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May 21, 2015

Biofuel trade groups comment on EPA’s proposed consent decree

BY Erin VoegeleBiofuel trade organizations have submitted comments to the U.S. EPA regarding its recently announced proposed legal agreement that sets specific deadlines for establishing 2014, 2015 and 2016 volume requirements under the renewable fuel standard. READ MORE

May 21, 2015

VTT converts lingocellulosic biomass to industrial chemicals

BY VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. has demonstrated that lignocellulosic biomass can be successfully converted into pure BTX chemicals, including benzene, toluene and xylene. READ MORE

May 21, 2015

Cirque Energy announces agreement for DGU power plant

BY Cirque Energy Inc. Cirque Energy Inc. has announced that it has executed a joint development agreement with Cat Cay Yacht Club for the potential development and sale of renewable energy produced using Cirque's deployable gasification unit (DGU) technology. READ MORE

May 21, 2015

Capstone to supply microturbine to Finnish waste treatment center

BY Capstone Turbine Corp. Capstone Turbine Corp. recently announced that it received an order for a C1000 microturbine to upgrade an established solid waste treatment center in Tampere, Finland. Commissioning is scheduled for early 2016. READ MORE

May 21, 2015

UN SE4ALL announces global bioenergy initiative

BY Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials UN FAO, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Carbon War Room, KLM, Novozymes and the UN Foundation partner to scale up the sustainable bioenergy solutions to meet the global need for sustainable energy. READ MORE

May 21, 2015

In Depth: The West’s Quest

BY Katie FletcherType and location define pellet fuel's quality and prospective markets. These realities differ for Western producers compared to their Eastern peers in the quest to run a successful plant. READ MORE

May 21, 2015

In Depth: Answering the Question

BY Tim PortzSeven major European utilities, working to help producers satisfy a blend of varying sustainability requirements, establish the Sustainable Biomass Partnership. READ MORE

May 21, 2015

Opinion: A Good But Difficult Story To Tell

BY Tim PortzThis month’s issue of Pellet Mill Magazine examines the story of maintaining a diverse and stable demand for wood fiber within North America's forest acreage. Articles will examine this ongoing effort from a few perspectives. READ MORE

May 21, 2015

Opinion: Peer-Reviewed Science Reveals Markets are Vital for Sustainability

BY Robert MalmsheimerMarkets for wood products are affected by polices that encourage or constrain market participation. Malmsheimer says ultimately, it is impossible to understand the impacts of wood energy without understanding landowners response to changes in demand. READ MORE

May 21, 2015

Opinion: National Bioenergy Day Great Opportunity To Showcase Mill

BY Carrie AnnandThe third annual National Bioenergy Day will take place this year on Oct. 21, allowing organizations all over the country to showcase the many ways they benefit from bioenergy. READ MORE

May 21, 2015

In Depth: This Land is My Land

BY Ron KotrbaPrivate forest owners welcome the opportunities presented by growing pellet markets, but feel their story of sustainability speaks for itself. READ MORE

May 21, 2015

In Depth: Words from the Wise

BY Tim PortzFour pellet plant executives sit down for a frank discussion regarding the industry’s biggest challenges, the importance of building a cohesive and effective team, and plans for the next 18 months. READ MORE

May 20, 2015

Bills aim to raise, alter, remove state RPS programs

BY Anna SimetWhile Hawaii has made recently headlines in the renewable policy world with plans to raise its renewable portfolio standard higher than any state has to date, several states have seen recent attempts to freeze, dismantle or alter their programs. READ MORE

May 20, 2015

IRENA publishes renewable energy jobs report

BY Erin VoegeleThe International Renewable Energy Agency has announced 7.7 million people worldwide were employed by the renewable energy industry in 2014, including, 822,000 jobs in biomass, 381,000 jobs in biogas, and 1.788 million in liquid biofuels. READ MORE

May 20, 2015

BioEnergy Hawaii, Ulupono Initiative partner on bioenergy project

BY Ulupono Initiative BioEnergy Hawaii LLC, a designer, developer and operator of waste treatment and alternative energy systems, has partnered with Ulupono Initiative to finance a resource recovery facility planned for the west side of Hawaii Island. READ MORE

May 20, 2015

Scotland receives first Windhager DuoWIN in the U.K.

BY Windhager The first U.K. installation of Windhager's new hybrid technology DuoWIN boiler has been completed in Scotland. The wood pellet and log fired combined boiler has been installed at the headquarters of McInnes Plumbing & Heating and McInnes Renewables. READ MORE

May 20, 2015

Equinix to install Bloom Energy biogas fuel cells at data center

BY Equinix Equinix Inc. and Bloom Energy have announced a 1 MW biogas fuel cell project at its SV5 International Business Exchange data center, located in Silicon Valley. The 1 MW fuel cell will provide an estimated 8.3 million kWh per year of clean energy. READ MORE

May 20, 2015

In Depth: Q&A - Taking the Reins

BY Tim PortzLeveraging Dan Cummings’ 25-year career in energy and clean technologies, POET-DSM names him first president of the joint venture. READ MORE

May 19, 2015

Leidos: Sale of Plainfield biomass plant to be complete soon

BY Erin VoegeleLeidos Holdings Inc. has released first quarter financial results, announcing the sale of its 37.5 MW Plainfield Renewable Energy plant to Greenleaf Power is progressing as expected. The transaction is expected to close in the coming months. READ MORE

May 19, 2015

Alstom signs contract for Tilbury biomass power station in U.K.

BY Alstom Alstom has signed its third contract this year with Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor, the Danish power plant specialist, for a geared reaction steam turbine (GRT) at the proposed Tilbury biomass project. READ MORE

May 19, 2015

ASABE announces new ISO standard for solid biofuels

BY American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers announces that the international community has approved a new International Organization for Standardization standard for determining the composition of solid biofuels. READ MORE

May 19, 2015

Blue Sphere acquires 4 producing biogas facilities in Italy

BY Blue Sphere Corp. Blue Sphere Corp., a clean energy company that develops, manages and owns waste-to-energy projects, announced it has acquired 4 fully operational biogas facilities in Italy. Each of these facilities produce 1 MW. READ MORE

May 19, 2015

Gulfstream, World Fuel sign renewable fuels agreement

BY Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. and its fuel supplier, World Fuel Services Inc., recently finalized a three-year agreement that provides Gulfstream with a consistent supply of renewable fuels for its daily flight operations in Savannah, Georgia. READ MORE

May 19, 2015

Opinion: Managing What You Measure

BY Matt Carr Algae Biomass Organization Executive Director Matt Carr discusses the importance of establishing common language in the algae sector. READ MORE

May 18, 2015

Manchin bill aims to add carbon utilization to DOE R&D priorities

BY Erin VoegeleSen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., recently introduced legislation that aims to prioritize research and development of carbon utilization technologies under the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy program. READ MORE