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August 24, 2016

Kingdom Pellets continues to secure financing for proposed plant

BY Katie FletcherKingdom Pellets’ proposed wood pellet plant continues to secure financing. Mid-summer, the state of Vermont awarded $550,000 to the town of Lunenburg in community development funds, which the town will loan for the plant’s development. READ MORE

August 24, 2016

Report details Canada’s advanced biofuel, wood pellet markets

BY Anna SimetThe USDA Foreign Agricultural Service recently released a Global Agricultural Information Network report on the Canadian renewable fuel industry, which includes data on the country's advanced biofuel and wood pellet industries. READ MORE

August 24, 2016

Enerkem facility earns ISCC certification for methanol production

BY Enerkem Enerkem Inc. announced it has obtained certification from the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification system for the biomethanol production of its Enerkem Alberta Biofuels full-scale facility in Edmonton, Canada. READ MORE

August 24, 2016

In Depth: Mas-tering Landfill Gas Multiples

BY Anna SimetMas Energy simultaneously completed three landfill-gas-to-energy systems in metro Atlanta. READ MORE

August 23, 2016

US Army, Hawaiian Electric break ground on bioenergy facility

BY Erin VoegeleOn Aug. 22, the U.S. Army and Hawaiian Electric Co. broke ground on a 50 MW power plant that will run on a mixture of biofuel and conventional fuels. The facility is scheduled to be operational by spring 2018. READ MORE

August 23, 2016

EKPC expanding landfill gas power plant at Kentucky landfill

BY East Kentucky Power Cooperative East Kentucky Power Cooperative is expanding its landfill gas-to electric plant at Bavarian’s Landfill in Boone County. The plant, which has four existing generators, is getting an additional generating unit. READ MORE

August 23, 2016

ElectraTherm generates clean energy from biogas in Germany

BY ElectraTherm ElectraTherm has shipped the Power+ Generator to a biogas facility in Bad Kostritz, Germany, its second German order in 2016. The site will generate fuel-free, emission-free power while using 100 percent of the heat from several biogas engines. READ MORE

August 23, 2016

Opinion: Advanced Biofuels at End of Obama Administration

BY Michael McAdams For advanced biofuels under the Obama administration, what started out with a boom in 2008 ended with a whimper in 2016. READ MORE

August 22, 2016

DOE: 5 bioenergy businesses selected for round two of SBV pilot

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy recently announced 43 small businesses will participate in the second round of the Small Business Vouchers pilot, including five businesses in the bioenergy space. Together, the 43 awards are worth more than $8 million. READ MORE

August 22, 2016

Ecostrat releases white paper on woody biomass procurement

BY Katie FletcherEcostrat Inc. has released a White Paper for current and prospective owners and operators of small- to medium-scale woody biomass energy plants. The publication provides an overview of five common mistakes in wood procurement and how to fix them. READ MORE

August 22, 2016

IFC, Canada, Clean Technology Fund to invest in bioenergy project

BY IFC IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, with support from the government of Canada and the Clean Technology Fund, recently announced an investment of $161 million in three biomass power plants in Negros Occidental, the Visayan island. READ MORE

August 22, 2016

In Depth: Biojet, Biogas & Biodiesel in Review

BY Ron KotrbaBiomass Magazine reviews sessions from the 2016 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo held this summer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. READ MORE

August 19, 2016

DBEIS releases 2016 Digest of U.K. Energy Statistics

BY Katie FletcherThe Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy recently released the Digest of U.K. Energy Statistics 2016, providing detailed analysis of production, transformation and consumption of energy in 2015. READ MORE

August 19, 2016

Report predicts growth in Italian wood pellet heating

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network has published a report on the Italian wood pellet market, noting the country consumed 3.1 million metric tons of pellets last year. READ MORE

August 19, 2016

UK GIB: Nottinghamshire AD plant secures funding

BY U.K. Green Investment Bank More than £13 million ($17.12 million) in funding has been committed to a new anaerobic digestion plant in Nottinghamshire, U.K., that will generate renewable energy. The facility will take in poultry litter, straw, and other materials as feedstock. READ MORE

August 18, 2016

EPA commits to meet statutory RFS reporting requirements

BY Erin VoegeleOn Aug. 18, the U.S. EPA Office of Inspector General published a report finding that two agency offices have not complied with certain statutory reporting and analysis requirements concerning the renewable fuel standard (RFS). READ MORE

August 18, 2016

German biogas industry adds 150 plants in 2015

BY Anna SimetGermany added 23 MW in biogas electricity last year among 150 plants built, most of which were small, manure-based plants. While that number sounds impressive, it’s the smallest annual increase since 2000. READ MORE

August 18, 2016

Norden, Enviva sign contracts for transport of wood pellets

BY Dampskibsselskabet Norden A/S Dampskibsselskabet Norden A/S, a global independent shipping company founded in 1871, has contracted with the Enviva family of companies to transport 11 million tons of wood pellets from the U.S. to Europe over a 15-year period. READ MORE

August 18, 2016

Queensland to partner with US Navy in biofuel initiative

BY Queensland government Queensland’s future as the biofuel hub for the Asia-Pacific has further been advanced with the signing of a high-level agreement between the government of Queensland, Australia, and the U.S. Navy. READ MORE

August 18, 2016

JGI: Expanding the stable of workhorse yeasts

BY Joint Genome Institute Research led by U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute is helping boost the use of a wider range of yeasts and to explore the use of genes and pathways encoded in their genomes. READ MORE

August 17, 2016

Schneider Electric launches tool for renewable energy development

BY Katie FletcherSchneider Electric launched a collaborative online platform called the NEO Network to help commercial and industrial companies identify and evaluate renewable energy, cleantech and energy-efficiency prospects around the world. READ MORE

August 17, 2016

Lightning causes feedstock fire near DuPont cellulosic facility

BY Erin VoegeleA lightning strike is the suspected cause of a second fire that has impacted feedstock storage areas associated with DuPont’s cellulosic ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa, in August. The first fire occurred Aug. 4, with the second starting Aug. 17. READ MORE

August 17, 2016

Fortum contracts with MGT Teesside to operate, maintain facility

BY Fortum Fortum has signed a 10-year operation and maintenance (O&M) agreement with MGT Teesside Ltd. in the UK. The agreement covers the operation and maintenance services of a new 299 MW biomass-fired combined-heat-and-power plant to be located in the U.K. READ MORE

August 16, 2016

NATSO speaks out against efforts to redefine RFS obligated party

BY Erin VoegeleOn Aug. 8, the National Association of Truck Stop Operators issued a statement opposing efforts to move the point of obligation under the renewable fuel standard (RFS) from refiners and importers to rack sellers. READ MORE

August 16, 2016

Hekotek to deliver pellet plant equipment to project in Siberia

BY Erin VoegeleIn early August, Hekotek announced it has signed an agreement with Boguchansky LPK to deliver pellet plant equipment for a facility in Boguchany, Russia, which is located in the province of Siberia. READ MORE

August 16, 2016

Ameresco, city of Phoenix announce biogas project

BY Ameresco Inc. Ameresco Inc. and the city of Phoenix recently announced a multi-million dollar wastewater treatment biogas project at the 91st Ave. wastewater treatment plant. Ameresco will design, build, own, operate and maintain the biogas-to-energy facility. READ MORE

August 15, 2016

Tees REP finalizes project financing, Enviva off-take agreement

BY Erin VoegeleOn Aug. 8, MGT Teesside Ltd. announced it has finalized financing arrangements for the U.K.-based Tees Renewable Energy Plant. A few days later, Enviva announced its previously announced agreement to supply wood pellets to the plant is now firm. READ MORE

August 15, 2016

RHNY offers comprehensive approach to wood heat expansion

BY Mark Watson In 2014, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority launched the $27 million Renewable Heat New York program, which built upon NYSERDA’s biomass R&D program with the aim to create a self-sustaining wood heat industry. READ MORE

August 15, 2016

Research could make biofuel production in E. coil more efficient

BY Washington University in St. Louis A team of researchers from the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis has developed a way to make the production of certain biofuels in E. coli much more efficient. READ MORE

August 12, 2016

Canfor celebrates recent completion of two Canadian pellet plants

BY Katie FletcherThis summer Canfor Corp. officially marked the opening of its two new pellet plants collocated at company sawmills in Chetwynd and Fort St. John. Combined, the plants have a capacity of 175,000 metric tons of industrial-grade wood pellets. READ MORE