EPA to defer GHG permitting requirements for biomass use

The U.S. EPA is announcing its plan to defer, for three years, greenhouse gas (GHG) permitting requirements for carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from biomass-fired and other biogenic sources and use the time to seek further scientific analysis.
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Seattle Steam Powers Downtown Buildings

Weaving their way through a maze of piping, knobs and gauges, tour participants at the Pacific West Biomass Conference & Trade Show saw firsthand how steam is produced and distributed to more than 200 downtown Seattle buildings at Seattle Steam
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Kimberly-Clark hosts biomass CHP plant tour

Paper product and pulp manufacturer Kimberly-Clark opened the doors at its Everett, Wash., mill to allow more than 60 guests attending the Pacific West Biomass Conference & Trade Show a first-hand account of the operations of its biomass CHP plant.
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Qualco Energy biogas project is paying off

Located in Washington's Tualco Valley, the Qualco Energy Corp. anaerobic digester project in Snohomish County has come a long way since the project was conceived in 2003. The project uses manure from local dairy farms and other waste feedstocks.
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Washington's Forest Biomass Initiative to pilot bio-aviation fuel

Peter Goldmark, commissioner of Public Lands for the Washington Department of Natural Resources, didn't conceal his pride while discussing his Forest Biomass Initiative at the Pacific West Biomass Conference & Trade Show Jan. 11 in Seattle.
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Higher education can provide new basics for bioenergy

The handwriting is on the wall for renewable energy, and the message indicates that the clean energy industry is in need of employees with a strong understanding of sustainable energy, according to representatives of universities in the Northeast.
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Waste to energy: Emissions no longer an issue

Emissions are no longer an issue when building waste-to-energy facilities today, thanks to technological innovations over the years. Rather, one of the biggest issues today is public perception and/or NIMBYism (not in my back yard),
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Using waste heat to produce electricity

Capturing waste heat to produce electricity can be made simple by the Green Machine, an organic rankine cycle technology by ElectraTherm Inc. Co. CEO John Fox described the process and its benefits to attendees of the biomass conference in Seattle.
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Feedstock Flexibility a key to project success

Fluidized bed technology supplier Energy Products of Idaho first entered the biomass industry in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, when the forest products industry in that area was booming.
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