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November 26, 2014

Comments due Dec. 8 on draft California energy report

BY Erin VoegeleThe California Energy Commission is accepting public comments on its Draft 2014 Integrated Energy Policy Report Update through Dec. 8. The report outlines the commission's assessments of a variety of energy issues currently impacting the state. READ MORE

November 26, 2014

Iona Capital invests in U.K. AD plant

BY Iona Capital Iona Capital, a leading environmental investor, has financed its twelfth anaerobic digestion (AD) plant, Leeming Biogas Ltd., which is located adjacent to RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire and will be one of the largest gas-to-grid AD plants in the UK. READ MORE

November 26, 2014

Helsingin Energia, Vapo agree on pellet deliveries in Finland

BY Helsingin Energia Helsingin Energia and Vapo have agreed on wood pellet deliveries to the Salmisaari and Hanasaari combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plants. The delivery amounts are significant on the Finnish scale. Pellets are used for replacing imported coal. READ MORE

November 26, 2014

ISU researchers develop bioplastic adhesives

BY Iowa State University Researchers at Iowa State University are working to prove that adhesives made from a byproduct of biodiesel production can offer consumers a cheaper, more environmentally friendly alternative to the acrylic adhesives currently on the market. READ MORE

November 26, 2014

Process converts human waste into rocket fuel

BY University of Florida At t NASA's request, University of Florida researchers have figured out how to turn human waste into rocket fuel. Like so many other things developed for the space program, the process could well turn up on Earth. READ MORE

November 25, 2014

E2: Nearly 850 advanced biofuel jobs announced during Q3

BY Erin VoegeleEnvironmental Entrepreneurs (E2) recently released its third quarter clean energy jobs report, reporting that more than 18,000 clean energy and clean transportation jobs were announced in 23 states during the quarter. READ MORE

November 25, 2014

Drax commissions study on relative cost of biomass, offshore wind

BY Erin VoegeleDrax Power Ltd. recently commissioned a study from Frontier Economics that addresses the relative system cost of biomass and offshore wind in the U.K. The study determined the relative cost of offshore wind is significantly higher than biomass. READ MORE

November 25, 2014

Report charts path to development of cellulosic nanomaterials

BY USDA The U.S. Forest Service has released a report that details the pathway to commercializing affordable, renewable, and biodegradable cellulose nanomaterials from trees. The report is the result of a workshop held earlier this year. READ MORE

November 25, 2014

DOE: Report assesses value of cofiring biomass with coal

BY U.S. Department of Energy A joint Idaho National Laboratory and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory report presents results of an evaluation funded by the Bioenergy Technologies Office that examines the effects of substituting up to 20 percent renewable biomass for coal. READ MORE

November 25, 2014

SAS signs agreement for regular biofuel powered flights

BY SAS SAS has, along with the Lufthansa Group and KLM, signed an agreement with Statoil Aviation for a regular supply of 2.5 million liters )660,430 gallons) of biofuel at Oslo Airport, allowing the airport to offer a regular supply of biobased fuel. READ MORE

November 25, 2014

Highland EnviroFuels to license Gevo technology for Florida plant

BY Gevo Inc. Gevo Inc. announced that Highlands EnviroFuels LLC has signed a letter of intent to become a Gevo licensee to produce renewable isobutanol. Highlands plans to build a facility in Florida that wold produce up to 25 MMgy of the biobased fuel. READ MORE

November 25, 2014

Opinion: Partners in Profit

BY Tim PortzIn the midst of producing the final issue of Biomass Magazine in 2014, dedicated to biomass integrations, conversions and colocations, the International Panel on Climate Change released a report urging a phase-out of fossil fuel energy this century. READ MORE

November 25, 2014

In Depth: A Dot on the Map

BY Anna SimetOntario Power Generation’s Atikokan and Thunder Bay generating station conversions mark a turning point in Canadian power generation. READ MORE

November 24, 2014

Mineral Hill acquires Avis Energy and worldwide projects

BY Katie FletcherMineral Hill Industries Ltd. is expanding its business activities into renewable energy by joining a company immersed in the development of waste management technology through the acquisition of Avis Energy Global Holdings Inc. READ MORE

November 24, 2014

LA County adopts sustainable waste management roadmap

BY Katie FletcherOn Oct. 21, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to adopt a Roadmap to a Sustainable Waste Management Future.The roadmap lays out a general framework for strategies and initiatives aimed at decreasing reliance on landfills. READ MORE

November 24, 2014

In Depth: Hand and Glove

BY Tim PortzAppalachian Wood Pellets and Malheur Pellet Mill grew out of existing sawmill operations that learned to leverage a colocation strategy for maximum operational benefits. 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

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

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