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August 13, 2014

No injuries, environmental harm reported following digester fire

BY Clear Horizons Dane LLC Clear Horizons Dane LLC, which operates the Dane County community digester project near Waunakee, Wisconsin, has reported that a fire at the facility Aug. 6 was extinguished within an hour and no injuries or release of hazardous materials occurred. READ MORE

August 13, 2014

In Depth: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

BY Anna SimetBest Available Control Technology solutions vary according to project characteristics and site specificities. READ MORE

August 13, 2014

Poet-DSM announces grand opening for Project Liberty

BY Holly JessenPoet-DSM has planned a Sept. 3 grand opening celebration at the Project Liberty cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsberg, Iowa. It's a milestone many have been waiting for eagerly. READ MORE

August 12, 2014

First international standards in solid biofuels published

BY American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers announces that the first seven international standards in the expanding industry of solid biofuels have been published. In addition, work has also begun on part eight of the series. READ MORE

August 12, 2014

KiOR provides update in Q2 report

BY Erin VoegeleKiOR Inc. has filed its second quarter financial report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, providing an update of the company's financial and operational status. READ MORE

August 12, 2014

Progress continues on development of solid biofuel standards

BY American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Meeting recently in Stockholm, ISO Technical Committee 238, Solid Biofuels, made measurable progress toward developing the content for a series of physical property test standards and related topics. READ MORE

August 12, 2014

SG Preston to build 120 MMgy renewable diesel plant in Ohio

BY Ron KotrbaSG Preston plans to build a 120 MMgy renewable diesel facility in in Lawrence County, Ohio. The SGP South Point facility, expected to be complete in 2017, will cost $400 million and create 100 permanent jobs, the company stated. READ MORE

August 12, 2014

Opinion: The Many Benefits of Replacing Coal With Wood Pellet Fuel

BY William Strauss Electricity generated from pellets in converted coal plants is almost the same cost as electricity generated from natural gas, by far the cheapest way to make new, low-carbon power. READ MORE

August 11, 2014

BioAmber reports progress with Sarnia plant in Q2 results

BY Erin VoegeleBioAmber Inc. has released second quarter financial results, reporting that the company's biobased succinic acid plant in Sarnia, Ontario, is progressing on budget and is expected to be complete in early 2015. READ MORE

August 11, 2014

Construction underway on Missouri anaerobic digestion project

BY Roeslein Alternative Energy LLC Construction is underway in Missouri on an innovative $80 million renewable energy project, developed and constructed by Roeslein Alternative Energy LLC in collaboration with Murphy-Brown of Missouri LLC, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods Inc. READ MORE

August 11, 2014

Stoel Rives: IRS issues new guidance on ITC/PTC

BY Stoel Rives LLP The IRS has issued guidance that clarifies and modifies prior guidance regarding the "beginning of construction" requirement for qualifying for the Section 45 production tax credit (PTC) and the Section 48 investment tax credit (ITC) READ MORE

August 11, 2014

In Depth: Pressing For Success

BY Tim PortzFocused on innovation, reliability and efficiency, pellet press manufacturers are keeping pace with demands of rapidly expanding pellet markets. READ MORE

August 10, 2014

In Depth: Warming Up To Outdoor Wood Heaters

BY Katie Fletcher Outdoor wood appliance manufacturers are feeling the heat of new regulations, but many were already focused on providing cleaner and more efficient systems. READ MORE

August 09, 2014

Opinion: Renewable Fuel Standard Rules Give Boost to Biogas

BY Amanda Bilek There is little doubt that allowing biogas-based transportation fuel projects to sell either advanced biofuel or cellulosic compliance credits will give a big boost to U.S. projects. READ MORE

August 08, 2014

Amyris expects to deliver positive EBITDA next year

BY Erin VoegeleDuring a call to discuss second quarter financial results, John Melo, president and CEO of Amyris Inc., indicated the company is on track to deliver positive operational cash flow during the second half of the year and positive EBITDA in 2015. READ MORE

August 08, 2014

Fulcrum Bioenergy, Cathay Pacific announce strategic investment

BY Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc. Cathay Pacific Airways has announced that it is the first airline investor in Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc. as part of the airline's biofuel strategy and to help it achieve a target of carbon-neutral growth from 2020. READ MORE

August 08, 2014

Hawaii funds biofuel project

BY Gov. Neil Abercrombie's Office Gov. Neil Abercrombie recently presented a $1.6 million check on behalf of the Hawaii Department of Agriculture to the Daniel K. Inouye U.S. Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center's zero-waste biofuel and high-protein feed program. READ MORE

August 08, 2014

In Depth: No Separation Anxiety

BY Keith Loria Numerous biogas upgrading technologies are being used in today’s expanding market. READ MORE

August 08, 2014

Expansion of fiber business outlined in Rentech Q2 earnings call

BY Tim PortzRentech CEO Hunt Ramsbottom outlined the company's continued efforts to expand its fiber business in a quarterly earnings call. READ MORE

August 07, 2014

Drax loses appeal over CfD, expected to proceed with conversion

BY Erin VoegeleOn Aug. 7, Drax Group plc released a statement indicating that its second unit conversion is no longer eligible for an investment contract. Rather, the company is expected to proceed with the conversion with support under the Renewables Obligation. READ MORE

August 07, 2014

REG provides update of Dynamic Fuels acquisition in Q2 results

BY Erin VoegeleRenewable Energy Group Inc. recently announced second quarter financial results and provided an update on its recent acquisition of the former Dynamic Fuels renewable diesel facility. READ MORE

August 07, 2014

Utility proposes low buyback rate for customer-sited bioenergy

BY RENEW Wisconsin Contained in Milwaukee-based We Energies' pending rate filing is a proposal to cut the buyback rate for new customer-sited bioenergy projects by more than half, down to 4.24 cents per kilowatt-hour beginning in January 2016. READ MORE

August 07, 2014

USDA report aims to provide uniform method for GHG assessment

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA recently published a report that provides uniform scientific methods for quantifying the changes in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and carbon storage from various land management and conservation activities. READ MORE

August 07, 2014

Grid synchronization achieved at Texas bioenergy facility

BY Gemma Power Systems LLC Gemma Power Systems LLC has completed initial synchronization of the Woodville Renewable Power Project with the electric grid operated by the Midwest Independent System Operator. READ MORE

August 07, 2014

Genomatica: Nylon intermediates focus of development program

BY Genomatica Genomatica announced that major nylon intermediates, including hexamethylenediamine, caprolactam and adipic acid (HMD, CPL and ADA), are the focus of its third publicly-disclosed development program. READ MORE

August 07, 2014

AgriLife Research: Mesquite a complementary biofuel feedstock

BY Texas A&M AgriLife Research A recent Texas A&M AgriLife Research study outlines how mesquite measures up relative to other bioenergy feedstocks with regard to economic and greenhouse gas efficiency. READ MORE

August 07, 2014

Bioenergy week planned in Ontario

BY Canadian Bioenergy Association Canadian Bioenergy Association, the Forest Products Association of Canada, Lakehead University, Confederation College and the Biomass Innovation Centre of Nipissing University are partnering to offer a full-slate of events from Sept. 8-13 in Ontario. READ MORE

August 07, 2014

Dyadic, CIMV to collaborate on second generation biofuels

BY Dyadic International Inc. Dyadic International Inc. recently announced that it has signed a collaboration agreement to commercialize second generation biofuel and bio-based chemical technology with Compagnie Industrielle de la Matiere Vegetale. READ MORE

August 07, 2014

Opinion: High Stakes for Biomass in EPA Climate Regulations

BY Matt Carr The U.S. EPA's proposed rules to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, manufacturing facilities, and other stationary sources mark a pivotal moment for biomass technologies. READ MORE

August 06, 2014

Ameresco evaluating biogas RIN opportunities

BY Anna SimetDuring its recent Q2 financial earnings call, Ameresco Inc. indicated it is exploring opportunities that the growing renewable compressed and liquid natural gas market has to offer. READ MORE