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May 26, 2017

DOE announces biomass committee meeting, solicits members

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy recently announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee and has published a notice soliciting nominations for new members. READ MORE

May 26, 2017

BETO announces 2017 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge winners

BY U.S. Department of Energy The Bioenergy Technologies Office recently announced the winner of the 2017 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge, titled “Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Algae,” was created by two students from Normal Community West High School in Normal, Illinois. READ MORE

May 26, 2017

UW technology converts biomass into 3 high-value chemicals

BY University of Wisconsin-Madison University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers and their collaborators have developed a new process for obtaining three high-value products from biomass in one fell swoop using gamma valerolactone (GVL), a solvent that is derived from plant material. READ MORE

May 25, 2017

MSEA video opposes efforts to move RFS point of obligation

BY Erin VoegeleThe Main Street Energy Alliance recently released a video outlining some of the negative impacts associated with shifting the point of obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

May 25, 2017

U.S. Forest Service grants expand wood energy markets

BY U.S. Forest Service U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell recently announced over $8.3 million to substantially expand and accelerate wood products and wood energy markets. Federal funds will leverage almost $37 million in matching funds. READ MORE

May 25, 2017

UC collaboration unlocks a key to biofuel

BY University of California Plant biologists and biochemists from UCLA, UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco have produced a gold mine of data by sequencing the genome of a green alga called Chromochloris zofingiensis. READ MORE

May 24, 2017

Renewable energy jobs push 10 million globally

BY Anna SimetThe renewable energy industry directly and indirectly employed 9.8 million people worldwide in 2016, an increase of 1.1 percent over the previous year, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency’s newly released annual jobs report. READ MORE

May 24, 2017

Trump’s proposed budget includes cuts to EPA, DOE and USDA

BY Erin VoegelePresident Donald Trump has released his proposed budget for fiscal year (FY) 2018, which includes $3.6 trillion in cuts. According to the White House, the reductions are the most proposed by any president. READ MORE

May 24, 2017

U of M startup enVerde to commercialize WtE technology

BY University of Minnesota The Minneapolis-based clean tech startup company enVerde has signed an agreement with the University of Minnesota to develop a technology that converts organic waste materials into synthetic gas (syngas). READ MORE

May 24, 2017

UMaine converts biomass to fuels, chemicals at pilot plant

BY University of Maine A pilot plant capable of processing up to 1 ton of woody biomass per day into chemicals that can be used to manufacture bioproducts will be demonstrated in 100 hours of continuous operation at the University of Maine’s Technology Research Center. READ MORE

May 24, 2017

SkyNRG, AEG Fuels deliver aviation biofuel to EBACE

BY SkyNRG SkyNRG and AEG Fuels recently delivered sustainable aviation biofuels for the Bombardier Business Aircraft demonstration fleet flying from KLM Jet Center in Amsterdam, Netherlands, to the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition. READ MORE

May 23, 2017

EPA to reconsider rules to reduce methane emissions at landfills

BY Erin VoegeleOn May 23, the U.S. EPA announced a 90-day administrative stay of two final rules announced in mid-2016 that aim to reduce methane emissions from MSW landfills. The stay will allow the agency to reconsider certain aspects of these regulations. READ MORE

May 23, 2017

Lignetics acquires the Marth Companies

BY Lignetics Inc. Lignetics Inc. recently announced the acquisition of the Marth Companies LLC, which includes manufacturing plants in Marathon, Athens, and Peshtigo, Wisconsin, as well as the Marth Transportation trucking assets. READ MORE

May 23, 2017

Gevo’s isobutanol cleared for use in on-road vehicles in Arizona

BY Gevo Inc. Gevo Inc. recently announced that a bill signed by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey will let gas stations sell isobutanol-blended gasoline for on-road vehicles, enabling higher performing finished fuels with renewable content for drivers in the state. READ MORE

May 23, 2017

Dalhousie University to update biomass energy plant

BY Dalhousie University, Mary Jane Webber Nova Scotia-based Dalhousie University has announced plans to update its 30-year old biomass energy plant and steam distribution system. The $24.2 million project is expected to be complete by May 2018. READ MORE

May 23, 2017

Researchers use waste lignin to make carbon fiber

BY Kathleen Phillips, Texas A&M AgriLife Research Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists are converting waste lignin into carbon fiber and other products. The team fractionates lignin so that the high molecular weight fraction can be used for carbon fiber, with other fractions used for bioplastics. READ MORE

May 22, 2017

EPA: 1.79 billion RINs generated in April

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has published renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for April, reporting that nearly 1.79 billion RINs were generated during the month, including more than 17.29 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

May 22, 2017

USDA funding supports AD research at Clarkson University

BY Clarkson University U.S. Sens. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., recently announced $500,000 in new federal funding for Clarkson University. The funding will advance anaerobic digestion techniques for small-to-medium-scale dairy farmers. READ MORE

May 19, 2017

California dairy digester program open for applications

BY Anna SimetThe California Department of Food and Agriculture is accepting applications for project funding through its Dairy Digester Research and Development Program, which has enabled construction of numerous California digester energy projects. READ MORE

May 19, 2017

UK biomass power sets new quarterly record

BY Erin VoegeleIn the U.K., the latest Electrical Insights Report, produced by researchers at Imperial College London in collaboration with Drax, shows biomass generation hit a new high of 4.4 TWh during the first quarter of this year. READ MORE

May 19, 2017

Siwertell signs unloader order for UK biomass-fueled power plant

BY Cargotec Corp. Siwertell, part of Cargotec, has signed a contract with the Spanish-Korean consortium, TR-Samsung, for a Siwertell ship unloader to support a new biomass-fueled power plant under construction in Teesside, Middlesbrough, U.K. READ MORE

May 18, 2017

New York announces plan to reduce methane emissions

BY Erin VoegeleOn May 17, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo released a methane reduction plan that, in part, supports energy production from biogas at farms and landfills across the state. It targets three sectors: oil and gas, landfills and agriculture. READ MORE

May 18, 2017

UK REA launches landfill gas group

BY U.K. Renewable Energy Association In response to demand from its members, the U.K. Renewable Energy Association has set up a group to cater for the landfill gas sector. The group has elected Ian Morrish of Viridor as its chair and Chris Parry of Biffa as vice-chair. READ MORE

May 18, 2017

Ryder San Francisco fueling facility offers renewable diesel

BY Ryder System Inc. Ryder System Inc., a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, recently announced that it has begun to offer renewable diesel (RD) fuel, at its San Francisco, California, fueling facility. READ MORE

May 17, 2017

Washington law expands generation of biomass RECs

BY Erin VoegeleOn May 16, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation that allows certain older biomass power facilities to generate and sell renewable energy credits. READ MORE

May 17, 2017

ASABE announces project to adopt ISO wood chip fuel standard

BY American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers has begun the process to adopt as a national standard an ISO document on wood chips used as heating fuel. READ MORE

May 17, 2017

To-Syn-Fuel turns sewage sludge into fuels and hydrogen

BY To-Syn-Fuel To-Syn-Fuel, a project funded by Horizon 2020, EU’s new research and innovation program, recently launched. It aims to build-up, operate and demonstrate the production of synthetic fuels and green hydrogen from waste biomass. READ MORE

May 16, 2017

South Korea long-term pellet offtakes unlikely, experts say

BY Anna SimetWhile South Korea’s consumption of industrial wood pellets is growing and expected to continue, the prospect of North American producers securing long-term offtake agreements with utilities in the country in the near-term is grim, FutureMetrics said. READ MORE

May 16, 2017

EPA approves fuel pathway for REG Geismar

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA recently approving a fuel pathway for Renewable Energy Group Inc.’s Geismar, Louisiana, biorefinery. The plant can now generate D5 advanced biofuel RINs for naphtha and LPG made from nonfood-grade corn oil. READ MORE

May 16, 2017

Capstone to upgrade New York WWTP to provide biogas power

BY Capstone Turbine Corp. Capstone Turbine Corp. recently announced that it received an order for a C600 Signature Series microturbine to become part of an extensive upgrade for a wastewater treatment plant in upstate New York. READ MORE

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