SRP to test burn forest debris at coal plantSalt River Project is exploring the feasibility of using forest debris as a supplemental fuel at its Coronado Generating Station in St. Johns, Arizona, to improve the health of Arizona's forests and watersheds.
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USDA GAIN report highlights Russian pellet potentialA report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network provides an overview of the Russian federation’s biofuels industry, including data on likely growth with wood pellet production and exports.READ MORE SHARE
House members issue letter in support of the RFS On July 14, 17 members of the House Biofuels Caucus sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy urging the agency to compete its 2017 renewable fuel standard (RFS) rulemaking “in a manner consistent with the Congressional intent." READ MORE SHARE
EIA updates short-term bioenergy forecastThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the July edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting total renewables used in the electric power sector will increase by 11.2 percent in 2016 and 3.9 percent in 2017. READ MORE SHARE
USDA awards REAP funding The USDA has awarded Rural Energy for America Program funding to 821 projects supporting energy efficiency improvements and the installation of renewable energy systems, including $43.2 million in loan guarantees and $11.6 million in grants.READ MORE SHARE
UK DECC publishes Q1 2016 energy statistics The U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change recently released first quarter 2016 energy statistics in its Energy Trends and Energy Prices publications, reporting 8.3 percent of final energy consumption in 2015 came from renewables.READ MORE SHARE
Vermont AD system demonstrates operational success “Big Bertha,” the anaerobic digester at Vermont Technical College, is operating at full capacity and successfully putting electricity onto the grid. At full power, the system transforms 16,000 gallons of waste to 8,800 kwh of electricity daily. READ MORE SHARE