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March 16, 2015

Dyadic releases annual results, calls 2014 a turning point

BY Erin VoegeleDyadic International Inc. recently released 2014 financial results, reporting revenue of $12.5 million, down from $17.1 million the prior year. The decrease is primarily attributed to a $6 million BASF upfront license fee in 2013. READ MORE

March 16, 2015

BASF now offers biobased PolyTHF

BY BASF BASF has made biobased Polytetrahydrofuran 1000 (PolyTHF 1000) available for the first time. The company is now providing this intermediate to selected partners for testing various applications in a large scale. READ MORE

March 13, 2015

E2 report highlights 2014 biofuel, bioenergy job announcements

BY Erin VoegeleEnvironmental Entrepreneurs (E2) recently released its fourth quarter and year-end 2014 jobs report, which shows continued growth of clean energy and clean transportation jobs in the U.S. READ MORE

March 13, 2015

Researchers combine biomass, solar energy conversion

BY University of Wisconsin-Madison In a study published March 9 in Nature Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison chemistry Professor Kyoung-Shin Choi presents a new approach to combine solar energy conversion and biomass conversion. READ MORE

March 13, 2015

Blazing a trail for biomass apprentices

BY re:heat Leading players in the U.K.'s biomass industry have joined forces to develop a skills standard under the British government's Apprenticeship Trailblazers program. The Biomass Installation Engineer program is led by Neil Harrison of re:heat. READ MORE

March 12, 2015

Gov. Brown removes sunset date from Oregon Clean Fuels Standard

BY Erin VoegeleOregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed S.B. 324 into law. The bill removes the Dec. 31, 2015 sunset date from the state's Clean Fuels Program. By signing S.B. 324, Brown has allowed the program to be implemented past the end of this year. READ MORE

March 12, 2015

WPAC approves Michele Rebiere as its new president and director

BY Katie FletcherOn March 10, the Wood Pellet Association of Canada announced that its board of directors unanimously approved the appointment of Michele Rebiere as the new president and director of the trade association. READ MORE

March 12, 2015

RWE drops biomass power, adds biomass thermal, wind

BY Anna SimetWhile RWE Group reported it achieved its earnings targets for 2014 and EBITDA was better than planned, low electricity prices and unusually mild weather negatively affected business performance, which dropped 25 percent from 2013 to 2014. READ MORE

March 12, 2015

ABO survey shows continued optimism for growth, commercialization

BY Algae Biomass Organization A survey of the algae industry conducted by the Algae Biomass Organization broadly shows high expectations for continued growth in the sector as well as increased production of a wide range of algae-derived products. READ MORE

March 12, 2015

JBEI researchers use proteomics to profile switchgrass

BY Joint BioEnergy Institute Joint BioEnergy Institute researchers have used advanced proteomic techniques to identify 1,750 unique proteins in shoots of switchgrass, a North American native prairie grass that is widely viewed as one of the most promising fuel crop candidates. READ MORE

March 12, 2015

Valmet to deliver a biomass boiler plant to project in Finland

BY Valmet Corp. Valmet Corp. will deliver a boiler plant that utilizes biomass to Nokianvirran Energia in Finland. Valmet's delivery will include a HYBEX boiler with a steam power of 68 MW. READ MORE

March 12, 2015

B&W Volund awarded contracts for U.K. biomass power plant

BY Babcock & Wilcox Co. The Babcock & Wilcox Co. has announced that its Denmark-based subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Volund A/S, has been awarded contracts totaling more than $220 million to design, manufacture and operate a biomass power plant in Rotherham, England. READ MORE

March 11, 2015

Report highlights potential of U.K. bioeconomy

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K. government has published a policy paper that highlights the economic and environmental potential of the emerging bioeconomy. The report finds significant potential in the utilization of waste resources. READ MORE

March 11, 2015

Fuels America responds to anti-RFS claims from API, others

BY Erin VoegeleFuels America recently hosted a media event featuring leaders in the U.S. ethanol industry responding to a call from the American Petroleum Institute, the Environmental Working Group and ActionAid to dismantle the renewable fuels standard (RFS). READ MORE

March 11, 2015

ICM, JUM Global sign contract for advanced gasification project

BY ICM Inc. ICM Inc. is pleased to announce a signed contract with JUM Global LLC, a global waste solution developer contracted with the City of San Jose, California, for a gasification demonstration unit using ICM's proprietary technology. READ MORE

March 11, 2015

Repreve Renewables to help power the University of Iowa

BY Repreve Renewables LLC Repreve Renewables LLC has been chosen to provide the agricultural and business development services for the University of Iowa's Biomass Fuel Project, which aims to assess and improve the environmental aspects of biomass crops and fuels. READ MORE

March 11, 2015

ISU, Cedar Rapids partner on agricultural bioprocessing

BY Iowa State University A partnership between Iowa State University and the City of Cedar Rapids will explore opportunities for expanding the success of the region's agricultural and bioprocessing industries. READ MORE

March 10, 2015

Lygos completes pilot-scale production of malonic acid

BY Katie FletcherLygos Inc., an industrial biotechnology company, recently announced that it has successfully achieved pilot-scale production of malonic acid from sugar. Malonic acid is a high-value specialty chemical useful for production of a variety of products. READ MORE

March 10, 2015

EIA reports illustrate bioenergy growth

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the March issue of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, forecasting that total renewables used for electricity and heat generation will grow by 2.9 percent this year. READ MORE

March 10, 2015

2015 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo agenda released

BY BBI International The 2015 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, the ethanol industry's largest conference, has released its highly anticipated agenda featuring more than 140 speakers and four comprehensive tracks. The event takes place June 1-4 in Minneapolis. READ MORE

March 10, 2015

Project aims to help Adirondack residents switch to pellet heat

BY Northern Forest Center Financial and technical assistance to help homeowners and businesses switch to high-efficiency wood pellet heating is now available to Adirondack homeowners and businesses through the Adirondack Model Neighborhood Wood Heat Initiative. READ MORE

March 10, 2015

Gevo sells renewable jet fuel to NASA

BY Gevo Inc. Gevo Inc. has announced that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has purchased Gevo's renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) for aviation use at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. READ MORE

March 09, 2015

RWE officially opens 65 MW Markinch biomass plant

BY Erin VoegeleRWE Innogy has officially unveiled its 65 MW biomass-fired combined-heat-and-power (CHP) facility in Fife, Scotland. The Markinch facility was opened March 5 by Scotland Energy Minister Fergus Ewing MSP. READ MORE

March 09, 2015

Viridis Energy subsidiary secures supply agreement

BY Viridis Energy Inc. Viridis Energy Inc. recently announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Viridis Merchants Inc., has secured a contract with an existing supplier for exclusive distribution of up to 18,000 metric tons of 100 percent Douglas fir pellets. READ MORE

March 06, 2015

Green Building Standard under consideration to include biomass

BY Katie FletcherThe Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings, or Standard 189.1, may include a definition of biomass, as well as requirements pertaining to the use of the source in the future. READ MORE

March 06, 2015

Oregon governor considers Clean Fuels Program sunset date bill

BY Erin VoegeleLegislation that aims to repeal the Dec. 31, 2015 sunset date of Oregon's Clean Fuels Program has been sent to the governor for consideration. The bill, S.B. 324, was passed by the Oregon House of Representatives on March 4 by a single vote. READ MORE

March 06, 2015

Miscanthus ethanol increases environmental benefits, profits

BY University of Illinois ACES A recent study simulated a side-by-side comparison of the yields and costs of producing ethanol using miscanthus, switchgrass, and corn stover. The fast-growing energy grass miscanthus was the clear winner. READ MORE

March 06, 2015

Opinion: Here Be Dragons

BY Tim PortzOften medieval cartographers would include images of dragons outside the edges of the known world on a map, presumably to indicate beyond the areas depicted was risk. This month's issue follows projects confronting and mitigating inherent risks. READ MORE

March 06, 2015

Opinion: Super Bowl of Politics: Debating the President’s Budget

BY Bob Cleaves President Obama recently released the fiscal year 2016 budget. Cleaves says as in the past, it's helpful understanding the priorities of the administration and how budget and tax issues might help the industry. READ MORE