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June 02, 2016

Ontario slates $100 million toward renewable natural gas

BY Anna SimetOntario’s government plans to spend up to $100 million over the next four years to foster growth of renewable natural gas (RNG) in the province. The Canadian Gas Association has also outlined new targets for country’s natural gas sector. READ MORE

June 02, 2016

Licella, Canfor form joint venture for biocrude production

BY Erin VoegeleAustralia-based Licella Fibre Fuels Pty Ltd. and Canada-based Canfor Pulp Products Inc., through its subsidiary Canfor Pulp Ltd., have signed an agreement to form the Licella Pulp Joint Venture. READ MORE

June 02, 2016

Enviva to supply pellets to Lynemouth

BY Enviva Holdings LP Enviva Partners LP has announced the execution of a new take-or-pay off-take contract to supply wood pellets to Lynemouth Power Ltd., a subsidiary of Energeticky a prumyslovy holding (EPH). Deliveries are expected to start next year. READ MORE

June 02, 2016

OSU researching bacteria to begin biofuel production process

BY Oklahoma State University The popular method of breaking down lignin to convert biomass into valuable biofuels and chemicals is done by using fungi. However, researchers at Oklahoma State University are turning that process on its head. READ MORE

June 02, 2016

CRFA changes name to Renewable Industries Canada

BY Renewable Industries Canada Canadian Renewable Fuels Association has relaunched under the name Renewable Industries Canada. The change from the reinforces the 32 year-old non-profit association's mission to promote the use of value-added products made from renewable resources. READ MORE

June 01, 2016

Idaho pellet project works to overcome challenges

BY Anna SimetThough an Idaho pellet plant project announced last spring hasn’t yet come to fruition, the project is still alive and working to overcome final hurdles. Centennial Renewable Energy plans to build the project on the site of a former timber plant. READ MORE

June 01, 2016

REA report shows food waste collected separately will save money

BY Katie FletcherA recent report released by U.K.-based Renewable Energy Association shows that food waste collected separately in a majority of situations can reduce costs for businesses and local authorities. READ MORE

June 01, 2016

USDA awards $8.8 million under Advanced Biofuel Payment Program

BY Erin VoegeleOn May 27, the USDA announced more than $8.8 million in awards through its Advanced Biofuel Payment Program, which makes payments to producers for advanced biofuels produced from renewable biomass other than corn kernel starch. READ MORE

June 01, 2016

GE’s gas engine, biosolids technology selected for UK project

BY GE GE recently announced that M+W group has selected its Jenbacher gas engines and Monsal advanced anaerobic digestion system for Surrey County Council’s new Eco Park waste treatment and biogas-to-energy facility. READ MORE

June 01, 2016

UK GIB invests in 5.4 MW biomass plant

BY U.K. Green Investment Bank Construction work will soon commence on a new green energy facility in Wrexham Industrial Estate, north Wales, after developers secured a commitment of GBP 25 million ($36.03 million) from U.K. Green Investment Bank plc and Equitix. READ MORE

May 31, 2016

Impact Bioenergy’s microdigester testing waste at Seattle brewery

BY Katie FletcherSeattle-based Impact Bioenergy, a small startup focused on distributed energy with its portable, prefabricated anaerobic digestion technology, deployed its first microdigester at the Fremont Brewery Co. in Seattle in April. READ MORE

May 31, 2016

Gevo to review strategic alternatives

BY Erin VoegeleGevo Inc. has commenced a review of strategic alternatives and engaged Cowen & Co. LLC as a financial advisor to assist in the review. The announcements was made approximately two weeks after the company released its first quarter financial results. READ MORE

May 31, 2016

New EU standard to boost greater use of renewable diesel

BY Ron KotrbaThe European Committee for Standardization recently approved a new standard for paraffinic diesel fuel made from synthesis or hydrotreatment. EN 15940 will make it easier for vehicle manufacturers to authorize up to 100 percent renewable diesel use. READ MORE

May 31, 2016

EPA posts supporting documents for RFS rulemaking

BY Erin VoegeleOn May 31, the U.S. EPA published its proposed rule to set 2017 renewable fuel standard (RFS) volume requirements in the Federal Register and posted dozens of supporting documents under the rule’s docket folder on Regulations.gov. READ MORE

May 31, 2016

Trestle, Larksen partner to reduce CO2 from ethanol, coal power

BY Trestle Energy LLC Trestle Energy LLC and Larksen LLC have announced a collaboration to commercialize a new fuel pathway management platform to enable ethanol producers to reduce their fuel carbon intensity and facilitate the use of biomass pellets at power plants. READ MORE

May 31, 2016

GBB, Stern Brothers announce waste-to-energy agreement

BY Gershman, Brickner & Bratton Inc. Gershman, Brickner & Bratton Inc. and Stern Brothers & Co. recently announced that they will enter into an agreement for waste-to-energy (WTE), infrastructure and alternative energy sector projects. READ MORE

May 31, 2016

DOE: 2016 BioenergizeME infographic challenge winners crowned

BY U.S. Department of Energy The winner of the 2016 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge was announced in May. The winning infographic entitled “Cellulosic Ethanol: Fueling the Future,” was developed by students from Smithtown High School East in St. James, New York. READ MORE

May 27, 2016

DOE: Biomass committee schedules June meeting

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee is scheduled for June 13-14 in Washington, D.C. Members of the public can observe the business of the committee. READ MORE

May 27, 2016

Hekotek announces pellet plant orders in Latvia, Belarus

BY Erin VoegeleEstonia-based Hekotek has made two announcements regarding the development of pellet plants in recent months, including the development of a new pellet plant in Latvia and a pellet plant expansion in Belarus. READ MORE

May 27, 2016

INL successfully tests oxidation catalyst in torrefaction system

BY Advanced Torrefaction Systems LLC Advanced Torrefaction Systems LLC has collaborated with the Idaho National Laboratory to test a catalytic oxidation technology designed by ATS to address problems that have hampered the development of large-scale torrefaction plants. READ MORE

May 26, 2016

Small-scale biomass gasification plant progressing in California

BY Anna SimetA 2-MW biomass gasification plant in North Fork, California, will break ground later this year. The project is the result of a public-private partnership between North Fork Community Development Council and Phoenix Energy. READ MORE

May 26, 2016

Lynemouth conversion progresses, Doosan Babcock awarded contract

BY Erin VoegeleIn mid-May, the owner of U.K.-based Lynemouth Power Ltd. issued a brief statement confirming plans to convert the power station to biomass are proceeding according to schedule. Doosan Babcock has been awarded a contract to convert the facility. READ MORE

May 26, 2016

Brigg Renewable Energy Plant opens in UK

BY Brigg Renewable Energy Plant The Brigg Renewable Energy Plant was officially opened May 26. The renewable energy plant, which is the largest dedicated straw-fired biomass plant in the U.K., generates 40 MW of electricity every hour. READ MORE

May 26, 2016

Purdue workshop to explore AD for livestock operations

BY Purdue University The Indiana Biomass Energy Working Group will offer a workshop at Fair Oaks Farms on management of wastes from large-scale livestock operations, including anaerobic digestion, a mechanism for transforming biological waste into bioenergy. READ MORE

May 26, 2016

Britcon wins contract for ReFood AD project

BY Britcon Britcon has secured a GBP 13.5 million ($19.81 million) contract to deliver the construction works on a new anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Dagenham for food waste recycler ReFood (UK) Ltd. READ MORE

May 26, 2016

Wageningen UR launches development of durable bio-PBS compounds

BY Wageningen UR A joint development program on biobased PBS (polybutylene succinate) compounds for injection molding has been launched by Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research in cooperation with Reverdia. READ MORE

May 26, 2016

Enviva Forest Conservation Fund awards 2016 conservation grants

BY Enviva Holdings LP The Enviva Forest Conservation Fund, a $5 million, 10-year program designed to protect tens of thousands of acres of bottomland forests in northeast North Carolina and southeast Virginia, has announced the recipients of its 2016 grants. READ MORE

May 25, 2016

EPA schedules hearing on RFS proposal, registrations due May 31

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has announced it will hold a public hearing June 9 in Kansas City, Missouri, on its proposed rule for the 2017 renewable fuels standard (RFS). Parties wishing to testify at the hearing must contact the EPA by May 31. READ MORE

May 25, 2016

Ethanol plant digester to send 5 MW to California grid

BY Anna SimetNot only does Tulare County, California-based Calgren Renewable Fuels LLC manufacture renewable transportation fuel and utilize renewable energy to power its operations, but starting next month, the plant will also send electricity to the grid. READ MORE