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July 16, 2014

Edeniq, Global Bio-chem to develop industrial sugar technology

BY Edeniq Inc. Edeniq Inc. has signed a letter of intent with Global Bio-chem Technology Group Co. Ltd. to develop and commercialize processes to convert corn stover to industrial sugars for use in the production of chemicals, fuels, and other biobased products. READ MORE

July 16, 2014

Biofuel to comprise 6% of US aviation, marine fuel market by 2024

BY Navigant Research Aviation and marine biofuels represent one of the fastest-growing segments of the global biofuels market. According to a recent report from Navigant Research, biofuels will make up 6.1 percent of the aviation and marine fuel market in the U.S. READ MORE

July 15, 2014

Penn State offers graduate certificate in renewable energy

BY Sue Retka SchillBioenergy professionals interested in getting certified or earning a master's degree might want to check out Penn State's program in renewable energy and sustainability systems. The university recently added a bioenergy graduate certificate program. READ MORE

July 15, 2014

Ceres reports Q3 results, provides update on operations in Brazil

BY Erin VoegeleCeres Inc. has released its fiscal third quarter 2014 financial results, reporting revenue of $800,000 for the three months ended May 31. The company also announced progress with its sorghum evaluations in Brazil. READ MORE

July 15, 2014

DOE awards $6 million to advance cost-competitive biofuels

BY U.S. Department of Energy The U.S. Department of Energy has announced $6 million for two projects to develop next generation biofuels that will help drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel, and jet fuels from biomass. READ MORE

July 15, 2014

Elevance, Genting enter biorefinery collaboration

BY Elevance Renewable Sciences Inc. Elevance Renewable Sciences Inc. has announced a new collaboration with Genting Plantations Berhad through Genting Integrated Biorefinery Sdn Bhd, to be located in the Palm Oil Industrial Cluster in Lahad Datu, Sabah, Malaysia. READ MORE

July 14, 2014

Court sides with Drax in challenge to DECC subsidy decision

BY Erin VoegeleOn July 14, Drax Group plc announced the U.K.'s High Court has declared that the company's second unit biomass conversion was indeed eligible for an investment contract under the Final Investment Decision Enabling mechanism. READ MORE

July 14, 2014

$5 million waste biomass processing plant planned in Michigan

BY Anna SimetBioCycle plans to make use of agricultural scrap and waste materials and other biomass sources as manufacturing precursors, via a $5 million bioprocessing facility that is currently in final financing stages. READ MORE

July 14, 2014

Bluesphere biogas project receives term sheet for $15 million

BY Katie FletcherBluesphere Corp. has received a term sheet from Energy Power Partners, a private equity fund manager, for full equity financing of over $15 million for its 3.2 MW biogas project in Johnston, Rhode Island. READ MORE

July 11, 2014

Drax Biomass to move headquarters to Georgia

BY Erin VoegeleDrax Biomass is moving its headquarters from Burlington, Massachusetts, to the Atlanta, Georgia, suburb of Sandy Springs. The announcement was made July 8 by the Georgia Department of Economic Development. READ MORE

July 11, 2014

Sapphire Energy selected as an EcoPartner with Sinopec

BY Erin VoegeleSapphire Energy Inc. has announced that its algae-derived renewable crude project with Sinopec, China's state-owned oil and gas conglomerate, was selected for the U.S.-China EcoPartnerships Program. READ MORE

July 11, 2014

Lux Research: Lignin-derived chemicals to hit market in 2021

BY Lux Research As lignin supplies rise on the back of growing cellulosic feedstock utilization, commercialization opportunities of up to $242 billion are emerging in 13 select chemicals, says Lux Research. READ MORE

July 11, 2014

ITA accepting nominations for export advisory committee

BY Erin VoegeleThe International Trade Administration recently published a notice in the Federal Register announcing it is reestablishing the renewable energy and energy efficiency advisory committee and accepting nominations for its membership. READ MORE

July 11, 2014

Cobalt, Andritz sign agreement for cellulosic n-butanol

BY Cobalt Technologies Inc. Cobalt Technologies Inc. signed an exclusive global cooperation and supply agreement with Andritz Inc. to integrate its proprietary lignocellulosic pretreatment process for the production of n-butanol with Andritz's customized pretreatment systems. READ MORE

July 10, 2014

Viridis Energy enters strategic partnership with pellet handler

BY Katie FletcherAn already valued relationship is brought to the next level with a strategic partnership between Viridis Energy's pellet manufacturing subsidiary, Scotia Atlantic Biomass Company Ltd., and Halifax Grain Elevator Ltd. READ MORE

July 10, 2014

EU announces bioenergy funding under 2 major initiatives

BY Erin VoegeleThe European Union has announced funding under two major initiatives that will benefit bioenergy projects, including EUR 1 billion in NER 300 funding and a new public-private partnership that aims inject EUR 3.7 billion into the biobased economy. READ MORE

July 10, 2014

Aviation offers a way forward in biofuels research

BY University of Wisconsin-Madison A professor of chemical and biological engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his collaborators have mapped out an integrated approach for processing red maple biomass into a jet fuel that costs $4.75 a gallon. READ MORE

July 10, 2014

DOE loan guarantee program targets biofuels, waste-to-energy

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy has officially opened a loan guarantee solicitation, making up to $4 million available for innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency projects located in the U.S. that avoid, reduce or sequester greenhouse gases. READ MORE

July 10, 2014

Petrixo selects Honeywell's UOP technology for new biorefinery

BY UOP LLC UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, has announced that its green fuels process technology has been selected by Petrixo Oil & Gas to produce renewable jet fuel and renewable diesel at a new refinery to be built in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. READ MORE

July 10, 2014

Brazil's GOL to fuel commercial flights with Amyris-Total biojet

BY Amyris Inc. Amyris Inc. has partnered with Brazilian airline GOL to begin the first commercial route with farnesane, the recently approved renewable jet fuel. GOL has committed to fly its Boeing 737 fleet with up to a 10 percent blend of the renewable fuel. READ MORE

July 10, 2014

Andritz to deliver pretreatment technology to Fiberight plant

BY Group Andritz International technology Group Andritz has received an order to supply equipment, engineering, and field services for Fiberight's cellulosic ethanol plant in Blairstown, Iowa. Start-up is planned for the first quarter of 2015. READ MORE

July 09, 2014

KiOR enters forbearance agreement, considers sale or merger

BY Erin VoegeleKiOR Inc. has entered into a forbearance agreement with the Mississippi Development Authority, amended its agreement with Vinod Khosla's KFT Trust, and engaged Guggenheim Securities LLC to assist in reviewing transactional and strategic alternatives. READ MORE

July 09, 2014

NC funds 6 cellulosic biofuel, bioenergy research projects

BY Holly JessenNorth Carolina recently awarded six projects a total of $500,000 through the state's Bioenergy Research Initiative, which is a program of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. READ MORE

July 09, 2014

Ceres licenses DNA browser software to Bayer CropScience

BY Ceres Inc. Ceres Inc., an agricultural biotechnology and seed company, has announced that the company has licensed its Persephone genome visualization application to Bayer CropScience. The software was originally developed for in-house use by Ceres. READ MORE

July 09, 2014

Navy looks to biofuels to sail the Great Green Fleet in 2016

BY U.S. Navy, Mark Matsunaga, U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs Ships and aircraft in the next Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise could be running on biofuels, and they won't even need to know it, according to speakers at an Alternative Fuels Overview briefing for RIMPAC 2014 participants. READ MORE

July 08, 2014

Protocol Biomass' Ontario pellet mill gets green light

BY Sue Retka SchillProtocol Biomass Corp.'s proposed pellet mill for Prescott, Ontario, is nearing the final planning stages. With fiber supply, offtake and financing in place, project engineers are finalizing equipment and contractor arrangements. READ MORE

July 08, 2014

Developer constructs 3 MW digester project in rural Indiana

BY Katie FletcherA $7 million anaerobic digestion facility to convert area dairy farm manure to electricity is under development in Elkhart County, Indiana. The 3 MW project is expected to be operational in September. READ MORE

July 08, 2014

Report highlights economic impact of the US bioscience industry

BY Erin VoegeleA new report published Biotechnology Industry Organization and Battelle indicates the U.S. bioscience industry demonstrated strong growth from 2011 to 2012, has navigated the economic recession better than most industries, and is once again growing. READ MORE

July 08, 2014

PFI announces final agenda for annual conference

BY Pellet Fuels Institute The Pellet Fuels Institute has announced its final agenda for this year's annual conference, where the industry gathers to address issues it faces and chart the course ahead. The conference will be held July 27-29 in Orlando, Florida. READ MORE

July 07, 2014

World Bank: climate-smart development benefits lives, jobs, GDP

BY Sue Retka SchillAdvanced biofuels and biomass play supporting roles in several scenarios examined in a recent report from the World Bank Group looking at climate-smart development. The report introduces a new holistic modeling framework. READ MORE