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January 25, 2016

In Depth: Lynemouth’s Long and Winding Road

BY Tim PortzBuilt to support a shuttered aluminum smelter, the U.K. power station on the shores of the North Sea in Northumberland County has a new owner and a new shot at a complete transition to biomass. READ MORE

January 24, 2016

Opinion: Simplifying Safety During Shutdowns

BY Chris McKinnon In a move designed to eliminate a point of complexity and coordination in an already complicated process, some facility safety departments are outsourcing to a single combined-safety-service provider. READ MORE

January 23, 2016

Opinion: Betting on Biogas Growth in 2016

BY Amanda Bilek On the biogas front, 2015 was a good year, especially when compared to activity in previous years READ MORE

January 22, 2016

In Depth: Managing Biogas Storage and Retrieval

BY Bruce Smith The volume of a facility's stored biogas varies constantly and requires managing. READ MORE

January 22, 2016

Court rejects request to delay implementation of Clean Power Plan

BY Erin VoegeleOn Jan. 21, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Colombia denied a request for a stay that would have prevented the U.S. EPA from implementing the Clean Power Plan until legal challenges are resolved. READ MORE

January 22, 2016

Report: Iowa well positioned for biobased chemical development

BY Erin VoegeleA white paper published by Iowa’s Cultivation Corridor and the Iowa Biotechnology Association shows that Iowa is better positioned that many domestic competitors to capitalize on the next frontier of bioprocessing in the U.S. READ MORE

January 22, 2016

Clariant’s sunliquid technology wins German award

BY Clariant Clariant was recently honored for its innovative sunliquid technology for the production of cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues as part of the 2015 German Innovation Prize for Climate and Environment. READ MORE

January 22, 2016

In Depth: Baltic Boom

BY Katie FletcherAlthough still not large consumers of pellets, the Baltic states’ increasing production capacities have resounded in the export market. READ MORE

January 21, 2016

US Navy launches Great Green Fleet with 2016 kickoff event

BY Katie FletcherSecretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack kicked off the U.S. Navy’s Great Green Fleet initiative with the deployment of the USS John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group during a ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island. READ MORE

January 21, 2016

Construction begins on England biomass plant

BY Anna SimetConstruction has begun on a previously announced 40-MWe biomass cogeneration facility at Port Clarence. Eco2 partnered with Babcock Wilcox Lagan to construct the plant. Glennmont Partners is providing funding. READ MORE

January 21, 2016

DOE opens funding opportunity for algae technologies

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is accepting applications for up to $15 million in funding to develop algae technologies. Concept papers are due Feb. 12, with full applications due March 25. READ MORE

January 21, 2016

Joule completes acquisition of Red Rock Biofuels

BY Joule Joule, a developer of drop-in liquid fuels from recycled CO2, has announced the formal completion of its acquisition of Red Rock Biofuels, a project development company of renewable jet and diesel fuel based on waste from biomass or other sources. READ MORE

January 21, 2016

Partner collaborations advanced Elevance technology

BY Elevance Renewable Sciences Inc. In collaboration with several partners, Elevance Renewable Sciences Inc. has successfully completed scale-up of a second-generation biorefinery technology of the company’s olefin metathesis technology, utilizing ethylene and natural oil feedstocks. READ MORE

January 21, 2016

BioAmber announces 4 certifications for Sarnia facility

BY BioAmber Inc. BioAmber Inc. recently announced that its Sarnia, Ontario, production plant, jointly owned with Mitsui & Co., has received ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and FSSC 22000 certifications. READ MORE

January 21, 2016

Neste biofuel to fuel Super Bowl fan village, fan charter buses

BY Neste Neste will deliver renewable diesel to San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee for the electricity production at the Super Bowl City fan village. The Host Committee's Fan Express will also fueled by Neste's renewable diesel. READ MORE

January 21, 2016

In Depth: Biomass Supply Chain Trade-Offs: Basis for Successful Bioenergy Businesses

BY Rajdeep Golecha Feedstock sourcing is a critical aspect in the development of cellulosic biofuel businesses. READ MORE

January 21, 2016

Opinion: Paris and Pellets: Riding the Winds of Change

BY Christiane EggerThe climate agreement in Paris sent a strong message to the energy sector. Egger says the pellet sector could undoubtedly play a more important role in the transformation of the energy systems in many countries around the globe. READ MORE

January 20, 2016

Eni rolls out renewable diesel blend to 3,500 stations in Italy

BY Ron KotrbaEni, the Italian oil major that converted its Venice oil refinery to a renewable diesel manufacturing plant, is rolling out its renewable blended product to 3,500 fuel stations across Italy this month. The fuel contains 15 percent renewable diesel. READ MORE

January 20, 2016

Tesoro to support development of biocrude for its refineries

BY Tesoro Corp. Tesoro Corp. has announced plans to foster the development of biocrude, which can be co-processed in its existing refineries, along with traditional crude oil. The company is working with Fulcrum Bioenergy Inc., Virent Inc. and Ensyn Corp. READ MORE

January 20, 2016

Anellotech selects operating partner for testing facility

BY Erin VoegeleOn Jan. 20, Anellotech announced the selection of South Hampton Resources as the operating partner and site host for its fully integrated development and testing facility (TCAT-8), which will be located in Silsbee, Texas. READ MORE

January 20, 2016

NDC Technologies delivers moisture measurement system to Zilkha

BY NDC Technologies NDC Technologies has delivered a comprehensive, in-process near-infrared (NIR) moisture monitoring system to one of the world’s largest producers of advanced black pellet fuel, Zilkha Biomass Energy. READ MORE

January 20, 2016

JBEI researchers develop one-pot process for cellulosic ethanol

BY Lynn Yarris, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Joint BioEnergy Institute researchers have developed a “high-gravity” one-pot process for producing ethanol from cellulosic biomass that gives unprecedented yields while minimizing water use and waste disposal. READ MORE

January 20, 2016

In Depth: Defusing the Tinderbox

BY Ron KotrbaCost-effective techniques to mitigate dust-related risks are available to less sophisticated wood pellet mills, where a lack of capital, education, code knowledge, and proper cleaning and maintenance protocols may exist. READ MORE

January 19, 2016

Novozymes reports drop in bioenergy sales for 2015

BY Erin VoegeleNovozymes has released financial results for 2015, reporting sales grew by 4 percent organically last year. Bioenergy sales dropped 5 percent organically. EBIT grew by 15 percent and the EBIT margin was 27.7 percent. Net profit grew by 12 percent. READ MORE