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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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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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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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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Study points out inherent flaws in Manomet woody biomass study

A new study contradicting the findings of the well-known 2010 Massachusetts biomass study by the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences points out inherent flaws and incorrect assumptions in the Manomet authors' methodology.
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RWE opens world's largest wood pellet plant

European power utility RWE Innogy has officially opened its 750,000 metric ton-per-year wood pellet manufacturing plant on a 740-acre site near Waycross, Ga., following a ribbon-cutting ceremony held late last week.
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Verdo Renewables opens second UK pellet plant

The opening of a new pellet mill in Andover, Hampshire, means Verdo Renewables now has two operating pellet plants in the U.K., both producing about 55,000 metric tons (60,600 tons) of pellets annually for heating systems.
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Westervelt developing Alabama pellet plant

The Westervelt Co. has chosen a 104-acre site near Aliceville, Ala., as the location for the first facility in its larger wood pellet production platform. Initially, the pellet plant will produce about 250,000 metric tons of pellets.
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USDA approves first BCAP project area

The USDA has announced approval of the first Biomass Crop Assistance Program project area, which was proposed by Missouri-based farmer-owned cooperative Show Me Energy.
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Enviva expands wood pellet plant plans

Wood pellet manufacturer Enviva LP has decided to expand the capacity of its 300,000-ton plant under construction in Ahoskie, N.C., by 50,000 tons
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