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RFA Voices Support for Biomass Carbon Neutrality
Posted September 17, 2010



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Ethanol plant embarks on biomass project

Lincolnway Energy LLC, a 55 MMgy ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa, will receive a $1.9 million repowering grant from the USDA. The money will be used to purchase biomass, which will be burned in an existing boiler to offset the plant's use of coal. "I think we'll be able to substantially reduce our coal usage," said Rick Brehm, the plant's president and CEO.READ MORE

Biomass conference will address project finance options

The U.S. Department of Treasury's Section 1603 grant program has been a popular funding mechanism for biomass project developers, but it's also caused a lot of confusion.READ MORE

Ontario biomass conversion plans progress

The proposed conversion of an Ontario coal-fired power plant to biomass has achieved a critical next step in project implementation-the province has directed the Ontario Power Authority to begin negotiations to purchase power generated at the plant.READ MORE

Conference panel to explore lessons learned in biopower

Knowledge is gained from experience, so when embarking on a new biomass power project, such knowledge is often sought from seasoned industry experts. While sound advice may seem relatively easy to attain-especially when paid for-in some instances the advice dispenser may not have hands-on experience or first-hand accounts of biomass power projects.READ MORE

UM considers biomass CHP

The University of Montana in Missoula could reduce its carbon footprint by 20 percent with a new biomass combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant, pending approval in November from the board of regents.READ MORE

Study: Proposed Boiler MACT means significant job loss

A study commissioned by the Council of Industrial Boiler Owners found that implementation of the U.S. EPA's proposed Boiler MACT rule as is would result in substantial job loss, as well as reduced U.S. gross domestic product.READ MORE

Biomass industry anxious for BCAP to resume

When USDA placed a hold on the Biomass Crop Assistance Program in February until the final rules were established, it was anticipated that the program would be back by the end of the summer. As fall rolls around, the final rules are still not out and it's unclear when that will happen.READ MORE

BBI International launches Biorefining magazine and conference

BBI International, a leader in globally recognized bioenergy events and trade magazines, has launched a new magazine and international conference. Biorefining magazine and the aligned International Biorefining Conference & Trade Show will provide a new communications avenue for the emergent global industry of advanced biofuel and biobased chemical production.READ MORE