Laidlaw Energy officially purchases California biomass plant

Laidlaw Energy Group has executed a final purchase and sales agreement to acquire a 14-megawatt biomass power plant in Susanville, Calif. Laidlaw will invest about $20 million in a 12-month refurbishment to upgrade the equipment and hire a new crew.
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Public hearings set for three SC biomass plants

In June, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control staff will hold separate public question and answer sessions and hearings for three proposed biomass power projects in Allendale, Kershaw and Dorchester counties.
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NE Wood Pellet to officially open NY pellet plant

New England Wood Pellet will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its 85,000-ton-per-year wood pellet plant in Deposit, N.Y., on June. 9. The $14.5 million plant is the largest in the Northeast U.S.
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Waste heat recovery system will generate power for NC lumber mill

By the end of this summer, a Weyerhaeuser lumber mill in Greenville, N.C., will be utilizing organic Rankine cycle technology to recover waste heat from its biomass-based drying system and using it to produce electricity for the mill.
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Thermya begins construction of three biomass torrefaction plants

France-based biomass torrefaction technology developer Thermya has begun construction of three industrial biocoal plants, two in France and one in Spain. These plants will represent Thermya's first commercial-scale facilities.
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U of Montana board approves Nexterra as gasifier provider

Moving step by step in the development process, the board of regents at the University of Montana has approved Nexterra Systems Corp. as the equipment provider for a combined-heat-and-power (CHP) system on its Missoula campus.
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BTEC to host webinar on EU biomass policies and U.S. implications

The BTEC is hosting a free webinar, "Brits, Brussels, and Biomass: The European Path Towards Renewable Heating," on June 15 at 12 p.m. ET. Participants will hear from three panelists about their countries' paths toward renewable heating.
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Ceres takes bioenergy seed business public

Thousand Oaks, Calif.-based energy crop seed developed Ceres Inc. filed papers with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on May 23 for an initial public offering, hoping to raise up to $100 million to fund the expansion of its business.
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