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EPA proposes to amend regulations for certain industrial boilers

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, ThermalThe U.S. EPA on July 9 released a proposed rule that aims to amend emission standards for certain categories of boilers based on the maximum achievable control technologies (MACT). The AWC said it is encouraged by the clarity the rule provides. READ MORE

July 07, 2020

EIA predicts growth in renewable electricity generation

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration currently predicts electricity U.S. generation from renewable energy sources will reach 20 percent in 2020 and 22 percent in 2021, according to agency’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released July 7. READ MORE

July 07, 2020

Waste-derived fuel pellets successfully tested for Uskmouth plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerSIMEC Atlantis Energy has completed industrial-scale combustion testing of the waste-derived fuel pellets it plans to use as fuel at the Uskmouth Power Station following its conversion. The company has also released an updated project timeline. READ MORE

July 07, 2020

Valmet to supply a hot water plant to Göteborg Energi in Sweden

BY Valmet Corp. Found In:Pellets, ThermalValmet will supply a complete plant for the production of district heat to Göteborg Energi AB in Gothenburg, Sweden. The new hot water plant will reduce CO2 emissions and allowed for increased use of wood pellets. READ MORE

July 06, 2020

USDA: US exports 572,500 tons of wood pellets in May

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.S. exported 572,499.8 metric tons of wood pellets in May, up from 553,885.4 metric tons exported during the same month of last year, but down from the 595,166.2 metric tons exported in April, according to data released by the USDA on July 2. READ MORE

July 01, 2020

UK BEIS provides COVID-19 extensions to non-domestic RHI projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Thermal, BiogasThe U.K. government has announced that applicants to the non-domestic RHI scheme will have an extra 14 months to complete projects delayed by COVID-19. The government also confirmed that a third allocation for the non-domestic RHI will open in July. READ MORE

June 30, 2020

Report: Biomass, biofuels can help US meet net-zero goal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis on June 30 unveiled a climate crisis action plan that aims to serve as a congressional roadmap to help the U.S. reach net-zero emissions by 2050. Biomass, biogas and biofuels will help meet that goal. READ MORE

June 29, 2020

Report: Netherlands to double wood pellet imports in 2020

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerThe Netherlands doubled its wood pellet imports to a record 1.22 million metric tons in 2019, according to a report filed with the USDA. Imports are expected to double again this year based on the co-firing plans of Dutch power companies. READ MORE

June 25, 2020

Construction decision on Dutch biomass heating plant delayed

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, ThermalVattenfall, a power company owned by the government of Sweden, announced on June 25 it will delay making a final decision on the construction of a proposed 120 megawatt biomass-fired district heating plant planned for development near Amsterdam. READ MORE