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Wood Pellet Trade Doubles in Five Years; Driven by Biomass-Fueled Power Generation

  Global trade in pellets has doubled since 2012 with U.S., Canadian and European producers all playing a role, according to the European Pellet Supply and Cost Analysis, a new study from Risi, an information provider for the global forest products industry headquartered in Bedford, Mass. Demand for pellets is rising because they are playing a key role in de-carbonizing ...

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Research Report: Plastic-to-Oil Market Expected to Grow

Diesel production took up the largest share of the plastic-to-oil market in 2015 due to rising demand for diesel in the booming transportation sector in developing economies, according to a study by market intelligence firm Transparency Market Research, Albany, N.Y. Transparency Market Research (TMR) said its study provides detailed analysis of the global recycled plastic and plastic waste-to-oil market. The ...

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Crop-Based Biofuels Don’t Harm Food Supplies, New Report Finds

The Renewable Fuels Association is pleased with the findings from a recent report that concluded biofuels from crops do not harm food supplies. The report was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, the World Bank and other groups. “The high-profile expansion of ethanol production in the United States and Brazil, in tandem with a global price spike in food ...

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NPGA: Pipeline Bill Becomes Law; Propane Provision Included

On Wednesday, June 22, President Barack Obama signed S. 2276, the Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act of 2016.  This legislation includes a provision that requires an independent study of the regulations placed on jurisdictional propane systems.  This bill has moved quickly through the legislative process in the last few weeks, and its enactment marks a great ...

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New Propane Markets

Interest in propane mowers continuing to rise By Jeremy Wishart, PERC Editor’s Note: This article previously ran in a FON sister Publication, Landscape and Irrigation. It has been updated for this publication. The preferred alternative fuel for commercial mowers—propane–is continuing its rise in popularity among landscape contractors. In the last decade, and even more so in just the last five ...

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NYPGA & NJPGA & PGANE Summer Meeting

New York, New Jersey and New England Association have teamed up for a joint Summer Meeting in Bolton Landing, New York, at The Sagamore Resort on June 22-24. Attendees will get to enjoy informative and lively meetings, delicious food, beautiful views of Lake George, maybe a spa treatment or two, hiking in the Adirondack State Park and shopping at the ...

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Renewable Energy Group Holds Ribbon Cutting for Madison, WI Biorefinery

Renewable Energy Group, Inc. celebrated the formal opening of the newest addition to its fleet of biorefineries Tuesday with a ribbon cutting at REG Madison and also announced upgrades to the plant. REG leaders were joined by state and local business, government and community leaders for the ceremony recognizing the transition to REG’s ownership of the 20-million gallon per year ...

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DEP Offers Grants to Support Alternative Fuel Transportation Projects in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is encouraging Pennsylvanian business and community leaders to be better caretakers of the environment by offering incentives for the purchase and use of alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles. DEP’s Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) Program offers funding for innovative, advanced fuel and vehicle technology projects for cleaner alternative transportation within the commonwealth. “The ...

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Highlights: The 2016 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo

  The 2016 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo ran Jan. 25-28 in Tampa, Fla. Hosted by the National Biodiesel Board, the conference drew in over 1,000 supporters and industry leaders from coast to coast. Here are some highlights. As the biodiesel conference began, the EPA released the numbers showing that US consumers used a record of nearly 2.1 billion gallons ...

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