Vermont House passes Clean Heat Standard bill


The Vermont House of Representatives on March 16 voted 96 to 44 in favor of a bill that aims to implement a Clean Heat Standard to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the state's thermal sector.
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Ontario launches Forest Biomass Action Plan


The Ontario government on March 28 finalized its Forest Biomass Action Plan, which promotes economic opportunities for using forest biomass in new diverse ways, including low-carbon consumer products and renewable energy.
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Mitsubishi Power advocates for biomass cofiring in Indonesia


Mitsubishi Power, a power solutions brand of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., has presented a policy proposal to the Government of Indonesia to promote the adoption of biomass cofiring at the country's thermal power plants.
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UK groups take action against wood products from Russia, Belarus


The U.K. Pellet Council and Forest Stewardship Council have announced they will no longer recognize wood products coming from Russia and Belarus, stopping their import for use in bioenergy applications. The U.K. REA is welcoming those decisions.
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DOE: In search of a later biomass expiration date


A researcher at Idaho National Laboratory is working to develop biomass storage and handling systems that help stabilize biomass by delaying its decomposition and increase its value in downstream conversion by making it easier to break down.
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US wood pellet exports at 655,657 tons in January


The U.S. exported 655,656.5 metric tons of wood pellets in January, down from 774,410.2 metric tons exported the previous month, but up when compared to the 599,624.2 metric tons exported in January 2021, according to data released by the USDA.
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FutureMetrics: Wood pellets can replace coal at German plants


FutureMetrics LLC published a white paper in early March that discusses how the German power sector can use wood pellets to extend the operation of coal-fired power plants while reducing dependence on Russian natural gas and reducing CO2 emissions.
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JAPEX announces plans for 50 MW pellet-fueled plant in Japan


Japan Petroleum Exploration Co. Ltd. (JAPEX) on March 24 announced it is working with Maeda Corp., Yonden Business Co. Inc., and Shinko Denso Co. to develop a 50 megawatt (MW) wood pellet-fueled power plant in Ozu City, Ehime Prefecture, Japan.
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Regan thanks ag community, releases topics for FRRCC evaluation


U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan issued a statement on Natural Agricutlure Day thanking farmers for their work to produce food, feed, fuel and fiber. He also discussed the importance of the Farm, Ranch and Rural Communities Advisory Committee.
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DOE offers $34.5M for bioenergy resource recovery, conversion


The U.S. Department of Energy has announced a new $34.5 million funding opportunity to improve the current science and infrastructure for converting waste streams into valuable biofuels and bioproducts that can benefit the local energy economy.
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