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July 27, 2015

Greenleaf Power acquires Plainfield bioenergy plant

BY Greenleaf Power Greenleaf Power recently announced that it has finalized the purchase of the Plainfield Renewable Energy Plant located in Plainfield, Connecticut, from Leidos Inc., which has owned and operated the 37.5 MW plant since it became operational in 2013. READ MORE

July 27, 2015

Enel Green Power: Integrated geothermal, biomass plant now online

BY Enel Green Power Enel Green Power has brought online the world's first biomass plant used to heat geothermal steam at the Cornia 2 geothermal power plant, which is located in Castelnuovo Val di Cecina in Tuscany, Italy. READ MORE

July 27, 2015

Brazilian president officially opens cellulosic ethanol plant

BY Iogen Corp. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff launched Iogen Energy's cellulosic ethanol technology at the official opening of Raizen's newly expanded Costa Pinto sugar cane mill in Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil on July 22. READ MORE

July 27, 2015

Opinion: Wood Waste Recycling Program Benefits

BY Jim Donaldson AWWRA, a nonprofit association established in 2012, promotes sustainable, environmentally and economically sound, closed-loop wood waste recycling practices and reuse initiatives through its industry membership and resource tools. READ MORE

July 26, 2015

In Depth: Watching Wood Dry

BY Keith Loria Adequately drying wood chip fuel is an important component of maximizing heat and power production, and techniques vary widely. READ MORE

July 25, 2015

Opinion: Public Policy Helps, Hinders Projects

BY Amanda Bilek Project investors and developers in Minnesota and around the country will continue to utilize state and federal programs and other public policies to put project pieces together to build new technology and bring low-carbon cellulosic fuels to market. READ MORE

July 24, 2015

In Depth: Getting More Gas

BY Anna SimetOptimizing gas collection at landfills is the core component of Loci Controls’ new technology. READ MORE

July 24, 2015

Industry checkoff program development discussed at PFI conference

BY Katie FletcherAn update of the proposed wood-to-energy (WTE) checkoff program was provided at the 2015 Pellet Fuels Institute conference in Williamsburg, Virginia. The concept is under review by industry, and a draft is expected late this year or early 2016. READ MORE

July 24, 2015

FERC: 128 MW of biomass capacity added during first half of 2015

BY Erin VoegeleThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Energy Projects has released the June edition of its Energy Infrastructure Update, reporting the U.S. added 128 MW of installed biomass capacity during the first half of this year. READ MORE

July 24, 2015

New Holland, SUNY partner on biomass research

BY New Holland Agriculture New Holland Agriculture is supplying equipment to the State University of New York that will aid in U.S. Department of Energy-funded research focused on finding ways to reduce the cost of delivering biomass for refinement. READ MORE

July 24, 2015

Project aims to use probiotic bacteria to produce algal crops

BY Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory A Lawrence Livermore team has received an additional $1 million to protect algal crops by developing "probiotic" bacteria to combat pond infestation and increase ecosystem function and resilience. READ MORE

July 24, 2015

Greenlane Biogas installs biogas upgrading plant in China

BY Greenlane Biogas Greenlane Biogas has partnered with China Agricultural University to install a biogas upgrading system to facilitate research in the generation of renewable natural gas. The plant is located at CAU's National RNG Demonstration Park in Zhuozhou. READ MORE

July 23, 2015

EPA: 12.42 million cellulosic RINs generated in June

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for June, reporting that more than 1.56 billion RINs were generated during the month, including more than 12.41 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

July 23, 2015

WM reports increased net income in second quarter results

BY Erin VoegeleWaste Management Inc. has released second quarter financial results, reporting quarterly revenue of $3.32 billion, down from $3.56 billion during the same period of the prior year. Net income for the quarter was $274 million. READ MORE

July 23, 2015

Viridis: OPC begins plant upgrade to improve efficiency, safety

BY Viridis Energy Inc. Viridis Energy Inc. recently announced that its subsidiary Okanagan Pellet Co. Inc. has commenced a major plant upgrade to address new regulatory requirements for safe storage and management of wood pellets. READ MORE

July 23, 2015

Saxlund to deliver biomass handling system to U.K. project

BY Opcon AB Saxlund International GmbH has received an order from Babcock & Wilcox Volund A/S, Denmark, for the delivery of a state-of-the-art biomass handling system to a green energy project in Margam - Port Talbot, in South Wales, U.K. READ MORE

July 23, 2015

Reverdia lead partner in BioSuccInnovate Consortium

BY Reverdia Reverdia has joined the consortium ADMIT BioSuccInnovate, an innovative Climate-KIC initiative will explore with CIMV, a biorefining company, the use of locally-available lignocellulosic feedstock to produce biobased, biodegradable plastic packaging. READ MORE

July 23, 2015

Lee Enterprises Consulting, Zeton announce strategic alliance

BY Lee Enterprises Consulting Lee Enterprises Consulting, an alternative and renewable fuels consulting group, has announced a strategic alliance with Zeton Inc., which designs and fabricates lab-scale systems, pilot plants, demonstration plants, and other facilities. READ MORE

July 23, 2015

Deinove unveils biobased muconic acid production program

BY Deinove Deinove recently announced that it has completed conclusive proof of concept for the production of muconic acid by a Deinococcus bacterium and has decided to launch a new research and development platform in this field. READ MORE

July 23, 2015

In Depth: Biogas Buffer

BY Katie FletcherStorage at biogas plants, although usually short-term, can ensure generating systems receive a steady gas flow at desired volume and pressure. READ MORE

July 22, 2015

Astec talks pellet plant orders in Q2 earnings call

BY Anna SimetDespite a sluggish quarter that saw a 3 percent decrease in net sales, a drop to $268 million compared to $277.3 million for Q2 2014 and a 19 percent decrease in earnings, Astec Industries Inc. continues to see activity in its pellet plant business. READ MORE

July 22, 2015

U.K. alters RO support for new biomass cofiring, conversions

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change has announced several measures that aim to deal with a projected over-allocation of renewable energy subsidies, including changes to grandfathering provisions for biomass cofiring and conversions. READ MORE

July 22, 2015

RFS comment period to close July 27

BY Erin VoegeleThe public comment period on U.S. EPA's renewable fuel standard (RFS) proposal is set to close July 27. As of July 22, more than 45,000 comments had already been filed on the proposal. READ MORE

July 22, 2015

German Pellets begins phase 2 construction of Louisiana plant

BY German Pellets German Pellets has completed the commissioning of the first construction phase of its pellet plant in Urania, Louisiana. Work on the second construction phase, which will increase capacity from 578,000 to 1,156 million metric tons, is now underway. READ MORE

July 22, 2015

Xebec begins operations at Chinese landfill gas upgrading project

BY Xebec Adsorption Inc. Xebec Adsorption Inc. recently announced that it has commenced operation of its first commercial landfill gas to compressed natural gas (CNG) upgrading system in Anshan, North Eastern China. The resulting fuel will power natural gas taxis. READ MORE

July 22, 2015

Scotch distillery reduces carbon footprint with biomass boiler

BY John Dewar & Sons The Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery in the heart of the Scottish Highlands installed a biomass boiler in late 2014. According to John Dewar & Sons, the system has cut the carbon footprint of the site by 90 percent. READ MORE

July 22, 2015

GFBiochemicals starts production of levulinic acid

BY GFBiochemicals Biobased chemical company GFBiochemicals has started commercial production at its 10,000-metric-ton-per-year levulinic acid plant in Caserta, Italy. The announcement was made at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, Montreal. READ MORE

July 22, 2015

Opinion: The Real Bioeconomy Builders

BY Matt Carr The Algae Biomass Organization's Matt Carr discusses the relationships between policy, investment and the success of the industry. READ MORE

July 21, 2015

Tax extenders package benefiting biofuels passes Senate committee

BY Erin VoegeleThe Senate Finance Committee has passed a tax extenders package that includes two-year extensions of tax credits for cellulosic biofuels and biodiesel. The next step for the legislation is consideration by the full U.S. Senate. READ MORE

July 21, 2015

EIA proposes to expand biofuel data collection activities

BY Erin VoegeleIn July, the U.S. Department of Energy published a notice in the Federal Register inviting public comments on proposed revisions to certain information collection forms, including several focused on biofuel. Comments are due Sept. 8. READ MORE