U.S. EPA Delays Implementing GHG Rule for Biomass Facilities for 3 years

February 15, 2011

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday it will defer greenhouse gas permit requirements for biomass energyproduction for at least three years for reconsideration of the science and rulemaking.

(Source: Environment News Service, Jan 13, 2011)

According to the US EPA, the three-year delay will commence in coming July. During the next few years, the agency will study the effects of burning biomass in order to conclude whether biomass facilities are eligible to stay exempt from GreenHouse Gas (GHG) emissions regulations.

Senior biomass executives will convene in Atlanta for the Biomass Trade & Power Americas, to be held on 23-24 February 2011. The international panel will discuss latest biomass rulings and global industry outlook in the future, as well as provide clarity on wood pellets production & trade considerations.

Send any questions on registrations or program to Ms. Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg.


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