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News and Updates about ACT and the Carbon Industry

June 19, 2020

Biochar as Multi-Purpose Sustainable Technology

Biochar was recently included as a promising negative emissions technology (NET) in the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10668-020-00809-8

January 6, 2020

Making Bio-Coal from Plant Waste to Mitigate Climate Change

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in China has found a way to produce bio-coal from plant waste.

https://phys.org/news/2020-01-bio-coal-mitigate-climate.html

November 19, 2019

All About Biochar

Recyclers of construction & demolition (C&D) material have increasingly struggled to find markets for wood. The good news, according to U.S. Biochar Initiative Director Tom Miles, is that the emergence of biochar for various applications has made recycling this feedstock more viable in some parts of the U.S.

https://www.cdrecycler.com/article/all-about-biochar/

April 10, 2019

Despite Promising Advances, Costs Keep Wood Biocoal on Backburner

At a research lab in the northwoods of Minnesota, scientists are roasting tree waste until it turns into something that looks and burns like coal — without the heavy metal pollution. 

https://energynews.us/2018/04/02/midwest/despite-promising-advances-costs-keep-wood-biocoal-on-backburner/

February 15, 2019

Biomass Conference & Expo 2019

Join ACT Managers at the International Biomass Conference & Expo in Savannah, GA March 18-20. For discounted passes to this important conference, contact your ACT Representative or Larry Amick (Director of Business Development) at 919.949.4822/ email: tlamick@advencedcarbontek.com

http://www.biomassconference.com/ema/DisplayPage.aspx?pageId=Home

November 7, 2018

700,000 Tons of Densified Biomass Fuel Produced

January 31, 2018

The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released data showing that U.S. manufacturers produced approximately 700,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in July, with sales reaching 570,000 tons.

http://biomassmagazine.com/articles/15723/eia-700-000-tons-of-densified-biomass-fuel-produced-in-july

Duke Energy Renews Contract with Biomass Energy Producer

Duke Energy has renewed a long-term power purchase agreement with a 50-megawatt biomass facility in North Carolina

http://biomassmagazine.com/articles/15020/duke-energy-renews-contract-with-biomass-energy-producer

July 24 2018

Drax Reports Progress with Unit Conversion

Good progress is being made with the fourth biomass unit conversion and a Louisiana pellet plant.

 

http://biomassmagazine.com/articles/15481/drax-reports-progress-with-unit-conversion-lasalle-pellet-plant

October 07, 2018

Pellet Project in Maine Awarded $200,000 REAP Grant

A proposed wood pellet plant in Maine was recently awarded a $200,000 grant through the USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program.

http://biomassmagazine.com/articles/15642/pellet-project-in-maine-awarded-200-000-reap-grant

July 12, 2017

Rice Aids in the Study of Biofuel Feedstocks

To optimize crops for biofuel production, scientists are seeking to identify genes that control key traits such as yield, resistance to disease, and water use efficiency.

http://www.biomassmagazine.com/articles/14518/rice-aids-in-the-study-of-biofuel-feedstocks

May 25, 2017

U.S. Forest Service Grants Expand Wood Energy Markets

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell recently announced over $8.3 million to substantially expand and accelerate wood products and wood energy markets. Federal funds will leverage almost $37 million in matching funds from 36 business.

http://www.biomassmagazine.com/articles/14399/u-s-forest-service-grants-expand-wood-energy-markets

March 31, 2017

ACT Attends International Biomass Conference & Expo 2017

ACT Management will be attending the International Biomass Conference & Expo is being held in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the Minneapolis Convention Center on April 10-12, 2017. BBI International expects up to 1,500 attendees and more than 180 exhibitors.

International Biomass Conference & Expo unites current and future producers of biomass-derived power, fuels and chemicals with waste generators, energy crop growers, municipal leaders, utility executives, technology providers, equipment manufacturers, project developers, investors and policy makers.

http://www.biomassconference.com/ema/DisplayPage.aspx?pageId=Home

February 27, 2017

ACT Attends ABLC 2017

ACT's Director of Project Financing Phil Richardson will be attending ABLC (Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference) in Washington , DC March 1-3, 2017.

ABLC is a connected series of 5 conferences on the most important issues in the Bioeconomy right now. These conferences-within-a-conference are: 1. The 8th Annual Advanced Fuels Summit - focused this year on Advanced Biomass Diesel and BioCrude , and Advanced Alcohols and Alternatives to gasoline. 2. The 7th annual Renewable Chemicals Summit - focused this year on Organic Acids and 1-Step to Higher Value Chemicals. 3. The 8th annual Aviation Biofuels Summit 4. The 3rd annual ABLC Feedstocks Summit 5. The 1st ABLC Gas Conversion & Markets Summit.

http://biofuelsdigest.com/ablc/​

Dec. 19, 2016

CARRIER PROCESS EQUIPMENT GROUP, INC. ACQUIRES HEYL & PATTERSON'S THERMAL PROCESSING DIVISION

LOUISVILLE, KY
Louisville, Kentucky-based Carrier Process Equipment Group, Inc. (CPEG), a holding company comprised of Carrier Vibrating Equipment, Inc. and S. Howes LLC has acquired Carnegie, PA-based Heyl & Patterson's Renneburg Division. The new acquisition adds several new products to CPEG's extensive bulk processing capabilities, including rotary dryers, calciners, and coolers.

"The acquisition of the Heyl & Patterson, Renneburg Thermal Processing Division strengthens Carrier's position as a leading provider of bulk material processing solutions," said Douglas A. Schieber, President and CEO of CPEG and Carrier Vibrating Equipment. "The expanded product line will allow us to better serve our diverse customer base with the most complete line of energy-efficient, cost-effective thermal processing solutions available."

CPEG is a 100% employee-owned holding company with operations in Nivelles, Belgium and Shanghai, China. The company plans to increase staff in Louisville and Carnegie as a result of the recent acquisition.

Heyl & Patterson rotary dryers, calciners and coolers are some of the most versatile available, and are considered the workhorses of the powder and bulk solids processing industry. They can handle a broad range of bulk materials, powders, and sludges. The company is also a leading supplier of fluid bed dryers and flash dryers. Heyl & Patterson has successfully processed hundreds of different chemicals, minerals, food stuffs, plastics, grains, waste streams, and biomass products.

About Carrier Vibrating Equipment Group, Inc.
CPEG companies include Carrier Vibrating Equipment, Carrier Europe, SCA, Carrier Shanghai, and S. Howes. Carrier Vibrating was established in 1950 and is internationally recognized for innovation in the fields of vibratory technology and thermal processing equipment. S Howes, founded in 1856 and based in Silver Creek, NY, is a leading provider of conveyors, mixers, blenders, separators, and granulators.

Media Contact: Glenda Durnil
Carrier Vibrating Equipment, Inc.
Email: GDurnil@carriervibrating.com
©PR Newswire. All Rights Reserved.

http://www.wistv.com/story/34089021/carrier-process-equipment-group-inc-acquires-heyl-pattersons-thermal-processing-division

July 12, 2016

ACT ENTERS INTO COOPERATIVE REPRESENTATION AGREEMENT WITH TREE FREE BIOMASS SOLUTIONS, INC.

LOUISVILLE, KY

Louisville, Kentucky-based Carrier Process Equipment Group, Inc. (CPEG), a holding company comprised of Carrier Vibrating Equipment, Inc. and S. Howes LLC has acquired Carnegie, PA-based Heyl & Patterson's Renneburg Division. The new acquisition adds several new products to CPEG's extensive bulk processing capabilities, including rotary dryers, calciners, and coolers.

 

"The acquisition of the Heyl & Patterson, Renneburg Thermal Processing Division strengthens Carrier's position as a leading provider of bulk material processing solutions," said Douglas A. Schieber, President and CEO of CPEG and Carrier Vibrating Equipment. "The expanded product line will allow us to better serve our diverse customer base with the most complete line of energy-efficient, cost-effective thermal processing solutions available."

 

CPEG is a 100% employee-owned holding company with operations in Nivelles, Belgium and Shanghai, China. The company plans to increase staff in Louisville and Carnegie as a result of the recent acquisition.

 

Heyl & Patterson rotary dryers, calciners and coolers are some of the most versatile available, and are considered the workhorses of the powder and bulk solids processing industry. They can handle a broad range of bulk materials, powders, and sludges. The company is also a leading supplier of fluid bed dryers and flash dryers. Heyl & Patterson has successfully processed hundreds of different chemicals, minerals, food stuffs, plastics, grains, waste streams, and biomass products.

 

About Carrier Vibrating Equipment Group, Inc.

CPEG companies include Carrier Vibrating Equipment, Carrier Europe, SCA, Carrier Shanghai, and S. Howes. Carrier Vibrating was established in 1950 and is internationally recognized for innovation in the fields of vibratory technology and thermal processing equipment. S Howes, founded in 1856 and based in Silver Creek, NY, is a leading provider of conveyors, mixers, blenders, separators, and granulators.

 

Media Contact: Glenda Durnil

Carrier Vibrating Equipment, Inc.

Email: GDurnil@carriervibrating.com

©PR Newswire. All Rights Reserved.

 

http://www.wistv.com/story/34089021/carrier-process-equipment-group-inc-acquires-heyl-pattersons-thermal-processing-division

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