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November 20, 2014

In Depth: Good Neighbors

BY Katie FletcherLately, cellulosic ethanol plant startups have basked in the bioenergy limelight. While less celebrated, anaerobic digesters are adding value to operations and seem to be trending in blueprints. READ MORE

November 19, 2014

Biomass industry triumphs in EPA's biogenic emissions framework

BY Anna SimetThe U.S. EPA has never before made such a clear and emphatic endorsement of biomass, commented Biomass Power Association President Bob Cleaves on release of the agency's updated biogenic emissions framework. READ MORE

November 19, 2014

EPA releases updated biogenic emissions framework

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released a revised framework for assessing biogenic CO2 emissions from stationary sources, along with a memo that provides regulatory guidance on how the framework will impact the Clean Power Plan and certain permitting requirements. READ MORE

November 19, 2014

San Joaquin Valley incentive program gets additional $2 million

BY Katie FletcherThe California San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District will provide an additional $2 million in funding to its Burn Cleaner Incentive Program to support the installation of natural gas or certified wood or pellet burning units. READ MORE

November 19, 2014

USDA ARS: Boosting butanol's role in the biofuel world

BY USDA Agricultural Research Service The potential for producing butanol as a biofuel has become a bit more promising, thanks to USDA scientists and their partners. The research suggests that barley straw and corn stover could be cost-effective feedstocks for producing biobutanol. READ MORE

November 19, 2014

Opinion: Biogas Racks Up Cellulosic RINs

BY Amanda Bilek Renewable CNG and LNG can help to provide a renewable fuel source for the heavy-duty vehicle market, where there are not as many renewable options. READ MORE

November 18, 2014

Dyadic reports increase in product-related revenue

BY Erin VoegeleDyadic International has released third quarter financial results, reporting increases in net product revenue and gross profit. "The past quarter continues to be an extremely exciting time at Dyadic," said Dyadic CEO Mark Emalfarb. READ MORE

November 18, 2014

Abengoa releases Q3 results, highlights Hugoton plant startup

BY Erin VoegeleAbengoa recently released third quarter financial results, reporting positive performance for the company's biofuels business. For the first nine months of the year, the company reported overall revenues in line with those achieved in 2013. READ MORE

November 18, 2014

API announces partnership to develop biobased auto components

BY American Process Inc. American Process Inc. and Futuris Automotive recently formed a partnership with several universities and the USDA's Forest Products Laboratory to develop ultra-strong, lightweight automotive structural components reinforced with nanocellulose. READ MORE

November 18, 2014

Saxlund to supply biomass combustion solution to Sweden sawmill

BY Saxlund International Saxlund International has won a contract to provide fuel handling and biomass combustion technology to Hilmer Anderson, a leading privately owned sawmill in Sweden. The solution includes a fuel handling system and combustion technology. READ MORE

November 18, 2014

Market forecasts bullish at WPAC

BY Tim PortzThe Wood Pellet Association of Canada 2014 Annual Conference began with a market outlook panel that found all presenters united in their bullish optimism. Of particular interest were emerging Asian markets and the Netherlands. READ MORE

November 18, 2014

Opinion: Biomass Producers Today, Carbon Kings Tomorrow

BY Matt Carr On Dec. 1, the U.S. EPA will close down the comment period for its proposed Clean Power Plan, the most significant environmental policy proposal in a generation. READ MORE

November 17, 2014

Viridis Energy reports revenue growth in Q3 earnings results

BY Katie FletcherViridis Energy Inc. reported another quarter of progressive revenue growth, according to Christopher Robertson, CEO of Viridis. Revenue for the quarter ended Sept. 30 was $7.6 million, an increase of $4.6 million from the same period of last year. READ MORE

November 17, 2014

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products, Okamura announce collaboration

BY DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Okamura, in collaboration with DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products, has launched its first office furniture coated with a biobased powder coating made with Susterra l,3-propanediol, a biobased ingredient used in a high-performance powder coating. READ MORE

November 17, 2014

Algix holds grand opening for Solaplast facility in Mississippi

BY Mississippi Development Authority Officials from bioplastics manufacturer Algix LLC recently held a grand opening event at its Solaplast facility in Marion, Mississippi. The facility utilizes the company's patent-pending technology to convert algae into bioplastic pellets. READ MORE

November 17, 2014

WPAC 2014 opens with Fibreco tour

BY Tim PortzThe Wood Pellet Association of Canada 2014 conference opened with a tour of North Vancouver's Fibreco pellet terminal. READ MORE

November 17, 2014

In Depth: Mobile Cloud Computing in the Biomass Industry

BY David Waechter Mobile supply chain management integrates software applications with mobile devices to allow users to wirelessly operate at any location. READ MORE

November 14, 2014

EIA: More wood to be used in heating, power applications in 2015

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the November issue of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, which includes updated forecasts for the use of wood and biomass fuels in U.S. heat and power production. READ MORE

November 14, 2014

Biome provides Q3 update on bioplastics development

BY Erin VoegeleU.K.-based bioplastics company Biome Technologies plc has released financial results for the first nine months of the year, reporting an 85 percent increase in revenues compared to the same period of 2013. READ MORE

November 14, 2014

Waste Management debuts new renewable natural gas facility

BY Waste Management Waste Management celebrated the opening of a unique renewable natural gas facility creating pipeline-ready natural gas from the landfill gas produced at its Milam Landfill in Fairmont City, Illinois. READ MORE

November 13, 2014

Gevo reports progress at ethanol, isobutanol plant

BY Anna SimetExciting progress is being made at Gevo Inc.'s Luverne, Minnesota, renewable fuel plant, and also within the company's recent commercial activities, Gevo CEO Pat Gruber reported during the company's third quarter conference call. READ MORE

November 13, 2014

U.K. DECC annual energy statement addresses bioenergy

BY Erin VoegeleU.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey recently delivered his annual energy statement to Parliament. Bioenergy investments were among those discussed in the statement and addressed in a complimentary report. READ MORE

November 13, 2014

UN report outlines growing biofuels role in developing economies

BY Sue Retka SchillBiofuels now account for 1 percent of global energy use, a new report from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development finds. The document provides a sweeping global overview of the development of liquid biofuels. READ MORE

November 13, 2014

New versatile process efficiently converts biomass to liquid fuel

BY Purdue University Purdue University researchers have demonstrated a new process to convert all biomass into liquid fuel, and the method could make possible mobile processing plants. The new method is called fast-hydropyrolysis-hydrodeoxygenation. READ MORE

November 13, 2014

Digestion strategy in shipworms holds potential for biofuels

BY Northeastern University An international research team led by Dan Distel, director of the Ocean Genome Legacy Center of New England Biolabs at Northeastern University, has discovered a novel digestive strategy in shipworms that could benefit biofuel development. READ MORE

November 13, 2014

ElectraTherm Green Machine generates power from biomass in Italy

BY ElectraTherm ElectraTherm commissioned a Green Machine to generate emission-free electricity from biomass in Badia Prataglia, Italy. The facility operates a biomass boiler burning a mix of sawdust and ground up waste wood from a saw mill. READ MORE

November 13, 2014

Xylome, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation reach deal on yeast

BY Xylome Corp. Xylome Corp. has signed licensing and equity agreements with the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation to develop and market unconventional yeasts with the power to transform tough biomass into sustainable fuels and chemicals. READ MORE

November 12, 2014

BioAmber's Sarnia facility nears mechanical completion

BY Erin VoegeleBioAmber Inc. recently released financial results for the third quarter, reporting development of the company's biorefinery in Sarnia, Ontario, is progressing on time and on budget. The facility is expected to be mechanically complete in early 2015. READ MORE

November 12, 2014

Enerkem, AkzoNobel partner to explore development in Europe

BY Enerkem Inc. Enerkem Inc. recently announced it has signed an agreement with AkzoNobel to develop a project partnership to explore the development of waste-to-chemicals facilities in Europe. READ MORE

November 12, 2014

Rentech reports pellet plants' progress, earnings

BY Anna SimetRentech Inc. is seeing robust activity in its fiber business, particularly in Canada, CEO Hunt Ramsbottom reported in a Nov. 6 quarterly earnings conference call. The company's Atikokan and Wawa, Ontario, pellet plants are nearly complete. READ MORE