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April 01, 2015

Viridis Energy reports strong year

BY Anna SimetFor Viridis Energy, 2014 was a foundation year during which the company laid the groundwork to position itself for growth anticipated over the coming years. Viridis reported a strong year, with total 2014 revenue of $28.2 million. READ MORE

April 01, 2015

Industry provides input to SAB Biogenic Carbon Emissions Panel

BY Erin VoegeleIn late March, the U.S. EPA's Science Advisory Board Biogenic Carbon Emissions Panel held a public face-to-face meeting to review the agency's Framework for Assessing Biogenic CO2 Emissions from Stationary Sources. A teleconference is planned in May. READ MORE

April 01, 2015

Biome reports revenue, margin increase in 2014 earnings results

BY Katie FletcherOn March 25, Biome Technologies plc, a U.K.-based bioplastics company, announced its financial results for the year ended Dec. 31, 2014, reporting an 80 percent increase in revenues reflected in both of the company's divisions. READ MORE

April 01, 2015

Bioplastics from certain proteins show antibacterial properties

BY University of Georgia Bioplastics made from protein sources such as albumin and whey have shown significant antibacterial properties, findings that could eventually lead to their use in plastics used in medical applications or food packaging. READ MORE

April 01, 2015

M+W Group to deliver U.K waste-to-energy facility

BY M+W Group Engineering and construction company M+W Group has been appointed as main contractor for the delivery of a 12.5 MW state-of-the art energy-from-waste (EfW) facility in Lanarkshire, Scotland, that features fluidized bed gasification technology. READ MORE

April 01, 2015

Fortum to invest in a CHP plant in Poland

BY Fortum Fortum plans to build a new multifuel combined-heat-and-power plant in Zabrze, Poland. The facility is expected to start commercial operations in 2018. The plant will primarily be fueled by refuse derived fuel and coal, but can take in biomass. READ MORE

April 01, 2015

Scottish university wins funding for biomass energy project

BY Scottish Government The University of St. Andrews in Scotland has been awarded funding to support the development of a green energy center that take in woody biomass as fuel. Hot water produced at the plant will heat and cool laboratories and student residences. READ MORE

April 01, 2015

In Depth: Feedstock Importer, Renewable Diesel Exporter

BY Ron KotrbaNeste Oil imports feedstock from five continents to process renewable diesel in Singapore, Rotterdam and Finland, then ships its fuel to destination markets in the EU, North America and Asia-Pacific. READ MORE

March 31, 2015

EPA announces plans for cellulosic information collection request

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA is soliciting public comments on a proposed information collection request it plans to submit to the Office of Management and Budget regarding cellulosic volume projections and efficient producer reporting. Comments are due May 26. READ MORE

March 31, 2015

Solegear closes financing, begins trading on TSX Venture Exchange

BY Solegear Bioplastic Technologies Inc. Solegear Bioplastic Technologies Inc. commenced trading on the TSX Venture Exchange at market open on March 31. In conjunction with the listing, Solegear also announced it completed a $4.2 million financing round. READ MORE

March 31, 2015

BETO deputy director publishes commentary on algae development

BY U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office Bioenergy Technologies Office Deputy Director Valerie Sarisky-Reed's commentary, "Algal Progress Report," was published in the February edition of the bimonthly research journal Industrial Biotechnology. READ MORE

March 31, 2015

New yeast strain to enhance biofuel, biochemical production

BY The University of Texas at Austin Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have used metabolic engineering and directed evolution to develop a new, mutant yeast strain that could lead to a more efficient biofuel production. READ MORE

March 31, 2015

CRI licenses IH2 technology to forest products company

BY CRI Catalyst Co. A global forest products company headquartered in Northern Europe has entered into an FEL-1 license agreement with CRI Catalyst Co. IH2 technology is a thermal catalytic process that produces liquid fuels from forest biomass and other resources. READ MORE

March 30, 2015

EPA: Comments on pennycress GHG analysis due April 20

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has officially opened a 30-day comment period on its recently released analysis of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions attributable to the production and transport of pennycress oil for use in biofuel production. READ MORE

March 30, 2015

DONG Energy to convert final unit at Avedore plant to biomass

BY DONG Energy DONG Energy has announced the last combined-heat-and-power (CHP) unit at Avedore Power Station will be converted to biomass, making it able from to use wood pellets as fuel instead of coal starting next year. READ MORE

March 30, 2015

Wheelabrator announces plans to sell Claremont EFW facility

BY Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. recently announced its Claremont energy-from-waste facility (EFW) is for sale. Stuart B. Millner & Associates is managing the sale. The plant may be sold intact and ready to operate or as separate pieces of equipment. READ MORE

March 27, 2015

Nearly 8 million cellulosic RINs generated in February

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has published renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for February, reporting that nearly 1.25 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 7.93 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

March 27, 2015

ZooShare reaches $2.2 million for biogas project at Toronto Zoo

BY Katie FletcherZooShare Biogas Cooperative Inc. recently announced that it reached another milestone on its journey to implement a biogas plant at the Toronto Zoo by raising $2.2 million in community bonds, just before its goal to close bond sales on March 31. READ MORE

March 27, 2015

Gevo releases 2014 results, reports progress with SBS operations

BY Erin VoegeleGevo Inc. has released 2014 financial results, reporting increased revenues when compared to 2013. During the fourth quarter, the company continued to progress with commercial production of isobutanol at its Luverne, Minnesota, plant. READ MORE

March 27, 2015

Ontario invests in Rentech pellet plants

BY Ontario Ontario is investing in two projects to help Rentech Inc., a Northern Ontario fiber company, convert two idle wood product mills into facilities that manufacture wood pellets, a sustainable energy source. The two facilities have created over 60 jobs. READ MORE

March 26, 2015

New Brunswick pellet plant to double domestic volume

BY Katie FletcherGroupe Savoie Inc., a hardwood products supplier in New Brunswick, Canada, recently announced that it plans to double the volume dedicated to the domestic side of its pellet production at its Saint-Quentin pellet plant in the coming year. READ MORE

March 26, 2015

EPA rule allows timely release of cellulosic waiver credit prices

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has introduced rulemaking that aims to clarify the data sources and methodology used to calculate the price of cellulosic waiver credits (CWC). The rule would also allow CWC prices to be announced in a more timely manner. READ MORE

March 26, 2015

Drax Biomass appoints Peter Madden as U.S. CEO

BY Drax Group Drax Biomass has announced Peter Madden as its chief executive officer of U.S. operations. Madden has nearly 30 years' experience in the forestry industry and will play a critical leadership role as Drax's workforce and investment in the U.S. grows. READ MORE

March 26, 2015

SBP Framework launched in the EU

BY Sustainable Biomass Partnership The Sustainable Biomass Partnership has launched the SBP Framework to representatives of the EU Institutions at an event in Brussels. The framework consists of standards and independent certification procedures. READ MORE

March 26, 2015

Greenleaf to acquire Plainfield Renewable Energy from Leidos

BY Greenleaf Power Greenleaf Power recently announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Plainfield Renewable Energy. The facility, which first became operational in December 2013, uses clean biomass as fuel and has a capacity of 37.5 MW. READ MORE

March 26, 2015

Bluesphere breaks ground on North Carolina project

BY Bluesphere Corp. Bluesphere Corp. recently announced that on it broke ground on both its first waste-to-energy project and new U.S. headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. The facility will produce 5.2 MW of clean energy from uneaten food. READ MORE

March 26, 2015

UGA researchers create trees that are easier to turn into fuel

BY University of Georgia Researchers at the University of Georgia have discovered that manipulation of a specific gene in a hardwood tree species not only makes it easier to break down the wood into fuel, but also significantly increases tree growth. READ MORE

March 26, 2015

Saxlund, Axis Industries announce new joint biomass projects

BY Saxlund International Following their strategic partnership, biomass combustion and bulk materials handling firm Saxlund International, together with Axis Industries have announced two new biomass combustion projects to deliver combined-heat-and-power (CHP) for customers. READ MORE

March 26, 2015

Air Liquide announces startup of bioliq pilot plant in Germany

BY Air Liquide Conducted in partnership with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Air Liquide's bioliq pilot plant aims at demonstrating the feasibility of a process to produce high-quality sulfur-free fuel from residual biomass. READ MORE

March 25, 2015

Gevo licenses isobutanol technology to Praj

BY Gevo Inc. Gevo has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Praj Industries Ltd. to become a Gevo licensee for producing renewable isobutanol at sugar-based ethanol plants. READ MORE

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