Enviva released a statement on Dec. 2 announcing the Alabama Department of Environmental Management has approved a permit allowing Enviva to construct a wood pellet facility in Sumter County, Alabama.
Drax Group plc released a trading statement on Nov. 19 announcing the company plans to have 5 million metric tons of annual pellet capacity in place by 2027. The increased capacity is expected to help reduce biomass costs.
The House Ways and Means Committee released a discussion draft of the Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (GREEN) Act on Nov. 19. The draft includes several tax incentives to support biofuels and bioenergy. READ MORESHARE
Enviva Partners LP announced on Nov. 20 the Virginia DEQ has approved requested modifications to its existing air permit that will allow for increased production capacity and increased use of softwood at Enviva’s Southampton pellet plant. READ MORESHARE
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced it will provide up to $15 million in new funding to deploy energy infrastructure on tribal lands. Biomass, biogas and waste-to-energy systems are among those that can qualify for funding.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Adirondack Park Agency, and New York State Police on Nov. 14 formally commissioned a renewable biomass heating system at the State Office Campus in Ray Brook, New York. READ MORESHARE
Japan-based Renova Inc. announced Nov. 19 it has made a final investment decision and reached financial close on a 75 megawatt biomass power plant located approximately 150 miles southwest of Tokyo in Omaezaki and Makinohara, Shizuoka Prefecture. READ MORESHARE
An important watershed forest along the beautiful and biodiverse Nottoway River in Southampton County, Virginia, will now be permanently preserved thanks in part to a grant from the Enviva Forest Conservation Fund. READ MORESHARE