Updated BTU Act introduced in House


Reps. Anne Kuster, D-N.H.; Mike Kelly, R-Pa.; Peter Welch, D-Vt.; and Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, on May 14 introduced an updated Biomass Thermal Utilization Act, which aims to provide tax credits for commercial and industrial wood heating appliances.
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Report discusses role of BECCS in reaching net zero goal


The latest Drax Electrical Insights Quarterly report, published by Imperial College London, discusses the U.K.’s transition from coal to biomass and the future of carbon-negative bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECSS).
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EPA makes changes to wood stove certification program


The U.S EPA in April announced it is taking several actions to address concerns about the methods and manner in which new wood stoves are being tested for compliance with the 2015 new source performance standards (NSPS).
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MOL to procure new Panamax bulker to transport woody biomass


Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. (MOL) announced on May 24 plans to procure a newly built Panamax bulker to transport wood biomass for energy. The company said the planned procurement reflects increased demand for biomass fuels by Japanese power companies.
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UK BEIS selects biomass projects for carbon capture competition


The U.K. Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on May 24 announced 24 project have been selected for phase one of its direct air capture and GHG removal technologies competition. Nearly half of those projects involve biomass.
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England Trees Action Plan omits bioenergy


The U.K. Renewable Energy Agency is criticizing the England Trees Action Plan issued by the U.K. government on May 18 for omitting bioenergy, stressing that the omission will likely result in the government failing to meet its ambitions.
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USDA issues progress report on climate smart ag, forestry


The USDA on May 20 published a progress report on climate-smart agriculture and forestry (CSAF) that reflects initial conversions with stakeholders on how the agency should develop its CSAF stategy, including the need to support bioenergy.
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AEG provides update on US CoalSwitch projects


U.K.-based Active Energy Group plc on May 20 announced plans to expand production of its CoalSwitch product in the U.S. and provided an update on the development of the company’s project in Lumberton, South Carolina.
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