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January 22, 2015

EU approves U.K. state aid for Teesside biomass CHP plant

BY Erin VoegeleThe European Commission has approved the U.K.'s plan to provide state aid to the proposed Teesside combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant, a 299 MW, biomass-fired facility. The project is expected to be operational in July 2018. READ MORE

January 22, 2015

Iowa RFS campaign targets presidential candidates, caucus-goers

BY Erin VoegeleIowa Gov. Terry Branstad has announced a new campaign to promote the renewable fuel standard (RFS) during the 2016 Iowa presidential caucuses. The multimillion dollar effort will aim to educate both candidates and caucus-goers on the RFS. READ MORE

January 22, 2015

Lux Research: Biobased materials, chemicals capacity to increase

BY Lux Research Led by growth in the U.S. and Brazil, the global capacity to produce bio-based materials and chemicals from emerging technologies will rise to over 7.4 million metric tons in 2018, more than tripling from 2008 levels, according to Lux Research. READ MORE

January 22, 2015

Argonne model analyzes water footprint of biofuels

BY Argonne National Laboratory A new version of an online tool created by the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory will help biofuels developers gain a detailed understanding of water consumption of various types of feedstocks. READ MORE

January 21, 2015

Green Biologics raises $76 million to support plant conversion

BY Erin VoegeleU.K-based Green Biologics Inc. has raised $76 million to support the acquisition and conversion of a Minnesota ethanol plant to produce n-butanol and acetone. The funding will also support continued development of the company's process technology. READ MORE

January 21, 2015

Hu Honua resumes construction of biomass power plant

BY Katie FletcherHu Honua Bioenergy LLC announced last month that it would resume onsite operations before the close of 2014 on its 30-MW biomass power facility. These operations include final site preparation, delivery of specialized equipment and other activities. READ MORE

January 21, 2015

Gevo announces cost-saving initiatives, new technology

BY Erin VoegeleGevo Inc. has announced several cost-saving initiatives aimed at improving its overall cash flow. The actions are expected to decrease the company's average monthly corporate-wide EBITDA burn rate by 40 percent this year. READ MORE

January 21, 2015

Edeniq secures $16 million for cellulosic sugar production

BY Edeniq Edeniq announced it has raised $16 million in equity. The investment was led by I2BF Global Ventures. Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Angeleno Group, Flint Hills Resources Renewables, Westly Group, Cyrus Capital, and Nimes Capital also participated. READ MORE

January 21, 2015

California offers funding for dairy digester development program

BY California Department of Food and Agriculture The California Department of Food and Agriculture is now accepting applications for the Dairy Digester Research and Development Program. Approximately $11 million in competitive grant funding is expected to be awarded. Applications are due Feb. 23. READ MORE

January 21, 2015

Algenol launches algae fuels demonstration project in India

BY Algenol Algenol and Reliance Industries Ltd. have successfully deployed India's first Algenol algae production platform. The demonstration module is located near the Reliance Jamnagar Refinery. Construction on the project was complete in November. READ MORE

January 21, 2015

Construction of 44 MW bioenergy plant begins in the U.K.

BY Eco2 Ltd. The ground was broken Jan. 20 at the site of a new biomass power plant in Snetterton, U.K. The 44.2 MW straw-powered biomass plant will have capacity to generate enough electricity to meet the needs of 82,000 homes. READ MORE

January 20, 2015

Novozymes: Bioenergy drives 2014 growth

BY Erin VoegeleNovozymes has released 2014 financial results, reporting that sales growth was in line with expectations. During an investor call, Peder Holk Nielsen, president and CEO of Novozymes, said bioenergy was the strongest growth driver last year. READ MORE

January 20, 2015

IRENA: Many renewable energy sources cheaper than fossil fuels

BY Erin VoegeleThe International Renewable Energy Agency has released a new report that determined many sources of renewable energy are now cheaper than fossil fuels. The report includes data on the the costs of biomass energy around the world. READ MORE

January 20, 2015

Agenda announced for 2015 International Biomass Conference & Expo

BY BBI International BBI International has announced the agenda for the technical sessions of the 8th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo, North America's largest and fastest growing biomass conference, taking place April 20-22 in Minneapolis. READ MORE

January 20, 2015

RusForest engages Hekotek to build pellet plant in Siberia

BY RusForest AB RusForest AB, a Swedish forestry company with operations in Russia, has engaged AS Hekotek, a mechanical engineering company, to build a wood pellet production facility at the company's Magistralny sawmill in Eastern Siberia. READ MORE

January 20, 2015

Amyris to enter the industrial cleaning products market

BY Amyris Inc. Amyris Inc. has announced it plans to launch its first industrial cleaning products containing Amyris's Myralene renewable solvents through U.S. AutoForce and U.S. Lubricants, divisions of U.S. Venture Inc. READ MORE

January 19, 2015

Ceres discusses progress with sorghum hybrids in quarterly report

BY Erin VoegeleCeres Inc. has released financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015, reporting progress with its breeding and genetic technologies. During an investor call, the company detailed planting of its sorghum hybrids in Brazil. READ MORE

January 19, 2015

Vista pilot waste-to-energy project nears completion

BY Katie FletcherVista International Technologies recently announced that its pilot waste-to-energy (WTE) project is nearly complete. The company's patented thermal gasifier technology uses a low-temperature gasification process. READ MORE

January 19, 2015

Tolko, Pinnacle to proceed with pellet plant construction

BY Tolko Industries Ltd. Construction of a proposed pellet plant at Tolko's Lavington mill will begin later this month, Tolko Industries Ltd. and Pinnacle Renewable Energy have announced. The pellet plant is expected to be operational by September. READ MORE

January 16, 2015

Maryland executive order could encourage expansion of AD systems

BY Erin VoegeleOn Jan. 13, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley issued an executive order that aims to nearly eliminate the disposal of waste within the state. The order could encourage wider deployment of anaerobic digestion systems in Maryland. READ MORE

January 16, 2015

Reports show impact of strong dollar, oil prices on pellet sector

BY Katie FletcherOver the past week, FutureMetrics LLC has published two research papers by company President William Strauss that illustrate the impacts of the strengthening dollar and falling crude oil prices on the pellet industry. READ MORE

January 16, 2015

CPI project converts food waste into graphene, renewable hydrogen

BY Centre for Process Innovation The Centre for Process Innovation is leading a European collaborative project that aims to transform food waste into a sustainable source of significant economic added value, namely graphene and renewable hydrogen. READ MORE

January 15, 2015

EPA: 2014 cellulosic RIN generation tops 33 million

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for December, reporting that more than 8.53 million cellulosic RINs were generated during the month, bringing the total for 2014 to 33.01 million. READ MORE

January 15, 2015

EPA: Deadline extended for substantiations of confidentiality

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has extended the deadline to respond to its notice requesting substantiations of confidentiality claims from businesses that have submitted reports and transactional information on the renewable fuels standard (RFS) through Jan. 23. READ MORE

January 15, 2015

ABO: Senators' letter supports carbon utilization technology

BY Algae Biomass Organization The Algae Biomass Organization applauded U.S. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Joe Manchin, D-W.V., for their recent letter to the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. EPA in support of carbon capture and utilization technologies. READ MORE

January 15, 2015

Pellet plant starts production in Siberia

BY Hekotek A new pellet plant in the Eastern-Siberian part of Russia constructed and started up by Hekotek in November has now successfully reached the designed output capacity of 30,000 tons of wooden pellets annually. READ MORE

January 15, 2015

University of Manchester wins grant for biotechnology

BY University of Manchester Scientists at The University of Manchester have been awarded funding to develop new sustainable ways of manufacturing the chemicals used in thousands of our everyday products. READ MORE

January 15, 2015

Opinion: The European Front

BY Tim PortzThis issue of Pellet Mill Magazine takes a look at the European pellet industry. Tim Portz says the issue clearly indicates all producers, whether selling to Europe or not, are impacted by market dynamics and the unfolding public debate there. READ MORE

January 14, 2015

Dutch government to discuss biomass sustainability Jan. 15

BY Erin VoegeleA report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Global Information Network highlights a pending biomass sustainability proposal in the Netherlands. The Dutch government is scheduled to discuss the proposal on Jan. 15. READ MORE