Drax to kickstart development of 3 Arkansas pellet plants


Drax Group,will begin constructing the first of three new “satellite” pellet plants in Arkansas, the company announced on May 6. The three plants are together expected to produce around 120,000 metric tons of sustainable biomass pellets a year.
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US wood pellet exports top 667,000 metric tons in March


The U.S. exported 667,309 metric tons of wood pellets in March, up from both 556,801.7 metric tons in February and 670,463.8 metric tons in March 2020, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on May 4.
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FutureMetrics: Pellets, CCS offer a future for coal power plants


FutureMetrics LLC on May 3 released a new white paper that emphasizes the carbon-negative potential of deploying CCS technology at pulverized coal (PC) power stations that are modified to use sustainably produced wood pellet fuel.
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Ontario seeks comments on draft Forest Biomass Action Plan


The Ontario government on May 6 released a draft Forest Biomass Action Plan for public review and comment. The plan, in part, aims to support demand for forest bioenergy, including heat and power generation.
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US Forest Service funds wood energy projects


The USDA on May 7 awarded more than $15 million to fund grant proposals to develop and expend the use of wood products, strengthen emerging wood energy markets and protect community forests. A portion of that funding will support bioenergy projects.
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Canada funds 8 bioenergy projects


The Canadian government in mid-April announced an C$8.4 million investment in nine community-led Indigenous clean energy projects across British Columbia. Eight of those projects focus on the use of biomass and bioenergy.
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EIA: Densified biomass fuel sales reach 670,000 tons in January


The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released data showing U.S. manufacturers produced approximately 700,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in January, with sales reaching 670,000 tons.
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Carbon-50: Leaders push for 50-state solution to climate change


A new network of former lawmakers, farm leaders, and clean energy advocates has gathered under the banner of Carbon-50 to support an inclusive, 50-state strategy to address climate change, and has outlined principes for its a 50-state carbon plan.
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Mitsubishi Power receives order for 50 MW biomass power plant


Mitsubishi Power, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group, has received an order for a 50-megawatt (MW) class woody biomass-fired power plant planned for development in the city of Hyuga, in Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan.
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Enviva announces 2021 responsible sourcing policy goals


Enviva on April 27 published its 2021 Implementation Plans, a detailed proposal of goals and initiatives designed to continue to deliver on the company’s commitment to responsible and sustainable wood sourcing.
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