N.H. grants full RPS credit to biomass thermal

New Hampshire has become the first state to grant full credit to renewable thermal projects under a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) through S.B. 218.
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Farm Bill passes Senate, energy title programs intact

The Senate has finished voting on 73 amendments proposed for the 2012 Farm Bill and passed it on to the House, leaving the Biomass Crop Assistance Program, Rural Energy for America Program and Biorefinery Assistance Program intact.
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Bill proposes tax credits for industrial biomass thermal systems

A new bill proposed by three U.S. senators would establish a tiered corporate tax credit to cover the installation costs of biomass-fueled heating or cooling systems for commercial or industrial applications.
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Minn. study team visits Swedish bioenergy facilities

A group of Minnesota delegates recently visited several bioenergy facilities, including large-scale combined-heat-and-power facilities, throughout Sweden to study what might be possible in regard to implementing similar projects within the state.
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UK team releases 10-step guide to pellet production

A father and son team who own and operate PelHeat, a pellet mill development company based in Staffordshire, England, have created a 10-step guide explaining how pellets are produced.
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New website debunks renewable energy myths

The American Council on Renewable Energy has launched a new website designed to address the imbalance in America's debate over clean and renewable energy. The Energy Fact Check website allows visitors to learn the truth about renewable energy.
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La Coop federee invests in Prairie Bio Energy

Montreal-based La Coop federee has signed an ownership agreement with advanced biomass company Prairie Bio Energy Inc. Under the agreement, LCF assumes 50 percent ownership over the intellectual property held by the PBE Group.
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BCAP funding awarded to New York, North Carolina, Arkansas

The USDA's BCAP program is back in action. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that two new project areas will be developed and another existing BCAP project area will be expanded through the help of a $9.6 million funding round.
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