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[NEWS] PG&E Makes Offer To Buy Power From North Fork, CA Bioenergy Plant

– November 3, 2017, Sierra News Online

Log-decks-at-North-Fork-mill-site-Biomass-PlantThe North Fork bioenergy plant has just cleared another hurdle toward getting the project up and running. They have now been offered a power purchase agreement from Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E).

North Fork Community Power, LLC, is a joint venture between Phoenix Energy and the North Fork Community Development Council that will own and operate a biomass gasification facility in North Fork.

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[NEWS] Columbia, WA Officials Consider Biomass Conversion

– by Brittany Ruess, November 1, 2017, Columbia Daily Tribune

200px-Map_of_Washington_highlighting_Columbia_County.svgA proposed more than $27 million electric power project would put the city of Columbia much closer to its future renewable energy goals and likely prompt a bond issue to cover the costs, city officials said Wednesday.

Christian Johanningmeier, the city’s power production superintendent, presented preliminary details of the project to the Water and Light Advisory Board on Wednesday. The project would convert an existing boiler at the city’s century-old municipal power plant, which stopped burning coal in 2015, into a biomass fueled power plant.

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[NEWS] Vermont Supreme Court Denies Biomass Developer Deal

– by Gordon Dritschilo, November 4, 2017, Rutland Herald

Vermont_Supreme_County_Building_August2014A biomass developer who wanted either a 30-year contract or $83 million got neither from the Vermont Supreme Court last week.

In a decision handed down Oct. 27, a three-judge panel upheld a decision by the Public Service Board (since renamed the Public Utility Commission) saying the panel was within its discretion when it dismissed an application by Pequot Energy Development for a power purchase agreement with long-term rates.

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[NEWS] DOE Schedules Meeting of Biomass Advisory Committee

– by Erin Voegele, October 30, 2017, Biomass Magazine

DOE_15093993318854-300x300-noup.jpThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee on Nov. 15-16 in Washington, D.C.

According to information published in the Federal Register, the meeting aims to develop advice and guidance that promotes research and development leading to the production of biobased fuels and products. The agenda is expected to include an update on USDA and DOE biomass research and development activities and presentations from industry, national laboratories, and federal agencies on improving feedstock supply chain cost and efficiency and upgrading of biomass into feedstocks.

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