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Letter Urges EPA To Process RINs For Biomass And Biogas Electricity

A press release from the American Biogas Council announced that a letter, signed and approved by 111 separate firms from the biomass and biogas industry, requested that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler include renewable electricity into the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In 2007, Congress approved the RFS participation of using […]

U.S. Bioenergy, Agriculture Groups Urge Congress To Oppose Farm Bill

In the U.S., the American Biogas Council (ABC), the Agriculture Energy Coalition (AgEC) and the Biomass Power Association (BPA) have come out against the H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, also known as the Farm Bill. Over the past two years, these organizations have been working to advance the Farm Bill, legislation […]

Debate Brews Over Maine Biomass Bailout

Maine taxpayers’ support of wood-to-energy facilities around the state has been called both a waste and a lifeline to rural forest economies. With one notable exception, there’s general agreement that Maine lawmakers’ latest support for biomass energy is a subsidy. A report in April panned that latest government support and past efforts for policymakers to […]

Study: Lower Carbon Emissions From Forest Residue-Based Power Generation

The Biomass Power Association recently released a study by two professors demonstrating dramatic carbon benefits by using forest residue-based biomass fuel instead of natural gas in a power generation facility. The study, conducted by Dr. Madhu Khanna, Distinguished Professor in Environmental Economics at the University of Illinois Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, and Dr. […]

Maine Is Turning Woody Biomass Into an Electricity Source

Oil is to Saudi Arabia as forests are to Maine. That’s why the most heavily forested state in the U.S. – with 86 percent timberland cover to second-place New Hampshire’s 78 percent – has turned to biomass to diversify its energy supply, a sustainable energy source derived from recently living plant materials and organic wastes, […]

Environmental Group’s Report Under Fire After Citing Maine Biomass Plant As ‘Dirty’

In the wake of a report publicly released April 2 about biomass-burning power generators, some are criticizing the report and others are defending the use of biofuels as a comparatively “clean” and sustainable technology. The report from the Partnership for Policy Integrity examines emissions from biomass-burning power generators and criticizes government policies that promote the […]

Pellet Fuels Institute Announces Agreement With USDA, Industry Groups

The Pellet Fuels Institute (PFI) on Wednesday joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and three additional biomass groups in signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signifying a commitment by the federal government and industry to jointly grow and promote the wood to energy sector. The Biomass Thermal Energy Council, the Biomass Power Association and […]

USDA Awards Funds To Promote Development Of Rural Wood-To-Energy Projects

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a partnership agreement to expand wood energy use, which will help improve the safety and health of our nation’s forests. The new partnership includes USDA, the Alliance for Green Heat, the Biomass Power Association, the Biomass Thermal Energy Council, and the Pellet Fuels Institute. He also announced more than […]

Biomass Power Association Is Planning First Ever National Bioenergy Day

As we all know, bioenergy – including power from wood and agricultural byproducts, thermal, pellets and the other groups that fall into this category – represents enormous potential in the United States, for jobs and rural economies, for U.S. manufacturing, for renewable energy, and for healthy forests. Despite these benefits, we face a public that […]

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