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September 25, 2014

Opinion: Stewards of Sustainability

BY Tim Portz

September 17, 2014

Opinion: Scientific Endorsement of Biomass’s Carbon Benefits

BY Bob Cleaves Last month, the Journal of Forestry published a scientific, peer-reviewed study confirming the virtues of biomass as an energy source, and an important element for forestry health and atmospheric carbon management. READ MORE

September 18, 2014

In Depth: Caretaking Colorado’s Crown Jewel

BY Anna SimetSustainability is symbiotic when it comes to biomass power plant Eagle Valley Clean Energy and the fuel it uses. READ MORE

September 19, 2014

Opinion: The Future of Pellets

BY Michele Rebiere Viridis Energy Chief Financial Officer Michele Rebiere offers three predictions for the future of the global wood pellet industry. READ MORE

September 20, 2014

In Depth: A Body of Work

BY Tim PortzExcited by the new market the pellet sector offers for low value fiber, forest landowners work to assure pellet buyers of existing sustainable practices. READ MORE

September 21, 2014

Opinion: Making the Most of Woody Biomass

BY John Ward Biomass brings powerful opportunities for sustainability and efficiency for well-situated businesses and institutions that are willing to make a long-term commitment. READ MORE

September 22, 2014

In Depth: Achieving Sustainability Goals

BY The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies Fish and Wildlife Agencies can play a role in successful biomass production for bioenergy. READ MORE

September 23, 2014

Opinion: A Visionary Model for Biogas Projects

BY Amanda Bilek Biogas advocates and project developers have been abuzz since mid-July, when the U.S. EPA released a renewable fuel standard (RFS) final rule that allows eligible biogas transportation fuel pathways to generate cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

September 24, 2014

In Depth: Compressed Potential

BY Keith Loria Slowly but surely and not without hurdles, renewable, compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas infrastructure is expanding in the U.S. READ MORE

September 25, 2014

Opinion: Reflecting on the Future

BY Matt Carr The case for biomass is really no longer a question of being “green” or being “sustainable,” rather it is a necessity to be able to meet the demands of a growing population. It's about building a great future. READ MORE

September 20, 2014

In Depth: Sourcing Stover Sustainably

BY Katie Fletcher Although corn stover offers a second valuable crop from the same acres, there’s a whole lot more to the equation than simply removing it from the soil. READ MORE

September 15, 2014

$24.3 million AD project planned for WWTP in Duluth, Minnesota

BY Katie FletcherThe Western Lake Superior Sanitary District in Duluth, Minnesota, is planning a $24.3 million upgrade to its existing anaerobic digestion facility. The project will be implemented in three phases over the next 5 years, beginning in 2015. READ MORE

September 15, 2014

Herty adds hammer mills, broadens scope of testing opportunities

BY Herty Advanced Materials Development Center The addition of two wood grinding hammer mills to the pilot testing facility at Georgia Southern University's Herty Advanced Materials Development Center will allow for efficient testing of high moisture content materials for pellet feedstock. READ MORE

September 12, 2014

Letters highlight importance of RFS to cellulosic investments

BY Erin VoegeleAs the industry continues to wait for the U.S. EPA to hand down the final rule for the 2014 renewable fuel standard (RFS), political figures and members of the biofuel industry continue to advocate for maintaining a strong RFS program. READ MORE

September 12, 2014

N.C. power sector asks for delay in swine waste REPS requirement

BY Erin VoegeleA group of energy suppliers in North Carolina recently filed a joint motion with the N.C. Utilities Commission asking that a provision of the state's renewable energy and energy efficiency portfolio related to energy from swine waste be delayed. READ MORE

September 12, 2014

3-D imaging techniques may improve understanding of feedstock

BY PLOS ONE Comparison of 3D TEM imaging techniques reveals never-seen-before details of plant cell walls, according to a study published Sept. 10 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by researchers from University of California, Berkeley. READ MORE

September 11, 2014

Fuels America call stresses the importance of the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleOn Sept. 11, Fuels America hosted a conference call to stress the importance of maintaining a strong renewable fuel standard. The group also plans to publish a new advertisement highlighting achievements made by cellulosic biofuel producers. READ MORE

September 11, 2014

Genera Energy's BIN-SPEC reduces biomass feedstock variability

BY Genera Energy Inc. Genera Energy Inc. recently introduced its newest feedstock management system module, BIN-SPEC. A proprietary preprocessing system, BIN-SPEC delivers a consistent biomass product to a customer's specifications with the least amount of variability. READ MORE

September 11, 2014

SGB announces breakthrough with hybrid jatropha, closes financing

BY SGB Inc. SGB Inc. has announced success in its program to create hybrid jatropha which has both high yield and rapid time to maturity. In conjunction with these results, the company has closed an $11 million Series C financing to drive commercial rollout. READ MORE