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July 16, 2015

EPA begins publishing annual data on RIN sales, RIN holdings

BY Erin VoegeleIn early July, the U.S. EPA released renewable identification number (RIN) sales data aggregated by renewable fuel standard (RFS) party type for the first time. The EPA said the data will increase transparency in the RIN market. READ MORE

July 16, 2015

California funds 5 dairy digester projects

BY Erin VoegeleThe California Department of Food and Agriculture has awarded $11.1 million to support five anaerobic digestion (AD) projects at dairy operations around the state. The projects will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from dairy manure. READ MORE

July 16, 2015

New family of chemical structures remove CO2 from gas mixtures

BY Stockholm University A newly discovered family of chemical structures could increase the value of biogas and natural gas that contains carbon dioxide. The new chemical structures, known as zeolites, have been created by an international team of researchers. READ MORE

July 16, 2015

EPA honors Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards winners

BY U.S. EPA The U.S. EPA is recognizing green chemistry technologies developed by industrial pioneers and leading scientists that turn climate risk and other environmental problems into business opportunities, spurring innovation and economic development. READ MORE

July 16, 2015

MGT Power, Macquarie sign agreement on Teesside bioenergy plant

BY Macquarie Capital Macquarie Capital and Macquarie's Commodities and Financial Markets group have recently signed an agreement to support MGT Power Limited in the financing of the 299 MWe Teesside Renewable Energy Plant. READ MORE

July 16, 2015

Opinion: Maximum Uptime

BY Tim PortzThe July/August issue of Pellet Mill Magazine covers both plant efficiency and policy matters, as inventory is built up in preparation of the 2015-'16 heating season and upcoming policy issues arise with potential to shape the future of pellet fuel. READ MORE

July 16, 2015

Opinion: EPA’s NSPS: Next Steps for Pellet Producers

BY Chris WibergU.S. EPA's New Source Performance Standards for new residential wood heaters is now in effect, although Wiberg says there are ambiguities. He shares what the Pellet Fuels Institute and others know about the NSPS rule. READ MORE

July 15, 2015

New Jersey WWTP adds biogas conditioning system, generator

BY Katie FletcherNew Jersey's Hanover Township wastewater treatment plant expects to finish a project to more efficiently use biogas produced at the plant by fall of this year. Biogas conditioning equipment and a 100-kilowatt (kW) generator have been installed. READ MORE

July 15, 2015

Event to focus on biobased product, chemical, fuel coproduction

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technology’s Office (BETO) has announced plans to hold a workshop focused on the challenges associated with the coproduction of biomass-derived chemicals, products and biofuels. READ MORE

July 15, 2015

World’s largest biomass shipment discharged at Port of Immingham

BY Associated British Ports The world's largest ever single shipment of biomass has been discharged on the quayside at Associated British Ports' Humber International Terminal at the Port of Immingham ready for onward transit to Drax power station. READ MORE

July 15, 2015

Research team seeks more efficient biomass refinement processes

BY Virginia Tech Researchers from across the world, including from Virginia Tech, plan to mimic the chemistry of the brown rot fungus to improve biorefining processes. The $4 million project is funded by the Research Council of Norway and industrial partners. READ MORE

July 15, 2015

Deinove reaches third milestone of the Deinol program

BY Deinove Deinove recently announced that it has reached the third and penultimate milestone of its Deinol project supported by Bpifrance. Achievement of this milestone triggers grant funding of up to EUR 1.2 million ($1.31 million). READ MORE

July 15, 2015

Opinion: Design Challenge to Promote Top-Performing Pellet Stoves

BY John AckerlyThe third pellet stove design challenge, led by the Alliance for Green Heat, entered phase one this summer to help consumers identify the most efficient stoves and how best to operate them. READ MORE

July 14, 2015

Ceres discusses plan to realign its focus during investor call

BY Erin VoegeleCeres Inc. has released financial results for its fiscal third quarter, reporting the company is continuing to realign its focus towards food and forage opportunities and biotechnology traits, rather than bioenergy markets. READ MORE

July 14, 2015

EU Agricultural Council adopts ILUC biofuel rules

BY Erin VoegeleThe Agricultural and Fisheries Council of the European Union has officially adopted the new rules to address indirect land use change (ILUC) impacts associated with biofuels. The directive was accepted by the European Parliament in late April. READ MORE

July 14, 2015

Researchers from Israel and Florida awarded funding for biogas

BY American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel and University of Florida researchers have been awarded a United States-Israel Bi-national Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD) grant to improve the production of biogas on farms. READ MORE

July 14, 2015

In Depth: Capital Actions for Pellet Fuel

BY Katie FletcherSeveral regulatory schemes in the U.S. should perk up pellet producers' ears. Hear from industry leaders why. READ MORE

July 13, 2015

USDA schedules July 16 forum, webinar on loan guarantee program

BY Erin VoegeleUSDA Rural Development’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) has scheduled a July 16 forum to introduce the new Biorefinery, Renewable Chemicals, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program. READ MORE

July 13, 2015

UK DECC releases first quarter energy statistics

BY Katie FletcherAt the end of June, the U.K.'s Department of Energy and Climate Change published first quarter energy statistics in its Energy Trends and Energy Prices publications. The report shows the U.K. has made progress in achieving its renewable energy goals. READ MORE

July 13, 2015

Drax: New milestone reached in biomass supply chain

BY Drax Group A three-year partnership between Lloyds Register Rail, U.K. manufacturer WH Davis and Drax has reached a significant milestone as Drax takes delivery of its 200th specially designed biomass rail freight wagon. READ MORE

July 13, 2015

In Depth: Down 'n Out in Pelleting Mills

BY Ron KotrbaPlanned weekly or monthly and annual outages are essential to running a high-performing, efficient pellet mill. READ MORE