Pellets & Densified Biomass

April 03, 2020

Permitting process for AEG CoalSwitch plant impacted by COVID-19

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PelletsActive Energy Group announced on March 30 that the public comment period for the construction and air permit needed for the company’s proposed CoalSwitch plant in Lumberton, North Carolina, has been extended through April 27 due to COVID-19. READ MORE

April 03, 2020

EPA clarifies details of temporary enforcement policy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. EPA sent a letter to members of Congress on April 2 clarifying the temporary enforcement policy the agency announced on March 26 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and offering assurances the agency continues to enforce its regulatons. READ MORE

April 02, 2020

USDA: US wood pellet exports top 546,435 tons in February

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PelletsThe U.S exported 546,435.2 metric tons of wood pellets in February, up from both 500,904 tons in January and 501,563.9 tons in February 2019, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on April 2. READ MORE

April 01, 2020

USDA solicits input related to its Agricultural Innovation Agenda

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA on April 1 published a notice seeking comments on the most important agricultural innovation opportunities to be addressed in the near and long term. The comments will inform efforts related to the agency’s Agricultural Innovaton Agenda. READ MORE

April 01, 2020

Enviva, The Longleaf Alliance announce partnership

BY Enviva Found In:PelletsEnviva and The Longleaf Alliance have signed a five-year partnership to protect and restore longleaf pine forests. Enviva and The Longleaf Alliance will collaboratively implement Enviva’s longleaf forest restoration plan. READ MORE

March 30, 2020

Enviva assures stakeholders COVID-19 is not impacting operations

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerEnviva Chairman and CEO John Keppler sent a letter to stakeholders on March 30 announcing the company’s operations have not been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak and reaffirming the company’s financial guidance for 2020. READ MORE

March 27, 2020

Inslee signs bill recognizing carbon benefits of forest industry

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalWashington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill March 25 that recognizes the contributions of the forest products sector to the state’s climate response and affirms it is in the public interest to support all aspects of a fully integrated forest sector. READ MORE

March 27, 2020

Renova reaches financial close on 75 MW biomass power plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, PowerRenova Inc. announced March 24 it has reached financial close on the 74.95 megawatt (MW) Ishinomaki Hibarino Biomass Power Generation Project in Ishinomaki, Japan. The facility will be fueled with wood pellets and palm kernel shells. READ MORE

March 27, 2020

EPA announces enforcement discretion policy for COVID-19 pandemic

BY U.S. EPA Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. EPA on March 26 announced g a temporary policy regarding EPA enforcement of environmental legal obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The policy applies to civil violoations duirng the outbreak. READ MORE