Enviva increases capacity, announces new customer agreements


Enviva Inc. discussed plans to double its wood pellet production capacity to approximately 13 million metric tons per year over the next five years and announced new customer agreements in its Q4 financial report, released Feb. 28.
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EIA: Densified biomass fuel sales reach 990,000 tons in November


The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released data showing U.S. manufacturers produced approximately 790,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in November, with sales reaching 990,000 tons.
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PacBio ceases operations at Prince George pellet plant


Pacific BioEnergy Corp. in early March idled production at its 550,000-metric-ton-per-year wood pellet plant located in Prince George, British Columbia. Company officials have confirmed the facility is being sold.
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USDA extends deadlines for climate-smart commodities funding


The USDA on March 11 announced it is extending the deadlines to apply for its Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities funding opportunity. The agency opened the $1 billion funding opportunity in February.
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Researchers find a way to use dead trees as fuel for power plants


Researchers BYU are working to develop new ways to convert dead, decaying trees into a fuel that can be used in coal power plants. Finding a use for this biomass reduces wildfire risk while reducing net carbon emissions.
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Drax stops using Russian biomass, donates to Ukraine relief


Renewable energy company Drax Group is donating £280,000 to the Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal to support relief efforts for the Ukrainian people following Russia’s invasion.
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Science says thinned forests are healthy forests


Overgrown forests are one of the key contributing factors to the current wildfire crisis in the West. The new Forest Service strategy on Confronting the Wildfire Crisis outlines the agency’s plan for increasing fuels and forest health treatments.
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NETZSCH to highlight NEMO BioMass Hopper Pump at IBCE


NETZSCH Pumps North America LLC has announced it will showcase its NEMO Open Hopper Pumps at the 15th Annual International Biomass Conference & Expo. The event will be held March 14-16 in Jacksonville, Florida.
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EIA updates bioenergy forecasts


Renewables are expected to account for 22 percent of U.S. electricity generation this year, increasing to 24 percent in 2023, according to the U.S. EIA's latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released March 8.
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