Drax opens new pellet plant in Demopolis, Alabama


Drax Group has opened a new pellet plant at Demopolis in Alabama. At full capacity the plant at Demopolis, which is Drax’s second production facility in Alabama, will produce 360,000 metric tonnes of sustainable biomass pellets a year.
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Enviva to build a new wood pellet plant in Bond, Mississippi


Enviva Inc. has announced it will invest approximately $250 million in Bond, Mississippi, to build a wood pellet production plant with an annual capacity of more than 1 million metric tons per year. Construction is expected to begin in early 2023.
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National Carbon Capture Conference & Expo to be held Nov. 8-9


Carbon Capture Magazine's National Carbon Capture Conference & Expo will be held in Des Moines, Iowa at the Iowa Event Center on Nov. 8-9, 2022. Speaker presentation abstracts are being accepted through July 8.
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USDA: US wood pellet exports at 628,660 metric tons in February


The U.S. exported 628,659.8 metric tons of wood pellets in February, down when compared to the 655,656.5 metric tons exported in January, but up when compared to the 556,801.7 metric tons of exports reported for February 2021.
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EIA: Densified biomass fuel sales reach 920,000 tons in December


The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released data showing U.S. manufacturers produced approximately 870,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in December, with sales reaching 920,000 tons.
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Drax, USIPA comment on IPCC Working Group III report


Drax and USIPA have each issued statements in support of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Working Group III report, released April 4, which shows that sustainable bioenergy is critical to meeting global climate goals.
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Japanese companies acquire 50 MW biomass project from Solariant


Pasadena, California-based Solariant Capital LLC on April 8 announced that a consortium of Japanese companies has entered an agreement to acquire its 50 MW Tahara Biomass Power Plant project, under development in Tahara City, Aichi prefecture, Japan.
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Martin Engineering offers conveyor operation, safety training


Martin Engineering has announced the launch of the online Foundations Learning Center. Aimed at apprentice technicians and experienced engineers alike, the non-commercial information is offered at no charge.
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EIA updates bioenergy production, capacity forecasts


Renewables are expected to account for 22 percent of U.S. electricity production this year, increasing to 23 percent next year, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released April 12.
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