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[NEWS] Buffett’s Rocky Mountain to Test Biomass That May Cut Coal Use

– by Jess Shankleman, January 31, 2017, Bloomberg

Rocky Mountain Power, a unit of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., will test a new biomass fuel that may reduce the amount of coal being burned by power plants. 103 more words

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[NEWS] Biomass Proposal Would Use Human and Animal Manure to Produce Biocrude Oil and Algae

– by Pam Eggmeier, January 24, 2017, SaukValley.com

City leaders gathered Tuesday to learn more about two possible business ventures – one that would be run by the city, and the other by a private company. 160 more words

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[NEWS] Alabama Company Buys Closed Biomass Power Facility in Maine

– by J. Craig Anderson, February 16, 2017, Portland Press Herald

A shuttered, 24-megawatt power plant fueled by wood chips in Penobscot County is expected to come back on line by the end of June, bringing an estimated 300 jobs to the area. 125 more words

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REAC Announces: Patriot Bioenergy Corporation Grower Memorandum of Understanding

Patriot Bioenergy Corporation, based in Pikeville, Kentucky, is a leader in the development of industrial hemp for use in the thermal conversion of  Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive cannabiniod compound found in industrial hemp and cannabis. 9 more words

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[NEWS] Gainesville, Florida Utility Eager to Discuss Biomass Buy

– by Andrew Caplan, February 2, 2017, Gainesville Sun

Gainesville Regional Utilities General Manager Ed Bielarski said Thursday he’s “extremely motivated” by potential savings to utility customers he says might be realized if GRU bought the controversial biomass plant. 91 more words

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[NEWS] An Early Look at How Maine's Biomass Bailout Is Being Spent

– by Darren Fishell, February 11, 2017, Bangor Daily News

In January, two biomass generators tallied their first payments under a state subsidy program, taking in more than $241,000 from a $13.4 million pool of taxpayer dollars. 92 more words

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[NEWS] Vision for Bioenergy Parks Offers Lifeline to Maine's Forest Products Industry

– by Tux Turkel, February 2, 2017, Portland Press Herald


Maine’s obsolete biomass power plants and its struggling or shuttered paper mills are world-class assets that can become testing grounds for a new manufacturing economy based on sustainably harvested wood, says an international group of energy developers. 102 more words

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