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Jobs Are Not the Only Benefit of Bioenergy Development
Posted June 11, 2010



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BPA: Boiler MACT ruling threatens biomass industry

If the most recently released EPA ruling regarding the Boiler Maximum Achievable Control Technology passes as is, it will devastate the biomass power industry, as it would require expensive alterations at virtually 100 percent of existing facilities, according to Bob Cleaves, CEO and president of the Biomass Power Association.READ MORE

Plenty of biomass for Wisconsin plant

More than enough biomass is available surrounding the Charter Street Heating Plant on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus to provide a supply if the coal plant converts, according to the Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative. The WBI issued a request for information (RFI) from biomass producers, aggregators, equipment producers and transportation companies, the results of which look promising.READ MORE

AGP gets state grant for biogas project

A 52 MMgy ethanol plant in Hastings, Neb., recently received a $275,000 grant from the Nebraska Energy Office. AGP Corn Processing will use the money, plus $50,000 of its own matching funds for a project that will offset a portion of the plant's natural gas usage.READ MORE

FEW opens next week in St. Louis

More than 500 ethanol plant employees representing 11.7 billion gallons, 170 plants and 80 percent of installed capacity are registered to attend the 26th annual International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo that opens next week in St. Louis. A total of 716 companies are participating in the event which is expected to host more than 2,000 attendees in total.READ MORE

Advanced Biofuels Workshop, June 14 in St. Louis, offers solid agenda

"Advanced biofuels" is one of the hottest phrases in renewable energy today, representing a fundamental shift in the expectation of what biofuels must offer in terms of climate change mitigation and social responsibility, in addition to new production technologies and alternative feedstocks. The Advanced Biofuels Workshop, a one-day event, will take place June 14 in St. Louis at the America's Center-and the panel and speaker lineup is solid. The event starts out with a keynote address from the president of the Advanced Biofuels Association, Michael McAdams, who will discuss the nature of advanced biofuels and some of the strong policy initiatives underway.READ MORE

MA biomass study finds complex carbon impact

Woody biomass energy production is commonly thought to be carbon neutral, but a Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences study shows a more complex picture of biomass energy's carbon footprint. The study, however, may have one fundamental flaw, as it bases its analyses on new forest biomass instead of the waste wood and residues most plants would use.READ MORE

BPA requests apology for misleading report

The Biomass Power Association is requesting an apology and a clarification statement from the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for misinformation communicated in a study released June 10.READ MORE