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UMaine system takes a step toward powering Orono campus with wood and solar

Eesha Penharkar, Bangor Daily News Summary The University of Maine System trustees on Monday took a step toward allowing construction of a renewable energy source to power the University of Maine’s campus in Orono. At a meeting in Machias, trustees approved spending up to $5.7 million to plan...

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Critical Mass

Ron Kotrba, Biomass Magazine Summary The small but growing U.S. market for semi-dry wood chips finds its home in niche applications in the Northeast. “It’s not for everyone,” says Charles Levesque, a founding partner with Innovative Wood Fuels LLC. “Semi-dry wood chips are perfect for...

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District Heating 2.0

Ute de Groot, Summary In the EU, the main use of energy by households is for heating their homes, and is therefore highly contributing to greenhouse gas emissions. Today´s liberalised markets are focused on short-term return on capital, but energy infrastructure planning...

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Request for Qualifications: Dartmouth Green Energy Project

Summary Dartmouth President Philip J. Hanlon ’77 has called on Dartmouth to play a leadership role in improving global sustainability and overcoming the challenges of climate change. As such, Dartmouth has committed to improving the efficiency of its energy production and distribution systems...

Dartmouth Green Energy Project RFQ - 02-20-2019.pdf

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US state government awards $2.88m for renewable heating

Bioenergy Insight Summary The government of Massachusetts announced that the Baker-Polito administration has awarded five grants totalling $2,889,285 (€2,548,681) to Massachusetts businesses to fund infrastructure projects to increase the availability of low-carbon, renewable heating fuels. ...

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Dartmouth College seeks developer for proposed biomass plant in Hanover

Daniela Vidal Allee, Valley News Summary HANOVER — Dartmouth College has started its search process for a private company that would design, finance, build and operate a new biomass plant and hot water heating system. The college announced the $200 million initiative last month as part...

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If Not Natural Gas, What?

Eric Rempel, My Steinbach Summary Last week in this column I bemoaned the fact that we have become utterly, dangerously dependent on natural gas to keep us from freezing in our Canadian winter. That’s bad enough, but the key actors in the management of Canada’s natural gas reserves seem intent...

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B&W Turns Over Innovative Denmark Renewable Energy Project to Amager Ressourcecenter

Business Wire Summary BARBERTON, Ohio--( BUSINESS WIRE )--Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:BW) (B&W) announced today that its subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Vølund A/S (B&W Vølund), has successfully turned over the leading-edge Amager Bakke / Copenhill waste-to...

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Canada invests $525,000 into Indigenous biomass projects

Bioenergy Insight Summary Canada’s minister of Natural Resources, Amarjeet Sohi, announced a $589,629 (€518,599) investment in three Indigenous projects in British Columbia to create jobs and boost local economies. The release was published on news outlet Cision . Two of these...

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District of Sicamous and Federal government come to terms on biomass heater grant

Jim Elliot, Salmon Arm Observers Summary The District of Sicamous is looking to turn forest fuels into a modern heating solution. At their Jan. 16 meeting, district council agreed to include $500,000 in the budget to help this vision become reality. The district initially applied for federal...