Industrial Thermal Energy & District Heating

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DOE opens $15 FOA for energy deployment on tribal lands

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalThe U.S. Department of Energy on March 27 announced it making up to $15 million available to deploy energy technology on tribal lands. Bioenergy projects are among those eligible for the funding, according to the funding opportunity announcement. READ MORE

April 03, 2020

EPA clarifies details of temporary enforcement policy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. EPA sent a letter to members of Congress on April 2 clarifying the temporary enforcement policy the agency announced on March 26 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and offering assurances the agency continues to enforce its regulatons. READ MORE

April 01, 2020

USDA solicits input related to its Agricultural Innovation Agenda

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA on April 1 published a notice seeking comments on the most important agricultural innovation opportunities to be addressed in the near and long term. The comments will inform efforts related to the agency’s Agricultural Innovaton Agenda. READ MORE

April 01, 2020

Notice provides update of MSW landfill gas emissions guidelines

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe EPA has announced 42 states and territories failed to submit state plans under the 2016 emissions guidelines for existing MSW landfills. The agency has two years to promulgate a federal plan for those states. READ MORE

March 27, 2020

Inslee signs bill recognizing carbon benefits of forest industry

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalWashington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill March 25 that recognizes the contributions of the forest products sector to the state’s climate response and affirms it is in the public interest to support all aspects of a fully integrated forest sector. READ MORE

March 27, 2020

EPA announces enforcement discretion policy for COVID-19 pandemic

BY U.S. EPA Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. EPA on March 26 announced g a temporary policy regarding EPA enforcement of environmental legal obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The policy applies to civil violoations duirng the outbreak. READ MORE

March 26, 2020

After delay, PA pellet producers deemed essential workforce

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, ThermalDespite guidance from federal agencies recognizing forest product manufacturing sites as an essential critical infrastructure workforce, Pennsylvania wood pellet producers were temporarily forced to shutdown March 19. The issue was resolved March 21. READ MORE

March 26, 2020

BHW urges UK government to keep biomass supply chains open

BY Biomass Heat Works! Found In:Pellets, Power, ThermalIndustry leaders are urging government to keep U.K. wood fuel supply chains fully open to ensure suppliers can continue delivering to home heating customers and key frontline organisations and businesses during the coronavirus outbreak. READ MORE

March 25, 2020

Kcoe Isom hosts crisis planning webinar

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsKcoe Isom hosted a webinar on March 24 that discussed crisis planning and employee communication during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event also discussed emergency family and medical leave and offered tips for working remotely. READ MORE