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May 05, 2015

Fulcrum awards Abengoa EPC contract for 10 MMgy biofuel plant

BY Katie FletcherOn May 5, Fulcrum Bioenergy Inc., announced it awarded Abengoa with a $200 million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the construction of the Sierra Biofuels Plant, the company’s first waste to transportation fuel facility. READ MORE

May 05, 2015

Novozymes releases Q1 results, announces deal with St1 Biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleNovozymes recently issued its interim financial report for the first quarter of 2015 and announced a deal to supply enzyme technology to St1 Biofuels for its proposed cellulosic biofuel plant in Finland. READ MORE

May 05, 2015

BIO analysis illustrates impact of RFS delays on investment

BY Erin VoegeleThe Biotechnologies Industry Organization recently released an analysis that shows delays in renewable fuel standard (RFS) rulemaking by the U.S. EPA over the past two years have chilled investment in advanced and cellulosic fuels. READ MORE

May 05, 2015

Ener-Core system to be installed at Santiago Canyon Landfill

BY Ener-Core Ener-Core's 250 kW Powerstation EC250 will be installed at the closed Santiago Canyon Landfill in Orange County, California, and will allow Orange County Waste & Recycling to generate clean electricity from a gas that is currently being flared. READ MORE

May 05, 2015

Massachusetts awards renewable thermal grants to public schools

BY Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs The administration of Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito has announced grant funding for Heath Elementary School in Heath and the Hawlemont Elementary School in Charlemont to convert to highly efficient biomass boilers. READ MORE

May 05, 2015

Input wanted on proposed biomass energy strategy for Yukon

BY Yukon Government The Yukon government is seeking feedback from residents on a draft strategy for the development of a biomass energy sector.. The strategy is focused primarily on wood-to-energy. Comments are due June 26. READ MORE

May 04, 2015

Velocys reports a successful 2014

BY Erin VoegeleVelocys plc has released financial results for 2014, reporting that last year was one of the most successful in the company's history. Velocys' first commercial plant is under construction in Oklahoma and scheduled to begin operations in 2016. READ MORE

May 04, 2015

Republic Services announces LFGTE project in California

BY Republic Services Inc. Republic Services Inc. has announced a new landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) project located at Sunshine Canyon Landfill near Los Angeles. The 20-MW renewable energy project is capable of generating enough electricity to power nearly 25,000 area homes. READ MORE

May 01, 2015

Army opens comment period on Hawaiian bioenergy plant

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Army has opened a 45-day public comment period on its draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for the construction and operation of the proposed Schofield Generating Station Project, a 50 MW biofuel-capable power plant planned in Hawaii. READ MORE

May 01, 2015

New RSB standard proposed to certify low-risk ILUC biomass

BY Sue Retka SchillThe Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials released a draft standard, titled "Low iLUC Risk Biomass Criteria and Compliance Indicators," that could make it possible to certify biomass as low risk for indirect land use change (ILUC). READ MORE

May 01, 2015

Ferrum College installs biomass boiler

BY Ferrum College Ferrum College is now one of the greenest private colleges in Virginia since its new Biomass Energy and Research Facility began supplying thermal energy to heat seventeen College buildings this semester. READ MORE

May 01, 2015

Supercomputer identifies materials to improve fuel production

BY Argonne Using supercomputing resources at Argonne, a research team from the University of Minnesota and Rice University has demonstrated a predictive modeling capability that can help accelerate the discovery of new materials to improve biofuel production. READ MORE

April 30, 2015

DOE publishes Quadrennial Energy Review

BY Erin VoegeleIn April, the U.S. Department of Energy released its Quadrennial Energy Review. The report focuses on energy infrastructure and identifies threats, risks, and opportunities for U.S. energy and climate security. READ MORE

April 30, 2015

U.K. households supportive of renewable energy, biomass

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change has released an updated edition of its public attitudes tracking survey, reporting that 78 percent of U.K. households said they support the use of renewable energy provide electricity, fuel and heat. READ MORE

April 30, 2015

Cargill acquires OPX Biotechnologies' fermentation technology

BY Cargill Cargill has acquired Colorado-based OPX Biotechnologies' proprietary fermentation-based processes and systems. These technologies are used to produce biobased chemicals from sugars for use in non-food applications. READ MORE

April 30, 2015

Schott oval glass tubes boost algae output

BY Schott North America Schott North America announced that its new oval glass tubes for photobioreactors increased maximum dry biomass output per day by more than 22 percent in its latest study in partnership with Heliae, a technology-driven algae production company. READ MORE

April 30, 2015

New map shows clean energy jobs across British Columbia

BY Pembina Institute The Pembina Institute's new interactive B.C. Clean Energy Jobs Map quantifies the number of jobs in the clean energy sector and pinpoints where renewable energy projects are located in the province. READ MORE

April 30, 2015

Intrexon, FuturaGene collaborate on eucalyptus, poplar

BY FuturaGene Intrexon Corp. and FuturaGene Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A., recently announced they have entered into an exclusive collaboration to increase biomass in eucalyptus and poplar trees. READ MORE

April 30, 2015

Aloterra announces foodservice ware line made from miscanthus

BY Aloterra Sustainable agribusiness leader, Aloterra, and compostable foodservice ware innovator, World Centric, are jointly developing and marketing a new line of certified compostable foodservice ware made from Miscanthus plant fiber. READ MORE

April 29, 2015

Enviva begins trading on NYSE, provides update on pellet projects

BY Erin VoegeleOn April 29, Enviva Partners LP launched trading of its common units on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "EVA." The initial public offering (IPO) of 10 million common units was priced at $20 per unit. READ MORE

April 29, 2015

Waste Management releases Q1 financial results

BY Katie FletcherWaste Management Inc. has announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, reporting revenues for the first quarter were $3 billion, down from $3.4 billion for the same period in 2014. The net loss for the quarter was $129 million. READ MORE

April 29, 2015

Neste Oil reports more renewable diesel capacity in Q1 results

BY Katie FletcherOn April 24, Neste Oil released financial results for the first quarter of 2015, reporting that a strong refining environment, favorable currency rates, and good internal performance made for an excellent first quarter. READ MORE

April 29, 2015

Astec Industries highlights pellet plant order in investor call

BY Erin VoegeleAstec Industries Inc. has released first quarter financial results, reporting net sales of $288.7 million, up 21 percent from the $238.7 million reported for the same period of 2014. Earnings were $15.1 million, or 65 cents per diluted share. READ MORE

April 29, 2015

EPA's RVO announcement to be discussed at 2015 FEW

BY BBI International Produced by BBI International, the 2015 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop will bring together the largest gathering of ethanol producers to discuss the industry's renewed certainty for long-term growth supported by the U.S. government. READ MORE

April 29, 2015

USDA: New private funds to make investments in rural America

BY USDA Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the launch of two new private funds, known as rural business investment companies (RBICs), which make equity investments in rural businesses, helping them grow and create jobs. READ MORE

April 29, 2015

ENER-G biogas CHP improves ROI of small-scale U.K. AD projects

BY ENER-G ENER-G has turned up the heat on the anaerobic digestion market by launching a new sub 200 kWth combined-heat-and-power (CHP) unit that maximizes financial returns on both the highest rate renewable heat incentive (RHI) and feed in tariffs (FIT). READ MORE

April 28, 2015

EPA opens comment period on carinata oil GHG analysis

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA is accepting comments on its analysis of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions attributed to the production and transport of Brassica carinata oil feedstock for the use in making biofuels, such as biodiesel, renewable diesel and jet fuel. READ MORE

April 28, 2015

Parliament votes to approve EU biofuels cap, provides closure

BY Ron KotrbaThe European Parliament voted April 28 to approve the 7 percent cap on first-generation biofuels, providing a degree of closure to the long-debated measure. European biofuel trade associations now want talks to focus on post-2020 policy. READ MORE

April 28, 2015

BERC launches updated community-scale wood heating database

BY Biomass Energy Resource Center The Biomass Energy Resource Center, a program of the Vermont Energy Investment Corp., has launched a re-tooled web-based database for tracking the advancement of modern wood heating throughout North America. READ MORE

April 28, 2015

Nippon to construct power plant in Japan that cofires biomass

BY Nippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd. and Mitsubishi Corp. Nippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd. and Mitsubishi Corp. have agreed to establish a company that will construct and operate a thermal electric power generation facility using mixed fuel of coal and biomass in Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture. READ MORE

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