USIPA, UK REA slam Chatham House report on US wood pellets


The U.S. Industrial Pellet Association and U.K. Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) are slamming a new Chatham House report on biomass energy that they say uses deeply flawed carbon accounting methods.
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USDA: US wood pellet exports up in August


The U.S. exported 647,904.5 metric tons of wood pellets in August, up from both 644,494.1 metric tons in July and 585,883.3 metric tons in August 2020, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on Oct. 5.
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1.7 million US households to use wood as primary heat source


The EIA predicts that nearly 1.7 million, or 1.3 percent, of U.S. households will use cord wood or wood pellets as their primary heating fuel for residential space heating this winter. An additional 8 percent will use wood as a secondary heat source.
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EIA: Densified biomass fuel sales reach 860,000 tons in June


The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released data showing U.S. manufacturers produced approximately 770,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in June, with sales reaching 860,000 tons.
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Drax to showcase bioenergy with CCS to global investors


Drax joins line-up of 12 U.K. businesses chosen to support the government’s Global Investment Summit.
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Enviva announces plans to become C-Corp, signs new contracts


Enviva Partners LP on Oct. 15 announced plans to convert its organizational structure from a master limited partnership (MLP) to a C-Corp under the name of Enviva Inc. The company also announced two new take-or-pay off-take contracts.
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EIA updates bioenergy forecasts for 2021, 2022


Renewables are expected to account for approximately 20 percent of U.S. electricity generation this year, increasing to 22 percent in 2022, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released Oct. 13.
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EPA appoints Rod Snyder as EPA agriculture advisor


On Oct. 7, U.S. EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan announced the appointment of Rod Snyder to become EPA’s Agriculture Advisor. Snyder will lead outreach and engagement efforts with the agricultural community for EPA.
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Drax Biomass supports Hurricane Ida relief efforts


Drax Biomass donated $5,000 and essential water supplies to help evacuees in North-eastern Louisiana who were impacted by Hurricane Ida. The funds and supplies are going to hurricane relief efforts driven by United Way of Northeast Louisiana.
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Senate confirms Small to fill USDA Rural Development post


The U.S. Senate on Oct. 7 voted to confirm Xochitl Torres Small as under secretary of rural development at the USDA. USDA Rural Development administers a variety of programs related to biofuels and bioenergy.
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