U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler recently informed federal lawmakers that the agency is working on a rulemaking that will define biomass as carbon neutral. A proposed rule is expected to be released this summer.
The Japanese government is reportedly considering enacting a policy that would require palm kernel shells (PKS) to be meet sustainability criteria. A new FutureMetrics whitepaper predicts the policy could increase demand for wood pellets. READ MORESHARE
The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released data showing U.S. manufacturers produced approximately 710,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in December, with sales reaching 790,000 metric tons.
The U.K. government has released new energy data, reporting that renewables accounted for a record 33.3 percent of electricity generation last year. Bioenergy generation increased 12 percent when compared to 2017.
The Forest Service has released eligibility criteria for Indian tribes and Alaska tribal organizations that want to develop demonstration projects to promote biomass energy production under amendments made to the Tribal Forest Protection Act of 2004. READ MORESHARE
The Central Louisiana Technical Community College Huey P. Long Campus Forest Technology program is welcoming Drax Biomass as an industry partner. The program is celebrating its one-year anniversary. READ MORESHARE
Pacific BioEnergy Corp.’s management team at the Prince George Plant continues to investigate a fire that occurred on April 6. No injuries were sustained during the incident. The company is assessing damage and generating a plan for recommissioning. READ MORESHARE
The DOE has announced a compendium of new research that explores how grinding, sifting, drying, pelletizing and chemically treating biomass before it reaches the biorefinery could help solve big challenges plaguing today's bioenergy industry. READ MORESHARE