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Biomass is biological material from living organisms most often referring to plants. Biomass power can be produced directly by burning the biomass material or indirectly by converting it to another energy product such as biofuel. Biomass-derived energy holds the promise of reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Although the burning of biomass releases as much carbon dioxide as burning fossil fuels, biomass burning does not introduces new carbon into the atmosphere, while burning fossil fuels does. This is mainly because fossil fuels are locked within the ground and biomass is part of the existing ecosystem of our earth. The biggest sources of biomass energy are wood and waste. These sources are either turned into another form of biofuel or burned directly to produce heat and energy.

LePage tells lawmakers he will oppose borrowing aimed at helping … – Press Herald

Press HeraldLePage tells lawmakers he will oppose borrowing aimed at helping …Press HeraldDrawing on his experience in the forest products industry, Maine’s governor says the bills are not a wise use of money. By Scott ThistleStaff Writer. Follow on Facebook · Follow on Twitter · Email Writer · 207-791-6330. Share. facebook · tweet · email …and more »

Environmental Protection Agency: Renewable Fuel Standard Program: Standards for 2018 and Biomass-Based Diesel … – Government Accountability Office

Government Accountability OfficeEnvironmental Protection Agency: Renewable Fuel Standard Program: Standards for 2018 and Biomass-Based Diesel …Government Accountability OfficeGAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new rule on the Renewable Fuel Standard Program: standards for 2018 and biomass-based diesel volume for 2019. GAO found that (1) the final rule (a) establishes the annual percentage standards for …

Europe’s largest biorefinery on horizon following formulation of 500000-tonne biomass deal. – Bio-based world news

Bio-based world newsEurope’s largest biorefinery on horizon following formulation of 500000-tonne biomass deal.Bio-based world newsAlkol Biotech’s EUnergyCane thrives in cold climates “Not only we have now a reliable and competitive source of biomass, but a quality one, which at the end will mean less costs in enzymes and pre- and post-processing.” A bio-based research company …

A growing opportunity for the bio-products sector – Canadian Biomass

Canadian BiomassA growing opportunity for the bio-products sectorCanadian BiomassJan. 9, 2018 – If the past few years have shown us anything, it’s that there is tremendous opportunity for the biomass industry in Canada, specifically in Atlantic Canada. In thinking of Atlantic Canada, thoughts of our hospitality, friendliness …

EPH Group acquires biomass power plants in Italy – Lesprom Network

EPH Group acquires biomass power plants in ItalyLesprom NetworkEPH (Energetický a průmyslový holding, a.s.) completed the acquisition of the biomass power plants owned by Biomasse Italia and Biomasse Crotone (for a total capacity of 73 MW) from Bioenergie (50%) and Api Nòva Energia (50%), becoming the most …

2018 could bring energy projects, trouble to Aroostook – The County

The County2018 could bring energy projects, trouble to AroostookThe CountyBut ReEnergy’s biomass plants, particularly in Ashland and Fort Fairfield, are struggling due to a host a factors, including cheap and abundant natural gas outcompeting biomass in East Coast energy markets. Last year, New York-based ReEnergy informed …

Watton-based biomass and solar firm Abel Energy sells assets as it scales back – Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

Norfolk Eastern Daily PressWatton-based biomass and solar firm Abel Energy sells assets as it scales backNorfolk Eastern Daily PressSolar and biomass firm Abel Energy, part of the Watton-based Abel Group, has sold its service and maintenance obligations and £20m sales pipeline to South Gloucestershire’s Wood Energy – part of the Strong Group and Forest Fuels. Some staff have moved …

The EU’s bioenergy policy isn’t just damaging the climate and forests, it’s killing people – EURACTIV

EURACTIVThe EU’s bioenergy policy isn’t just damaging the climate and forests, it’s killing peopleEURACTIVThe debate about the impact of burning solid biomass on air quality was steadfastly ignored by European Commission in revising the EU’s renewable energy policy. It is not too late for the European Parliament to rectify this, writes Linde Zuidema. Linde …Ameriprise Financial Inc. Boosts Position in Renewable Energy Group Inc (REGI)BBNSall 3 news articles »

With biomass energy, weighing forest restoration and carbon emissions – Arizona Daily Sun

Arizona Daily SunWith biomass energy, weighing forest restoration and carbon emissionsArizona Daily SunWhen state utility regulators held a workshop last month about increasing the use of forest biomass for power, one topic did not make it into the discussion: the emissions produced from burning small trees, branches and treetops hauled from Arizona’s …and more »