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Clemson receives grant to research crops for energy use

Clemson University and Abengoa Energy Crops are embarking on a new bioenergy research and education initiative in South Carolina as a result of a partnership established last year involving university, federal government, and private industry scientists and educators.  “We are very … Continue reading

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BCAP Reopens and Taking Applications

USDA announced that incentives will resume this summer for farmers, ranchers and forest landowners interested in growing and harvesting biomass for renewable energy. The support comes through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP). BCAP provides financial assistance to establish and … Continue reading

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National Bioenergy Day 2015 is Coming

Back for its third year!! The Biomass Power Association, U.S. Forest Service and partners have begun planning for National Bioenergy Day 2015. Last year, NBD more than doubled in scope, with 50 events held in the United States and Canada. … Continue reading

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Proposed Biofuels Volumes for 2014-2016 Released by EPA

Big news!! The EPA released its proposed renewable fuel volume obligations for 2014, 2015, and 2016! If you were to read the EPA’s news release, you would have thought that the EPA was setting volume goals that were going to … Continue reading

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Wood Pellet Production Could Be Impacted By EU Sustainability/Sourcing Guidelines

Researchers just published a new study on wood pellet sustainability guidelines and forest market response here in the Southeastern U.S.  Woody biomass from the Southeast region is expected to play an important role in meeting European Union renewable energy targets … Continue reading

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