Drax: Construction starts on second Arkansas pellet plant


Drax Group has started construction on the second of three satellite pellet plants in Arkansas, the company announced Sept. 20. The faciltiy, located in Russellville, Arkansas, is expected to begin commerical operations in 2022.
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UK to launch fourth round of CfD energy scheme


U.K. has announced the fourth round of its Contracts for Difference (CfD) energy scheme. Landfill gas, sewage gas, energy-from-waste with CHP, large-scale anaerobic digestion, and dedicated biomass with CHP are among the eliglbe technologies.
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EIA: Densified biomass fuel sales reach 670,000 tons in May


The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released data showing U.S. manufacturers produced approximately 760,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in May, with sales reaching 670,000 tons.
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Massachusetts bills aim to eliminate wood biomass from RPS, APS


Two bills pending in the Massachusetts legislature aim to prevent woody biomass energy from participating in the state’s renewable energy portfolio standard (RPS) and alternative energy portfolio standard (APS).
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FutureMetrics paper addresses the biomass carbon debt fallacy


FutureMetrics on Sept. 9 published a new white paper revisiting the flawed assumption that there is a carbon debt after wood is harvested and explaining why some academics continue to perpetuate the carbon debt fallacy.
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Drax urges businesses to join BECCS supplier engagement program


Drax is calling on U.K. businesses of all sizes to join the U.K.’s first bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) supplier engagement program. The company will host a series of nationwide events next year focused on the BECCS supply chain.
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EIA updates 2021, 2022 bioenergy forecasts


The U.S. Energy Information Administration currently predicts renewables will account for 20 percent of U.S. electricity generation this year, according to the agency’s latest Short Term Energy Outlook, released Sept. 8.
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