Industry experts discuss wood pellet heat cost savings

William Strauss, president and CEO of FutureMetrics, demonstrated the operation of a fuel calculator to the crowd at the Northeast Biomass Heating Expo in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., March 21-23.
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Heating expo keynote speaker highlights challenges for industry

Carlton Owen, president and CEO of the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, said typical problems such as project finance or feedstock availability are not the real challenges facing the industry.
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NSAC suggests REAP, BCAP changes

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition has released its 2012 Farm Bill platform, which provides suggestions to improve some federal bioenergy programs, including the Repowering Assistance Program and the Biomass Crop Assistance Program.
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Growth in grass pellet industry highlighted at heating seminar

Several speakers presented a history of their paths from farmer to fuel pellet developer during the Northeast Agricultural Biomass Heating Seminar, a one-day event held in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., that preceded the Northeast Biomass Heating Expo.
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Agricultural biomass heating seminar held in N.Y.

Attendees at the Northeast Agricultural Biomass Heating seminar, held in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., in conjunction with the Northeast Heating Expo, included experts and novices focused on agricultural biomass applications.
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Weltec Biopower building giant biogas plant in Germany

Already having built more than 200 biogas plants across Europe, Weltec Biopower GmbH has begun construction of another, to be one of Germany's largest when completed, according to the company.
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Dominion gets green light to convert to biomass

One year after announcing intentions to convert three coal-fired power plants to biomass, Dominion Virginia Power Corp. has received permission from the Virginia State Corporation Commission to do so.
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Ceres, UK University complete genetic map of miscanthus

As a result of collaboration between California-based Ceres Inc. and Aberystwyth University in Wales, the first comprehensive genetic map of miscanthus has been published.
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