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November 17, 2016

More than half of UK electricity sourced from low-carbon sources

BY Erin VoegeleA recent report authored by researchers from Imperial College London, in collaboration with Drax, determined that for the first time ever more than half of Britain’s electricity came from low-carbon sources during the third quarter. READ MORE

November 17, 2016

2017 IBCE opens call for presentation ideas

BY BBI International BBI International has announced its call for presentation ideas for the 2017 International Biomass Conference & Expo, taking place April 10-12 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The deadline to submit presentation ideas is Dec. 2. READ MORE

November 17, 2016

Total, Corbion form a joint venture in bioplastics

BY Corbion Total and Corbion are joining forces to develop bioplastics by creating a 50/50 joint venture to produce and market polylactic (PLA) polymers. The two partners plan to build a PLA polymerization plant with a capacity of 75,000 tons per year. READ MORE

November 17, 2016

World Biogas Association launches at COP22

BY World Biogas Association The World Biogas Association has been launched at the United Nations Convention on Climate Change COP 22 at Marrakesh, Morocco. The association is dedicated to supporting the growth of biogas and anaerobic digestion technologies. READ MORE

November 17, 2016

UPM joins below50 coalition to scale up sustainable fuels

BY UPM Biofuels UPM Biofuels has joined the below50 coalition to promote the most sustainable fuels that can achieve significant carbon reductions and scale up their development and use. READ MORE

November 16, 2016

White House decarbonization report addresses biofuels, biomass

BY Erin VoegeleThe White House has published a mid-century strategy on decarbonization that addresses biofuels and bioenergy. On Nov. 16, the report was filed with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change under the Paris climate deal. READ MORE

November 16, 2016

DONG Energy provides update of bioenergy projects

BY Erin VoegeleDONG Energy recently released third quarter financial results, reporting operating profit increased by 7 percent, reaching DKK 4.5 billion ($650.83 million). The company also discussed several bioenergy projects in its quarterly investor call. READ MORE

November 16, 2016

DuPont Industrial Biosciences, MIAVIT to supply biogas enzymes

BY DuPont Industrial Biosciences DuPont Industrial Biosciences and MIAVIT GmbH recently announced a supply agreement where DuPont will supply enzymes for incorporation in biogas-boosting products distributed by MIAVIT. READ MORE

November 16, 2016

Global Bioenergies completes construction of demo plant

BY Global Bioenergies Global Bioenergies recently announced that the construction of its demo plant, started mid-2015, is now completed. The 100-ton-per-year plant will convert various biomass feedstocks into into high-purity isobutene. READ MORE

November 16, 2016

Groups celebrate Navy’s first ‘net-zero’ energy base

BY Constellation Naval Facilities Engineering Command has awarded a $170 million, 23-year energy savings performance contract to Constellation for an energy conservation and distributed generation project that will enable a base in Georgia to reduce its energy use. READ MORE

November 16, 2016

Opinion: Asian Market Reboot

BY Tim PortzLast year's Asian production and consumption themed issue zeroed in on the excitement surrounding potential South Korean pellet demand, now Japan's wood pellet appetite has the potential to rapidly expand, making it this year's focus. READ MORE

November 16, 2016

In Depth: Asian Wood Pellet Producer & Market Snapshot

BY Ron KotrbaPellet Mill Magazine reviews Asian wood pellet production, export and import markets of Thailand, Indonesia, China, Malaysia and South Korea. READ MORE

November 15, 2016

Convergen Energy purchases Michigan biomass plant

BY Anna SimetTraxys Power Group’s 20-MW biomass cogeneration plant in L’Anse, Michigan, has been purchased by Convergen Energy, formerly known as Greenwood Fuels. The plant was originally fueled with coal, but began operating using biomass in 2009. READ MORE

November 15, 2016

Gevo provides update of operations at Luverne facility

BY Erin VoegeleOn Nov. 14, Gevo Inc. released third quarter financial results, reporting the company produced approximately 145,000 gallons of isobutanol during the quarter, with approximately 240,000 gallons produced during the first nine months of the year. READ MORE

November 15, 2016

St1 plans 50 MMly Cellunolix ethanol plant at UPM site in Finland

BY St1 Acting on behalf of North European Bio Tech Oy (NEB), St1 has begun the analysis and signed letters of intent with Alholmens Kraft and UPM on a sawdust-based ethanol plant in the Alholma industrial area in Pietarsaari, Finland. READ MORE

November 15, 2016

ICM: Flight powered by biofuel made from residual wood

BY ICM Inc. ICM Inc. contributed to the successful production of renewable biojet fuel from woody biomass used on a commercial Alaska Airlines flight on Nov. 14 as part of the USDA-sponsored Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance project. READ MORE

November 15, 2016

Changing cell behavior could boost biofuels, medicine

BY Washington University in St. Louis A computer scientist at Washington University in St. Louis has developed a way to coax cells to do natural things under unnatural circumstances, which could be useful for stem cell research, gene therapy and biofuel production. READ MORE

November 15, 2016

Opinion: Asia Pacific Market – From Flatlining to Boom?

BY Hannes LechnerThe Asia Pacific market could hold potential to develop into the next hot spot of the global pellet industry, and Pöyry Management Consulting shares that demand levels may be on the rise again. READ MORE

November 14, 2016

Gevo: Cellulosic ATJ fuels flight, isobutanol blend sold in Texas

BY Erin VoegeleOn Nov. 14, Gevo Inc. announced Alaska Airlines flew a flight using its cellulosic jet fuel. The company also recently announced that gasoline blended with its isobutanol is now being sold in Houston, Texas. READ MORE

November 14, 2016

USDA announces fiscal year 2017 BCAP funding

BY USDA Farm Service Agency USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini announced Nov. 10 that $1.5 million will be available in fiscal year 2017 under the Biomass Crop Assistance Program for farmers and foresters who harvest and deliver biomass for renewable energy. READ MORE

November 14, 2016

Corbion begins construction of PLA plant in Thailand

BY Corbion On Nov. 9, Corbion celebrated the groundbreaking of a new polylactic acid (PLA) bioplastics polymerization plant at its existing site in Rayong, Thailand. The plant is expected to begin operations in 2018. READ MORE

November 14, 2016

ADBA releases map of more than 500 UK AD plants

BY Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association The U.K. anaerobic digestion industry now has over 500 operational plants, and following the launch of the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association’s interactive map they’re easier to see and find than ever. READ MORE