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August 08, 2016

Navy completes sea trial with ARA’s renewable diesel

BY Applied Research Associates Inc. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division's Self Defense Test Ship completed final-phase testing of a 100 percent drop-in renewable diesel fuel as part of the Navy's MILSPEC qualification program. READ MORE

August 05, 2016

Amyris signs record number of collaborations in second quarter

BY Erin VoegeleOn Aug. 4, Amyris Inc. released financial results for the second quarter of 2016, reporting the company signed more collaborations during the three-month period than it had during any previous quarter. READ MORE

August 05, 2016

Covanta provides global waste-to-energy project updates

BY Anna SimetCovanta Energy Corp. reported a solid second quarter with improvements in waste pricing and somewhat favorable trends in the waste, energy and metals markets compared to the previous quarter. READ MORE

August 05, 2016

PNNL: Cyanobacteria have allure for biofuel, chemical production

BY Tom Rickey, PNNL Researchers have figured out why Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002, a form of cyanobacteria, outpaces the growth of most of its peers. The organism triples in size to accommodate a rapid expansion of the cellular machinery it uses to build proteins. READ MORE

August 04, 2016

Enviva Q2 results highlight long-term offtake pellet contracts

BY Katie FletcherEnviva Partners LP announced its second quarter of 2016 financial and operating results, reporting increased income, quarterly distribution and outlook for the remainder of the year, driven by higher contracted wood pellet sales volumes. READ MORE

August 04, 2016

DOE opens funding opportunity to support Co-Optima initiative

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced the availability of up to $7 million in project funding to accelerate the introduction of affordable, scalable, and sustainable high-performance fuels for use in high-efficiency, low emissions engines. READ MORE

August 04, 2016

AEO announces core engineering team for New York AD project

BY American Organic Energy American Organic Energy recently announced that it has solidified its core engineering team to construct its anaerobic digester facility on Long Island, New York. The facility will produce vehicle fuel, electricity, compost and clean water. READ MORE

August 03, 2016

NY Clean Energy Standard to require 50% renewables by 2030

BY Erin VoegeleThe New York State Public Service Commission recently approved New York’s Clean Energy Standard, which will require 50 percent of the state’s electricity to come from renewable energy sources by 2030. READ MORE

August 03, 2016

Wheelabrator Kemsley EfW facility achieves financial close

BY Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. Wheelabrator Technologies recently reached financial close on a new 606,000 tons per year energy-from-waste (EfW) facility at Kemsley in Kent, U.K. The 43 MW combined-heat-and-power (CHP) facility will provide steam to an adjacent paper mill. READ MORE

August 03, 2016

Black & Veatch takes on South African waste-to-energy project

BY Black & Veatch Black & Veatch was selected by MBHE African Power (PTY) Ltd, a local renewable energy developer, to provide technical assistance for the country’s first waste-to-energy (WTE) plant. The energy plant will be located in the Western Cape. READ MORE

August 03, 2016

Ductor to supply technology to German biogas plant

BY Ductor Corp. Ductor Corp. recently announced it will implement its first commercial fermentation technology in Germany this fall for a biogas producer that plans to replace expensive maize silage with inexpensive poultry manure. READ MORE

August 03, 2016

Researchers demonstrate method to produce hydrogen from biomass

BY Cardiff University A team of U.K. researchers, including experts from Cardiff University’s Cardiff Catalysis Institute, have shown that significant amounts of hydrogen can be unlocked from fescue grass with the help of sunlight and a cheap catalyst. READ MORE

August 02, 2016

Court vacates portion of EPA’s MACT rule

BY Erin VoegeleOn July 29, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued an opinion on a lawsuit regarding the U.S. EPA’s Boiler Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT rule), vacating certain elements of the rule. READ MORE

August 02, 2016

Drax Biomass earns SBP certificates issued by SCS Global Services

BY Drax Biomass Inc. The first Sustainable Biomass Partnership certificates issued by SCS Global Services were recently presented to Drax Biomass Inc. for its Morehouse BioEnergy and Amite BioEnergy wood pellet manufacturing facilities. READ MORE

August 02, 2016

Anaergia chosen to operate biogas plant in South Africa

BY Anaergia Inc. Anaergia Inc. recently announced that its South African subsidiary, Anaergia Africa Proprietary Ltd., was chosen by Bio2Watt (Pty) Ltd. to operate a commercial biogas plant in Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa. READ MORE

August 01, 2016

Drax talks operations, supply chain, Brexit in half-year results

BY Anna SimetDrax Group plc had a very good first half of the year operationally, is generating 70 percent of its electricity from renewable resources, has drastically lowered its emissions and the Sustainable Biomass Partnership continues to grow. READ MORE

August 01, 2016

US government releases federal alternative jet fuels R&D strategy

BY Katie FletcherThe White House recently released the Federal Alternative Jet Fuels Research and Development Strategy, mapping out a unified federal plan to advance R&D and science and technology solutions to support deployment of alternative jet fuels in aviation. READ MORE

July 29, 2016

Commission to study Maine’s biomass industry to meet in August

BY Katie FletcherA commission put together by Maine legislature to study economic, environmental and energy benefits of Maine’s biomass industry is scheduled to hold its first meeting Aug. 2. READ MORE

July 29, 2016

Rural Energy installs 3rd biomass boiler at historic England site

BY RURAL ENERGY Rural Energy's latest and third installation to be successfully completed at Welbeck is a 100-kW Herz Firematic installed at Colingthwaite Farm, the estates dairy farm and the home of the renowned Stitchleton cheese. READ MORE

July 29, 2016

USDA offers funds for biorefineries to convert to bioenergy

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA Rural Business Cooperative Service has announced it is soliciting applications under the Repowering Assistance Program to encourage the use of renewable biomass as a replacement for fossil fuels used to provide process heat or power. READ MORE

July 28, 2016

DOE seeks input on cellulosic sugar, lignin production

BY Erin VoegeleThe DOE is seeking input from industry, academia, national laboratories and other stakeholders in the biofuels and bioproducts industries regarding cellulosic sugar and lignin production capabilities. READ MORE

July 28, 2016

REA: Surprise UK renewable heat cuts put investments at risk

BY Renewable Energy Association The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (previously the Department of Energy and Climate Change) laid an amendment in Parliament to the Renewable Heat Incentive to reduce support for biomass combined-heat-and-power systems. READ MORE

July 28, 2016

BTEC updates mission and vision statements

BY Biomass Thermal Energy Council The Biomass Thermal Energy Council recently announced its updated mission and vision statements. BTEC engaged in a series of facilitated strategic planning sessions throughout the fall of 2015. These efforts reaffirmed BTEC’s mission and vision. READ MORE

July 28, 2016

Alternative market opportunities discussed at 2016 PFI conference

BY Katie FletcherThe PFI 2016 conference wrapped in Asheville this week, bringing together individuals from the public and private sectors, academia and government institutions. The last session offered potential market opportunities pellet producers could consider. READ MORE

July 28, 2016

Opinion: Equipped to Innovate

BY Tim PortzIn every issue of Biomass Magazine dedicated to equipment and equipment innovations, the men and women who put these machines to work jump off the page. READ MORE

July 28, 2016

Opinion: California Biomass: Abundant Fuel Needs Policy Solution

BY Bob Cleaves The tree mortality problem in California has gotten so dire that officials aren’t waiting for a biomass solution. Rather, it is considering the use of expensive mobile incinerators. READ MORE

July 28, 2016

In Depth: Acid Gas Control Strategies

BY Ron KotrbaDepending on boiler or plant size and expected lifespan, two major technologies—dry sorbent injection systems and wet scrubbers—can help biomass users effectively remove acid gases for emissions compliance. READ MORE

July 27, 2016

EPA: More than 1.7 billion RINs generated in June

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for June, reporting that more than 1.7 billion RINs were generated during the month, bringing the total for the first half of the year to nearly 9.21 billion. READ MORE

July 27, 2016

Biogenic carbon emissions panel to hold teleconference Oct. 12

BY Katie FletcherThe U.S. EPA’s Scientific Advisory Board has announced plans to hold a public teleconference of the SAB biogenic carbon emissions panel on Oct. 12 as part of its continuing review of the framework for biogenic CO2 emissions from stationary sources. READ MORE