Sue Retka Schill

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March 04, 2015

Beta Renewables CEO Guido Ghisolfi dead at age 58

Guido Ghisolfi, 58, leader of Mossi & Ghisolfi Group died March 3. "He was suffering from severe depression and yesterday this resulted in his untimely passing close to his home in Tortona, Northern Italy," said a statement from the company. READ MORE

January 06, 2015

E2: Advanced biofuel production likely to double in 3 years

Advanced biofuel capacity topped 800 million gallons in 2014, up from the previous year and almost double the capacity in 2011, according to the E2 Advance Biofuel Market Report 2014 released by Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2). READ MORE

December 26, 2014

Dakota Spirit AgEnergy on track for Q2 startup

All buildings and major equipment are in place at the 65 MMgy Dakota Spirit AgEnergy under construction in Spiritwood, North Dakota. Staff to move into offices in mid-January and begin preparing for startup. READ MORE

December 17, 2014

Iogen announces startup of Brazilian cellulosic ethanol plant

Ottawa-based Iogen Corp. announced its first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant is producing ethanol in Brazil. The first 200,000 liters (53,000 gallons) has been distributed by Brazilian ethanol producer Raizen to its network of gas stations. READ MORE

November 21, 2014

U.S. EPA delays 2014 RVO determination until next year

On Nov. 21, the U.S. EPA announced it would not be finalizing the 2014 renewable volume obligation requirements (RVO) by the end of the year. READ MORE

November 13, 2014

UN report outlines growing biofuels role in developing economies

Biofuels now account for 1 percent of global energy use, a new report from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development finds. The document provides a sweeping global overview of the development of liquid biofuels. READ MORE

October 16, 2014

Deinove teams with MBI to develop AFEX/Deinol cellulosic ethanol

A French cellulosic technology utilizing Deinococcus bacteria is being teamed up with Michigan State University's ammonia-based pretreatment technology, AFEX. Deinove SA and MBI have formed a partnership to demonstrate the paired technologies. READ MORE

October 01, 2014

Genscape suggests 75 million cellulosic RINs possible in 2014

Cellulosic ethanol production could contribute up to 9 million cellulosic D3 renewable identification numbers (RINs) in 2014, while biogas could contribute another 67.5 million D3 RINs, suggests a new white paper from Genscape. READ MORE

September 25, 2014

Coalition examines effective alternative fuel policies

Local policies to promote alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) are among the most effective, a recent study by the Clean Energy Coalition finds. The study compares the number of alternative fuel vehicles in each state to the types of policies. READ MORE

September 16, 2014

Pellet Heat for the Pink Building

An Alaskan boiler retrofit illustrates the potential for biomass heating in other federal buildings. READ MORE