House Ag Appropriations votes to cut BCAP, REAP

Just a few weeks after the USDA announced the first BCAP project area, the U.S. House of Representatives' Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee has voted to eliminate BCAP funding for 2012. The subcommittee also voted to eliminate REAP funding.
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City council revokes Massachusetts biomass plant permit

The Springfield (Mass.) City Council has revoked the permit it granted Palmer Renewable Energy to build a 35-megawatt biomass power plant, in a 2-9 vote on Monday.
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Massachusetts's first biogas power plant to come online

The Jordan Dairy Farm in Rutland, Mass., will soon host the state's first biogas power facility. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on May 31 for the manure and food waste-to-energy plant, construction of which began in October of last year.
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Forum incorporates pros and cons of Washington CHP project

A forum designed to inform without bias about a proposed biomass boiler at the Nippon Paper mill in Port Angeles, Wash., drew a crowd of about 60, including speakers and members of the host organization, The League of Women Voters of Clallam County.
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BTEC webinar explores biomass CHP, district heating

The efficiencies of conventional or central station fossil fuel plants have not changed much in the past half century, while efficiencies in thermal energy have increased to 80 percent or higher, according to a presenter during a BTEC webinar.
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Proposed Florida biomass plant scores PPA

The Public Service Commission of Florida has approved a 20-year power purchase agreement between Progress Energy Florida and Trans World Energy LLC for a biomass power plant planned for Citrus County, Fla.
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ND governor to speak at EERC's Biomass '11 Conference

The EERC at the University of North Dakota has announced that N.D. Gov. Jack Dalrymple will provide keynote remarks at the upcoming Biomass '11: Renewable Power, Fuels, and Chemicals Conference, July 26-27 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks.
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US biogas CHP potential attracts European technology manufacturer

A brewery in New York is just one of a few new customers of technology manufacturer 2G-Cenergy, as it begins to take advantage of the rising interest in biogas combined-heat-and-power applications in the U.S.
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Webinar addresses woody biomass sustainability

A May 24 Biomass Coordinating Council webinar featured four speakers who addressed woody biomass sustainability, a key element of viable and economic biomass plant development and operation.
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Michigan codigestion project secures funding

One of the first large-scale anaerobic digesters using codigestion in the U.S. has secured its funding and is scheduled to be operational in the summer of 2012. The $22 million project will be located in Fremont, Mich.
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