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March 25, 2014

Waste Management, Ventech, NRG and Velocys form joint venture

BY Waste Management Inc. Waste Management Inc., Ventech Engineers International LLC, NRG Energy Inc. and Velocys plc have formed a joint venture to produce renewable fuels and chemicals from biogas and natural gas using smaller-scale gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology. READ MORE

March 25, 2014

Biomass association leaders discuss triumphs, troubles

BY Anna SimetLeaders of seven bioenergy trade associations participated in the International Biomass Conference & Expo's State of the Industry general session on March 25 in Orlando, Fla. READ MORE

March 25, 2014

Ackerly, Abengoa recognized for contributions to biomass industry

BY Sue Retka SchillJohn Ackerly, president of the Alliance for Green Heat, was presented with the Excellence in Bioenergy award at the 2014 International Biomass Conference and Expo, while Abengoa Bioenergy was recognized with the Groundbreaker of the Year award. READ MORE

March 25, 2014

Opinion: NSPS is on the Move, Comments Needed

BY Chris Wiberg While the EPA's proposed NSPS is primarily a stove regulation, the implications to pellet fuel producers is massive and we will only have a small window of opportunity to have our voices heard. Now is the time. READ MORE

March 25, 2014

In Depth: Biogas Bolsterers

BY Chris HansonRealizing the versatile and valuable qualities of biogas energy, Mel Kurtz, Joshua Rapport, Amanda Bilek and Patrick Serfass strive to spread the word. READ MORE

March 24, 2014

Global pellet market to reach $9 billion by 2020

BY Sue Retka SchillThe global market for pellets is expected to double in the next seven years, growing from a $4 billion market to $9 billion, Michele Rebiere with Viridis Energy Inc. told attendees at the Pellet Supply Chain Summit, March 24. READ MORE

March 24, 2014

MagneGas unveils new technology at biomass conference

BY Chris HansonMagneGas Corp. revealed its mobile liquid biomass technology that processes liquid waste into sterilized water for irrigation and fertilization, in addition to hydrogen-based fuel, at the International Biomass Conference & Expo in Orlando, Fla. READ MORE

March 24, 2014

Biofuel trade organizations ask for tax incentive extensions

BY Renewable Fuels Association On March 24, a group of biofuel trade organizations sent a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, encouraging extension of critical advanced biofuel tax incentives. READ MORE

March 24, 2014

BP sustainability report highlights biofuel projects

BY Erin VoegeleBP has released its 2013 sustainability report, announcing it has fulfilled its 2005 commitment to invest $8 billion in alternative energy by 2015 two years early. The company has not made another public commitment for alternative energy spending. READ MORE

March 24, 2014

Sundog Energy installs biomass boiler at 17th century farm

BY Chris HansonSundog Energy has installed a 24-kW biomass boiler at Glencoyne Farm, a portion of which dates to 1629, in the western U.K. The Palazzetti CT24 biomass boiler, which replaces an aging oil-fired boiler, operates at 90.72 percent efficiency. READ MORE

March 24, 2014

In Depth: The Challenge of Forecasting Pellet Demand

BY Sue Retka SchillCan the demand boost from this winter’s severe cold and energy costs be sustained? READ MORE

March 24, 2014

In Depth: Thermal Trailblazers

BY Anna SimetCharlie Niebling, Scott Nichols, Norbert Senf and John Ackerly are committed to advancing the biomass thermal industry. READ MORE

March 23, 2014

In Depth: UK Coal-to-Pellet Conversions Ahead 

BY Keith Loria The move from coal to biomass power continues as DECC names projects for support program. READ MORE

March 22, 2014

In Depth: At the Confluence of Forest Health and Renewable Energy

BY Tim PortzAs the pine beetle epidemic ravages Colorado’s stands of lodgepole pine, Mark Mathis and Confluence Energy stand ready to help clean up the devastation. READ MORE

March 21, 2014

California funds wood chip-to-boiler, fire reduction efforts

BY Anna SimetThe Sierra Nevada Conservancy Governing Board has approved grant to support a project that will manufacture wood chip fuel for Plumas County public facility boilers. Construction on the project is scheduled to begin in June. READ MORE

March 21, 2014

Corinth Wood Pellets takes on expansion project

BY Anna SimetCorinth Wood Pellets in Corinth, Maine, is investing $7 million in a planned expansion project. Operating since 2007, the 70,000-ton-per-year plant was sold in December to the E.J. Carrier Inc., a trucking and forest products company, READ MORE

March 21, 2014

Green Investment Bank funds bioenergy projects

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K. Green Investment Bank has announced its support for several bioenergy projects in recent weeks, including investments in a waste-fueled power plant and a project to install biomass-fired boilers. READ MORE

March 21, 2014

USDA highlights $33 million in rural business investments

BY Holly JessenA recently released USDA report tells the story of more than $33 million in investments to support rural businesses, infrastructure and housing in 2013. A new interactive website map also features funding information. READ MORE

March 21, 2014

Deinove highlights recent progress in financial results

BY Erin VoegeleFrance-based Deinove has released its 2013 financial results, reporting progress with increased research and development efforts. The company highlighted efforts for its biofuel-focused Deinol program and its biochemical-focused Deinochem platform. READ MORE

March 21, 2014

E2 report highlights biofuel, bioenergy job creation

BY Erin VoegeleEnvironmental Entrepreneurs (E2) has published a new report on clean energy jobs, reporting that bioenergy and biofuel projects created thousands of jobs last year. READ MORE

March 21, 2014

New landfill gas-to-energy project under development in S.C.

BY Pacolet Milliken Enterprises Inc. Lockhart Power Co. and Pacolet Milliken Enterprises Inc. have announced plans to develop a landfill gas-to-power renewable energy facility at the Republic Services Inc.'s Upstate Regional Landfill near Cross Anchor in Union County, S.C. READ MORE

March 21, 2014

In Depth: Project Comparison Focuses Thinking on Effective Incentives

BY Eric Kingsley Four pellet heat projects provide different levels of savings and returns. READ MORE

March 20, 2014

Ethanol industry files to take LCFS fight to the Supreme Court

BY Growth Energy and Renewable Fuels Association Following the January decision by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to deny rehearing en banc in the litigation regarding California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard, two ethanol trade associations are taking the fight to the U.S. Supreme Court. READ MORE

March 20, 2014

Dyadic reports revenue increase in 2013 financial results

BY Erin VoegeleDyadic International Inc. has released its 2013 financial results, reporting total revenue of $17.1 million, a 10 percent increase over 2012 revenue of $15.6 million. Net product related revenue increased by 25 percent, reaching $9.8 million. READ MORE

March 20, 2014

EIA: Increase of wood in home heating most notable in Northeast

BY U.S. Energy Information Administration Wood as a main heating source in homes has gained popularity in many areas of the country in recent years, but the increase is most notable in the Northeast. Nationwide, about 2.5 million households use wood as the main source of heat. READ MORE

March 19, 2014

Duke University report characterizes U.S. biogas potential

BY Erin VoegeleA new report published by the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University seeks to uncover under what conditions a substantial, decentralized domestic biogas market could develop in the United States by 2040. READ MORE

March 19, 2014

DNA analysis strategy aids in study of biofuel feedstocks

BY Chris HansonResearchers from Michigan State University, U.S. DOE's Joint Genome Institute and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have published the largest soil DNA sequencing effort. The data was later applied to study biofuel feedstocks. READ MORE

March 19, 2014

Anaergia, Grannus to develop biogas upgrading facility in Arizona

BY Anaergia Inc. Anaergia Inc. and its project partner Grannus LLC have been selected to enter negotiations with the Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department in Arizona to design-build-finance-own-operate a large-scale biogas upgrading facility. READ MORE

March 18, 2014

EPA announces plan to improve RFS pathway petition process

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has published a notice to its website announcing that it is taking action to improve the petition process for new renewable fuel pathways under the renewable fuel standard (RFS) program. READ MORE