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Biomass industry celebrates sixth annual Bioenergy Day

Biomass industry celebrates sixth annual Bioenergy Day
Today is the sixth annual Bioenergy Day, with events taking place from North Carolina to California and in many places in between. Bioenergy Day is an annual event when all involved in bioenergy - whether businesses, non-profits, government agencies or universities - recognize the economic and environmental contributions of bioenergy, a renewable energy source with many applications including power generation, heating, cooling and transportation fuels.

"Bioenergy Day would not be possible without the support of our partners and participants each year," said Bob Cleaves, president and CEO of Biomass Power Association. "This year, we especially thank the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community for their generous contributions to our video, along with Heating the Midwest and the Rahr Corporation. The U.S. Forest Service has been a strong partner throughout the six years of Bioenergy Day."

Each year, the Biomass Power Association, which organizes Bioenergy day, films a short video about the contributions of bioenergy to a community. This year, the video highlights Koda Energy, a combined-heat-and-power (CHP) biomass facility in Shakopee, Minnesota jointly owned by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and Rahr Corp. The facility uses as fuel barley leftovers from beer malt manufacturing, as well as oat hulls from General Mills` Cheerios cereal production and urban wood waste from Minneapolis` effort to stop the spread of the emerald ash borer. In addition to putting power on the electric grid, the facility supplies steam to the Rahr Corporation malting factory located next door.

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