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December 05, 2017

EnviTec Biogas, Evonik strategic partnership celebrates 5 years

BY EnviTec Biogas Following the commissioning of 20 EnviThan gas upgrading plants in Germany, U.K., France, China and Denmark, EnviTec is looking back on a successful five-year partnership with Evonik, the technology leader for membrane-based gas separation. READ MORE

December 04, 2017

Abbott asks EPA to waive portion of RFS RVO

BY Erin VoegeleOn Dec. 1, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt requesting a waiver of Renewable Fuel Standard blending requirements, claiming the program is negatively impacting the state’s economy and employment. READ MORE

December 04, 2017

SWANA publishes new tips for safety at waste-to-energy facilities

BY Solid Waste Association of North America The Solid Waste Association of North America has released a new installment to its “Five to Stay Alive” series, featuring safety tips for waste-to-energy employees. The safety campaign includes flyers and posters that help keep safety front-of-mind. READ MORE

December 04, 2017

Researchers develop new pathways to produce better biofuels

BY Washington University in St. Louis An engineer at Washington University in St. Louis has stitched together the best bits of several different bacteria to synthesize a new biofuel product that matches current engines better than previously produced biofuels. READ MORE

December 04, 2017

In Depth: Biomass in Japan’s Best Energy Mix

BY Anna Simet & Tim Portz Demand for imported biomass is expected to surge in Japan, in the midst of an aggressive energy landscape overhaul. READ MORE

December 01, 2017

In Depth: Molding a New Pellet Design

BY Jason Hendry What began as a project focused on developing pellets that could be shipped via pipeline led to the development of a new type of torrefied pellet that has increased bulk energy density, durability, and resistance to moisture. READ MORE

December 01, 2017

EPA: 19.23 million cellulosic RINs generated in October

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for October, announcing that nearly 1.68 billion RINs were generated during the month, including more than 19.23 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

December 01, 2017

UC Riverside evaluates best ways to meet renewable energy targets

BY University of California, Riverside Researchers at UC Riverside's Center for Renewable Natural Gas recently received a grant from SoCalGas to examine the proposed 100 percent RPS and explore options that can help achieve emission reduction goals more efficiently and at lower costs. READ MORE

December 01, 2017

ENCE awards SENER contract to build biomass plant in Spain

BY SENER Engineering and technology group SENER has signed a contract with ENCE Energía y Celulosa to build a new low-emission 40 MW biomass electricity generation plant in its energy complex in Huelva, Spain. READ MORE

November 30, 2017

Dutch firm invests $53 million in Estonia biocoal plant

BY Anna SimetA subsidiary of Dutch private equity investment firm Momentum Capital has made a conditional investment of EUR 45 million ($53 million) in the development of a biocoal plant to be built in Vägari, Estonia. READ MORE

November 30, 2017

Drax Biomass: LaSalle BioEnergy begins pellet production

BY Drax Biomass Inc. Drax Biomass Inc. has begun start up production at its newest facility, LaSalle BioEnergy in Urania, Louisiana. The facility is the third pellet plant in DBI’s portfolio and has an annual capacity of 450,000 metric tons. READ MORE

November 30, 2017

BETO launches new Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium

BY U.S. Department of Energy The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office has established the Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium, a research and development consortium focused on biomass supply, preprocessing, and conversion technologies. READ MORE

November 30, 2017

RNG Coalition celebrates new projects, launches video

BY Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas recently recognized six companies for their development roles in seven renewable natural gas (RNG) projects completed in 2017 across the U.S. heartland, and launched a new educational video. READ MORE

November 30, 2017

In Depth: The Asian Biomass Market: Challenges and Opportunities Ahead

BY Pedro Campilho The bioenergy market in Asia Pacific is still fairly immature compared to the European market. However, recent developments have led to expectations of significant biomass demand. READ MORE

November 30, 2017

EPA finalizes 2018 RFS RVOs, 2019 RVO for biomass-based diesel

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has finalized the 2018 RFS RVO at 19.29 billion gallons of renewable fuel, including 288 million gallons of cellulosic biofuel, 2.1 billion gallons of biomass-based diesel, and 4.29 billion gallons of advanced biofuel. READ MORE

November 29, 2017

FERC: US added 58 MW of biomass capacity in September

BY Erin VoegeleData released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission shows the U.S. added 238 MW of biomass capacity during the first three quarters of 2017, up from 57 MW during the same period of last year. READ MORE

November 29, 2017

Deadline to submit IBCE presentations ideas set for Dec. 1

BY BBI International The deadline for submitting speaker abstracts for the 11th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo is end of day Dec. 1. The event is set to take place April 16-18 at the Cobb Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia. READ MORE

November 29, 2017

AFF, Enviva partner on forest certification, habitat restoration

BY Enviva Holdings LP The American Forest Foundation and Enviva Holdings LP have partnered to help private forest landowners across the Florida panhandle certify their forests are sustainably managed, and restore longleaf pine forests to improve wildlife habitat. READ MORE

November 29, 2017

New technology converts biomass into 'coal'

BY University of Nottingham The University of Nottingham is partnering with the Energy Research Accelerator and CPL Industries to produce a commercial-scale facility capable of converting biomass into next-generation solid fuels with coal-like properties. READ MORE

November 29, 2017

Total to offset carbon emissions through biogas project

BY Total Officials representing the GoodPlanet Foundation and Total recently signed an agreement for a project to deploy 8,400 biodigesters in Telangana State, India. The project will avoid the emission of 50,000 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent annually. READ MORE

November 28, 2017

IRENA, ADFD accepting applications for loan program

BY Erin VoegeleThe International Renewable Energy Agency, in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, is accepting applications for renewable energy projects in developing countries. Bioenergy is among the eligible technologies. READ MORE

November 28, 2017

EIA: Biomass, waste fuels produced 2% of US electricity in 2016

BY U.S. Energy Information Administration Biomass and waste fuels generated 71.4 billion kilowatthours of electricity in 2016, or 2 percent of total generation in the United States, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s recently released annual electric power data. READ MORE

November 28, 2017

Qantas to operate first US-Australia biofuel flight next year

BY Qantas Qantas recently announced it will operate the world’s first bio-fuel flight between the United States and Australia. The Los Angeles to Melbourne flight will take place early next year, in collaboration with World Fuel Services and Altair Fuels. READ MORE

November 27, 2017

EPA maintains RFS point of obligation

BY Erin VoegeleOn Nov. 22, the U.S. EPA denied several petitions requesting the agency initiate rulemaking to change the point of obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard. Members of the biofuels industry have spoken out in support of the agency's action. READ MORE

November 27, 2017

UPS increases use of RNG through agreement with Big Ox Energy

BY UPS UPS recently announced an agreement with Big Ox Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Environmental Energy Capital LLC, to purchase 10 million gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) per year. READ MORE

November 27, 2017

Tennessee gasification plant recognized with award

BY Aries Clean Energy The Lebanon Gasification Initiative has been honored by the Tennessee Chapter of the Americ an Public Works Association. At the heart of the Lebanon initiative is a downdraft gasification plant designed and and built by Aries Clean Energy. READ MORE

November 22, 2017

Andritz to supply biomass boiler to new Japan plant

BY Andritz International technology group Andritz received an order from Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. Japan, to deliver a PowerFluid circulating fluidized bed boiler with flue gas cleaning system for a new biomass power plant near Tokyo, Japan. READ MORE

November 22, 2017

KSU research drives wheat straw forward as ethanol feedstock

BY Kansas State University Faculty at Kansas State University’s Institute of Computational and Comparative Medicine and bioenergy researchers at Yangzhou University in China have marked a significant milestone for the production of ethanol fuel from wheat straw. READ MORE

November 21, 2017

19 countries agree to scale up bioenergy targets

BY Biofuture Platform Countries representing half of the global population and 37 percent of the global economy agreed to scale up the low-carbon bioeconomy, and develop collective targets prescribing the contribution of sustainable bioenergy to final energy demand. READ MORE

November 20, 2017

Research finds wood pellets cut home heating GHGs in half

BY Lori Wright, NH Agricultural Experiment Station Using wood pellets for home heating fuel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by more than half over fossil fuels and natural gas, according to new research from the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire. READ MORE