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Remotely powerful: Nine rural communities’ experience with bioenergy – Part 2

Canadian Biomass Summary Modern biomass energy systems are one of the few clean and renewable options for displacing fossil fuels to meet both heat and power demands in remote communities. Several diesel-dependent communities across Canada’s north have recently adopted biomass heating and...


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Blue Flint granted $155,000 to consider biomass conversion

Biomass Magazine Summary The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission has awarded Blue Flint $155,000 to research and conduct a feasibility study on the utilization of biomass as a fuel and power source for its 70 MMgy ethanol plant located near Underwood, North Dakota. ...


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Department of Energy Announces $97 Million for Bioenergy Research and Development

Energy.Gov Summary Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than $97 million in funding for 33 projects that will support high-impact technology research and development to accelerate the bioeconomy. These projects will improve the performance and lower the cost and risk of...


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WPAC: to lower GHG emissions, BC should prioritize solid biofuels for heat

Canadian Biomass Summary In 2018, the Government of British Columbia released its Clean Energy Plan, promising to create opportunities for all while protecting the province’s clean air, land and water. Remarkably, the plan gives almost no consideration of forest-based bioenergy. Nevertheless...


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Smoke Filled Forecast for Wildfire Risk

The Islands' Sounder Summary During a pandemic, it can be difficult to prepare for a future disaster. When a crisis exists in our mind rather than our eyes, it is easy for it to fade like smoke on the horizon. But the horizon may be filled with smoke soon this fire season, and fire seasons...


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Alaska’s Coal Producer, Usibelli Mines, Expands Into Biomass to Serve Interior Energy Markets

Anchorage Press Summary Alaska’s sole coal producer, Usibelli Mines, Inc. is expanding into biomass, using wood from Interior Alaska’s vast forests. The company announced Friday that it has acquired Superior Pellet Fuels of Fairbanks, a manufacturer of wood pellets and compressed...


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Dutch Biomass Plant Generates 90% Lower NOx Emissions than Natural Gas

Energy News Live Summary A new biomass-fired combined heat and power plant, which produces heat and electricity in Andijk, the Netherlands, emits 90% less nitrogen oxide (NOx) than a similar natural gas power plant. That’s according to measurements taken by an independent and...


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Biomass partnership on horizon for Namibia

The Nambian Summary GERMANY will begin a study to establish a reliable, long-term and sustainable supply chain for purchasing biomass from Namibia on a large scale. In a statement issued by the Namibia Biomass Industry Group (N-BiG) on Tuesday, the group revealed that the prospective...


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Ireland’s bioenergy opportunity ‘immense’, says new IrBEA president

Bioenergy Insight Summary Ireland’s bioenergy opportunity is “immense”, according to the new president of the Irish Bioenergy Association (IrBEA), Paddy Phelan. This week, IrBEA’s new president and vice-president were elected by the organisation’s management executive committee. Paddy...


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IFC and IDB Invest co-lead $1.1 billion financing to LD Celulose

Lesprom Summary IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and IDB Invest, a member of the IDB Group, are co-leading a $1.1 billion financing to LD Celulose S.A., a joint venture between Lenzing AG and Duratex S.A., to build one of the largest dissolving wood pulp plants in the world, in Minas...