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Posted October 1, 2010



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Senators express concern over boiler MACT final rule

Forty-one U.S. Senators sent a letter to the U.S. EPA Sept. 28 regarding its proposed so-called Industrial Boiler Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) rule. READ MORE

Southeast biomass conference to feature renewable hydrocarbons panel

Join biomass peers at BBI International's Southeast Biomass Conference & Trade Show, Nov. 2-4 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta. One of the featured panels at the event is Technological Pathways to Renewable Hydrocarbons. The phrase "renewable hydrocarbons" has been hot in renewable energy circles, mainly because it implies drop-in biofuels that are almost molecularly identical to the fossil-based fuels they intend to replace compared to alcohol- or ester-based biofuels, thereby minimizing any infrastructure integration issues.READ MORE E3 2010 Conference

Mendel plants miscanthus on reclaimed mining lands

Mendel Biotechnology and Ohio-based coal mining company Oxford Resource Partners will team up for a pilot project that will experiment with growing Mendel's proprietary miscanthus varieties on Oxford's reclaimed mining lands.READ MORE

Northern Ireland poultry litter biomass plant approved

A 30-megawatt biomass power plant proposed for County Antrim in Northern Ireland is much closer to fruition, having gained approval from Northern Ireland Environment Minister Edwin Poots.READ MORE

Biomass thermal plant to aid Maine paper mill

A century old pulp and paper mill in Madison, Maine, is poised to significantly benefit from a proposed biomass thermal plant to be collocated at the mill site.READ MORE

Renewafuel finishes biomass cube plant

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. subsidiary Renewafuel LLC has completed construction of its first full-scale biomass cube production plant in Marquette, Mich., and is in the midst of starting up the facility.READ MORE

Pinnacle Pellet to build sixth plant

Pinnacle Pellet is building a 400,000 metric ton pellet plant near Burns Lake, British Columbia, its sixth location in the province, which will bring its total capacity to 1.1 million metric tons. "We're well into our civil work and we've got mechanical components showing up every day, as is typical with our build-out schedules," said Leroy Reitsma, chief operating officer at Pinnacle Pellet.READ MORE
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