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April 19, 2016

Air Liquide accelerates its development in biogas purification

BY Air Liquide Air Liquide has announced the commissioning of 12 biogas purification units in the last 12 months in Europe. With these new units, Air Liquide has tripled its biogas purification capacity on the European continent. READ MORE

April 19, 2016

Opinion: Tenacity Required to Secure Advanced Biofuels Future

BY Michael McAdams Addressing climate continues to be one of the major reasons to support and develop advanced and cellulosic biofuels. READ MORE

April 18, 2016

EPA submits 2017 RFS rule to White House OMB for review

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA delivered the proposed rule for the 2017 renewable fuel standard (RFS) to the White House Office of Management and Budget on April 15. OMB review marks a final step before the proposed rule is published in the Federal Register. READ MORE

April 18, 2016

S2G begins biobased glycol production at partner site

BY S2G BioChemicals S2G BioChemicals recently initiated production of fossil-free biobased glycols at the Memphis, Tennessee, site of the company's operating partner, Pennakem LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Minafin Group. READ MORE

April 18, 2016

Student startup converts waste lignin to mulch film for farm use

BY University of Tennessee Researchers have developed a process that makes lignin biodegradable and turns it into the large rolls of mulch film that farmers use to block weeds, retain moisture and soil temperature and improve crop yield. READ MORE

April 18, 2016

In Depth: Preventing Production Problems in the Lab

BY Trish Meek and Barbara Van Cann Increasing biofuel demand will require next-generation laboratory software solutions. READ MORE

April 15, 2016

EPA clarifies provision of RFS Quality Assurance Program rule

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA recently announced it has finalized an amendment proposed last year that clarifies an aspect of the renewable fuels standard (RFS) program that was inadvertently put in place with the Quality Assurance Program rule. READ MORE

April 15, 2016

EPA approves Joule’s advanced biofuel pathway

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA recently approved a renewable fuel pathway filed by Joule Unlimited Technologies Inc., allowing the company to generate D5 advanced biofuels renewable identification numbers for its algae-based ethanol under the renewable fuel standard. READ MORE

April 15, 2016

Vermont Public Service Board authorizes RNG project

BY Vermont Public Service Board The Vermont Public Service Board has authorized the construction and operation of a biogas facility on a farm in Salisbury, Vermont. The project will produce pipeline-grade natural gas for sale to Middlebury College and Vermont Gas Systems. READ MORE

April 14, 2016

EIA updates short-term bioenergy forecasts in recent reports

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the April edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting total renewables used in the electric power sector will increase by 10 percent in 2016 and by 5.1 percent in 2017. READ MORE

April 14, 2016

ORNL hosts Southeast bioenergy meeting, study tour

BY Oak Ridge National Laboratory Researchers and others interested in establishing a sustainable bioeconomy in the U.S. are taking part in a five-day study tour led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. READ MORE

April 14, 2016

USDA ARS: Algae enlisted to produce biofuel using papayas

BY Jan Suszkiw, USDA Agricultural Research Service Algae are the star players in an effort by USDA scientists in Hilo, Hawaii, to produce a renewable source of oil for conversion into biodiesel to help meet the island state's energy needs. READ MORE

April 14, 2016

NEOMA criticizes impact IESO’s new contract process on bioenergy

BY North Eastern Ontario Municipal Association North Eastern Ontario's municipalities are disappointed by Ontario's Independent Electricity System Operator's announcement to reduce the total allocation from biomass power. READ MORE

April 14, 2016

Clearfleau commissions AD facility at UK creamery

BY Clearfleau Clearfleau has announced it is commissioning an anaerobic digestion plant has been designed and built for Lake District Biogas. The facility, which is processing cheese waste, will feed biomethane into the gas grid. READ MORE

April 13, 2016

Cellulosic ethanol plant planned for Spiritwood, N.D.

BY Ann BaileyThe CEO and a founding partner of New Energy Investors met with North Dakota state officials April 12 to discuss a $150 million cellulosic ethanol plant the Pennsylvania company is proposing to build in Spiritwood, N.D. READ MORE

April 13, 2016

ABFA advocates for maintaining biobased diesel blenders credit

BY Erin VoegeleThe Advanced Biofuel Association is among a group of organizations that recently sent a letter to Senate Finance Committee leadership expressing concern over proposed changes to the biodiesel and renewable diesel blenders tax credit. READ MORE

April 13, 2016

University of Iowa, Iowa DNR agreement expands biofuel testing

BY Iowa State University, Wendy Moorhead The University of Iowa and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources have reached a landmark agreement that will help advance the UI’s renewable-energy goals while continuing to protect Iowa’s air quality. READ MORE

April 13, 2016

‘Algal Turf Scrubbers’ help clean Baltimore Harbor, fuel cars

BY U.S. Department of Energy Energy Department-funded researchers are investigating how to mimic algae's absorb nutrients and produce oxygen, while at the same time, sustainably produce biomass for conversion to renewable biofuels and bioproducts. READ MORE

April 13, 2016

KLM launches new series of biofuel flights from Oslo to Amsterdam

BY KLM Royal Dutch Airlines On March 31, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines launched a series of around 80 biofuel flights from Oslo to Amsterdam operated with an EMBRAER 190. The remaining flights will be operated over the forthcoming period of five to six weeks. READ MORE

April 12, 2016

Inslee vetoes bill that would have benefited bioenergy

BY Erin VoegeleWashington Gov. Jay Inslee recently vetoed legislation that would have benefited older biomass facilities by allowing those producing electricity through certain recent capital investments to generate renewable energy credits. READ MORE

April 12, 2016

Gevo’s biobased jet fuel can now fuel commercial flights

BY Gevo Inc. Gevo Inc., recently announced that ASTM International has now completed its process of approving the revision of ASTM D7566 to include alcohol-to-jet synthetic paraffinic kerosene (ATJ-SPK) derived from renewable isobutanol. READ MORE

April 12, 2016

Thompson, Roeslein biogas project awarded at biomass conference

BY Katie FletcherRecipients of the annual industry awards—Excellence in Bioenergy and Groundbreaker of the Year—were announced at the 2016 International Biomass Conference & Expo, currently underway at the Charlotte Convention Center April 11-14. READ MORE

April 12, 2016

Fulcrum secures, delivers first biogas contract

BY Fulcrum Fulcrum, the U.K.’s leading independent energy and utilities provider, has secured and delivered its first biogas contract since it entered the market, with the installation of a 1.3 kilometer (0.81 mile) gas pipeline. READ MORE

April 12, 2016

ABO applauds introduction of carbon utilization amendment

BY Algae Biomass Organization The Algae Biomass Organization, the trade association for the algae industry, applauded an amendment proposed April 12 by U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., that would provide tax credit support for carbon capture and utilization technologies. READ MORE

April 12, 2016

Foresight reaches financial close on construction of AD plant

BY Foresight Group U.K.-based Foresight Group has announced the investment of GBP 3.5 million ($5 million) from Foresight AD EIS Fund to construct an anaerobic digestion plant on the Mapledurham Estate, near Reading in Berkshire. READ MORE

April 12, 2016

Industry talks lows, highs, opportunities at biomass conference

BY Anna SimetLow oil and power prices and a warm winter are the predominant reasons that it’s been a challenging year for every sector of the biomass industry. READ MORE

April 11, 2016

BPA commends EPA on substantive biomass workshop

BY Biomass Power Association The Biomass Power Association has thanked the U.S. EPA for its April 7 workshop on the role of biomass in the Clean Power Plan. During the event, scientific and state policy experts testified on the essential role biomass will play for many states. READ MORE

April 11, 2016

UK DECC releases provisional 2015 energy data

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change has released provisional energy data for 2015, reporting renewable electricity generation reached 83.3 TWh last year, up 29 percent from 2014, with bioenergy up 28 percent. READ MORE

April 11, 2016

BTEC calls on biomass supporters to support BTU Act

BY Erin VoegeleThe Biomass Thermal Energy Council is asking biomass supporters to take action by contacting their elected legislators and asking them to support the inclusion of the Biomass Thermal Utilization Act in legislation being considered by the U.S. Senate. READ MORE

April 11, 2016

GE’s Distributed Power business signs supply agreement

BY GE GE’s Distributed Power has signed a parts supply agreement with Nixon Energy Solutions to strengthen Nixon’s ability to ensure the long-term availability and reliability of 11 of GE’s Jenbacher gas engines that will power three landfill gas projects. READ MORE