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November 21, 2014

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

BY Sue Retka SchillThe U.S. EPA announced Friday morning it would not be finalizing the 2014 renewable volume obligation requirements (RVO) by the end of the year. READ MORE

November 23, 2014

Opinion: How Will 2014 Elections Impact Biomass?

BY Bob Cleaves We expect that renewable energy, which had been gaining momentum as a key issue among Democratic leadership, will not be as high a priority for this Congress. READ MORE

November 22, 2014

In Depth: Test to Tradition

BY Katie FletcherWith double the events from last year, National Bioenergy Day is evolving into an annual tradition. READ MORE

November 21, 2014

Southern Oregon University considers biomass conversion

BY SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY As part of an ongoing effort to become 100 percent carbon neutral by 2050, Southern Oregon University is considering replacing its existing natural gas-fired steam boilers with a biomass cogeneration facility. READ MORE

November 21, 2014

Opinion: Paving the Way to a Clean Energy Revolution

BY Justin Price New products such as biochar, liquid fuels, and chemicals all made from some form of biomass will be aided directly in their process by the use of steam or by colocation to the generation of steam. READ MORE

November 20, 2014

EPA November RIN data shows increased cellulosic production

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has published renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for October, reporting that more than 1.4 billion RINs were generated during the month across all five categories, including more than 7 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

November 20, 2014

Carbon fee bill would benefit algae industry

BY Erin VoegeleLegislation recently introduced in the U.S. Senate includes a provision that would encourage carbon utilization technology. The Algae Biomass Organization has spoken out to applaud the bill, titled "The American Opportunity Carbon Fee Act." READ MORE

November 20, 2014

House passes bill that would impact EPA rulemaking

BY Erin VoegeleOn Nov. 19, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that aims to prohibit the U.S. EPA from proposing regulations based on science that is not transparent or not reproducible by a vote of 237 to 190. READ MORE

November 20, 2014

Lockheed Martin, Concord Blue to build bioenergy plant in Germany

BY Lockheed Martin Lockheed Martin and teammate Concord Blue announced a new contract to build a power generation facility that will provide a new, clean energy source to meet the needs of 5,000 homes and businesses in Herten, Germany. READ MORE

November 20, 2014

Fairbanks air quality plan released for public review

BY Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is releasing for public review and comment a draft "State Implementation Plan" that the community and state will take to address air pollution in the Fairbanks North Star Borough. READ MORE

November 20, 2014

RSB partners with Elements Traceability Software

BY Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials and Elements Software Ltd. are working together to help RSB members track their biofuel feedstocks. Elements is a web based traceability platform that will help with Renewable Energy Directive compliance. READ MORE

November 20, 2014

Himark BioGas awarded patent for Clean Slate grit removal system

BY Himark BioGas International Himark BioGas International has announced the issuance to it by the South African Patents Office of a patent that covers a grit removal system for anaerobic digester tanks. The system removes indigestible solids settled on the tank floor. READ MORE

November 20, 2014

In Depth: Good Neighbors

BY Katie FletcherLately, cellulosic ethanol plant startups have basked in the bioenergy limelight. While less celebrated, anaerobic digesters are adding value to operations and seem to be trending in blueprints. READ MORE

November 19, 2014

Biomass industry triumphs in EPA's biogenic emissions framework

BY Anna SimetThe U.S. EPA has never before made such a clear and emphatic endorsement of biomass, commented Biomass Power Association President Bob Cleaves on release of the agency's updated biogenic emissions framework. READ MORE

November 19, 2014

EPA releases updated biogenic emissions framework

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released a revised framework for assessing biogenic CO2 emissions from stationary sources, along with a memo that provides regulatory guidance on how the framework will impact the Clean Power Plan and certain permitting requirements. READ MORE

November 19, 2014

San Joaquin Valley incentive program gets additional $2 million

BY Katie FletcherThe California San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District will provide an additional $2 million in funding to its Burn Cleaner Incentive Program to support the installation of natural gas or certified wood or pellet burning units. READ MORE

November 19, 2014

USDA ARS: Boosting butanol's role in the biofuel world

BY USDA Agricultural Research Service The potential for producing butanol as a biofuel has become a bit more promising, thanks to USDA scientists and their partners. The research suggests that barley straw and corn stover could be cost-effective feedstocks for producing biobutanol. READ MORE

November 19, 2014

Opinion: Biogas Racks Up Cellulosic RINs

BY Amanda Bilek Renewable CNG and LNG can help to provide a renewable fuel source for the heavy-duty vehicle market, where there are not as many renewable options. READ MORE

November 18, 2014

Dyadic reports increase in product-related revenue

BY Erin VoegeleDyadic International has released third quarter financial results, reporting increases in net product revenue and gross profit. "The past quarter continues to be an extremely exciting time at Dyadic," said Dyadic CEO Mark Emalfarb. READ MORE

November 18, 2014

Abengoa releases Q3 results, highlights Hugoton plant startup

BY Erin VoegeleAbengoa recently released third quarter financial results, reporting positive performance for the company's biofuels business. For the first nine months of the year, the company reported overall revenues in line with those achieved in 2013. READ MORE

November 18, 2014

API announces partnership to develop biobased auto components

BY American Process Inc. American Process Inc. and Futuris Automotive recently formed a partnership with several universities and the USDA's Forest Products Laboratory to develop ultra-strong, lightweight automotive structural components reinforced with nanocellulose. READ MORE

November 18, 2014

Saxlund to supply biomass combustion solution to Sweden sawmill

BY Saxlund International Saxlund International has won a contract to provide fuel handling and biomass combustion technology to Hilmer Anderson, a leading privately owned sawmill in Sweden. The solution includes a fuel handling system and combustion technology. READ MORE

November 18, 2014

Market forecasts bullish at WPAC

BY Tim PortzThe Wood Pellet Association of Canada 2014 Annual Conference began with a market outlook panel that found all presenters united in their bullish optimism. Of particular interest were emerging Asian markets and the Netherlands. READ MORE

November 18, 2014

Opinion: Biomass Producers Today, Carbon Kings Tomorrow

BY Matt Carr On Dec. 1, the U.S. EPA will close down the comment period for its proposed Clean Power Plan, the most significant environmental policy proposal in a generation. READ MORE

November 17, 2014

Viridis Energy reports revenue growth in Q3 earnings results

BY Katie FletcherViridis Energy Inc. reported another quarter of progressive revenue growth, according to Christopher Robertson, CEO of Viridis. Revenue for the quarter ended Sept. 30 was $7.6 million, an increase of $4.6 million from the same period of last year. READ MORE

November 17, 2014

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products, Okamura announce collaboration

BY DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Okamura, in collaboration with DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products, has launched its first office furniture coated with a biobased powder coating made with Susterra l,3-propanediol, a biobased ingredient used in a high-performance powder coating. READ MORE

November 17, 2014

Algix holds grand opening for Solaplast facility in Mississippi

BY Mississippi Development Authority Officials from bioplastics manufacturer Algix LLC recently held a grand opening event at its Solaplast facility in Marion, Mississippi. The facility utilizes the company's patent-pending technology to convert algae into bioplastic pellets. READ MORE

November 17, 2014

WPAC 2014 opens with Fibreco tour

BY Tim PortzThe Wood Pellet Association of Canada 2014 conference opened with a tour of North Vancouver's Fibreco pellet terminal. READ MORE

November 17, 2014

In Depth: Mobile Cloud Computing in the Biomass Industry

BY David Waechter Mobile supply chain management integrates software applications with mobile devices to allow users to wirelessly operate at any location. READ MORE

November 14, 2014

EIA: More wood to be used in heating, power applications in 2015

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the November issue of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, which includes updated forecasts for the use of wood and biomass fuels in U.S. heat and power production. READ MORE

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