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July 11, 2018

Enel, F2i reach agreement for the sale of biomass plants in Italy

BY Enel Group The Enel Group has reached an agreement with F2i SGR for the sale of its entire portfolio of biomass generation plants in Italy, with a total net installed capacity of approximately 108 MW. READ MORE

July 11, 2018

Report assesses specifications for biomethane in pipelines

BY California Council on Science and Technology Responding to a request from the California State Legislature, the California Council on Science and Technology has issued the report “Biomethane in California Common Carrier Pipelines: Assessing Heating Value and Maximum Siloxane Specifications.” READ MORE

July 11, 2018

Opinion: RFS Program Under Attack

BY Michael McAdams The ABFA, and other groups, including the Renewable Fuels Association, have filed suit contesting the recently granted small refinery exemptions under the renewable fuel standard. READ MORE

July 11, 2018

Opinion: American Wood Stoves: Delay and Deregulate, or Innovate for the Future?

BY John Ackerly The U.S. EPA recently announced that it was going to provide some relief to the wood stove industry by reopening and modifying the Obama-era regulations that would have set stricter emission limits on stoves and boilers in 2020. READ MORE

July 11, 2018

Opinion: Critical Industry Matters

BY Anna SimetIn this month’s issue of Biomass Magazine, we’ve tied emissions control together with dust management and fire suppression. READ MORE

July 11, 2018

In Depth: Is the Biomass Industry Overpaying for Insurance?

BY Kenny Hallacy Over the past few years, we have seen that the biomass power and processing industry has experienced the same growing pains, related to insurance, that ethanol saw in 2003. READ MORE

July 10, 2018

EIA updates short-term bioenergy capacity, generation estimates

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the July edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting that nonhydropower renewables will provide more than 10 percent of electricity generation this year, up from slightly from 2017. READ MORE

July 10, 2018

US, Canadian pellet feedstock price indices up in early 2018

BY Wood Resources International LLC The U.S. and Canadian pellet feedstock price indices increased in early 2018, driven mainly by higher demand for pellets in Europe and Asia, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review. READ MORE

July 10, 2018

Foresight acquires 5 operational AD plants in Germany

BY Foresight Group Foresight Group has acquired 100 percent of the shares in a portfolio of five operational anaerobic digestion (AD) plants in Germany from Lindhorst Gruppe. Foresight now owns 20 AD plants in the U.K. and Germany with a combined 154 MW of capacity. READ MORE

July 10, 2018

DOE publishes report on performance-advantaged biobased chemicals

BY U.S. Department of Energy The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office has published the summary report for its workshop on Moving Beyond Drop-In Replacements: Performance-Advantaged Biobased Chemicals, that took place on June 1, 2017, in Denver, Colorado. READ MORE

July 10, 2018

Skangas fuels the tanker Fure Vinga with liquefied biogas

BY Skangas Skangas has supplied the Swedish shipping company Furetank with liquefied biogas (LBG). The Swedish LBG was delivered to Furetank’s M/T Fure Vinga from Skangas’ parent company Gasum’s biogas facility in Lidköping. READ MORE

July 10, 2018

Opinion: Deflagration Prevention and Protection in Biomass Facilities

BY Geffrey Mitchell Explosions in the biomass industry are constant threats that have the potential to harm employees, stop production or destroy an entire facility READ MORE

July 09, 2018

CalRecycle funds anaerobic digestion projects

BY Erin VoegeleThe California Department of Recycling and Recovery has awarded more than $25 million to 10 projects to bolster organics recycling and rescue edible food for those in need. Three of the awards support anaerobic digestion projects. READ MORE

July 09, 2018

ITA seeks nominations for renewable energy advisory committee

BY Erin VoegeleThe ITA has renewed its Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee and is soliciting nominations for membership. Renewable fuels, including liquid biofuels and biomass pellets, are among the goods addressed by the committee. READ MORE

July 09, 2018

ISO committee advances development of standards for solid biofuel

BY American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Development of international standards for solid biofuels advanced at a recent meeting of the ISO committee responsible for that work, according to the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. READ MORE

July 09, 2018

Pöyry awarded EPC contract for 25 MW biomass plant

BY Pöyry North Negros Biopower Inc. (NNBP) has awarded Pöyry with the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) assignment for its 25 MW biomass power plant located in Northern Negros, Philippines. The facility be be fueled with sugarcane residues. READ MORE

July 09, 2018

DOE: Study identifies biocrude production potential

BY U.S. Department of Energy A team of researchers from PNNL and NREL recently performed a detailed analysis of a variety of waste products and their potential for biofuel production on a site-specific basis across the conterminous United States. READ MORE

July 09, 2018

Opinion: Wood Pellet Industry Insurance Risks

BY Bryan Gaston Fire risk within the wood pellet industry is high. While this raises numerous commercial, health, safety and environmental issues for operators within the industry, it also raises insurance questions. READ MORE

July 06, 2018

UK renewable energy generation sets new record

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K. Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has released first quarter 2018 energy statistics, reporting that the renewables’ share of electricity generation increased to a record high of 30.1 percent during the quarter. READ MORE

July 06, 2018

WSU researchers creating catalyst to improve biojet production

BY Maegan Murray, Washington State University Tri-Cities Efforts to create an environmentally friendly catalyst that will lower the cost and increase the efficiency in producing bio-based jet fuels has netted Washington State University researchers a $500,000 grant from the USDA and NIFA. READ MORE

July 06, 2018

NCDA&CS grant supports research of biochar combined with AD

BY Appalachian State University A team of professors at Appalachian State University have received a grant to study the effects of biochar combined with anaerobic digestion (BCAD) on crop growth at Heritage Homestead Farm in Crumpler. READ MORE

July 05, 2018

Pruitt resigns, Wheeler to become acting administrator of the EPA

BY Erin VoegeleOn July 5, President Trump announced the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the administrator of the U.S. EPA. Deputy Administrator Andrew Wheeler is set to assume the role of acting administrator of the EPA on July 9. READ MORE

July 05, 2018

RNG produced by CR&R flows into SoCalGas pipelines

BY Southern California Gas Co. Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and waste management company CR&R Environmental announced July 2 they are now injecting renewable natural gas produced at CR&R's anaerobic digestion facility in Perris, California, into SoCalGas pipelines. READ MORE

July 05, 2018

Drax rebrands train wagons used to deliver biomass

BY Drax Group Since it upgraded half of the power station near Selby in North Yorkshire to use sustainable biomass instead of coal, Drax has transformed its business to become Europe’s biggest decarbonization project. READ MORE

July 05, 2018

Loughborough researchers help develop revolutionary biogas system

BY Loughborough University Researchers at Loughborough University have been collaborating with colleagues in Thailand to develop a small scale biogas system that converts food waste to methane and can be monitored via the internet. READ MORE

July 05, 2018

New enzyme boost could hasten biofuel production

BY Imperial College London Scientists at Imperial College London have enhanced the process of using biology to make products such as fuels, plastics, medicines, and cosmetics. This could lead to cheaper and more environmentally friendly biofuel production. READ MORE

July 03, 2018

EIA proposes to extend, update densified biomass fuel reporting

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has filed a notice in the Federal Register requesting a three-year extension of data collection related to its monthly Densified Biomass Fuel Report, along with certain changes to the collection form. READ MORE

July 03, 2018

Hennepin County opens RFQ for anaerobic digestion companies

BY Erin VoegeleHennepin County, Minnesota, has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) soliciting submissions from entities engaged in the anaerobic digestion of commercial and/or residential source-separated organic materials to produce energy. READ MORE

July 03, 2018

Land O'Lakes, CalBio partner to advance ‘barn to biogas’

BY Land O’Lakes Inc. Land O’Lakes Inc. and California Bioenergy LLC have launched a first-of-its-kind collaboration to support the financing, installation and management of on-farm methane digesters to generate renewable compressed natural gas fuel in California. READ MORE