5th Wood Stove Design Challenge launches with January workshop


The DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, along with the Alliance for Green Heat, on Dec. 16 announced the launch of the 5th Wood Stove Design Challenge, with the final competition scheduled for winter 2023.
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Albioma acquires Quebec pellet plant


Albioma has acquired the La Granaudière wood pellet production plant located in the Canadian province of Quebec. The 200,000-metric-ton per year facility was idled in mid 2021. Albioma plans to recommission the facilty in early 2022.
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PFI highlights economic, environmental benefits of wood pellets


On Dec. 13, the Pellet Fuels Institute published “Sustainable from the Beginning: 3 Facts about Wood Pellet Manufacturing and Use,” a document that outlines the economic and environmental benefits of wood pellet heating and grilling.
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DOE establishes new Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations


The U.S. Department of Energy on Dec. 21 announced the establishment of the Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations, a new DOE office that will help deliver on President Biden’s bold climate agenda, create new, good-paying jobs and reduce polution.
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Valmet to supply boiler to 112 MW biomass plant in Japan


Valmet announced on Dec. 28 it will supply a biomass power boiler and flue gas cleaning system to Tahara Biomass Power LLC, a 112 megawatt (MW) biomass power plant under development in Japan. The facility will be primarily fueled with wood pellets.
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Drax to invest £40M in next stage of BECCS project


Drax plans capital investments of around £40 million at its North Yorkshire power station during 2022 on the first phase of its BECCS project and ensuring it remains on track to begin delivering vital negative emissions technology in 2027.
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UK offers phase 2 funds for Biomass Feedstock Innovation Program


The U.K. government on Dec. 20 announced its now accepting applications for phase two funding under the Biomass Feedstocks Innovation Program. Entities that received phase one funding are eligible to apply.
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