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August 22, 2014

BioEnergy Institute result paves way for closed loop refineries

BY Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory While ionic liquids show great promise for liberating fermentable sugars from lignocellulose and improving advanced biofuel economics, an even more promising candidate is on the horizon: bionic liquids. READ MORE

August 22, 2014

Year sees notable increase in UK renewable power, biodiesel use

BY Anna SimetRenewables' share of electricity generation in the U.K. consisted of a record 19.4 percent share in Q1 2014, up 6.9 percent from the same quarter in 2013, according to U.K. energy trend statistics released by the U.K. DECC. READ MORE

August 22, 2014

Geneticists develop tree biomass crop to grow on marginal lands

BY Virginia Tech Two Virginia Tech researchers have received a $1.4 million grant to investigate the genetic regulatory networks that will allow an important bioenergy crop to be bred so it will grow in less than ideal soils and climate. READ MORE

August 21, 2014

New York City scaling up food waste-to-energy program

BY Katie FletcherThe Big Apple is planning an expansion of its anaerobic digester (AD) pilot program launched last summer at the Newton Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Greenpoint. READ MORE

August 21, 2014

UK nondomestic RHI reaches 1 GW wood heat, $1.26 billion invested

BY Anna SimetThe U.K. Renewable Energy Association and Wood Heat Association are reporting a milestone has been reached under the country's nondomestic Renewable Heating Incentive. READ MORE

August 20, 2014

Viridis sees solid Q2 with ramped production, expanding markets

BY Anna SimetDespite external obstacles that impacted Q1, Viridis Energy reported a progressive Q2 during financial earnings call. READ MORE

August 20, 2014

Metabolix Q2 results show commercial progress in PHA products

BY Katie FletcherSustainable solutions for the plastics and chemicals industries were topics of discussion released in Metabolix Inc.'s second quarter 2014 financial results. The company also discussed a private placement agreement for new equity financing. READ MORE

August 20, 2014

Kleangas announces agreement to acquire Wisconsin pellet plant

BY Erin VoegeleKleangas Energy Technologies Inc. recently announced a definitive stock purchase agreement to acquire a company in Wisconsin that owns a 15,000 metric ton pellet production facility and a landfill gas-to-energy plant with 2.4 MW of capacity. READ MORE

August 20, 2014

Sunvault Energy pursuing 10 MW AD project with recent MOU

BY Katie FletcherAboriginal Power Corp. recently signed a memorandum of understanding that could result in the development of a commercial 10 MW anaerobic biomass power project to be located on Vancouver Island. READ MORE

August 20, 2014

Abengoa reports strong quarter for biofuels, bioenergy

BY Anna SimetAbengoa's biofuels and bioenergy business saw a strong second quarter in the Americas, Abengoa CEO Manuel Sanchez Ortega said during the company's first half of 2014 earnings call on Aug. 12. READ MORE

August 20, 2014

JBEI research paves the way for closed loop biorefineries

BY Joint BioEnergy Institute While the powerful solvents known as ionic liquids show great promise for liberating fermentable sugars from lignocellulose and improving the economics of advanced biofuels, an even more promising candidate is on the horizon, bionic liquids. READ MORE

August 19, 2014

Vermont Gas adds RNG and supports future production

BY Katie FletcherRenewable natural gas (RNG) has been delivered to homes and businesses in Franklin and Chittenden Counties near Burlington, Vermont since the beginning of August through Vermont Gas's distribution system. READ MORE

August 19, 2014

Dyadic releases Q2 results, files registration statement with SEC

BY Erin VoegeleDyadic International Inc. has released financial results for the second quarter of 2014, reporting a an increase in net product-related revenue. Dyadic has also filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. READ MORE

August 19, 2014

William & Mary researchers announce improved algae initiative

BY Joseph McClain, College of William & Mary William & Mary scientists are rebooting their algae biofuel initiative, aiming to build on opportunities brought about by new processes, new funding and newly patented apparatus. READ MORE

August 18, 2014

GIB announces investment in biomass CHP project

BY U.K. Green Investment Bank John Laing and the U.K. Green Investment Bank have announced plans to invest in a new biomass combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant near Craigellachie, Moray, will generate 87.4 GWh of electricity and 76.8 GWh of heat annually. READ MORE

August 18, 2014

Andritz reports solid activity in pellet sector in Q2 results

BY Erin VoegeleThe Andritz Group has released financial results for the first half of the year, reporting solid project activity in the biomass pelleting sector. Overall, Andritz reported order intake of EUR 2.98 billion ($3.98 billion) for the period. READ MORE

August 15, 2014

Novozymes reports strong growth in bioenergy sales

BY Erin VoegeleNovozymes has released financial results for the first half of the year, reporting that sales growth was in line with expectations. Organically, sales grew by 8 percent. EBIT grew by 19 percent and EBIT margin reached 28.1 percent. READ MORE

August 15, 2014

Platts announces industrial wood pellet price assessments

BY Platts Platts has expanded its electric power offerings to include a weekly spot price assessment for Europe-delivered industrial wood pellets and a suite of U.K. wood pellet profitability spreads at different fuel efficiencies. READ MORE

August 15, 2014

USDA: New switchgrass variety promises more biofuel at lower cost

BY USDA Agricultural Research Service The release of a new type of switchgrass specifically designed for bioenergy generation has been announced by USDA researchers and their partners. The cultivar "Liberty" can yield 8 tons of biomass per acre. READ MORE

August 15, 2014

Researchers develop technique to convert biogas into hydrogen

BY American Chemical Society A new technique that transforms stinky, air-polluting landfill gas could produce the sweet smell of success as it leads to development of a fuel cell generating clean electricity for homes, offices and hospitals, researchers say. READ MORE

August 15, 2014

Opinion: The CAPEX/OPEX Dance

BY Tim PortzWithout the right equipment, the profit margins made producing biomass energy products will erode and eventually disappear. READ MORE

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