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February 21, 2017

Astec weighs in on strong year, future wood pellet projects

BY Anna SimetAstec Inc. reported a solid year in 2016, having grown both revenue and net income quarter-over- quarter and year-over-year, on top of an end-of-year record backlog and a larger-than-anticipated number for pellet plant revenue. READ MORE

February 21, 2017

In Depth: True Sustainability in Pine Bluff

BY Katie FletcherWhile pellets produced at Highland Pellets’ new facility leave for overseas, the benefits remain in the surrounding community of Pine Bluff, Arkansas. READ MORE

February 21, 2017

Opinion: Trump, Obama and Wood Stoves

BY John AckerlyEven though President Trump is a climate change skeptic and put the head of Exxon in charge of our state department, could he still do something good for our modest slice of the residential renewable energy movement? READ MORE

February 21, 2017

In Depth: North Central Area’s Biomass Reboot

BY Tim PortzAfter 30-plus years of operation, a biomass heating system at a school in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula was replaced by the company that originally built it. READ MORE

February 20, 2017

Poet-DSM plans enzyme manufacturing facility at Project Liberty

BY POET-DSM POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels will build an on-site enzyme manufacturing (OSM) facility in Emmetsburg, Iowa, pending state and local approvals. READ MORE

February 20, 2017

Pellet producer Equustock acquires South Dakota, New York plants

BY Ron KotrbaEquustock LLC announced two recent plant acquisitions in Rapid City, South Dakota, and Kingsbury, New York. The Rapid City plant is the former Mountain Pine Management facility and the site in Kingsbury is the former location of Royal Wood Shavings. READ MORE

February 17, 2017

Pruitt confirmed as US EPA administrator

BY Anna SimetIn a 54-46 vote, Scott Pruitt has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as administrator of the U.S. EPA. He has served as attorney general of Oklahoma since November 2010. READ MORE

February 17, 2017

Alabama company buys closed Maine biomass power plant

BY Anna SimetAlabama company 42 Railroad Ave LLC has purchased shuttered biomass power plant Sherman Power Station in Stacyville, Maine, and plans to restart the facility as early as June. READ MORE

February 16, 2017

Ace Ethanol to install D3MAX cellulosic ethanol pilot plant

BY D3MAX Stanley, Wisconsin-based ACE Ethanol will host a pilot-scale plant from D3MAX as part of the planned commercialization of the technology. Installation will be complete by mid-March. Start-up and testing will progress over the next two months. READ MORE

February 16, 2017

Drax reports good operational year, discusses future in biomass

BY Anna SimetDrax Group has released its preliminary results for 2016. Via webcast, CEO Dorothy Thompson discussed challenges and successes over the past year, as well as some of the company’s future goals for biomass conversions and wood pellet production. READ MORE

February 16, 2017

PFI qualifies 20th pellet producer to standards program

BY Pellet Fuels Institute Fiber Energy Products and Forest Energy Corp. each had a wood pellet manufacturing plant qualify for the Pellet Fuels Institute Standards Program, bringing the total number of qualified facilities to 20. READ MORE

February 15, 2017

EnviTech Biogas commissioning two New York dairy digesters

BY Anna SimetGlobal digester developer EnviTech Biogas is in the processing of commissioning its third and fourth digesters at New York dairy farms. READ MORE

February 15, 2017

Jungbunzlauer, Green Biologics partner on biobased plasticizers

BY Green Biologics Inc. Green Biologics entered an exclusive collaboration with Jungbunzlauer Ladenburg GmbH for supply of n-butanol from Green Biologics' Little Falls, Minnesota, production facility. Jungbunzlauer will produce tributyl citrate and acetyl tributyl citrate. READ MORE

February 14, 2017

Illinois senator introduces legislation to boost in-state biotech

BY The Office of Senator Chapin Rose Illinois Senate Bill 1656 provides incentives to Illinois businesses to produce and sell new renewable products made from biomass and other renewable sources. READ MORE

February 14, 2017

Cascades plans $11 million biomass boiler upgrade at Quebec plant

BY Anna SimetCascades Inc., a global packaging and tissue products company, is revamping existing biomass boilers at its Cascades Containerboard Packaging–Cabano plant in Quebec, Canada. READ MORE

February 14, 2017

HCS Holdings signs 5-year isooctane offtake LOI with Gevo

BY Gevo Inc. The LOI contemplates a two-phase offtake agreement. In Phase 1, HCS will purchase isooctane produced at Gevo's demo plant in Texas. In Phase 2, HCS will purchase 300,000 to 400,000 gallons a year from Gevo's planned large-scale hydrocarbons plant. READ MORE

February 13, 2017

Alberta awards $60 million to 31 bioenergy companies

BY Anna SimetThrough its Bioenergy Producer Program, the government of Alberta has awarded $60 million to 31 different companies that have built or are in the process of constructing in-province bioenergy projects READ MORE

February 13, 2017

PHYCO2, MSU make wastewater reusable through pure algae growth

BY PHYCO2 During Phase 4 of the multiyear trial with Michigan State University, the research of sequestering CO2 for algae growth has shown that PHYCO2's algae photobioreactor can be utilized to treat wastewater through algae growth and cultivation. READ MORE

February 10, 2017

Sioux City WWTP to upgrade biogas to renewable fuel

BY Katie FletcherEarlier this year in Iowa, Sioux City Council members unanimously approved a project that will allow the city to capture, clean and compress gas at its wastewater treatment plant, then sell it as renewable natural gas for vehicle fueling. READ MORE

February 10, 2017

Comment periods on 2 EPA RFS proposals to close in mid-February

BY Erin VoegeleThe comment periods on two U.S. EPA proposals that impact the renewable fuel standard (RFS) close later this month, including the proposed Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support rule and the EPA's proposed denial of point of obligation petitions. READ MORE

February 10, 2017

EnviTec Biogas: Thermal pressure hyrolysis increases efficiency

BY EnviTec A optimized process from the R&D division of EnviTec Biogas features thermal pressure hydrolysis (TDH) technology, which utilizes high pressures and temperatures to digest biomass even more effectively. READ MORE

February 10, 2017

Researchers produce renewable car tires from trees, grass

BY University of Minnesota A team of researchers, led by the University of Minnesota, has invented a new technology to produce automobile tires from trees and grasses in a process that could shift the tire production industry toward using locally available renewable resources. READ MORE

February 10, 2017

Companies partner on reference plant for biobased chemicals

BY Avantium Avantium has announced a partnership with AkzoNobel, Chemport Europe, RWE and Staatsbosbeheer for the development of a reference plant at the Chemie Park Delfzijl to evaluate the feasibility of a wood-to-chemicals biorefinery. READ MORE

February 09, 2017

Neste evaluates investing in US renewable diesel production

BY Ron KotrbaNeste Corp. is evaluating investment in new production capacity in Singapore and the U.S. The news comes after its most profitable year yet in renewables and speculation on how the new U.S. administration will view subsidized imported product. READ MORE

February 09, 2017

PowerHouse signs MOU with Peel Environmental

BY PowerHouse Energy Group plc PowerHouse has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Peel Environmental Ltd. and its subsidiary This is Protos LLP to pursue the development, construction and operation of an energy-from-waste plant at Peel Environmental’s Protos facility. READ MORE

February 09, 2017

Veolia boosts renewable generation for Southern Water

BY Veolia Veolia is helping Southern Water derive even more of its power from sewage. The company is installing new biogas combined-heat-and-power (CHP) engines at three of Southern Water’s treatment works. READ MORE

February 08, 2017

EIA updates bioenergy, wood heating forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the February edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting the non-hydro renewables share of U.S. electricity generation will be 9 percent in 2017 and 10 percent in 2018. READ MORE

February 08, 2017

Swinerton breaks ground on C2e biogas facility in North Carolina

BY Swinerton Builders Swinerton Builders recently announced that it has broken ground on a utility-scale biogas facility in North Carolina that transforms animal and food waste into clean energy. The project is being constructed in partnership with Carbon Cycle Energy. READ MORE

February 08, 2017

Velocys: Envia’s GTL plant producing Fischer-Tropsch product

BY Velocys plc Velocys plc has announced that first Fischer-Tropsch product has been successfully produced at Envia Energy's gas-to-liquids plant in Oklahoma City. These products are fractionated on site to produce premium wax, diesel and naphtha. READ MORE

February 07, 2017

Planned California biomass plant aims to use dead trees

BY Anna SimetA proposed 2-MW biomass power project in California’s Mariposa County is one step closer to reality. The Mariposa Biomass Project, a non-profit community group in Mariposa, California, recently closed escrow on two parcels for its future location. READ MORE