Rainier Biogas embarks on Washington dairy AD project

Washington-based Rainier Biogas LLC is implementing a collaborative, multi-dairy digester project in Enumclaw, Wash., that will produce 1 megawatt of electricity, cow bedding for the participating farms and fertilizer to spread over fields.
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Research into switchgrass rust resistance gene funded

An assistant professor of horticulture at Virginia Tech has been awarded a $1 million grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to develop and deploy rust fungus resistant genes and monitor the pathogen in switchgrass.
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Metso supplies CHP systems to Baltics pellet plants

Expanding its portfolio, Metso will supply AS Graanul Invest, the largest pellet producer in the Baltics, with biomass combined-heat-and-power systems at two of its six pellet mills. The plants will produce 15 megawatts of heat and 6.4 MW of power.
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Greenwood, Arborgen team up to grow tree farms

Biotechnology tree seedling producer Arborgen Inc. and tree farm development company GreenWood Resources Inc. have teamed up to collaborate on the growth of purpose-grown hardwood trees in the Southeastern U.S.
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Mass. biopower plant gets draft air approval

A 35-megawatt biomass power plant proposed for Springfield, Mass., has received its draft conditional air permit from the state Department of Environmental Protection, as it moves forward in the development process.
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ReEnergy to buy NewPage cogeneration plant

NewPage Corp. is selling the cogeneration facility associated with its Rumford, Maine, paper mill to waste fuel/biomass renewable energy company ReEnergy Holdings LLC, for $61 million. The sale is expected to be approved and closed by this summer.
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Beaver Wood suspends development in Pownal, Vt.

Beaver Wood Energy will delay development on one of its two 29-megawatt combined-heat-and-power facilities in Vermont, saying there is insufficient demand for more than one facility. The two identical facilities were slated for Pownal and Fair Haven.
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Canadian company to acquire Colorado's Confluence Energy

Viridis Energy is on the verge of more than doubling its pellet production capacity and expanding its distribution reach, having entered into a letter of intent to acquire 100 percent of the outstanding shares of Colorado-based Confluence Energy.
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Using federal incentives to drive biomass supply chain dynamics

With commercial debt, in addition to equity potentially coming back as a hedge to help finance biomass projects, prospective developers will likely lean on incentives, such as BCAP, which encourages more biomass to enter the supply chain.
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