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August 11, 2016

Gevo’s Q2 results highlight key, corporate activity like ATJ use

BY Katie FletcherGevo Inc. recently released its quarter two financial results, providing an update on Luverne’s operational status and progress, efforts in the jet fuel and specialty fuels markets, as well as its partnership with Clariant Corp. READ MORE

August 11, 2016

EIA updates short-term bioenergy 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 sector will increase by 10.5 percent in 2016 and 4.3 percent in 2017. READ MORE

August 11, 2016

Program announced for Heating the Midwest 2016 Conference & Expo

BY Heating the Midwest The Heating the Midwest 2016 Conference & Expo will take place Oct. 11-13 at the Island Resort and Casino in Harris, Michigan. A pre-conference tour will be offered Oct. 11, with the two-day conference officially opening Oct. 12. READ MORE

August 11, 2016

Technique could reduce contamination in biofermentation plants

BY Helen Knight, MIT News correspondent The cost and environmental impact of producing liquid biofuels and biochemicals as alternatives to petroleum-based products could be significantly reduced, thanks to a new metabolic engineering technique. READ MORE

August 11, 2016

AST receives patent for method to improve biomass processing

BY American Science and Technology American Science and Technology, an emerging technology company, has been awarded a patent for a system and method for the extraction of chemicals from lignocellulosic biomass that reduces the cost of Organosolv processing. READ MORE

August 10, 2016

CEQ guidance addresses biogenic emissions from land management

BY Erin VoegeleThe Council on Environmental Quality has issued final guidance on considering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate change in National Environmental Policy Act reviews that addresses certain biogenic emissions. READ MORE

August 10, 2016

DuPont cellulosic feedstock storage area experiences fire

BY Erin VoegeleOn Aug. 5, a lightning strike caused a fire at a feedstock storage area a few miles from DuPont’s cellulosic ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa. An estimated 10,000 bales of corn stover were lost, but the facility itself was unaffected. READ MORE

August 10, 2016

Siemens to supply 3 compact steam turbines to bioenergy plants

BY Siemens Within a period of just a few weeks, Siemens has received orders from customers in Great Britain and the United States for a total of nine compact steam turbines. Three of those steam turbines will be installed in U.K. biomass plants. READ MORE

August 09, 2016

Andritz highlights pellet, bioenergy orders in financial results

BY Erin VoegeleAndritz Group has released financial results for the first half of 2016, reporting good project and investment in the biomass pelleting sector and noting several orders related to bioenergy projects. READ MORE

August 09, 2016

PensionDanmark to invest in another biomass-fired CHP plant

BY PensionDanmark Copenhagen Infrastructure II, a fund under Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, and through it PensionDanmark and 18 other institutional investors, has teamed up with Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor to acquire the Kent bioenergy facility. READ MORE

August 09, 2016

DOE awards $11.3 million to support bioproducts, enable biofuels

BY U.S. Department of Energy The U.S. Department of Energy has announced up to $11.3 million for three projects that support the development of biomass-to-hydrocarbon biofuels conversion pathways that can produce fuels and/or products based on external factors. READ MORE

August 09, 2016

Puregas opens California office, partners with Unison Solutions

BY Puregas Solutions August 2016 marked the official opening of Puregas Solutions new North American sales office. The company is also working in partnership with Unison Solutions Inc. to bring the CApure upgrading technology to North America. READ MORE

August 09, 2016

UF/IFAS research could lead to more and healthier sorghum

BY University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher has identified two areas of the sorghum genome that could boost the plant’s resistance to the anthracnose disease. READ MORE

August 08, 2016

AFPM petitions EPA to redefine obligated party under the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleOn Aug. 4, the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers filed a petition for rulemaking with the U.S. EPA, asking the agency to move the point of obligation under the renewable fuel standard (RFS) to the owner of hydrocarbons at the rack. READ MORE

August 08, 2016

UPS reaches goal to drive 1 billion cleaner miles a year early

BY Erin VoegeleUPS has announced it has reached its goal of driving 1 billion cleaner miles using alternative fuels and its advanced technology fleet a full year earlier than planned. The company has also released its 14th annual sustainability report. READ MORE

August 08, 2016

Navy completes sea trial with ARA’s renewable diesel

BY Applied Research Associates Inc. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division's Self Defense Test Ship completed final-phase testing of a 100 percent drop-in renewable diesel fuel as part of the Navy's MILSPEC qualification program. READ MORE

August 05, 2016

Amyris signs record number of collaborations in second quarter

BY Erin VoegeleOn Aug. 4, Amyris Inc. released financial results for the second quarter of 2016, reporting the company signed more collaborations during the three-month period than it had during any previous quarter. READ MORE

August 05, 2016

Covanta provides global waste-to-energy project updates

BY Anna SimetCovanta Energy Corp. reported a solid second quarter with improvements in waste pricing and somewhat favorable trends in the waste, energy and metals markets compared to the previous quarter. READ MORE

August 05, 2016

PNNL: Cyanobacteria have allure for biofuel, chemical production

BY Tom Rickey, PNNL Researchers have figured out why Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002, a form of cyanobacteria, outpaces the growth of most of its peers. The organism triples in size to accommodate a rapid expansion of the cellular machinery it uses to build proteins. READ MORE

August 04, 2016

Enviva Q2 results highlight long-term offtake pellet contracts

BY Katie FletcherEnviva Partners LP announced its second quarter of 2016 financial and operating results, reporting increased income, quarterly distribution and outlook for the remainder of the year, driven by higher contracted wood pellet sales volumes. READ MORE

August 04, 2016

DOE opens funding opportunity to support Co-Optima initiative

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced the availability of up to $7 million in project funding to accelerate the introduction of affordable, scalable, and sustainable high-performance fuels for use in high-efficiency, low emissions engines. READ MORE

August 04, 2016

AEO announces core engineering team for New York AD project

BY American Organic Energy American Organic Energy recently announced that it has solidified its core engineering team to construct its anaerobic digester facility on Long Island, New York. The facility will produce vehicle fuel, electricity, compost and clean water. READ MORE

August 03, 2016

NY Clean Energy Standard to require 50% renewables by 2030

BY Erin VoegeleThe New York State Public Service Commission recently approved New York’s Clean Energy Standard, which will require 50 percent of the state’s electricity to come from renewable energy sources by 2030. READ MORE

August 03, 2016

Wheelabrator Kemsley EfW facility achieves financial close

BY Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. Wheelabrator Technologies recently reached financial close on a new 606,000 tons per year energy-from-waste (EfW) facility at Kemsley in Kent, U.K. The 43 MW combined-heat-and-power (CHP) facility will provide steam to an adjacent paper mill. READ MORE

August 03, 2016

Black & Veatch takes on South African waste-to-energy project

BY Black & Veatch Black & Veatch was selected by MBHE African Power (PTY) Ltd, a local renewable energy developer, to provide technical assistance for the country’s first waste-to-energy (WTE) plant. The energy plant will be located in the Western Cape. READ MORE

August 03, 2016

Ductor to supply technology to German biogas plant

BY Ductor Corp. Ductor Corp. recently announced it will implement its first commercial fermentation technology in Germany this fall for a biogas producer that plans to replace expensive maize silage with inexpensive poultry manure. READ MORE

August 03, 2016

Researchers demonstrate method to produce hydrogen from biomass

BY Cardiff University A team of U.K. researchers, including experts from Cardiff University’s Cardiff Catalysis Institute, have shown that significant amounts of hydrogen can be unlocked from fescue grass with the help of sunlight and a cheap catalyst. READ MORE

August 02, 2016

Court vacates portion of EPA’s MACT rule

BY Erin VoegeleOn July 29, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued an opinion on a lawsuit regarding the U.S. EPA’s Boiler Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT rule), vacating certain elements of the rule. READ MORE

August 02, 2016

Drax Biomass earns SBP certificates issued by SCS Global Services

BY Drax Biomass Inc. The first Sustainable Biomass Partnership certificates issued by SCS Global Services were recently presented to Drax Biomass Inc. for its Morehouse BioEnergy and Amite BioEnergy wood pellet manufacturing facilities. READ MORE

August 02, 2016

Anaergia chosen to operate biogas plant in South Africa

BY Anaergia Inc. Anaergia Inc. recently announced that its South African subsidiary, Anaergia Africa Proprietary Ltd., was chosen by Bio2Watt (Pty) Ltd. to operate a commercial biogas plant in Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa. READ MORE