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November 01, 2014

In Depth: Cautious Optimism

BY Tim PortzMarkets that gave rise to the pellet industry will begin to plateau, but the promise and growth of new market opportunities are very real. READ MORE

November 01, 2014

Opinion: Perfect Storm for a Pellet and Firewood Shortage

BY John Ackerly As winter approaches, the groundwork is being laid for a perfect storm of unprecedented firewood shortages in the Northeast and Great Lake states. READ MORE

October 31, 2014

In Depth: Sweetening Wood Heat

BY Anna SimetUsing wood to heat homes and businesses offers plenty of perks, but spreading state incentives are further enticing installations. READ MORE

October 31, 2014

Resolute Forest Products ramps up production at pellet plant

BY Erin VoegeleResolute Forest Products Inc. has released third quarter financial results, reporting that its 45,000 ton-per-year Thunder Bay pellet project is now in ramp-up mode. READ MORE

October 31, 2014

Republic Services reports 4.6 percent revenue growth in Q3

BY Katie FletcherRepublic Services Inc. released third quarter results Oct. 30, reporting increased revenue. The waste services company currently operates 72 active landfill gas-to-energy projects, comprising approximately one-third of its landfills nationwide. READ MORE

October 31, 2014

British Columbia introduces innovative, flexible forest license

BY British Columbia The Province of British Columbia has created a new type of forest license that allows emerging, innovative forestry companies to more effectively respond to fluctuations in the supply of wood fiber. READ MORE

October 31, 2014

Virent, PlantPET Technology Collaborative announce agreement

BY Virent Inc. Virent Inc. and the PlantPET Technology Collaborative recently announced that the parties have signed an expression of interest that provides individual members of the PTC an option on preferred access to Virent's 100 percent plant-based BioFormPX. READ MORE

October 31, 2014

In Depth: Expanding Energy, Decreasing Dependency

BY Katie Fletcher Marine Corp Logistics Base Albany battles toward meeting and exceeding DOD renewable energy goals with expansion of its landfill gas-to-power project and other developments. READ MORE

October 30, 2014

FERC: 140 MW of biomass capacity added in first 9 months of 2014

BY Erin VoegeleThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Office of Energy Projects has published its Energy Infrastructure Update for September 2014, reporting the U.S. added 38 biomass power generation units during the first nine months of the year. READ MORE

October 30, 2014

EU GHG deal calls for 27 percent renewables by 2030

BY Erin VoegeleOn Oct. 24, the European Council issued a statement announcing it has agreed on the 2030 climate and energy policy framework for the European Union. One component of the plan sets a 27 percent renewable energy target. READ MORE

October 30, 2014

JBEI researchers boost biogasoline production in microbes

BY Joint BioEnergy Institute Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Joint BioEnergy Institute have identified microbial genes that can improve both the tolerance and the production of biogasoline in engineered strains of Escherichia coli. READ MORE

October 30, 2014

CRDC announces grant for biomass-fueled district heating system

BY Capital Regional Development Council Capital Regional Development Council recently announced it has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Forest Service to support the development of a wood-fired district heating system in Claremont, New Hampshire. READ MORE

October 30, 2014

Everbright International announces straw pellet project in China

BY Everbright International China Everbright International Ltd. has signed an investment agreement with the People's Government of Rudong County in Nantong City, Jiangsu Province, for pellet project that will take in straw and agricultural waste as feedstock. READ MORE

October 30, 2014

DTE Biomass dedicates landfill gas facility in N.C.

BY DTE Biomass Energy DTE Biomass Energy recently celebrated the completion of its 9.6-MW landfill gas-to-energy project at the Uwharrie Environmental Landfill in Mt. Gilead, North Carolina. READ MORE

October 30, 2014

Researchers win funding for miscanthus, sorghum research

BY University of Illinois Two University of Illinois crop sciences researchers interested in improving plant feedstocks for bioenergy production were selected to receive funding from the USDA and U.S. Department of Energy. READ MORE

October 30, 2014

Researchers transform toxic waste into green energy

BY Concordia University How can a struggling industry like pulp and paper in Canada be revived? According to Damien Biot-Pelletier, a Concordia doctoral candidate in biology, the answer lies in synthetic biology. READ MORE

October 30, 2014

Opinion: Forging Ahead in 2015

BY Wayne Simmons

October 30, 2014

In Depth: Advanced Biofuels’ Beltway Crusader

BY Tim PortzMike McAdams discusses work on Capitol Hill, founding of the Advanced Biofuels Association and the importance of engaging in the ongoing public debate about renewable fuels. READ MORE

October 29, 2014

Opinion: Engaging Communities Nationwide with Bioenergy

BY Bob Cleaves Oct. 22 marked the second annual National Bioenergy Day. What started as a grassroots effort to help bioenergy organizations engage better with their communities is becoming a widespread recognition of the benefits of the many types of bioenergy. READ MORE

October 29, 2014

WM to close sale of Wheelabrator in late 2014, early 2015

BY Anna SimetWaste Management is nearing completion on the sale of waste-to-energy business subsidiary Wheelabrator Technologies Inc., WM President and CEO David Steiner reported during an Oct. 29 quarterly earnings call. READ MORE

October 29, 2014

Rentech commences start-up of the Atikokan wood pellet facility

BY Rentech Inc. Rentech Inc. announced Oct. 28 that start-up of the Atikokan wood pellet facility has begun. During the next few weeks, the plant will undergo safety inspections, equipment testing and final commissioning. READ MORE

October 29, 2014

KiOR to be delisted from NASDAQ

BY Erin VoegeleDocuments filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Oct. 27 indicate KiOR Inc. will be delisted from the NASDAQ Stock Market LLC, effective Nov. 6. KiOR did not appeal the decision. READ MORE

October 29, 2014

Novozymes announces increased bioenergy sales in Q3 results

BY Erin VoegeleNovozymes recently released third quarter financial results, reporting a 9 percent organic sales growth for the quarter. During the first nine months of the year, sales grew organically by 8 percent. READ MORE

October 29, 2014

Herty launches Consortium for Advanced Wood-to-Energy Solutions

BY Georgia Southern University The Herty Advanced Materials Development Center has announced the launch of the Consortium for Advanced Wood-to-Energy Solutions, which aims to spearhead development of commercially-viable, advanced wood-to-energy products. READ MORE

October 29, 2014

Biomass industry welcomes record pellet demand in Northeast

BY Biomass Thermal Energy Council The Pellet Fuels Institute and the Biomass Thermal Energy Council have announced the biomass industry is experiencing record demand for wood pellet heating fuel in the United States, particularly in the Northeastern region. READ MORE

October 29, 2014

Gemma announces completion of biomass power plant in Texas

BY Gemma Power Systems LLC Gemma Power Systems LLC has completed construction of the East Texas Electric Cooperative Woodville Renewable Power Project three months ahead of schedule. The 49.9 MW biomass plant in Woodville, Texas, has been turned over to ETEC. READ MORE

October 29, 2014

NCSU announces biofuel breakthroughs

BY North Carolina State University North Carolina State University scientists are using biotechnology to chip away at barriers to producing biofuels from woody plants and grasses instead of the corn and sugarcane used to make ethanol. READ MORE

October 29, 2014

In Depth: Toughing Out Turbulence

BY Anna SimetA concentrated group of serious industry players committed to the advanced biofuel and chemical industry gathered downtown Minneapolis in mid-October, for an intimate discussion of policy issues, progress, new technologies and the industry’s outlook. READ MORE