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Senators Propose National RES
Posted September 24, 2010



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U of Nevada tests sludge-to-power process

If a University of Nevada, Reno, research project works as planned, municipal wastewater treatment facilities could turn their sludge into power for their own operations.READ MORE

California bioenergy bill killed

A bill (AB 222) that would have expedited the introduction of new conversion technologies to produce green power and advanced biofuels from solid waste materials in California is officially dead, due to lack of key support needed from five democrats on the Senate Environmental Quality Committee.READ MORE Fall Biomass Power Map

BTEC to host biomass heating, CHP webinars

The Biomass Thermal Energy Council will be hosting a series of free educational webinars focused on biomass thermal energy, heating and cogeneration/combined heat and power (CHP).READ MORE

NH power project gets SEC approval

After more than a year of negotiations and attached to a laundry list of stipulations and conditions, Laidlaw Berlin Biopower LLC's Berlin, N.H., project application has received unanimous approval from the nine-member New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee.READ MORE

Senators reveal stand-alone RES bill

A bipartisan stand-alone bill proposing a national renewable energy standard (RES) would mandate sellers of electricity to retail customers to obtain 15 percent of their energy from renewable resources by 2012.READ MORE

Massachusetts proposed RPS stymies biomass

If drafted renewable portfolio standard (RPS) regulations pass in Massachusetts, biomass power plants will be required to achieve between 40 and 70 percent efficiency and 50 percent greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction relative to life-cycle emissions from a combined-cycle natural gas facility using the most efficient technology. Not only would those standards be nearly impossible to meet without substantial investments, but it would thwart development of new plants, costing hundreds of jobs in an already struggling economy.READ MORE

Densification conference panel has torrefaction emphasis

Torrefaction is the hot topic and reoccurring theme for the biomass densification panel at the Southeast Biomass Conference & Trade Show Nov. 2-4 in Atlanta, with three of four speakers focusing on it in their presentations.READ MORE
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