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September 12, 2016

CBD delivers pneumatic fuel conveying system to Lynemouth plant

BY Clyde Bergemann Clyde Bergemann has been chosen to deliver the pneumatic conveying systems for the U.K.-based Lynemouth biomass conversion. The 420 MW power plant burnt its last coal in December 2015 and will reopen burning wood pellets early in 2018. READ MORE

September 12, 2016

RSB EU RED re-recognized by the European Commission

BY Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials is pleased to announce its re-recognition by the European Commission. The decision was published by the commission on Aug. 9 in the Official Journal of the European Union and is valid for five years. READ MORE

September 12, 2016

Opinion: The Business End of the Supply Chain

BY Tim PortzOne of the stories in this issue tells the story of wood pellet retailer Squier Lumber's history in distributing wood pellets; the journey they took building their business to where it's at today and the foreseen challenges for the future. READ MORE

September 12, 2016

Opinion: Private Labeling Provisions

BY Chris WibergPFI's Standards Program has recently made private labeling provisions for issuing additional registration numbers to qualified producers who are selling wood pellets to retailers or distributors who require anonymity on behalf of the producer. READ MORE

September 11, 2016

Opinion: What Next for the Atlantic Pellet Market?

BY Hannes LechnerAlthough there is currently an overcapacity in the Atlantic pellet market, it's expected to clear up slowly, and as the three major European biomass conversion projects come online, they may help bring the market back to balance. READ MORE

September 10, 2016

Opinion: Distribution Model Cost Savings

BY Michele RebiereRebiere highlights three major distribution models in the pellet industry today and how short-term potential savings can be realized in these costs for pellet producers to build long-term efficiencies. READ MORE

September 09, 2016

In Depth: Riding the Wave

BY Ron KotrbaSquier Lumber & Hardware Inc., a longtime staple in Monson, Massachusetts, and surrounding communities, more recently has evolved into one of the premier independent pellet retailers in the U.S. Northeast. READ MORE

September 09, 2016

BPA, ABC advocate for tax credit extensions

BY Erin VoegeleThe Biomass Power Association and American Biogas Council are among four renewable energy trade groups that sent a letter to congressional leaders on Sept. 6 advocating for the extension of expiring renewable energy tax incentives. READ MORE

September 09, 2016

GE, Hayward Gordon sign distribution agreement for AD equipment

BY GE GE recently announced that Hayward Gordon will be the exclusive supplier of process support and mixing nozzles for GE’s anaerobic digestion solutions in North America. Hayward Gordon’s HydroMix system is a highly effective hydraulic mixing system. READ MORE

September 09, 2016

IBN-One awards engineering contract to Technip, IPSB

BY Global Bioenergies IBN-One, a subsidiary of Global Bioenergies and Cristal Union, recently announced it has awarded the first engineering contract for its bio-isobutene plant to Technip and IPSB. READ MORE

September 08, 2016

Brown signs bills extending California GHG reduction targets

BY Erin VoegeleOn Sept. 8, California Gov. Edmond Brown signed legislation strengthening the state’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by requiring the state to cut emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. READ MORE

September 08, 2016

EIA updates bioenergy forecasts in Short-Term Energy Outlook

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the September edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting total renewables used in the electric power sector will increase by 9.5 percent this year and 5.8 percent next year. READ MORE

September 08, 2016

Select stations in Finland to sell 100 percent renewable diesel

BY Ron KotrbaNeste plans to sell 100 percent renewable diesel at select stations in Finland come January. The company says the product launch is one way it plans to participate in the centennial celebration of Finland's independence from Russia in 1917. READ MORE

September 08, 2016

KLM to operate biofuel flights out of Los Angeles

BY KLM Royal Dutch Airlines KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has signed a three-year contract for the supply of sustainable biofuel in Los Angeles. The biofuel will be produced by the local biofuel refinery AltAir Fuels and supplied by SkyNRG. READ MORE

September 08, 2016

Valmet to supply biomass boiler, equipment to Denmark plant

BY Valmet Valmet and HOFOR Energiproduktion A/S have signed a contract regarding delivery of a biomass-fired boiler plant and related biofuel storage and conveyor systems to HOFOR's Amagerværket heat and power plant in Copenhagen. READ MORE

September 08, 2016

In Depth: Doubling Down

BY Tim PortzAs Drax Power Station’s biomass metamorphosis comes of age and new conversions come online, investment and innovation in Britain’s ports maintain momentum. READ MORE

September 07, 2016

Tesoro to acquire Virent

BY Erin VoegeleOn Sept. 6, Tesoro Corp. announced an agreement under which it will acquire Virent Inc. and become the company’s new strategic owner. Virent said the acquisition will support the scale-up and commercialization of its BioForming technology. READ MORE

September 07, 2016

Ineos Bio to sell ethanol business, including Vero Beach plant

BY Erin VoegeleIneos Bio has announced its intent to sell its ethanol business, including the Ineos New Planet BioEnergy demonstration plant in Vero Beach, Florida, and the Ineos Bio USA Research Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas. READ MORE

September 07, 2016

FutureMetrics publishes updated white paper on CPP importance

BY Katie FletcherFutureMetrics LLC recently published a white paper that reviews the impacts of increased CO2 concentration in the atmosphere, offers thoughts on carbon policy, and discusses the Clean Power Plan and its role in supporting a more decarbonized future. READ MORE

September 07, 2016

Gevo to supply Lufthansa with renewable jet fuel

BY Gevo Inc. Gevo Inc. recently announced that it has entered into a heads of agreement with Deutsche Lufthansa to supply Gevo’s alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) from its first commercial hydrocarbons facility, intended to be built in Luverne, Minnesota. READ MORE

September 07, 2016

BioAmber Sarnia achieves operational milestone

BY BioAmber Inc. BioAmber Inc. recently announced that its joint venture with Mitsui & Co. has achieved the final operational milestone set out in a CAD$20 million commercial loan that the joint venture drew down in 2015. READ MORE