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May 10, 2016

Insolvency administer sells 3 of German Pellets’ Germany plants

BY Erin VoegeleThe law firm of an attorney serving as insolvency administrator to German Pellets GmbH has released a statement noting three of the company’s pellet plants in Germany have been sold, with negotiations ongoing in the sale of a fourth. READ MORE

May 10, 2016

California landfill-gas-to-energy project begins operations

BY DTE Energy Potrero Hills Energy Producers, a partnership between DTE Biomass Energy Inc. and Pacolet Milliken Enterprises, recently started generating electricity from landfill gas at the Potrero Hills Landfill in Suisun City, California. READ MORE

May 10, 2016

AMP Americas launches biogas division, signs fuel agreements

BY AMP Americas AMP Americas recently announced the launch of ampRENEW, its newly formed biogas division. In addition, Dillon Transport and Ruan Transportation Management Systems have signed fueling agreements with ampRENEW to fuel a portion of their fleets. READ MORE

May 10, 2016

Emerson to automate UK waste-to-energy plant

BY Emerson Emerson will provide control systems and project services for a waste-to-energy power plant near Knaresborough Allerton, North Yorkshire, U.K. The plant, which incorporates biogas and recycling facilities, will produce 28 MWh of electricity per hour. READ MORE

May 10, 2016

Lygos, Sirrus announce synthesis of biobased methylene malonates

BY Lygos Inc. Lygos Inc. and Sirrus Inc. have jointly announced that Sirrus has successfully synthesized its Chemilian 1,1 di-substituted alkenes using Lygos' bio-DEM at the laboratory scale. READ MORE

May 10, 2016

AEBIOM weighs in on post-2020 bioenergy policy

BY European Biomass Association The European Biomass Association (AEBIOM) welcomes the initiative of the European Commission to define a sustainable European Union bioenergy policy for the period post-2020, and to open up the debate through its public consultation. READ MORE

May 10, 2016

Massachusetts supermarket chain opens AD facility

BY Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC celebrated the opening of its green energy facility in Freetown, Massachusetts, on April 15. The innovative facility will convert inedible food into energy using an anaerobic digestion process. READ MORE

May 10, 2016

Opinion: Coming to Terms With Sustainability

BY Charlie Niebling Heating with pellet fuel exists by virtue of a social license, and to keep it, Niebling says, industry must come to terms with the concept of sustainability and incorporate its consideration into everything it does, especially sourcing feedstocks. READ MORE

May 10, 2016

In Depth: Feedstock and Supply Chain Sustainability

BY Stan Kinsman Sustainability factors weigh heavily on biomass projects, in development or in operation, and some have led seasoned investors and operators to cease operations. READ MORE

May 09, 2016

Enviva reports production increase, lower fiber costs for Q1

BY Katie FletcherOn May 5, Enviva Partners LP released its first quarter results, reporting that solid operating and financial performance during a historically high cost quarter lay a strong foundation for the remainder of the year. READ MORE

May 09, 2016

USDA, DOE invest $10 million in biofuel, feedstock research

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture and U.S. Department of Energy have announced a joint investment of $10 million towards research that aims to drive more efficient biofuels production and agricultural feedstock improvements. READ MORE

May 09, 2016

DOE opens funding opportunity for biofuels, bioproducts, biopower

BY U.S. Department of Energy Recognizing the importance of biofuels to energy and climate security, the U.S. Department of Energy has announced up to $90 million in project funding focused on designing, constructing and operating integrated biorefinery facilities. READ MORE

May 09, 2016

In Depth: The Cost of Doing Business

BY Ron KotrbaAs the Sustainable Biomass Partnership gains momentum, the first U.S. pellet producer to achieve accreditation shares its journey to this status. READ MORE

May 06, 2016

USDA: FSFL program now includes microloan option

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA has updated its Farm Storage Facility Loan Program, which provides low-interest financing so agricultural producers can build or upgrade permanent facilities to store commodities. Renewable biomass is among the eligible commodities. READ MORE

May 06, 2016

Aemetis to acquire Edeniq and its cellulosic technology

BY Aemetis Inc. Aemetis Inc. and Edeniq have entered into a definitive agreement under which Aemetis will acquire all of Edeniq’s outstanding shares in a stock plus cash merger transaction. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter. READ MORE

May 06, 2016

QUT research aims to eliminate fossil fuel use in sugar industry

BY Queensland University of Technology Queensland University of Technology researchers are leading the way in developing and testing new technologies as part of a $5.7 million three-year project with the potential to eliminate the use of fossil fuels in the sugar industry. READ MORE

May 05, 2016

New cogen system triples energy output from biogas at Oregon WWTP

BY Katie FletcherOn May 4, Clean Water Services, Energy Trust of Oregon and the Oregon Department of Energy formally announced the implementation of a new cogeneration system that converts wastewater and grease into renewable energy. READ MORE

May 05, 2016

REG: Geismar RHD plant resumed operations in March

BY Erin VoegeleRenewable Energy Group Inc. recently released first quarter financial results, reporting its 75 MMgy Geismar renewable diesel plant in Louisiana restarted operations in March. The plant was acquired by REG in 2014. READ MORE

May 05, 2016

ARENA supporting Australia’s largest bioenergy project

BY Australian Renewable Energy Agency A bioenergy project in Queensland could become a reality thanks to early stage funding support from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency. The project would produce ethanol, lignin for power production and fuel pellets. READ MORE

May 04, 2016

University of California mulls sawmill, CHP facility purchase

BY Anna SimetThe University of California is on the verge of purchasing the Sierra Pacific Industries Loyalton, California, mill and associated property, including a 20-MW, combined-heat-and-power (CHP) biomass unit. READ MORE

May 04, 2016

Velocys reports progress on Envia GTL project in Oklahoma

BY Erin VoegeleU.K.-based Velocys plc recently released 2015 financial results, reporting good progress on Envia Energy’s gas-to-liquids (GTL) project in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, which will convert landfill gas into fuels and chemicals. READ MORE

May 04, 2016

North American wood pellet exports reached record high in 2015

BY Wood Resources International LLC North America exports of wood pellets reached record-highs in 2015, with the U.S. Gulf States increasing shipments by 70 percent from 2Q/15 to 4Q/15, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review. READ MORE

May 04, 2016

Duke Energy accelerates renewable energy growth goal by 33%

BY Duke Energy Continuing its dramatic growth in renewable energy, Duke Energy has raised its 2020 renewable energy goal by 33 percent. The company expects to own or purchase 8,000 MW of wind, solar and biomass capacity by 2020. READ MORE

May 04, 2016

Poet reports Project Liberty in ‘ramp-up’ phase

BY Poet LLC Project Liberty in Emmetsburg, Iowa, has produced and shipped several tank cars of cellulosic ethanol even as the plant is ramping up to its full 20 million gallon-per-year capacity. READ MORE

May 03, 2016

BioAmber reports steady progress at Sarnia plant

BY Erin VoegeleBioAmber Inc. has released first quarter financial results, reporting steady process in ramping up its Sarnia, Ontario, biosuccinic acid plant. Sales reached $1.5 million during the quarter, up 297 percent when compared to the same quarter of 2015. READ MORE

May 03, 2016

UK REA responds to consultation on RHI reforms

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change’s consultation on the reform of the Renewable Heat Incentive closed April 27. The U.K. Renewable Energy Association weighed in on how the reforms could impact the biomass and biogas industries. READ MORE

May 03, 2016

Nippon Paper to install torrefied pellet demonstration plant

BY Nippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd. Nippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd. signed a joint research and development agreement with Phoenix Pulp and Paper Public Co. Ltd. to install demonstration facilities in Thailand for the production of torrefied pellets. READ MORE

May 02, 2016

DECC releases first quarter 2016 RHI program deployment data

BY Katie FletcherU.K. DECC published monthly statistics and summary of quarter one deployment data for RHI program. During the quarter, there was a large number of biogas applications for the nondomestic scheme and fewer biomass applications in the domestic scheme. READ MORE

May 02, 2016

Researchers find biofuel potential in Australian algae

BY James Cook University A native freshwater algae grown in northern Australia can be used to create a high-quality, renewable jet fuel, an international research team has found. The team has developed a proof-of-concept process using the macroalgae Oedogonium. READ MORE

May 02, 2016

Researchers developing biobased resins for use in railway systems

BY Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research is working on the development of biobased resins for elastic rail fastening systems. The project aims to develop new resins from biomass which cure into an elastic rubber-like compound within a limited time. READ MORE