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July 11, 2014

Cobalt, Andritz sign agreement for cellulosic n-butanol

BY Cobalt Technologies Inc. Cobalt Technologies Inc. signed an exclusive global cooperation and supply agreement with Andritz Inc. to integrate its proprietary lignocellulosic pretreatment process for the production of n-butanol with Andritz's customized pretreatment systems. READ MORE

July 10, 2014

Viridis Energy enters strategic partnership with pellet handler

BY Katie FletcherAn already valued relationship is brought to the next level with a strategic partnership between Viridis Energy's pellet manufacturing subsidiary, Scotia Atlantic Biomass Company Ltd., and Halifax Grain Elevator Ltd. READ MORE

July 10, 2014

EU announces bioenergy funding under 2 major initiatives

BY Erin VoegeleThe European Union has announced funding under two major initiatives that will benefit bioenergy projects, including EUR 1 billion in NER 300 funding and a new public-private partnership that aims inject EUR 3.7 billion into the biobased economy. READ MORE

July 10, 2014

Aviation offers a way forward in biofuels research

BY University of Wisconsin-Madison A professor of chemical and biological engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his collaborators have mapped out an integrated approach for processing red maple biomass into a jet fuel that costs $4.75 a gallon. READ MORE

July 10, 2014

DOE loan guarantee program targets biofuels, waste-to-energy

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy has officially opened a loan guarantee solicitation, making up to $4 million available for innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency projects located in the U.S. that avoid, reduce or sequester greenhouse gases. READ MORE

July 10, 2014

Petrixo selects Honeywell's UOP technology for new biorefinery

BY UOP LLC UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, has announced that its green fuels process technology has been selected by Petrixo Oil & Gas to produce renewable jet fuel and renewable diesel at a new refinery to be built in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. READ MORE

July 10, 2014

Brazil's GOL to fuel commercial flights with Amyris-Total biojet

BY Amyris Inc. Amyris Inc. has partnered with Brazilian airline GOL to begin the first commercial route with farnesane, the recently approved renewable jet fuel. GOL has committed to fly its Boeing 737 fleet with up to a 10 percent blend of the renewable fuel. READ MORE

July 10, 2014

Andritz to deliver pretreatment technology to Fiberight plant

BY Group Andritz International technology Group Andritz has received an order to supply equipment, engineering, and field services for Fiberight's cellulosic ethanol plant in Blairstown, Iowa. Start-up is planned for the first quarter of 2015. READ MORE

July 09, 2014

KiOR enters forbearance agreement, considers sale or merger

BY Erin VoegeleKiOR Inc. has entered into a forbearance agreement with the Mississippi Development Authority, amended its agreement with Vinod Khosla's KFT Trust, and engaged Guggenheim Securities LLC to assist in reviewing transactional and strategic alternatives. READ MORE

July 09, 2014

NC funds 6 cellulosic biofuel, bioenergy research projects

BY Holly JessenNorth Carolina recently awarded six projects a total of $500,000 through the state's Bioenergy Research Initiative, which is a program of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. READ MORE

July 09, 2014

Ceres licenses DNA browser software to Bayer CropScience

BY Ceres Inc. Ceres Inc., an agricultural biotechnology and seed company, has announced that the company has licensed its Persephone genome visualization application to Bayer CropScience. The software was originally developed for in-house use by Ceres. READ MORE

July 09, 2014

Navy looks to biofuels to sail the Great Green Fleet in 2016

BY U.S. Navy, Mark Matsunaga, U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs Ships and aircraft in the next Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise could be running on biofuels, and they won't even need to know it, according to speakers at an Alternative Fuels Overview briefing for RIMPAC 2014 participants. READ MORE

July 08, 2014

Protocol Biomass' Ontario pellet mill gets green light

BY Sue Retka SchillProtocol Biomass Corp.'s proposed pellet mill for Prescott, Ontario, is nearing the final planning stages. With fiber supply, offtake and financing in place, project engineers are finalizing equipment and contractor arrangements. READ MORE

July 08, 2014

Developer constructs 3 MW digester project in rural Indiana

BY Katie FletcherA $7 million anaerobic digestion facility to convert area dairy farm manure to electricity is under development in Elkhart County, Indiana. The 3 MW project is expected to be operational in September. READ MORE

July 08, 2014

Report highlights economic impact of the US bioscience industry

BY Erin VoegeleA new report published Biotechnology Industry Organization and Battelle indicates the U.S. bioscience industry demonstrated strong growth from 2011 to 2012, has navigated the economic recession better than most industries, and is once again growing. READ MORE

July 08, 2014

PFI announces final agenda for annual conference

BY Pellet Fuels Institute The Pellet Fuels Institute has announced its final agenda for this year's annual conference, where the industry gathers to address issues it faces and chart the course ahead. The conference will be held July 27-29 in Orlando, Florida. READ MORE

July 07, 2014

World Bank: climate-smart development benefits lives, jobs, GDP

BY Sue Retka SchillAdvanced biofuels and biomass play supporting roles in several scenarios examined in a recent report from the World Bank Group looking at climate-smart development. The report introduces a new holistic modeling framework. READ MORE

July 07, 2014

TimberWest considers pellet facility on Vancouver Island, BC

BY Sue Retka SchillTimberWest Forest Corp. is considering a $60 million pellet plant at Duke Point in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Planning is in preliminary stages, however, with several steps to go before the project gets final approval. READ MORE

July 03, 2014

CR&R breaks ground on California AD facility

BY Katie FletcherCR&R Environmental Services, a recycle and waste collection company in Southern California, entered into the construction phase of its anaerobic digestion (AD) facility in Perris, California. READ MORE

July 03, 2014

Trellis Earth restarts Cereplast plant with fresh business plan

BY Erin VoegeleTrellis Earth Products Inc. has acquired the assets of bioplastics company Cereplast Inc., which filed for bankruptcy earlier this year. The bioplastic production facility in Indiana will restart immediately with an improved business plan. READ MORE

July 03, 2014

Minnesota casino contemplates biomass heat

BY Anna SimetThe White Earth Nation of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe is contemplating installation a biomass power system for its Shooting Star Casino and Event Center in Mahnomen, Minnesota. READ MORE

July 03, 2014

New technology to demonstrate cost-effective biogas use

BY Katie FletcherA $1.6 million grant from the California Energy Commission is supporting a project at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to develop a combustion system that that can switch between biogas, propane and natural gas in real time. READ MORE

July 03, 2014

CE&P gets $3.1 million tax credit for job creation

BY Sue Retka SchillCalifornia Ethanol & Power LLC in southern California landed a tax credit from the California Competes Tax Credit Committee worth $3.1 million through 2018, if the company successfully meets the milestones in the contract. READ MORE

July 03, 2014

Researchers use supercomputer to improve catalysts for biofuel

BY National Science Foundation Scientists from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory are using the National Science Foundation-supported Stampede supercomputer to improve biofuel production by determining how certain enzymes break down cellulose. READ MORE

July 03, 2014

New video highlights the importance of biofuels to the military

BY Union of Concerned Scientists Our nation's continued oil use is posing a dangerous threat to our nation's armed forces and security, but engineers and national security experts are working together to make oil savings solutions a reality, according to a new video. READ MORE

July 02, 2014

EPA finalizes RFS rules establishing new pathways, QAP

BY Erin VoegeleOn July 2, the U.S. EPA published two final rules pertaining to the renewable fuel standard (RFS) program. The first establishes new fuel pathways, while the second finalizes the voluntary quality assurance plan for the RFS. READ MORE

July 02, 2014

Nondomestic RHI qualifies 800 MW biomass capacity from launch

BY Anna SimetThe U.K. Department of Energy and Climate change has released Renewable Heating Incentive and Renewable Heat Premium Payment data for May. The program provides financial incentives to increase the production and use of renewable heat. READ MORE

July 02, 2014

N.J. bill would benefit landfill gas-to-energy projects

BY Erin VoegeleA bill recently introduced in the New Jersey legislature aims to establish a Class I renewable energy certificate multiplier program for landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the state with the goal of offsetting economic loss from engine damage. READ MORE

July 02, 2014

Joule announces EPA clearance for modified cyanobacteria

BY Joule Unlimited Inc. Joule Unlimited Inc. has announced that the U.S. EPA favorably reviewed its microbial commercial activity notice (MCAN) for Joule's first commercial ethanol-producing catalyst. READ MORE

July 02, 2014

Researchers report heather could be UK energy source

BY Manchester University Harvesting energy from heather could cut greenhouse gas emissions and help the UK meet its bioenergy targets, according to new research by experts at Durham and Manchester Universities. READ MORE