USDA: US pellet exports at 801,397 metric tons in March


The U.S. exported 801,396.9 metric tons of wood pellets in March, up from both 628,659.8 metric tons the previous month and 667,309 metric tons in March 2021, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on May 4.
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DOE schedules Q&A webinar on 5th Wood Heater Design Challenge


The U.S. DOE's Bioenergy Technologies Office on May 19 will host a webinar titled “Wood Heater Design Challenge Q&A.” The event aims to provide interested parties with information related to the agency’s 5th Wood Stove Design Challenge.
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Enviva reports Q1 challenges, accelerates capacity expansions


Enviva released Q1 financial results on May 4, reporting that labor, production and logistics challenges negatively impacted operations during quarter. The company is accelerating greenfield developments, however, in response to increasing demand.
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Drax discusses plans for new pellet projects, BECCS development


Drax Group plc brought 400,000 metric tons of new biomass pellet production capacity online during the first quarter of 2022. The company plans to make a final investment decision on up to 1 million tons of additional capacity this year.
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Report describes changes to Dutch government’s policy on biomass


The government of the Netherlands in late April signaled its intent to support the use of biomass for certain high-value applications, including the production of some biofuels and high-temperature heat, but phase out support for lower value uses.
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USDA reports strong interest for Climate-Smart Commodities funds


The USDA on May 10 announced it received more than 450 proposals for large-scale projects under its new Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program. The agency is accepting proposals for smaller-scale projects through June 10.
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Drax to pilot more pioneering new carbon capture technology


Renewable energy pioneer Drax has partnered with the University of Nottingham and Promethean Particles to trial a pioneering new bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) process at its North Yorkshire power station.
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ITA’s renewable energy advisory committee to meet May 12


The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration has announced it will hold a virtual open meeting the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee via WebEx on May 12.
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EIA updates bioenergy production, capacity forecasts


Renewables are currently expected to account for 22 percent of U.S. electricity generation this year and 23 percent in 2023, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released May 10.
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