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October 17, 2017

Senators, governors advocate for strong biomass-based diesel RVOs

BY Erin VoegeleSeveral senators and governors are taking action to urge the Trump administration to ensure strong 2018 and 2019 renewable blending obligations (RVOs) are set under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

October 17, 2017

BDI to construct innovative algae production plant in Austria

BY BDI-BioEnergy International AG Internationally renowned company BDI-BioEnergy International, known for development and construction of biodiesel plants, takes the first step into implementation of an in-house developed algae technology, with its subsidiary BDI-BioLife Science. READ MORE

October 17, 2017

Surgeonfish research may aid biofuel development

BY King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Red Sea surgeonfish use metabolically diverse giant bacteria to digest different types of algae, according to new research. These findings may provide a valuable genetic resource for biofuel research. READ MORE

October 16, 2017

ABFA members oppose proposed cuts to RFS RVOs in letter to Trump

BY Erin VoegeleOn Oct. 13, members of the Advanced Biofuels Association sent a letter to President Trump expressing their opposition to a recent proposal issued by the U.S. EPA that could result in lower blending obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

October 16, 2017

Qantas aircraft to be powered by renewable biofuel from 2020

BY Qantas Qantas recently announced its Los Angeles based aircraft will be powered by biofuel from 2020, reducing the airline’s carbon emissions on its services operating between the U.S. and Australia. READ MORE

October 16, 2017

ExxonMobil expanding New Jersey research facility

BY ExxonMobil ExxonMobil recently announced that it has broken ground on the expansion of its research facility in Clinton, New Jersey, a key center of innovation that supports the company’s broad research and development programs. READ MORE

October 13, 2017

Maryland offers funding for animal waste-to-energy projects

BY Erin VoegeleThe Maryland Energy Administration recently announced the opening of its fiscal year (FY) 2018 Animal Waste-to-Energy Grant Program, which is making $3.5 million available to support selected projects. READ MORE

October 13, 2017

Veolia opens biomass heating project in Spain

BY Erin VoegeleVeolia recently inaugurated a 12.5 MW biomass district heating system in Spain with Móstoles Ecoenergía that will provide heat to 3,000 homes. An expansion project planned for next summer will allow the system to heat an additional 4,000 homes. READ MORE

October 12, 2017

UK releases Clean Growth Strategy, plans next CfD auction

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K. government has released its Clean Growth Strategy, which aims to cut carbon emissions while driving economic growth. As part of the announcement, the government confirmed up to £557 million for the next Contracts for Difference auction. READ MORE

October 12, 2017

WHOI awarded $5.7 million to advance seaweed energy production

BY Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution was awarded $5.7 million from the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy for two projects to advance the mass production of seaweed for biofuels and biobased chemicals. READ MORE

October 12, 2017

Rentech to voluntary delist common shares from Nasdaq

BY Rentech Inc. Rentech Inc. has notified Nasdaq of its intention to voluntarily withdraw its common shares from listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market prior to market opening on Oct.16. Rentech's common shares will be listed on the OTCQB Market effective Oct. 16. READ MORE

October 11, 2017

EIA predicts a rise in heating costs this winter

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the October edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook and Winter Fuels Outlook, predicting average household expenditures for all major home heating fuels will rise this winter. READ MORE

October 11, 2017

WSU, PNNL convert biofuel waste into commodity

BY Washington State University A method of converting a biofuel waste product into a usable and valuable commodity has been discovered by researchers at Washington State University and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. READ MORE

October 11, 2017

E.ON completes battery installation at biomass power plant

BY E.ON E.ON has completed the installation and grid connection of its 10 MW battery at the Blackburn Meadows biomass plant near Sheffield in the U.K. The new energy storage project will help keep power supplies stable. READ MORE

October 11, 2017

UW scientists part of $6 million biofuel, carbon capture project

BY University of Wyoming Agricultural economists at the University of Wyoming will generate models of what economies in the Upper Missouri River Basin might look like if raising biofuels and carbon capture technologies were implemented. READ MORE

October 11, 2017

St1 progresses with plans for advanced biofuels

BY St1 St1 recently announced it plans to begin producing renewable diesel at its refinery in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 2020. The company also said it continues to develop advanced ethanol production technologies with a focus on lignocellulosic feedstocks. READ MORE

October 10, 2017

EPA issues proposed rulemaking notice to repeal Clean Power Plan

BY Anna SimetU.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has begun the process to repeal the Clean Power Plan. An Oct. 10 notice of proposed rulemaking states that the EPA has proposed to determine that the Obama-era regulation exceeds the agency’s statutory authority. READ MORE

October 10, 2017

UBC researchers take the 'stink' out of wastewater treatment

BY University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus Researchers from UBC's Okanagan campus have developed a new way of making wastewater treatment systems using anaerobic digestion dramatically safer and better smelling by using common and inexpensive chemicals. READ MORE

October 10, 2017

DOE awards Danforth Center $16 million to enhance sorghum

BY Donald Danforth Plant Science Center The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center recently announced a 5-year $16 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. The research aims to accelerate development of elite energy sorghum varieties for production under marginal environments. READ MORE

October 09, 2017

NYC proposes to expand food waste separation requirements

BY Erin VoegeleThe New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) recent published a proposed rule that aims to expand organic waste source separation requirements for large commercial food retailers and food service establishments. READ MORE

October 09, 2017

Gevo collaborates with national labs on fuel, ETO projects

BY Erin VoegeleOn Oct. 9, Gevo Inc. announced two collaborations with the U.S. Department of Energy’s national labs. One collaboration aims develop missile fuel while the other aims to optimize Gevo's ethanol-to-olefins catalyst performance. READ MORE

October 09, 2017

National wood chip heating fuel standard open for comment

BY Innovative Natural Resource Solutions LLC A revised draft of the proposed national wood chip heating fuel technical quality standard for the U.S. is now open for stakeholder feedback and comment. Comments are limited to recent proposed changes and must be submitted by Dec. 4. READ MORE

October 06, 2017

Share of renewables in electricity generation sets record in UK

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K. Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has released energy statistics for the second quarter, reporting that the renewables’ share of electricity generation reached a record high 29.8 percent during the three-month period. READ MORE

October 06, 2017

Biotech Energy announces acquisition, name change

BY Biothermal Technologies Inc. Biotech Energy Inc. recently announced that it has been acquired 100 percent by its North American management team, and is changing its name to Biothermal Technologies Inc. READ MORE

October 06, 2017

Ames Laboratory announces new science in converting biomass

BY Ames Laboratory Scientists at Ames Laboratory are experimenting with chemical reactions that decompose lignin models at low temperatures and pressures. The team is combining the decomposition and stabilization processes into one multi-functional catalyst. READ MORE

October 06, 2017

Opinion: The Missing Link

BY Tim PortzWhat this industry needs is more retailers like Coastal Farm & Ranch, who ably carry the value proposition of pellet heating forward to customers, winning them over one by one. READ MORE

October 05, 2017

Senators urge Pruitt to issue strong 2018 RFS RVOs

BY Erin VoegeleA bipartisan group of 38 senators have sent a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, asking him to ensure the 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard blending requirements promote growth in the U.S. biofuels sector and the U.S. economy. READ MORE

October 05, 2017

Velocys discusses future plans in financial report

BY Erin VoegeleVelocys plc has released financial results for the first half of 2017, providing an overview of key milestones and a discussion of its new strategy as a renewable fuels company that aims to produce jet fuel and diesel fuel. READ MORE

October 05, 2017

Energy Conference focuses on profitable energy independence

BY Huggins Consulting Group LLC Competitive landscape, innovative technologies and emerging energy policy were hot topics as a diverse group of nearly 150 thought leaders, industry representatives, researchers and suppliers convened at the Energy Conference in Iowa Sept. 11-13. READ MORE

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