West Fraser sawmills awarded 20-year PPA

West Fraser Timber Co. in British Columbia has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with utilities provider BC Hydro for electricity produced at its proposed 13 MW Chetwynd, B.C., Forest Industries biomass plant.
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UK storage tank manufacturer enters biomass business

The largest biopower facility in the U.K. will be the first biomass project for Kirk Environmental, a U.K.-based storage tank manufacturer.
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Combined solar and biomass facility to be tested in Italy

Three Italian organizations have signed a memorandum of understanding to test and develop a solar and biomass power facility.
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Company develops local heating technology with biochar byproduct

Washington-based Whitfield Biochar LLC is developing a scalable biomass thermal technology designed to use multiple feedstocks and produce a biochar product for soil fertility improvement.
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Mass. to host first US net zero transit center

Boston, Mass., is on the path to having the nation's first net zero transit center, using a combination of solar, geothermal and biomass energy.
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Los Angeles, Calif., issues RFI for biomass technologies

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has issued a request for information (RFI) about biomass conversion technologies, as well as algae production systems and processes for Owens Lake.
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Biogas webinar details condensation removal, upgrading options

The American Biogas Council held a webinar May 9 detailing the intricacies and available options for biogas upgrading.
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Pellet producer offering heat for schools program

A startup pellet producer has unveiled a plan to create a larger market for its hybrid wood, agricultural residue and plastic residual pellets.
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