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February 25, 2015

Report provides overview of European biobased economy

BY Erin VoegeleA report published by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service's Global Information Network provides an overview of the EU biobased economy and estimated biomass requirements for the production of biofuels, bioplastics, biochemicals and other products. READ MORE

February 25, 2015

Greenbelt Resources offers commercial-scale feedstock testing

BY Greenbelt Resources Corp. Greenbelt Resources Corp. has launched an innovative program offering use of its operating commercial-scale facility to third parties for feedstock feasibility testing services. The services are available confidentially. READ MORE

February 25, 2015

Deinove strengthens its position in the United States

BY Deinove Deinove recently announced it has has been granted a U.S. patent. The patent covers the biofuel production process from cellulosic or hemicellulosic material by a consolidated bioprocess of degradation and fermentation based on Deinococcus bacteria. READ MORE

February 24, 2015

Drax's 2014 results show decarbonization project on time, budget

BY Katie FletcherThe Drax Group Plc announced 2014 full-year financial results, with Chief Executive Dorothy Thompson reporting that Drax's biomass transformation project was the company's main priority over the past year. READ MORE

February 24, 2015

EU committee votes to cap first-generation biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleOn Feb. 24, the Environment Committee of the European Parliament approved a draft law to cap the production of traditional biofuels and accelerate the shift to alternative feedstocks, such as seaweed and waste. READ MORE

February 24, 2015

Abengoa reports top year for biofuel business

BY Anna SimetAbengoa's biofuels segment experienced the best year in its history in 2014 due, in part, to high margins and increased ethanol production and sales, company CEO Manuel Sanchez Ortega reported during the company's 2014 fiscal year financial results. READ MORE

February 24, 2015

Lignetics, Bear Mountain Forest Products announce merger

BY Bear Mountain Forest Products Lignetics Inc. and Bear Mountain Forest Products Inc. have merged. The combined company now has five pellet plants located on the east and west coasts, with a combined production capacity of approximately 450,000 tons of wood pellets per year. READ MORE

February 23, 2015

EPA: More than 4 million cellulosic RINs generated in January

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has published renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for January, reporting that nearly 1.38 billion RINs were generated during the month, including more than 4.07 million D3 cellulosic biofuel RINs. READ MORE

February 23, 2015

Rentech's New England Wood Pellet acquires Allegheny Pellet

BY Rentech Inc. Rentech Inc. has announced that its subsidiary, New England Wood Pellet, has acquired the assets of Allegheny Pellet Corp. The acquisition expands NEWP's market position as the largest producer of wood pellets for the U.S. heating market. READ MORE

February 23, 2015

DOE awards $10 million to develop innovative bioenergy processes

BY U.S. Department of Energy The Energy Department's Bioenergy Technologies Office announces the selection of seven projects across the country to receive up to $10 million to support innovative technologies and solutions to help advance bioenergy development. READ MORE

February 20, 2015

Port improvements underway at site of future Cool Planet facility

BY Erin VoegeleSite work is progressing at the site of Cool Plant Energy Systems' proposed biorefinery at the Port of Alexandria in Louisiana. Construction of the biorefinery is expected to kick off later this year, with production commencing in 2016. READ MORE

February 20, 2015

Sen. Wyden issues letter to GSA in support of biomass energy

BY Erin VoegeleSen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., recently issued a letter to Dan Tangherlini, administrator of the General Services Administration, and Thomas Tidwell, chief of the U.S. Forest Service, advocating for the use of biomass energy in federal buildings. READ MORE

February 20, 2015

Applied LNG, BP Energy reach biogas agreement

BY Applied LNG Applied LNG has signed an agreement to purchase biomethane from BP Energy Co. BP Energy will supply Applied LNG with biogas from waste landfill sites. Applied LNG will use the biogas to produce LNG in its liquefaction facility in Topock, Arizona. READ MORE

February 19, 2015

Albany Green Energy to develop 50 MW biomass plant in Georgia

BY Katie FletcherProctor & Gamble Co. and Constellation Energy have announced the development of a 50 MW biomass plant that will provide all of the steam needs for P&G's largest U.S. facility in Albany, Georgia. The plant will also sell electricity to Georgia Power. READ MORE

February 19, 2015

EU to investigate U.K. support of Lynemouth biomass conversion

BY Erin VoegeleOn Feb. 19, the European Commission announced it has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether the U.K.'s plans to support the biomass conversion of the coal-fired Lynemouth power plant are in line with European Union state aid rules. READ MORE

February 19, 2015

NREL 2013 Renewable Energy Data Book includes biopower statistics

BY Erin VoegeleThe National Renewable Energy Laboratory has released its 2013 Renewable Energy Data Book, which features statistics on U.S. and global renewable energy generation, renewable energy development, clean energy investments, and technology-specific data. READ MORE

February 19, 2015

UNB research team receives federal funding for biofuel research

BY University of New Brunswick The University of New Brunswick will receive $306,200 over three years to develop new technology to help Canada develop better, cleaner and cheaper renewable fuel and strengthen its leadership in this industry. READ MORE

February 19, 2015

Forest Research, E.ON to lead ETI U.K. feedstock project

BY Energy Technologies Institute The Energy Technologies Institute has announced that Forest Research and E.ON will deliver the latest project in its bioenergy program, a study into the characterization of bioenergy feedstocks. READ MORE

February 19, 2015

ANSI to be accreditation body for biomass GHG certification

BY American National Standards Institute The American National Standards Institute has been selected by International Sustainability and Carbon Certification to be the accreditation body for its certification system for sustainability and greenhouse gas emissions related to biomass. READ MORE

February 18, 2015

Rentech secures loan, explores alternatives for nitrogen business

BY Erin VoegeleRentech Inc. has announced that GSO Capital Partners LP, the credit investment arm of Blackstone, increased its credit facility for Rentech by up to $63 million. The proceeds are expected to fund the completion of Rentech's Canadian pellet plants. READ MORE

February 18, 2015

BTEC, PFI thank Sen. King, Rep. Welch for commitment to BTU Act

BY Biomass Thermal Energy Council, Pellet Fuels Institute The Biomass Thermal Energy Council and Pellet Fuels Institute have thanked Senator Angus King, I-Maine, and Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt. for their commitment to renewable biomass energy and plans to ensure biomass thermal is represented in the tax code. READ MORE

February 18, 2015

Seneca Sustainable Energy receives final operating permit

BY Seneca Sustainable Energy The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency recently issued its final Title V permit to the Seneca Sustainable Energy biomass plant. The granting of this permit confirms that the facility has been operating within its stated pollution limits all along. READ MORE

February 18, 2015

Tamar Energy secures financing from the Royal Bank of Scotland

BY Tamar Energy Tamar Energy has secured a landmark GBP 32 million ($49.42 million) non-recourse project finance facility, the first such financing facility in the AD industry. The Royal Bank of Scotland plc is providing the seven-year term facility. READ MORE

February 18, 2015

German Pellets acquires Nord Energie

BY German Pellets GmbH German Pellets GmbH has acquired the pellet business of Germany-based Nord Energie GmbH & Co., effective Feb. 16. Nord Energie has more than five years experience in pellet trade and logistics. READ MORE

February 17, 2015

Waste Management announces 2014 earnings and 2015 outlook

BY Katie FletcherWaste Management Inc. has released fourth quarter and full year 2014 earnings, reporting $3.44 billion fourth quarter revenues, compared with $3.5 billion for quarter four 2013. Full year revenues were $14 billion, compared to $13.98 billion in 2013. READ MORE

February 17, 2015

Report highlights growth of EU pellet consumption

BY Erin VoegeleThe EurObserv'ER has published a new edition of its Solid Biomass Barometer, reporting consumption of solid biomass in the European Union increased to 91.5 million tons of oil equivalent (Mtoe) in 2013, up 2.9 Mtoe from the previous year. READ MORE

February 17, 2015

Regenis, DVO launch AD facility at California ethanol plant

BY Regenis Sustainable energy production has entered a new era in California as a consortium of American companies recently joined together with state energy officials to launch the Calgren Ethanol Biodigester, which utilizes waste from dairy farms. READ MORE

February 16, 2015

Republic Services releases 2014 financial results

BY Katie FletcherRepublic Services Inc. has released 2014 fourth quarter and full year earnings, reporting a net income for the quarter of $50.3 million, or 14 cents per diluted share, out of a total year net income of $547.6 million, or $1.53 per diluted share. READ MORE

February 16, 2015

Gevo: Marine industry consortium releases isobutanol test results

BY Gevo Inc. A consortium of organizations from the recreational marine industry have completed more than four years of testing on Gevo Inc.'s renewable isobutanol. Results show isobutanol blends of up to 16.1 percent can be successfully used in marine engines. READ MORE

February 13, 2015

Washington solicits comments on potential clean fuel standard

BY Erin VoegeleThe Washington Department of Ecology recently published a discussion document to jumpstart dialogue on a potential rulemaking for a state clean fuel standard. The program would be similar to the California and Oregon low carbon fuel standards. READ MORE