forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the July edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting nonhydropower renewables will provide 11 percent of utility-scale generation this year, increasing to 13 percent next year. READ MORE

July 09, 2019

Enexor Bioenergy to expand operations in Tennessee

BY Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalTennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Enexor BioEnergy officials announced July 8 that the renewable energy company will expand its operations and move into a new manufacturing facility. READ MORE