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January 28, 2016

Drax Biomass shelves plans Pike BioEnergy pellet plant

BY Erin VoegeleDrax Biomass has ceased development of a proposed pellet plant that was under development in Pike County, Mississippi. The project was being developed under the name Pike BioEnergy LLC. READ MORE

January 28, 2016

B&W awarded contract for UK waste-to-energy project

BY Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc. Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc. recently announced that its Denmark-based subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Volund A/S, has been awarded a contract for more than $90 million to design, manufacture and build a waste-to-energy power plant in the U.K. READ MORE

January 28, 2016

GoodFuels Marine announces RSB certification

BY GoodFuels Marine GoodFuels Marine has received the highest standard of certification from the Roundtable of Sustainable Biomaterials, enabling the company to actively sell and promote RSB-certified biofuels to the shipping industry. READ MORE

January 28, 2016

Scottish Equity Partners invests in Ardor Energy

BY Scottish Equity Partners Scottish Equity Partners is investing up to £9 million ($12.92 million) from its Environmental Capital Fund to establish Ardor Energy,a new heat project focused platform that will fund a pipeline small–scale heat and combined-heat-and-power projects. READ MORE

January 28, 2016

Tecnalia develops legume protein-based films and coatings

BY Tecnalia Over the past two years, the European Leguval project has been working to valorize byproducts of the legume processing industry so that they can be used to prepare plastic materials for agriculture, packaging and automotive applications. READ MORE

January 28, 2016

Opinion: Facts Matter

BY Seth GintherThe United States Industrial Pellet Association and many of its members are making new waves on social media through Twitter, Facebook and other mediums to cut through the white noise and spread the message that #factsmatter. READ MORE

January 27, 2016

Opinion: Pass Me Along

BY Tim PortzThreaded throughout this issue, in which Biomass Magazine once again turns it editorial gaze to dust management and plant safety, is a continued call for greater education, regardless of an employee’s position within a facility. READ MORE

January 27, 2016

States ask Supreme Court to block Clean Power Plan

BY Erin VoegeleOn Jan. 26, a group of 29 states, led by Texas and West Virginia, asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block implementation of the U.S. EPA’s Clean Power Plan until a legal challenge filed in a lower appeals court is resolved. READ MORE

January 27, 2016

EPA: RIN generation reached 17.89 billion in 2015

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for December, reporting that more than 1.21 billion RINs were generated during the month, bringing the full-year 2015 total to nearly 17.89 billion. READ MORE

January 27, 2016

ExxonMobil, REG to research biodiesel from cellulosic sugars

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. ExxonMobil, a global leader in advanced biofuels research, announced an agreement with Renewable Energy Group Inc. to study the production of biodiesel by fermenting renewable cellulosic sugars from sources such as agricultural waste. READ MORE

January 27, 2016

NETL carbon capture technologies to be used in bioenergy process

BY National Energy Technology Laboratory The National Energy Technology Laboratory has granted a license for two patented sorbent technologies that capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from streams of mixed gases and enable cleaner, more-efficient energy production from renewable fuels. READ MORE

January 27, 2016

Air Products earns certification for biogas membrane separators

BY Air Products Air Products’ PRISM Membranes division in Saint Louis, Missouri, has received Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) certification for two new sizes of membrane separators for biogas upgrading applications. READ MORE

January 27, 2016

Opinion: Congressional Recognition for Biomass

BY Bob Cleaves This year will be a very condensed and busy year for Congress, with a presidential election as a major focus, but exploring a tax benefit for the biomass industry will be a major focus for Biomass Power Association. READ MORE

January 27, 2016

In Depth: Waking Up the Bear

BY Tim PortzAs demand for wood pellets continues to grow across Europe, Russia’s wood pellet industry asserts itself to earn its fair market share, constrained only by a lack of adequate infrastructure. READ MORE

January 26, 2016

Abengoa announces plan to sell first-generation biofuel assets

BY Erin VoegeleAbengoa has announced plans to sell its non-core assets, including its first-generation biofuel plants, as part of a new restructuring plan to avoid bankruptcy. It is currently unclear how the company’s cellulosic ethanol plant will be affected. READ MORE

January 26, 2016

New research addresses biomass supply variation risk

BY Anna SimetNew research shows variations in the biomass supply chain could reduce potential for cellulosic biofuel production, but that feedstock diversification and portfolio strategies can effectively mitigate risk. READ MORE

January 26, 2016

2015 Dairy Roadmap report published in UK

BY Katie FletcherAt the close of the 2015, Dairy U.K. Ltd. released the 2015 Dairy Roadmap report, showing that the U.K. dairy industry has made significant strides in its environmental performance. READ MORE

January 26, 2016

Canada, Manitoba governments fund bioenergy projects

BY Manitoba The Canada and Manitoba governments are providing up to $500,000 for 12 projects that will increase the use and development of biomass fuels. The program is funded in part through the Manitoba Coal Tax. READ MORE

January 26, 2016

Olso Airport to supply Air BP Biojet via main fuel hydrant system

BY BP In a first for commercial aviation, Air BP, Avinor, and SkyNRG, have announced all airlines landing at Oslo Airport can now have jet biofuel delivered from the airport’s main fuel farm, via the existing hydrant mechanism. READ MORE

January 26, 2016

Opinion: Wood Stoves and Washington Lobbyists

BY John Ackerly Influenced by states and groups that want to deploy more of the cleanest and most efficient appliances, the EPA is slowly beginning to treat the wood stove sector not just as an emitter of particulates, but also as a way to reduce fossil fuels. READ MORE

January 26, 2016

In Depth: Dusting Up on Risk & Regulation

BY Anna SimetA perfect storm of conditions can result in an explosion or fire at a biomass-using facility, events that are often preventable. READ MORE

January 26, 2016

Opinion: What the World Can Learn From Europe

BY Michelle RebiereFollowing the Paris Climate Conference, Rebiere says the heat market remains significant, but she believes the real strides in greenhouse gas emission reduction will be in the zero-carbon power generation sector. READ MORE

January 25, 2016

Froling Energy awaits funding to begin facility expansion plans

BY Katie FletcherLate last year, Froling Energy responded to request for proposals from the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission in the hopes of receiving funding to expand and automate its precision wood chip production facility in Peterborough, New Hampshire. READ MORE

January 25, 2016

USDA report details Rural Development investments

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA has released a report detailing the impacts investments made by its Rural Development team have had on rural America. Bioenergy investments are among those highlighted in the document. READ MORE

January 25, 2016

Hurst Boiler commissions new poultry litter-fueled biomass boiler

BY Hurst Boiler Hurst Boiler, an international manufacturer of a complete line of gas, oil, coal and hybrid biomass fuel fired steam and hot water boilers since 1967, announces the commissioning of its third poultry litter-fueled boiler. READ MORE

January 25, 2016

In Depth: Pellet Offgassing: Simple Problem, Simple Solution?

BY Katie FletcherWood pellet-derived carbon monoxide has been a cause of concern for indoor storage scenarios, but research suggests it’s an easy fix. READ MORE