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By Erin Voegele

The USDA’s National Agricultuiral Statistics Service released its latest quarterly Grain Stocks report on Sept. 29, reporting that old crop soybeans stored in all positions on Sept. 1 were down 2 percent when compared to the same time last year.

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DOE awards $1.44 million to biomass district heating project

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By Erin Voegele

September 28, 2023

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The U.S. Department of Energy on Sept. 28 announced it is awarding $1.44 million to support a biomass-fueled district heating project under development by the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in Cloquet, Minnesota.

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Xcel Energy—Colorado on Sept. 19 announced plans to develop a new 19 megawatt (MW) biomass power plant as part of its Clean Energy Plan, which outlines plans to invest $15 billion across the state to double the supply of renewable energy.

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The Surface Transportation Board on Sept. 26 announced that it intends to renew the charter of the Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee, which provides guidance on the rail transport of energy resources, including biofuels.

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Drax has announced the appointment of Miguel Veiga-Pestana to the new executive committee role of chief sustainability officer, reporting into Drax Group CEO Will Gardiner. Veiga-Pestana is a seasoned leader of strategic sustainability.

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Big on Bagasse

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By Keith Loria

August 14, 2023

Delta Biofuel will utilize Louisiana's copious sugar industry waste to produce fuel pellets for overseas customers. It was just over two years ago when Jeanerette, Louisiana-based Delta Biofuel and Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that Iberia Parish was under consideration for the site of a first-of-its kind, $70 million renewable fuel plant utilizing bagasse, a byproduct of sugar manufacturing. for fuel pellet production.

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The cover of this issue of Pellet Mill Magazine is a bit unconventional being sugarcane bagasse, the waste material that sugar mills end up with post-process.

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The keynote speaker and general session panelists at the world’s largest ethanol conference discussed the industry’s role in decarbonizing the transportation sector, recent policy developments and the importance of CI modeling to ethanol’s future.

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Squaring Up Cybersecurity

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By Luke Geiver

August 09, 2023

IT/OT professionals can help safeguard biorefineries from cyberattack by understanding criminal tactics, backing up data and being ready to act when bad things happen.

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September 2023

Biomass-based Hydrogen and Carbon Capture via BrightLoop Technology

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Current Job Postings

Biomass Engineering & Equipment

Mechanical Design Engineer

POSTED BY: Biomass Engineering & Equipment

BE&E has a bright future. We're in the midst of tremendous growth and are in immediate need of qualified personnel for various positions. Our company is diversified across multiple sectors, making it a robust, stable option.

Industries we serve include ethanol, veneer production, forest products, biomass energy, recycling, waste processing, and more.

BE&E (www.BEandE.com) supplies engineering and machinery to the wood pellet, briquette, and wood-biomass-burning industries. This is an area of tremendous growth in the United States and Europe as nations recognize the benefits of burning renewable wood and other biomass for energy.

We reach so many sectors because we pride ourselves in making machines you "simply won't find anywhere else"—machines with more features, better quality, and better engineering that serve companies' needs around the globe.

The company is seeking a reliable Mechanical Design Engineer who will perform the following duties.

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Nacelle Solutions

Biogas Project Manager

POSTED BY: Nacelle Solutions

Nacelle’s Biogas Project Manager works with Nacelle Management, Business Development, Vendors and Customers to successfully execute and implement projects for Nacelle, including but not limited to, all aspects of Biogas upgrading plant and equipment design, construction, fabrication, commissioning, operations and decommissioning. In addition to being technically capable and detail oriented, the successful candidate will possess excellent organizational, time management and communication skills ensuring projects are delivered on-time and on budget with minimal surprises. An unrelenting focus on the customer is paramount including the ability to listen to, understand and solve customer and project problems in a comprehensive and cost effective manner, think strategically about Nacelle’s value proposition and engage in project implementations and operations throughout the lifecycle of a project to ensure customer satisfaction and service levels are second to none. This individual will work with Management, Operations and Administrative departments within the Company to ensure Nacelle is successful in all phases of our business.


Responsibilities
• Responsible for the successful and safe execution of all aspects of project including, but not limited to, construction, fabrication, installation, commissioning, performance, training, inspections and decommissioning
• Develop project timeline and hold all parties accountable to meeting project milestones
• Work with various vendors and industry professionals to ensure on-time and on budget upgrade systems and service offerings projects for various customer projects – Expedite material and services, value engineer solutions to most effectively meet project objectives when necessary, etc.
• Ensure projects adhere to and meet specifications required of project and industry including managing and filing all proper documentation and records as part of an overall project data book
• Responsible for quality control on construction and fabrication of projects
• Independently train customers on how to operate upgrading equipment when necessary and appropriate
• Work with operations department before, during and after all projects to provide clean and detailed expectations on behalf of the customer and do everything capable to make operations successful
• Work with administration department before, during and after all projects to provide clean and detailed expectations on behalf of customer and do everything capable to make administration successful
• Proactively monitor performance on existing projects on an ongoing basis including reviewing operating parameters and results and make suggestions when necessary
• Understand nuances of RNG laws and marketplace at the Federal, State, and Local levels and position Nacelle and Nacelle’s customers to optimize success with current and future compliance on all projects
• Provide strategic direction and input related to business opportunities – know the market, understand where the market is going and position Nacelle and Nacelle’s customers to capitalize
• Effectively position, communicate and reiterate Nacelle value proposition to customers as appropriate
• Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, participating in professional societies, etc.
• Understand the RNG project development process, requirements and associated challenges (i.e. interconnect requirements, RNG requirements, CNG storage, financing environment, etc.)

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Nacelle Solutions

Biogas Process Engineer

POSTED BY: Nacelle Solutions

Nacelle’s Biogas Process Engineer works with Nacelle Management, Business Development, Operations, Vendors and Customers to successfully execute and implement projects for Nacelle, including but not limited to, all aspects of Biogas upgrading plant and equipment design, construction, fabrication, commissioning, operations and decommissioning. In addition to being technically capable and detail oriented, the successful candidate will possess excellent organizational, time management and communication skills ensuring projects are delivered on-time and on budget with minimal surprises. An unrelenting focus on the customer is paramount including the ability to listen to, understand and solve customer and project problems in a comprehensive and cost effective manner, think strategically about Nacelle’s value proposition and engage in project implementations and operations throughout the lifecycle of a project to ensure customer satisfaction and service levels are second to none. This individual will work with Management, Operations and Administrative departments within the Company to ensure Nacelle is successful in all phases of our business.


Responsibilities
• Responsible for the successful and safe execution of all aspects of projects including, but not limited to, construction, fabrication, installation, commissioning, performance, training, inspections and decommissioning
• Develop project timeline and hold all parties accountable to meeting project milestones
• Work with various vendors and industry professionals to ensure on-time and on budget upgrade systems and service offerings projects for various customer projects – Expedite material and services, value engineer solutions to most effectively meet project objectives when necessary, etc.
• Ensure projects adhere to and meet specifications required of project and industry including managing and filing all proper documentation and records as part of an overall project data book
• Responsible for developing the process flow and detailed design of various components of gas upgrading facilities, with the ability to manage these efforts on multiple ongoing projects at a time
• Responsible for quality control on construction of projects and fabrication of equipment
• Independently train customers on how to operate upgrading equipment when necessary and appropriate
• Work with operations department before, during and after all projects to provide clean and detailed expectations on behalf of the customer and do everything capable to make operations successful
• Work with administration department before, during and after all projects to provide clean and detailed expectations on behalf of customer and do everything capable to make administration successful
• Proactively monitor performance on existing projects on an ongoing basis including reviewing operating parameters and results and make suggestions when necessary
• Understand nuances of RNG laws and marketplace at the Federal, State, and Local levels and position Nacelle and Nacelle’s customers to optimize success with current and future compliance on all projects
• Effectively position, communicate and reiterate Nacelle value proposition to customers as appropriate
• Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, participating in professional societies, etc.
• Understand the RNG project development process, requirements and associated challenges (i.e. interconnect requirements, RNG requirements, CNG storage, financing environment, etc.)

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