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Novi Pazar Gets EUR 5.8 million to Switch Heating Plant from Fossil Fuel to Biomass

Balkan Green Energy News Summary Serbia’s Ministry of Mining and Energy has allocated EUR 5.8 million for the Novi Pazar heating plant to switch from fossil fuels – heating oil – to biomass. Novi Pazar is the third municipality in the country to receive funds under the EUR 26.7 million...

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PSE Signs Deal with Local Forest Products Company to Create Clean Electricity

The Suburban Times Summary Puget Sound Energy continues its commitment to the environment and deep decarbonization by investing in biomass energy. PSE will work with Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) to use 17 MW of energy produced from the company’s cogeneration plant at its lumber mill,...

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Biomass Solutions for Decarbonizing Your Campus with District Heating

Summary Biomass provides more cost-efficient and sustainable energy than any other renewable energy source, and Linka Energy Group is looking to share our knowledge and experience in implementing biomass solutions. We will discuss why biomass should be considered CO2 neutral, how this energy...


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What Will Happen to Wood Waste from Emerald Ash Borer?

Post Bulletin Summary When cities remove dead and dying trees that have been felled by storms or chewed apart from the inside by the dreaded emerald ash borer larvae, where does the wood go? The answer, more often than not, is Environmental Wood Supply, a tree waste processing facility...

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Solar? Geothermal? Garbage? 6 climate-friendly ways to heat and cool buildings

Emily Chung, CBC News Summary Using local energy sources such as lake water, wood waste or even garbage to heat and cool buildings is one way for communities to cut their greenhouse gas emissions — the goal of this week's UN climate summit. In district energy systems , instead of...

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Biomass heating system commissioned in New York

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Biomass Magazine Summary The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Adirondack Park Agency, and New York State Police on Nov. 14 formally commissioned a renewable biomass heating system at the State Office Campus in...

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World Bank funding to accelerate energy efficiency in Belarus

Power Engineering International Summary The World Bank has signed a deal to fund the new Sustainable Energy Scale-Up Project , an initiative designed to improve energy efficiency in Belarus. The $99.3m in World Bank funding will be coupled with $99.3m from the European Investment Bank and...

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Dunedin's eco-boiler heat plan

David Loughrey, Otago Daily Times Summary A plan to heat central Dunedin buildings with the biggest eco-heating scheme in New Zealand is set to advance to its next stage. The system would replace the coal-fired Dunedin Energy Centre with one run by biomass, woodchip that can be sourced...

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Burning wood for energy remains a, well, hot topic

David Brooks, Granite Geek Summary Whether it’s good or bad to burn wood to create heat and/or electricity is a contentious topic that has been featured here more than once . It has risen to the fore again in New Hampshire because of the shutdown of some biomass electricity plants ...

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Dartmouth College Reconsiders Biomass Plant

Daniela Allee, New Hampshire Public Radio Summary Dartmouth College says it’s reassessing its plan to build a wood burning heating plant that would replace its current oil-burning plant. The biomass plant was one piece of a $200 million project that is part of Dartmouth's plan to reduce its...