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January 07, 2016

BioAmber, Reverdia sign a non-assert agreement

BY Reverdia Reverdia has signed a non-assert agreement concerning its Biosuccinium technology with BioAmber Inc. Both companies are involved in the production and commercialization of biobased succinic acid using their own proprietary yeast-based technologies. READ MORE

January 07, 2016

Veolia acquires Boomeco assets

BY Veolia ES (UK) Ltd. Veolia ES (UK) Ltd. has announced that it has completed the acquisition of the business and assets of Boomeco Ltd., a waste wood processor and producer of refuse derived fuel (RDF). Based in Bristol, the Boomeco site produces both wood chips and RDF. READ MORE

January 06, 2016

DOE to issue FOAs on algae biomass, bioproducts

BY Erin VoegeleIn recent weeks, the U.S. Department of Energy has announced plans to issue funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) to support the development of biobased hydrocarbon fuels and algae biomass. READ MORE

January 06, 2016

Bill aims for long-term extension of renewable energy tax credits

BY Erin VoegeleIn mid-December, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who is seeking the democratic presidential nomination, introduced legislation that aims to enact long-term extensions of several clean energy tax credits that benefit the bioenergy and biofuel sectors. READ MORE

January 06, 2016

Onsite Energy Conference & Expo to be colocated with IBCE

BY BBI International Onsite Energy Management magazine has announced the Onsite Energy Conference & Expo dates for 2016. The event, colocated with the International Biomass Conference & Expo, will take place April 11-13 in Charlotte, North Carolina. READ MORE

January 06, 2016

Virent bio-jet achieves 50% particulate matter reduction

BY Virent Inc. Emissions testing by Rolls-Royce and supported by the Federal Aviation Administration have confirmed that jet fuels containing Virent's BioForm synthesized aromatic kerosene fuel blend achieve greater than 50 percent particulate matter reduction. READ MORE

January 06, 2016

Global Bioenergies widens cooperation with Audi

BY Global Bioenergies Global Bioenergies and Audi announce the signature of a new collaboration agreement to further broaden the feedstock flexibility of Global Bioenergies' isobutene process to include feedstocks beyond biomass. READ MORE

January 05, 2016

EU opens investigation on UK support for Drax unit conversion

BY Erin VoegeleThe European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether the U.K.'s plans to support the conversion of part of the Drax coal power plant to operate on biomass are in line with European Union state aid rules. READ MORE

January 05, 2016

BIO changes name to Biotechnology Innovation Organization

BY Biotechnology Innovation Organization To better reflect the remarkable progress and groundbreaking innovations its members achieve in healing, fueling and feeding the world, BIO is changing its name to Biotechnology Innovation Organization. READ MORE

January 05, 2016

ARF releases candidate report card on RFS support

BY America’s Renewable Future America's Renewable Future recently released its final candidate report card. The report card places each presidential contender into a good or bad category based on their support for the federal renewable fuel standard (RFS). READ MORE

January 04, 2016

WM sustainability report highlights waste-to-energy achievements

BY Erin VoegeleWaste Management recently published its 2015 Sustainability Report, highlighting progress made in meeting its 2020 sustainability goals. The report provides updated data to the company's full 2014 report titled "Creating a Circular Economy." READ MORE

January 04, 2016

IU scientists create 'nano-reactor' to produce hydrogen biofuel

BY Indiana University Scientists at Indiana University have created a highly efficient biomaterial that catalyzes the formation of hydrogen, one half of the "holy grail" of splitting H2O to make hydrogen and oxygen for fueling cheap and efficient cars that run on water. READ MORE

January 04, 2016

Study suggests perennial crop yields can compete with corn stover

BY Mark E. Griffin, Wisconsin Energy Institute A six-year Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center study on the viability of different bioenergy feedstocks recently demonstrated that perennial cropping systems can yield as much biomass as corn stover. READ MORE

December 31, 2015

Hawaii releases renewable energy progress report

BY Anna SimetHawaii’s State Energy Office has released a report detailing the state's progress toward achieving its goal of 100 percent renewable energy by 2045. The law setting the ambitious standard was enacted in June. READ MORE

December 31, 2015

UK DECC: Bioenergy production increases in third quarter

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change has released third quarter energy statistics, reporting total energy production increased by 11.9 percent when compared to the prior year. The share of renewables also increased. READ MORE

December 31, 2015

Purdue engineer receives top award from Obama

BY Purdue University Nancy Ho, founder and president of Green Tech America Inc. and a research professor emerita in Purdue University's School of Chemical Engineering, will receive the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Barack Obama. READ MORE

December 30, 2015

University of Northern Iowa releases study of biomass feedstocks

BY Katie FletcherThe University of Northern Iowa's Tallgrass Prairie Center recently released a final report for its Prairie Power Project, which studied biomass production of four different native species seed mixes over three different soil types for five years. READ MORE

December 30, 2015

FAO publishes global pellet statistics for 2014

BY Erin VoegeleThe Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations recently published updated data on the global wood products industry that shows wood pellet production set a new record in 2014, growing by approximately 17 percent. READ MORE

December 30, 2015

Project aims to lower cellulase cost through enzyme recycling

BY Autodisplay Biotech GmbH In November, an international consortium led by Autodisplay Biotech GmbH started Pathway EFB, a collaborative research and development project to lower cellulase cost in the production of biofuels and biobased chemicals. READ MORE

December 30, 2015

Opinion: Maintaining Profitability

BY Tim Portz Energy markets have always been a low-margin game, but current conditions leave producers little margin for error. Thoughtful, well considered operations and maintenance strategies may well be the surest path to profitability. READ MORE

December 29, 2015

Lux Research names Fulcrum to top 10 list of innovative companies

BY Erin VoegeleLux Research named Fulcrum BioEnergy to its top 10 list of innovative companies from 2015. Fulcrum was the only alternative fuels company named to the list. The company is developing a biorefinery near Reno, Nevada. READ MORE

December 29, 2015

Central Boiler announces new line of outdoor wood furnaces

BY Central Boiler Central Boiler has released the Classic Edge 350, 550 and 750, its newest line of hydronic heaters, also known as outdoor wood furnaces. Each of these models meets the new clean burning emission standards. READ MORE

December 29, 2015

Paper, wood products manufacturers file biomass litigation on CPP

BY American Forest & Paper Association, American Wood Council The American Forest & Paper Association and the American Wood Council have filed a joint petition for review in the D.C. Circuit Court of the U.S. EPA's treatment of biomass energy in the final Clean Power Plan. READ MORE

December 29, 2015

Opinion: Biomass Power Uniting to Confront Market, Policy, Regulatory Shifts

BY Bob Cleaves The most effective way that the industry can maximize its relevancy and grow under the Clean Power Plan is for all involved to unite to weigh in on the important policy and regulatory discussions that are happening. READ MORE

December 29, 2015

In Depth: A Walk In Our Boots

BY Stacy Cook A biomass cogeneration plant manager provides an overview of events that occur during a typical scheduled outage. READ MORE

December 28, 2015

USDA highlights 2015 bioeconomy achievements

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA has released a list of its 2015 top achievements. The list includes several achievements that have benefited the biofuel and bioenergy sectors, including funding for ethanol fuel pumps and progress with the BioPreferred Program. READ MORE

December 28, 2015

AD project breaks ground in Pennsylvania

BY Buchart Horn Lancaster Area Sewer Authority and Buchart Horn recently broke ground on a $26.8 million biosolids upgrade and improvement project in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The upgrade and expansion will include adding anaerobic digesters and a biosolids dryer. READ MORE

December 28, 2015

Researchers to produce aviation fuel from CO2, waste biomass

BY Heriot-Watt University Heriot-Watt University has announced plans to lead a multi-disciplinary project to develop low carbon aviation fuels from captured CO2 and waste biomass. Aston and Oxford Universities and the University of Edinburgh will contribute to the project. READ MORE

December 28, 2015

Opinion: COP21 and Clean Power Plan Good News for Pellet Industry

BY William Strauss Current market conditions for pellets may be challenging, but in a world that needs to lower the net CO2 added to the atmosphere, the future for pellets is bright. READ MORE