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April 13, 2015

U.K. DECC releases 2014 bioenergy data

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change recently published provisional annual data for last year, reporting significant increases in bioenergy generation. The U.K. generated 22.9 TWh of energy from biomass resources in 2014. READ MORE

April 13, 2015

Minnesota group offers facility assistance for wood heat systems

BY Dovetail partners The Minnesota Statewide Wood Energy Team has announced a new type of facility assistance for those interested in moving from fuel oil and propane to innovative wood energy systems. Learn more at the Heating the Midwest Conference in Minneapolis. READ MORE

April 13, 2015

Wood biorefinery equipment on the auction block April 14

BY Holly JessenEquipment from a project to produce cellulosic ethanol at a pulp and paper mill is available for purchase in an online auction. Included in the auction is equipment from late model lab assets and a 2009-2012 biomass biorefinery pilot plant. READ MORE

April 12, 2015

Opinion: Playing A Global Game

BY Tim PortzBiomass Magazine Executive Editor Tim Portz discusses how the global nature of the biomass industry allows it to flourish despite policy fluctuation and uncertainty. READ MORE

April 11, 2015

In Depth: An Industry Looks at 50

BY Tim PortzThe pellet industry has grown each quarter for nearly five years. For this trend to continue, however, the sector must navigate numerous challenges, not least of which is its own success. READ MORE

April 10, 2015

EPA to finalize 2014, 2015 and 2016 RFS rules by November

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has posted a notice to its website announcing that the volume requirements for the 2014, 2015 and 2016 renewable fuel standard (RFS), along with the 2017 volume requirement for biomass-based diesel, will be finalized by Nov. 30. READ MORE

April 10, 2015

Ceres reports favorable sorghum growth in Brazil in Q2 results

BY Katie FletcherOn April 9, Ceres Inc. released financial results for the second quarter of 2015, reporting growing conditions in Brazil have been generally favorable for its sweet-sorghum collaboration with Raizen across most multi-hybrid field evaluation sites. READ MORE

April 10, 2015

BCSE: FY 2016 climate funding aids U.S. clean energy companies

BY Erin VoegeleThe Business Council for Sustainable Energy has sent letters to members of Congress on behalf of its membership expressing support for the U.S. contribution to two climate funds in the administration’s fiscal year (FY) 2016 federal budget request. READ MORE

April 10, 2015

SBP accepts SCS Global Services as applicant certification body

BY SCS Global Services SCS Global Services, a leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, announced that it has been accepted as an applicant certification body for the Sustainable Biomass Partnership. READ MORE

April 10, 2015

Deal forged on Minnesota bioeconomy legislation

BY Bioeconomy Coalition of Minnesota Biobased industry, agriculture, and environmental interests recently reached agreement on legislation in Minnesota that would create production-based incentives for renewable chemicals, advanced biofuels and biomass thermal energy. READ MORE

April 10, 2015

Opinion: Proving Biomass Power Economics

BY Bob Cleaves Biomass Power Association President and CEO Bob Cleaves reiterates the symbiotic relationship between responsible forest management, sustainable forests and the biomass power industry. READ MORE

April 09, 2015

New York opens $160 RFP for large-scale clean energy projects

BY Erin VoegeleNew York has announced plans to make a $160 million investment under the state's Reforming the Energy Vision strategy to aid in the growth of clean energy projects. The funding is being made available to support public-private sector partnerships. READ MORE

April 09, 2015

FutureMetrics: Convert to pellets before upgrading insulation

BY Katie FletcherFutureMetrics LLC recently published a white paper on why homeowners should switch from heating oil boilers to wood pellet boilers before upgrading the insulation in their home. READ MORE

April 09, 2015

U.S. Forest Service highlights accomplishments of CFLRP

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Forest Service has published a five-year report on its Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program, noting the program has made 2.1 million green tons of biomass available for energy production. READ MORE

April 09, 2015

Renewable Heat NY projects support growth of biomass industry

BY New York State Energy Research and Development Authority The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and Vincent's Heating and Fuel Service have announced the kickoff of 15 commercial and residential high-efficiency, low-emission wood pellet-fired heating projects. READ MORE

April 09, 2015

USDA awards funds to expand, accelerate wood energy markets

BY USDA On April 9, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the award of over $9 million to expand and accelerate wood energy and other wood product markets. The federal funds will leverage $22 million in investments from partners. READ MORE

April 09, 2015

California biomass gasification project awarded CEC grant

BY Phoenix Energy A biomass gasification project under development by North Fork Community Power LLC, a joint venture of Phoenix Energy and the North Fork Community Development Council, was recently awarded a $4.9 million grant from the California Energy Commission. READ MORE

April 09, 2015

Iowa leadership to lead trade missions to South Korea, Brazil

BY Gov. Terry E. Branstad's Office Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds announced that they will lead trade missions to South Korea and Brazil respectively. Both trips are aimed at expanding trade and investment opportunities. READ MORE

April 09, 2015

Griffin Filters to exhibit at 2015 IBCE in Minneapolis

BY Griffin Filters Griffin Filters, a subsidiary of Cemtrex Inc., has announced that it will be exhibiting at the 2015 International Biomass Conference & Expo from April 20-22. The conference is the largest gathering of biomass industry professionals in North America. READ MORE

April 09, 2015

PHA plant planned in Spain

BY Bio-on S.p.A. Bio-on S.p.A. and Pizzoli S.p.A have announced plans to collaborate to build Italy's first PHAs bioplastic production plant using waste product from the potato agro-industrial process. READ MORE

April 08, 2015

Portucel breaks ground on pellet plant in South Carolina

BY Katie FletcherPortucel Sporcel Group has broke ground on its Colombo Energy pellet plant in Greenwood County, South Carolina. This estimated $110 million global investment represents an important development in the company's expanding bioenergy business. READ MORE

April 08, 2015

EIA updates bioenergy forecasts in short-term outlook

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the April edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, reporting total renewables used for electricity and heat generation are expected to grow by 3.4 percent this year. READ MORE

April 08, 2015

DRT announces commissioning of biomass power station in France

BY DRT DRT has announced the biomass cogeneration plant at its site in Vielle-Saint-Girons, France, has become reality. After a four-month testing phase, the power plant was officially put in service in the beginning of 2015. READ MORE

April 08, 2015

In Depth: Empowering Exporters

BY Anna SimetResources made available by the International Trade Administration equip companies with the tools, financing and knowhow required to increase renewable exports. READ MORE

April 08, 2015

Opinion: WRI Wrong On Wood Pellets

BY William Strauss FutureMetric's William Strauss counters findings of a paper released by the World Resource Institute. READ MORE

April 07, 2015

Landfill Methane Outreach Program updates data, announces awards

BY Katie FletcherLast month, U.S. EPA's Landfill Methane Outreach Program released updated data, and recognized LMOP partners for landfill-gas-to-energy (LFGTE) achievements. As of March, 645 unique projects were reported, and 440 candidate landfills were identified. READ MORE

April 07, 2015

Virginia Tech researchers convert corn stover to hydrogen

BY Virginia Tech A team of Virginia Tech researchers discovered a way to create hydrogen fuel using a biological method that greatly reduces the time and money it takes to produce the zero-emissions fuel. This method uses abundantly available corn stover. READ MORE

April 07, 2015

Algenol to participate in business development mission to China

BY Algenol Algenol is joining U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on a business development mission to China. GE, Southern Co., Honeywell, Praxair, Alcoa, and Lockheed Martin also traveling with the group. READ MORE

April 07, 2015

Opinion: The UK’s Untapped Market Potential

BY Neil Harrison Neil Harrison, vice chairman of the Wood Heat Association, discusses major market drivers and trends in the U.K. heating market. READ MORE

April 07, 2015

Business Briefs

BY Biomass Magazine Staff