Tag: pellets

India lowers taxes on biofuel pellets to 5%

India lowers taxes on biofuel pellets to 5%

July 29, 2018 |

In India, the government held its 28th Goods and Services Tax Council meeting on Friday and as a result of the meeting, lowered taxes on various products across several sectors including a tax reduction on biofuel pellets from 18 percent to 5 percent. Fuel-cell vehicles GST was also lowered from 28 percent to 12 percent. […]

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Japanese companies develop biomass pellets for co-firing with coal

Japanese companies develop biomass pellets for co-firing with coal

February 7, 2018 |

In Japan, the Nikkei reports that both Idemitsu Kosan and Nippon Steel & Sumikin Engineering have developed technologies to turn waste into pellets that can be co-fired with coal at up to 30%. Idemitsu Kosan’s technology uses wood waste and expects to begin production Thailand from where it will export 20,000 metric tons during the first […]

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American BioCarbon to develop bio-coal from Louisiana bagasse to power Europe

American BioCarbon to develop bio-coal from Louisiana bagasse to power Europe

December 7, 2015 |

In Louisiana, American BioCarbon, formerly known as NFR BioEnergy, will set up a facility to produce 200,000 tons per year of biomass pellets from 600,000 tons of the bagasse byproduct at the Cora Texas Manufacturing sugar mill in White Castle. With little expected near-term demand for firing the bio-coal with fossil coal in the local […]

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NRDC cautions against major environmental damage from SE pellets industry

NRDC cautions against major environmental damage from SE pellets industry

October 21, 2015 |

In Washington, the National Resource Defense Council has released a scathing report against the wood pellet industry in the Southeast that is exporting the majority of its product to Europe where they are co-fired with coal in an attempt to reduce GHG emissions. The study looks at the impacts of the growing industry on the […]

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EPA releases new performance standards for residential wood heaters

EPA releases new performance standards for residential wood heaters

February 9, 2015 |

In DC, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its new rules for residential wood and pellet heaters. The rules, which are expected to take effect in approximately two months, address several key issues with labels and high-performance stoves, boiler testing, and stove emission standards, as detailed below: Labels and high performance stoves: The EPA […]

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Enviva to open two North Carolina pellet plants in a $214.2m investment

Enviva to open two North Carolina pellet plants in a $214.2m investment

September 10, 2014 |

In North Carolina, Enviva plans to open pellet plants in Sampson and Richmond Counties by 2017, representing a $214.2 million investment by 2017. The company is eligible for up to $1.7 million in incentives for the Richmond and Sampson plants through the state’s Job Development Investment Grant Program, as the plants will create a combined […]

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Ukraine biofuel exports jump 63 percent in 2010

Ukraine biofuel exports jump 63 percent in 2010

[ 0 ] February 23, 2011 |

In the Ukraine, 2010 exports of solid biofuels jumped 63% over 2009 to 573,400 metric tons. The exports, which represent 88% of national solid biofuel production, were primarily fuel granules (pellets) and briquettes from wood, sunflower husks and grain straw. More on the story.

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