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August 18, 2015

Dyadic highlights biofuel, biogas business during investor call

BY Erin VoegeleDyadic International Inc. has released second quarter financial results, reporting increased revenue and gross profit for the first half of this year. The company also announced progress with its C1 Technology Platform. READ MORE

August 18, 2015

ICM completes two 1,000-hour performance runs of Gen 2.0 process

BY ICM Inc. ICM Inc. has announced the successful completion of the first and second 1,000-hour performance runs of its patent-pending Generation 2.0 Co-Located Cellulose Ethanol process at the company's pilot plant in St. Joseph, Missouri. READ MORE

August 18, 2015

In Depth: From Blueprint to Baler

BY Anna Simet AGCO is well-equipped to aid the first U.S. cellulosic ethanol plants in devising efficient and effective feedstock supply chain models. READ MORE

August 17, 2015

EPA issues 2 proposals to reduce landfill gas emissions

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has issued two proposals to further reduce emissions of methane-rich gas from municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. The proposals lower the threshold under which new, modified and existing landfills are required to collect landfill gas. READ MORE

August 17, 2015

Infinis Energy reports on LFG activity, increased RO sales in Q1

BY Katie FletcherInfinis Energy plc recently released its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, reporting approximately 93 percent, or 404 gigawatt hours (GWh), of the electricity sold in the quarter was sold under the Renewable Obligation regime. READ MORE

August 17, 2015

BESC creates microbe that bolsters isobutanol production

BY Oak Ridge National Laboratory Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's BioEnergy Science Center have engineered of a microbe that improves cellulosic isobutanol yields by a factor of 10. The finding builds on results from 2011. READ MORE

August 14, 2015

USDA GAIN report highlights EU pellet, biogas markets

BY Erin VoegeleA report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service's Global Agricultural Information Network provides an overview of the European Union's bioenergy sector, including data on the use of wood pellets and biogas. READ MORE

August 14, 2015

Biomass Research and Development Committee to meet in August

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Committee. The event is scheduled to be held Aug. 27-28 in Washington, D.C. READ MORE

August 13, 2015

Metabolix Q2 results focus on future commercial development

BY Katie FletcherOn Aug. 12, Metabolix Inc. released its second quarter financial results, emphasizing its focus on commercial development and biopolymer production with its pivot to a new business strategy focused on specialties. READ MORE

August 13, 2015

Waste heat from biogas system to heat C&D facility in Wisconsin

BY Katie FletcherSince ground break in late June, progress has been made on a construction and demolition (C&D) recycling facility addition to the Dane County, Wisconsin, landfill site. The foundation is in place, the walls are going up and the equipment is ordered. READ MORE

August 13, 2015

Propel brings Neste renewable diesel to Southern California

BY Ron KotrbaPropel Fuels began offering Neste Oil's NExBTL renewable diesel Aug. 12 at 13 Southern California locations serving Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and the Inland Empire. Marketed as Diesel HPR, the fuel consists of 98.5 percent NExBTL. READ MORE

August 13, 2015

NREL: Ethylene production via sunlight opens door to future

BY National Renewable Energy Laboratory Jianping Yu, a researcher at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, has proven a certain cyanobacterium can be genetically engineered to produce ethylene. Now it's time to take the research outside of the laboratory. READ MORE

August 13, 2015

CPI to produce biogas from seaweed using anaerobic digestion

BY Centre for Process Innovation The U.K.-based Centre for Process Innovation has announced that it is leading a three-year project to produce biomethane from seaweed through anaerobic digestion. The project will initiate the development of a viable seaweed supply chain. READ MORE

August 12, 2015

Study suggets residential pellet offgassing a nonissue

BY Anna SimetA new study, indoor storage of pellets in homes using the fuel for heat does not pose a risk of generating carbon monoxide (CO) levels above recommended thresholds. READ MORE

August 12, 2015

GAO report addresses DOD alternative fuels investments

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Government Accountability Office has published a report focused on U.S. Department of Defense investments in alternative fuels. From 2007 through 2014, the DOD purchased about 2 million gallons of alternative fuels for testing purposes. READ MORE

August 12, 2015

Forest Concepts awarded SBIR contract to improve biomass drying

BY Forest Concepts LLC Forest Concepts LLC was recently notified that it has been awarded a two-year $499,997 Small Business Innovation Research contract from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture to improve biomass drying efficiency. READ MORE

August 11, 2015

Rentech reports delays at Atikokan, Wawa pellet plants

BY Katie FletcherOn Aug. 11, Rentech Inc. released its financial earnings for the three and six months ended June 30, reporting a revenue increase compared to the prior year period, but combined output, losses for its Canadian pellet plants worse than expected. READ MORE

August 11, 2015

EIA short-term outlook highlights bioenergy production forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the August edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting total renewables used in the electric power generation sector will decrease by 2.6 percent this year. READ MORE

August 11, 2015

Neste increases renewable fuel sales to North America

BY Erin VoegeleNeste has released second quarter financial results, reporting comparable operating project of EUR 78 million ($84.94 million), down from EUR 86 million during the same period of 2014. Net cash from operations totaled EUR 227 million. READ MORE

August 11, 2015

NYSERDA makes wood heating systems more affordable

BY New York State Energy Research and Development Authority The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has announced increased levels of support through Renewable Heat NY for high-efficiency, low-emission wood heating systems to improve the return-on-investment for homeowners and businesses. READ MORE

August 11, 2015

Viaspace Giant King Grass converted to coal replacement

BY Viaspace Inc. Viaspace Inc. has announced that PCS Biofuels Inc. of Vancouver, Canada, has converted Giant King Grass into a high-energy, carbon neutral, drop-in replacement for coal using its patented polymer carbon solid (PCS) thermal catalytic process. READ MORE

August 10, 2015

Capstone reports revenue growth, significant orders in Q1 results

BY Katie FletcherCapstone Turbine Corp. recently released its quarter one financial results, reporting a total revenue increase of 16 percent to $27 million, compared with $23.3 million for the same period in the prior year. READ MORE

August 10, 2015

Abengoa selected to build world’s largest biomass CHP plant

BY Abengoa Abengoa and Toshiba Corp. have been selected as preferred bidders to build the Tees Renewable Energy Plant. The project is owned by MGT Teesside and will have a capacity of 299 MW of electricity and steam. READ MORE

August 10, 2015

PHI Group completes land acquisition for Florida pellet project

BY PHI Group Inc. PHI Group recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of 10 acres of land from Klausner Holding U.S.A., a Georgia corporation, for the Cornerstone Biomass Corp. 200,000 metric ton wood pellet project in Live Oak, Florida. READ MORE

August 10, 2015

Alliance BioEnergy Plus announces plant development agreement

BY Alliance BioEnergy Plus Inc. Alliance BioEnergy Plus Inc. recently announced that it entered into a non-exclusive development agreement with Renewable Resources Development of America LLC for the construction and operation of up to 56 cellulose conversion plants. READ MORE

August 10, 2015

USDA announces $63 million in REAP awards

BY USDA Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced $63 million in loans and grants for 264 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects nationwide that USDA is supporting through its Rural Energy for America Program. READ MORE

August 07, 2015

Amyris highlights business achievements during investor call

BY Erin VoegeleAmyris Inc. has released second quarter financial results, reporting GAAP revenues of $7.8 million, down from $9.3 million during the same quarter of 2014. The company reported a net loss attributable to common stockholders of $47.1 million. READ MORE

August 07, 2015

Report predicts increase in Russian wood pellet production

BY Erin VoegeleA report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service's Global Agricultural Information Network provides an overview of the Russian Federation's pellet sector. Russia is currently the third largest exporter of wood pellets to the EU. READ MORE

August 07, 2015

SCRA completes landfill gas-to-hydrogen project at BMW facility

BY SCRA SCRA recently announced the successful completion of the landfill gas- to-hydrogen project, which was conducted at the BMW Manufacturing Co.'s Spartanburg, South Carolina, facility. The project is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy. READ MORE

August 06, 2015

Novozymes full-year profit outlook maintained in H1 earnings

BY Katie FletcherOn Aug. 6, Novozymes released its interim report for the first half of 2015, reporting that sales to the bioenergy industry were up by 2 percent organically compared with the first half of 2014, however, overall, sales growth slowed in bioenergy. READ MORE