The seven articles that remain in the first month of the campaign will focus on topics ranging from feed-in tariffs and certificates for difference to how wood pellet project developers can demonstrate their feedstock supply is sourced from a sustainable wood basin.
Suzanne Hearn, Vice President of Marketing and Sales, commented on the ideas behind this new project. "Since we launched our Forest2Fuel product line in 2007, we have had the opportunity to speak to wood pellet project developers at various stages of project development. Regardless of where these projects were in the development cycle, common questions and themes emerged. With this in mind, we set out to provide information about the wood supply chain that industry participants will find helpful as they develop and execute their projects."
The first four weeks of the campaign will feature content based on the UK energy policy initiatives that are driving the market for industrial wood pellets manufactured in the US South. Months two and three will focus on the nuances of the wood supply chain, particularly in the US South, and how to use supply agreements to minimize feedstock costs.
In addition to the articles on the F2M Market Watch blog, eBooks and white papers will also be available. The information campaign will conclude in mid-February.
Forest2Market provides solutions to complex supply chain challenges faced by those involved in wood bioenergy projects. In all stages of project development, Forest2Fuel customers use the company's services to ensure project success, locate green and brown field development sites, plan feedstock procurement strategies, manage feedstock risk over time and ensure long-term operational efficiencies.
Forest2Market provides market pricing data as well as wood and fiber supply chain expertise to customers in the forest, wood and paper products, recycled paper & packaging and bioenergy industries. (Source: Forest2Market, 19 Nov., 2013) Contact: Forest2Market, Suzanne Hearn, VP Marketing and Sales, (980) 233-4010 or (541) 302-8010, www.forest2market.com
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Uni Viridas is a special purpose entity of Unit Investment N.V.,established for this specific project. The plant is scheduled to be operational in 2015. Financial details have not been disclosed.
The turnkey delivery will include a boiler island, a turbine and buildings as
well as installation and construction works. The boiler can utilize wide range
of fuels such as forest residues with high combustion efficiency and low NOx and
CO2 emissions. The plant's output will be distributed to the local grid and
the heat will be utilized in a wood pellet factory, other industrial facilities
and nearby greenhouses. (Source: Metso, PR, 11 Nov., 2013) Contact: Metso,
Jorma Lehtoviita, VP, Heat and Power, Pulp, Paper and Power, +358 400 623 079, www.metso.com
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Approximately three dozen pellet producers , including Energy Corp., Appling County Pellets LLC, Lingetics of Idahoe, Indexk Ladysmith Biofuel Center, enviva, New England Wood Pellet LLC, and others received payments under this funding round. (Source: USDA Advanced Biofuel Payment Program) Contact: USDA Advanced Biofuel Payment Program, www.rurdev.usda.gov
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In October 2012, Ukraine launched its first pilot project for solid biofuel -- pellets-from-straw -- production, and this year to build 10 additional biofuel plants. Wood pellets will be produced from straw purchased from local farmers.
To further boost its biofuel production, Ukraine also aims to create a pilot bio-energy village, which will serve as a hub for the sector, and to export biogas to other member countries of the European Union. (Source: PR-GB.com, 21 Oct., 2013)
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Georgia Biomass, exports to Italy, Germany and Denmark.
The company's pellet production facility manufactures 750,000 tpy of wood pellets. (Source: RWE, Bioenergy News, 18 Oct., 2013) Contact: RWE Innogy, Dr Hans Bunting, CEO, +49 (0) 201 122-2088, www.rwe.com; Georgia Biomass, (912) 721-6105, www.gabiomass.com
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BlueFire was established to deploy the Arkenol patented and proven Concentrated Acid Hydrolysis Technology Process for the profitable conversion of cellulosic waste materials to renewable fuel sources. The company has demonstrated production of Biofuels from urban trash, rice and wheat straws, wood waste and other agricultural residues.
The Company received a Grant totaling $88 million under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in December of 2009. (Source: BlueFire, PR, 3 Oct., 2013) Contact: BlueFire, Richard Klann, (949)588.3767, ext. 411, [email protected], www.bfreinc.com
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The 70-ft high plant is being constructed from recycled shipping containers on a 70 by 104 footprint. The company says the design increases the plant's efficiency. The plant is expected to be operational during the third quarter of this year.
(Source: Chip Energy, Sept., 2013) Contact: Chip Energy, Paul Weaver, President, (309) 965-2005, www.chipenergy.com
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Plum Creek is one of the largest and most geographically diverse private landowners in the U.S. with approximately 6.3 million acres of timberlands in major timber producing regions of the U.S. and wood products manufacturing facilities in the Northwest. (Source: Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc., 19 Sept., 2013) Contact: Plum Creek Timber Co., John Hobbs, (800) 858-5347, www.plumcreek.com; Enova Energy Group, (404) 881-5441, http://enovaenergygroup.com
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Consumption has also grown rapidly, from 4.606 million metric tons in 2006, to 14.3 million metric tons in 2012. In 2013, the EU is expected to consume 16 million metric tons of wood pellets, with 17.1 million metric tons of consumption projected in 2014.
The plant is being built from recycled shipping containers configured in a vertical fashion, which results in a footprint spanning only 70 feet by 104 feet, but reaches 70 high. Paul Weaver, president of Chip Energy, said the design will increase the efficiency of the facility. (Source: Chip Energy, Biomass Mag., 20 Aug., 2013) Contact: Chip Energy, Paul Weaver, Pres., (309) 965-2005, www.chipenergy.com
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AMCREF, the new production facility, which was formerly the Dixie Pellets plant, is 'the world's first full-scale Zilkha black pellet plant'. Zilkha acquired the factory in 2010 after Dixie Pellets ceased operations at the location.
A plant retrofit is underway, with operations slated to begin in 2014 when the plant will generate renewable electricity for 50,000 homes per year. (Source: Zilkha Biomass Energy, PR, Bioenergy News, 15 Aug., 2013) Contact: Zilkha Biomass Energy, (713) 979-9961, www.zilkha.com
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The USDA rural development loans will pass through Singing River Electric Power Association. The county secured a $1 million loan with no interest and a $283,000 loan with 1 percent interest. They are both five-year notes. The facility is expected to be operational by spring 2015.
Green Circle is wholly owned by the JCE Group, a privately owned international investment company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. (Source: Green Circle Bio Energy, Gulf Live, Aug. 5, 2013) Contact: Green Circle Bio Energy, Morton Neraas, CEO, (850) 557-7357, www.greencirclebio.com
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Under the terms of the agreement, Ekman will serve as Scotia's exclusive worldwide agent to market its entire wood pellet production. The agreement covers an initial period of 24 months and an aggregate projected wood pellet production of up to 240,000 metric tons.
Viridis acquired Scotia, one of Canada's largest wood pellet manufacturer, in 2012. Scotia's production is expected to be re-booted before month end after extensive refurbishing. (Source: Viridis Energy, 24 July, 2013) Contact: Viridis Energy, Christopher Robertson, CEO, (604) 739-9973, www.viridisenergy.ca
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The EBF product has the same heat value as bituminous coal from the eastern U.S. (12,000+ BTUs), it exhibits a much greater heat value than wood pellets and unlike wood pellets, it is hydrophobic. The EBF product contains negligible amounts of sulfur and non-detectable levels of mercury, arsenic, and lead which are toxic elements in coal. EBF is also, by most standards, at or near carbon neutral.
With a commercial facility presently under construction, export of EBF is expected to begin first quarter 2014.
(Source: EnviraCarbon, Inc., Polution OnLine, 28 July, 2013) Contact: EnviraCarbon Inc., (423) 246-2222, http://www.enviracarbon.com
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Because EBF allows biomass to take on the physical characteristics of coal it can be directly used by coal-burning or biomass fired power plants and industrial facilities without modifications or retrofitting to existing boiler systems. EBF also has the same heat value as bituminous coal from the Eastern U.S. (12,000-plus Btus). It also exhibits a greater heat value than wood pellets and, unlike wood pellets, it is hydrophobic. The EBF product contains negligible amounts of sulfur and non-detectable levels of mercury, arsenic, and lead and, by most standards, is at or near carbon neutral, according to ECI.
ECI facilities use only certified sustainable biomass and/or waste wood as feedstock and require a relatively small footprint while producing large quantities of EBF, says the company. With a commercial facility presently under construction, export of EBF is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2014.
ECI describes itself as
a diverse group of companies focused on the development of clean energy technologies for the manufacturing of innovative biofuel products used for combustion by utilities to create renewable electricity and a wide range of activated carbon products including enviraPAC Hg -- a group of biomass-derived powdered activated carbons used to capture mercury from coal flue gas. (Source: EnviraCarbon, Construction & Demolition Recycling, 12 July, 2013) Contact: EnviraCarbon Inc., (423) 246-2222, http://www.enviracarbon.com
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The company a review of the ground conditions on the site, and changes in government guidance on how it financially supports the use of heat and power for dedicated biomass energy plants were key to its jumping ship.
Real Ventures currently has planning consent for similar projects in the UK.(Source: Isle of Wight Radio, July 9, 2013) Contact: Real Ventures, Ray Tucker CEO , +44 1425 463 216, www.realventures.co.uk
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According to the article, many European utilities say the approach is environmentally sound because newly planted trees can recapture the carbon released in the burning of wood pellets. However, environment groups say that carbon is released far more rapidly than what saplings can absorb. Moreover, a 100 year old forest needs about a century to regrow to the original size.
In 2012, Europe imported more than 1.7 million tons of pellets from the US. According to the US International Trade Commission, this market was 'virtually non-existent' in 2000. (Source: International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development, June 10, 2013) Contact: International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development, +41 22 917 84 92, www.ictsd.org
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Perhaps most tantalizing for the future of biomass is the potential for producing liquid transportation biofuels from woody biomass rather than from corn. Today it is no longer a question of whether we can do this profitably but rather it's a question of how profitably it can be accomplished relative to the cost of fossil fuels. Not a small problem, but one whose solution remains within reach.
The full report, Woody Biomass: Powered by Oregon can be viewed HERE. (Source: Oregon Forest Resources Institue, June 4, 2013) Contact: Oregon Forests, Dave Kvamme,
Director of communications, www.oregonforests.org
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In 2011, 77 per cent of all renewable energy inputs came from burning biomass and, according to the government's 2012 Bioenergy Strategy, up to 11 percent of all the UK's energy could come from burning biomass by 2020. This would be almost three-quarters of the UK's entire renewable energy target. The figure includes biofuels such as soya and palm oil that are linked to large-scale deforestation and land grabbing. However, the largest share is to come from burning wood, both in purpose-built new power stations and in coal power stations that are being fully or partly converted to wood pellets.
"If the true purpose of the government's renewable energy strategy was to reduce carbon emissions and promote more sustainable types of energy then their priorities would seem senseless. Energy companies have announced plans to build or convert power stations which altogether would burn 81 million tpy of wood. The UK's total wood production (for all purposes) is only 10 million tonnes annually. Planning consent has been granted for five coal power stations to partly or fully convert to wood. Those power stations alone will burn almost five times the UK's annual wood production every year. "Not surprisingly then, the UK Bioenergy Strategy confirms that 80 percent of biomass is expected to be imported. Most imports so far are from British Columbia and the southern US, two regions where highly bio-diverse and carbon-rich forests are being clear-cut at an ever faster rate. US campaigners have proven that the pellets come from whole trees, not just residues as companies like to claim. And one scientific study after another confirms that burning trees for electricity results in vast carbon emissions which cannot possibly be absorbed by new trees for decades or centuries, if ever. Meanwhile in the UK, figures commissioned by the last government showed that 1.75 million life years could be lost in 2020 as a result of bioenergy expansion -- or rather due to just one of the dozens of different pollutants released from burning biomass.
"So how did electricity from biomass come to take center stage in the government's renewables policy when it is clearly disastrous for the climate, for forests and for people's health? The answer is lobbying -- primarily by the Big Six energy companies and Drax. All of the coal-to-biomass conversions are for power stations which would otherwise have to close under EU legislation because they breach sulphur dioxide rules.
"To keep those power stations open, energy companies have demanded and received guarantees of long-term subsidies for burning biomass paid under the Renewables Obligation , as well as other investment support. This includes loans by the Green Investment Bank, which are informed by government priorities. Their first big loan went to Drax, and secretary of state Vince Cable has praised their vital role in stopping Drax from shutting down. Thanks to the Green Bank, Drax can keep burning vast amounts of coal as well as imported wood for years or decades to come.
"Documents received by Biofuelwatch through a Freedom of Information request illustrate the degree of collusion between Drax and the government. Drax was satisfied with government guarantees of long-term support for biomass conversion well before the crucial subsidy rules were proposed to parliament.
Without breaking big energy companies' hold over government policy, even its renewable energy strategy will continue to make climate change, deforestation and air pollution ever worse." (Source: Biofuel Watch, Blog, 7 June, 2013) Contact: Biofuel Watch, www.biofuelwatch.org.uk
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Port St. Joe officials say that in order for Green Circle to take it's place at the port, a massive dredging effort needs to happen. "We certainly have a big task ahead of us, first of all the permitting. There's a lot of work to be done in that, probably at least a year."
The project is estimated to cost $20-25 million, which is in addition to the $2 million.
Port officials say once the dredging is completed and business starts to flow, the Army Corp. of Engineers will commit to maintenance dredging, as they do with all federal and functional channels. (Source: City of Port St. Joe,WMBB, May 2, 2013) Contact: Circle Green Bio Energy, (850) 557-7357, www.greencirclebio.com
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The silo, which has a capacity of 3,000 cubic meters and will be capable of storing up to 1,800 tonnes of wood pellets,
is part of a system that will handle a million tpy of biomass imported from the US and Canada by sea to Hull in the form of wood pellets created from forestry residues.
The work is part of an investment of £100m in the Humber Ports, related to a 15-year contract between port operator ABP, and Drax Power, to handle biomass shipments destined for Drax power stations. It is expected to become operational in October (Source: Drax, Yorkshire Post, May 30, 2013) Contact: Drax, Dorothy Thompson, CEO, +44 (0)1757 618381, www.draxpower.com; The Spencer Group, +44 (0) 113 815 0015, www.thespencergroup.co.uk
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Viridis, whose production capacity is just under 200,000 tpy, is the North America's only pellet producer with manufacturing and distribution capabilities on both the east and west coast. (Source: Viridis, NewNet, 17 May, 2013) Contact: Viridis Energy, Christopher Robertson, CEO, (604) 739-9973, www.viridisenergy.ca
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Both public and private sector organizations can apply for funding to support the switch from conventional to biomass boilers, which according to the GIB can help properties save up to 30 per cent on their energy bills. The boilers will be fueled by sustainably sourced wood pellets and could save around 150,000 tonnes of CO2 over the 20-year lifetime of the investment.
Non-domestic energy efficiency has been one of the £3 billion GIB's investment priority areas since it was established in November last year. (Source: Business Green, 20 May, 2013) Contact: Green Investment Bank, +44 (0) 330 123 3070, http://www.greeninvestmentbank.com
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The high-tech controller is being provided on all future Herz pellet and chip boilers up to 300 kW supplied by Rural Energy, from the end of April. T-Control means the system can also be remotely monitored. (Source: Rural Energy, H&VNews, April 24, 2013) Contact: Rural Energy, http://www.rural-energy.eu; Myriad CEG, www.myriadceg.com
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The North American wood pellet export industry has grown exponentially in a relatively short period of time. The export value has increased from an estimated $40 million in 2004 to almost $400 million in 2012.
Woody biomass and wood pellets have attracted both increased attention and investments in a number of European countries. With limited domestic wood raw-material sources, the UK, Belgium, Netherlands and others have increasingly relied on the importation of industrial wood pellets to reduce coal consumption at some of their power utilities. The relatively high costs for wood pellets in Europe have resulted in increased interest in importing pellets from British Columbia and the U.S. southern states where wood raw-material costs are lower than in Europe. A record volume of 3.2 million tons of pellets was exported from North America to Europe in 2012, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review www.woodprices.com. From the US South, shipments were up over hundred percent compared to 2011, while Canadian exports increased 25 percent year-over-year.
The expansion of pellet production has been particularly noteworthy in the US South where there have been
14 new pellet plants that are either new or planning to expand production in the coming year. Location and
capacity of the new plants are reported in the latest issue of NAWFR. Source: NAWFR, Wood Resources International LLC, 23 April, 2013) Contact: Wood Resources International, Hakan Ekstrom, (425) 402-8809, [email protected], www.wri-ltd.com
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The Efficiency Maine Trust helps Maine residents with weatherization and energy-efficiency projects in their homes and businesses. It also helps fund conversions from oil to cheaper forms of heating fuels such as wood pellets and others.
The Efficiency Maine Trust is funded primarily through a "system benefit charge" assessed on all Maine electricity ratepayers and proceeds from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Efficiency Maine spent nearly $24 million on its programs, which was matched by about $36 million in participant contributions. The organization estimated those expenditures created a "lifetime energy benefit" in excess of $128 million.
(Source: Efficiency Maine Trust, Bangor Daily News, 18 April, 2013) Contact: Efficiency Maine Trust, (866) 376-2463, www.efficiencymaine.com
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The cost of the expansion and conversion to biomass pellets will total almost $17 million, and is expected to reduce CO2 emissions from Copenhagen's the heat supply by just over 10 percent a year from 2015. (Source: City of Copenhagen, Cogeneration & OnSite Power, 9 April, 2013)
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At the end of January, Ironbridge had just over 11,000 hours of operating time remaining until the end of 2015. E.ON does not plan to re-license the station as a biomass plant to allow it to run beyond 2015 due to the high investment costs required,according to the company.
Rival RWE npower (RWEG.DE) converted its Tilbury coal-fired plant to biomass in 2012 and has applied for a new licence to operate the station longer.
Tilbury's operating hours are expected to expire in October and unless it is granted a new permit, it will have to shut down at that time.
Last week, Scottish Power shut down its 1,200-MW Cockenzie coal-fired station and RWE npower will close its 2,000-MW Didcot A plant near Oxford later this week. (Source: E.ON, Reuters, 18 Mar. 2013)
Contact: RWE npower, www.npower.com
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Foster Wheeler will design and supply the 105 MWe (gross megawatt electric) CFB steam generator and auxiliary equipment for the boiler island, including a Foster Wheeler baghouse for flue gas cleaning. The steam generator will burn palm kernel shells with co-firing of coal, and wood pellets as back-up fuel. (Source: Foster Wheeler, Benzinga, 15 Mar., 2013)
Contact: Foster Wheeler, www.fxc.com
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Phase one consists of three production lines each capable of producing 340,000 tpy of biomass pellets. When phase 1 is complete the company will have the capacity to produce one million tonnes of pellets per year. (Source: Biomass Secure Power, heraldonline.com, 5 Mar., 2013) Contact: Jim Carroll, President and CEO, Biomass Secure Power Inc, (604) 807-4957, www.biomasssecurepower.ca
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A significant portion of Viridis' debt relates to its 2012, $2.4 million purchase of the former Enlingna Canada Inc. pellet plant which it renamed Scotia Atlantic Biomass Company Ltd. A portion of the company's remaining debt relates to its $3 million purchase of the Okanagan Pellet Company in British Columbia. (Source: Viridis, Halifax Herald, Feb. 28, 2013) Contact: Viridis Energy, Christopher Robertson, CEO, (604) 739-9973, www.viridisenergy.ca
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The plant is currently being expanded to increase its capacity to between 150,000 and 250,000 tpy, depending on the energy density of the pellets produced. New Biomass Energy is building additional plants to increase its production capacity. (Source: New Biomass Energy, PR, Jan. 29, 2013) Contact:
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The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) provided assistance for road and infrastructure needs related to the project. The Town of Gloster and Amite County also assisted with infrastructure work and Entergy Mississippi also supported the project.
Drax Biomass is a development and operating company focused on manufacturing wood pellets from sustainable biomass for renewable, low-carbon power generation. The company is a wholly-owned United States subsidiary of Drax Group plc, a major UK electricity generator committed to producing renewable power. (Source: Drax Biomass, Mississippi Link, Jan. 4, 2013) Contact: Drax Biomass, +44 (0)1757 618381, www.draxpower.com
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Residents who qualify for the program, which is a partnership between the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and the state, will receive a voucher of either $1,000 or $2,000 to replace older non-EPA certified stove models with high efficiency stoves that use less wood and release less air pollution.
Until Jan. 17, the program will be open only to low-income residents who provide proof of enrollment in the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, MassHealth or the Women, Infants and Children program, Sylvia said. Those participants will be eligible for a $2,000 voucher.
After Jan. 17, the program will open up to all eligible residents who have a qualifying wood stove to trade in. They will receive vouchers for $1,000. The state program is for $100,000 and those wanting to participate will have to apply for a voucher online at www.masscec.com/woodstove. Funding for this program comes from the 2010 Alternative Compliance Payments (ACP) Spending Plan. ACPs are paid by electric retail suppliers if they have insufficient Renewable Energy Certificates to meet their compliance obligations under the Renewable Portfolio Standard programs. (Source: Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, masslive.com, Jan. 2, 2013) Contact: Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, Mark Sylvia, Commissioner, (617) 626-7300, www.mass.gov/doer; Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, Patrick Cloney, Exec. Dir., (617) 315-9355, www.masscec.com
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In 2012, juwi withdrew from or reduced some business activities, including the business segments Palaterra and the development of wood-fired power plants and wood pelleting plants. The company also plans to reduce its biogas business activities as part of its consolidation plans.
indicate that the total turnover of the juwi group will increase linearly to €1.5 billion by
2015", says juwi Group CFO Martin Winter.
In the future, the company's German and international wind and solar project development business will contribute the most to the company's total turnover. (Source: juwi, Press Release, Dec. 28, 2012) Contact: juwi Holding AG, Michael Lohr, Press Officer,
+49 (0)6732. 96 57-1207,
[email protected], www.juwi.de
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The manufacturing facilities, Amite BioEnergy in Gloster, Miss., and Morehouse BioEnergy in Morehouse Parish, La. will have a combined production capacity of 900,000 mtpy and are expected to be fully operational im 2014.
Both Louisiana and Mississippi state economic development agencies have provided financial incentives. (Source: Drax Biomass Int'l, 17 Dec., 2012)
Contact: Drax Biomass, +44 (0)1757 618381, www.draxpower.com
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The State of Louisiana provided Drax with a $1.7 million Economic Development Loan Program non-repayable loan. (Start: Area Dev. Online, Dec. 13, 2012) Contact: Drax Biomass, +44 (0)1757 618381, www.draxpower.com
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This is the second go-round for the program, which was first funded in 2010 with $450,000 in federal stimulus money from the New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning. The new $450,000 in funding will come from penalties that utilities pay the state if they fail meet requirements to provide an increasing percentage of energy from renewable sources.
By 2025, 23.8 percent of the energy must come from renewable sources. The law was recently relaxed to allow a larger percentage of that standard to be supplied via bio-fuels, like wood pellets (Source: NH PUC, New Hampshire Business Review, 29 Nov., 2012) Contact: NH PUC, (603) 271-2431, www.puc.state.nh.us
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The proceeds of the debt offering will be used to complete the construction of two new 500,000 mtpy pellet mills, one each in Virginia and North Carolina, and to increase the company's storage capacity at the deep-water port terminal in Chesapeake, Virginia to approximately 100,000 metric tons. This construction and expansion will complement Enviva's existing manufacturing base and large operating footprint in the mid-Atlantic, Mississippi and Alabama.
(Source: Enviva, PR, Nov. 14, 2012) Contact: Enviva, Steve Reeves, Exec. VP, CFO,
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When fully operational, the plant would employ approximately 70 workers and use locally-sourced woody biomass to produce pellets for export to European power producers. (Source: Enova Energy, Nov, 2012) Contact: Enova Energy Group, (404) 881-5441, www.enovaenergygroup.com
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According to the IRA, rural users may be attracted by the price which is usually lower than Liquid Petroleum or other fuels.
Urban Customers, on the other hand, are more attracted to woody biomass' environmental benefits and, unlike wind or solar sources, it's reliability . The Center says that most homes that heat with biomass use conventional "round wood" stoves, rather than pellets.
The IRA says that furnace and bio-mass pellet producers could use the data from the survey to market furnaces that use crop residue and switch grass. (Source: Tri-State Public Radio, 7 Nov., 2012)
Contact: Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs, www.iira.org
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GN Energy incorporates Forest Fuels as a wholly owned subsidiary. GN is also acquiring GG Eco Solutions, a leading UK-based renewable energy supplier to the educational, industrial and commercial sectors. Both businesses will continue to focus on growth within their own market sectors. (Source: GN Energy Solutions, Oct. 10, 2012) Contact: GN Energy Holdings, Goran Nylin, Chairman, +44 (0) 1223 651415: Forest Fuels, www.forestfuels.co.uk
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