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December 09, 2014

Hurst boiler selected for New Hampshire district heating project

BY Hurst Boiler & Welding Company Inc. Sullivan County, New Hampshire, has purchased a Hurst biomass boiler district heating system with a backpressure steam turbine/generator. The Hurst system will serve the county's nursing home, prison complex and two smaller onsite buildings in Unity. READ MORE

December 09, 2014

Spart announces completion of financing for Michigan AD project

BY Sustainable Partners LLC Sustainable Partners LLC (Spart) has announced completion of financing for Lowell Energy AD LLC an anaerobic digestion (AD) waste-to-energy facility in Lowell, Michigan. Spart has been at work on Lowell Energy AD for two years. READ MORE

December 09, 2014

UPM advocates for EU advanced biofuel policy

BY UPM Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels, an industry coalition to promote advanced biofuels, met on Dec. 4 at the European Parliament. LSB, chaired by UPM's Marko Janhunen, is advocating for a strong EU-wide subtarget for advanced biofuels. READ MORE

December 08, 2014

Waste-derived pellet fuel manufacturing facility planned for 2015

BY Katie FletcherEngineered Carbon Solutions, the manufacturer of a hybrid pellet fuel made with recycled biomass material and coal, has plans to establish a mid-sized manufacturing facility in Connecticut next year. READ MORE

December 08, 2014

Airbus signs MOU with Emerging Fuels Technology

BY Airbus Group Inc. Airbus Group Inc. has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Emerging Fuels Technology Inc. to promote EFT in the commercialization of technologies to produce sustainable fuels for aviation. READ MORE

December 08, 2014

Official opening of biomass terminal at Port of Hull celebrated

BY Associated British Ports It dominates the skyline in the eastern part of the city and now the Port of Hull's dedicated biomass terminal, built to support Drax Power Station's conversion to a lower carbon power generator has been officially opened. READ MORE

December 05, 2014

Nevada County 3 MW biomass gasification project found feasible

BY Katie FletcherThe Nevada County Biomass Task Force and the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County Grass Valley, California, published a biomass feasibility assessment this December, based on a study conducted over the past year for the potential of a 3 MW project. READ MORE

December 05, 2014

Green Circle, Lauritzen Bulkers sign updated contract

BY Erin VoegeleLauritzen Bulkers recently announced it signed an eight-year contract with Green Circle Bio Energy for the transportation of 600,000 tons of wood pellets from the U.S. to Europe. READ MORE

December 05, 2014

Pennsylvania school receives $500,000 grant for biomass boiler

BY Katie FletcherIn late October, $12.5 million in Pennsylvania Energy Department Authority grants were awarded to 28 local governments, schools and businesses for alternative and clean energy projects, including those for biomass and biogas. READ MORE

December 05, 2014

Stobart announces strategic partnership, CHP project

BY Erin VoegeleU.K.-based biomass supplier Stobart Energy has entered into a strategic partnership with Imperative Energy Ltd., a provider of biomass energy solutions. The board of Stobart Group Ltd. also recently announced the development of a cogeneration plant. READ MORE

December 05, 2014

Researchers in Finland develop biobased polystyrene

BY VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland While it is used all over the world as a light packaging and insulation material, expanded polystyrene is a problem as waste. This is why researchers in Finland are developing an affordable an alternative made from PLA bioplastic. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

House passes tax extenders package, Senate vote expected soon

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. House of Representatives has voted to pass a short-term tax extenders package that aims to retroactively extend several tax incentives that expired at the end of 2013 and during the current year for one year, through the end of 2014. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

RFP issued for Windham County Vermont modern wood heat program

BY Katie FletcherA request for proposals to design and administer a modern wood heating program for Windham County, Vermont, has recently been issued by the Vermont Public Service Department's Clean Energy Development Fund. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

Canadian government funds enzyme research

BY Erin VoegeleCanadian officials have announced that the University of Toronto has been selected to receive $5 million to launch its Industrial Biocatalysis Network, which will explore new ways to use enzymes to produce biobased chemicals, plastics and products. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

Leidos provides update of Conn. bioenergy plant in Q3 results

BY Erin VoegeleLeidos Holdings Inc., the owner of the 37.5 MW Plainfield Renewable Energy biomass plant in Connecticut, has released financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2015, which ended Oct. 31. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

DOE awards $7 million to 2 feedstock logistics projects

BY U.S. Department of Energy The U.S. Department of Energy has announced up to $7 million for two projects aimed at developing and demonstrating ways to reduce the cost of delivering bioenergy feedstocks to biorefineries. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

Australian government funds biomass harvester development

BY Australian Renewable Energy Agency The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has announced $2 million funding support to develop a solution for collecting renewable biomass from fast growing trees.The project is scheduled for completion in 2017. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

Montana Western recognized for using energy from burning wood

BY University of Montana Western The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation recently presented the University of Montana Western with a plaque to honor the university's commitment to wood energy. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

Model evaluates where bioenergy crops grow best

BY University of Illinois Farmers interested in bioenergy crops now have a resource to help them determine which kind of bioenergy crop would grow best in their regions and what kind of harvest to expect. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

Valmet to deliver biomass boiler to project in Finland

BY Valmet Corp. Valmet Corp. and Nokianvirran Energia Oy signed a letter of intent for a delivery of a biomass-fired boiler plant to a steam heating station in Finland. The new heating station will supply process steam for a paper mill and district heating project. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

Next Fuel completes pilot filter test at biogas facility

BY Next Fuel Inc. Next Fuel Inc. recently announced it has completed a successful test of its recently acquired Integra Disc Filtration System. The system application was for pretreatment of agricultural-waste generated biogas digestate. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

Forest Service exceeds yearly forest restoration goals

BY U.S. Forest Service The U.S. Forest Service recently announced that it exceeded its forest restoration goals for fiscal year 2014, highlighting the agency's continued commitment to improving the health of the America's National Forests. READ MORE

December 03, 2014

Census Bureau releases biomass power plant data

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Census Bureau recently released new economic census statistics on renewable energy, reporting that revenues for electric power generation industries that use renewable energy resources increased 49 percent from 2007 to 2012. READ MORE

December 03, 2014

USDA announces advanced biofuel payments, bioenergy grants

BY Erin VoegeleOn Dec. 2, the USDA announced it is making more than $5.6 million grant payments to 220 producers under the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program. An additional $4 million in grants are being awarded though three programs supporting bioenergy initiatives. READ MORE

December 03, 2014

Volvo Trucks' assembly plant in Virginia powered by landfill gas

BY Volvo Trucks The electric power used by Volvo's New River Valley assembly plant in Dublin, Virginia, is now carbon neutral. As of November, 100 percent of the plant's electricity is generated by methane gas produced at 13 landfills in the region. READ MORE

December 03, 2014

Boeing conducts flight with green diesel

BY Boeing Boeing has completed the world's first flight using green diesel. The company recently powered its ecoDemonstrator 787 flight test airplane with a blend of 15 percent green diesel and 85 percent petroleum jet fuel in the left engine. READ MORE

December 03, 2014

Tanac announces plans to construct pellet mill in Brazil

BY Tanac S.A. Tanac S.A. has announced plans to construct a wood pellet manufacturing plant at its Rio Grande port site, in the south of Brazil. Construction of the 400,000-metric-ton-per-year plant commenced in October and is scheduled to complete in early 2016. READ MORE

December 02, 2014

Wartsila to provide 50 MW plant to bioenergy project in Hawaii

BY Erin VoegeleWartsila Corp. recently announced it will supply a 50 MW Smart Power Generation power plant to Hawaiian Electric Co. on the island of Oahu. The facility, located at the Schofield Barracks Army Base, is expected to run a biofuel blend. READ MORE

December 02, 2014

Researchers find way to turn sawdust into gasoline

BY KU Leuven Researchers at KU Leuven's Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis have successfully converted sawdust into building blocks for gasoline. Using a new chemical process, they were able to convert the cellulose in sawdust into hydrocarbon chains. READ MORE

December 02, 2014

Edeniq, Global Bio-chem announce joint development agreement

BY Edeniq Inc. Edeniq Inc. has announced a joint development agreement with Global Bio-chem Technology Group Ltd. The companies will cooperate on the development of technology to convert corn stover to cellulosic sugars for use in the production of biochemicals. READ MORE