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April 21, 2017

Maine RPS satisfied by mostly biomass power in 2015

BY Anna SimetThe Maine Public Utilities released its annual report on state renewable portfolio standard (RPS) requirements last month, which indicates that in 2015, the vast majority of renewable power used to meet the mandate was derived from biomass power faci READ MORE

April 21, 2017

Gevo enters into exchange agreement with senior secured lender

BY Ethanol Producer Magazine Colorado-based Gevo has reached an agreement with its senior secured lender that will improve its balance sheet, allowing the company to pursue necessary financing to produce biojet fuel, renewable gasoline and isobutanol at its Minnesota facility. READ MORE

April 20, 2017

Macquarie-led consortium to acquire Green Investment Bank

BY Macquarie Group Ltd. A Macquarie-led consortium, comprising Macquarie Group Limited (Macquarie), Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 5 and Universities Superannuation Scheme, has agreed to acquire the UK Green Investment Bank plc. READ MORE

April 20, 2017

Maine wood pellet plant installs ORC system

BY Turboden Turboden, a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and a leader in Organic Rankine Cycle turbogenerators for distributed power generation employing renewable sources and waste heat, successfully delivered an ORC system to Maine Woods Pellet Co. READ MORE

April 19, 2017

Opinion: Our Most Abundant Feedstock

BY Tim PortzWaste is this industry’s most available and most widely utilized feedstock. it is also the most broadly defined. READ MORE

April 19, 2017

Enerkem advanced ethanol ranks lowest in carbon intensity in BC

BY Enerkem Inc. Enerkem Inc. has received the lowest carbon intensity value ever issued by the British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines for its ethanol product under the Renewable and Low Carbon Fuel Requirements Regulation. READ MORE

April 19, 2017

IRS issues 2017 production tax credits, ups closed-loop biomass

BY Anna SimetThe Internal Revenue Service has published guidance pertaining to the Section 45 Production Tax Credit for 2017. The PTC provides a per-kilowatt-hour tax credit for electricity generated and sold by qualified energy resources. READ MORE

April 18, 2017

Proposed California biomass CHP plant wins NFF contest

BY National Forest Foundation This year's National Forest Foundation Barrett Foundation Business Concept Challenge combines energy production, sustainable forestry and community development in innovative proposal receives $100,000 in prize money. READ MORE

April 18, 2017

Opinion: One Step Forward

BY Micheal McAdams If the U.S. is to see the use of more advanced and cellulosic fuels, we have to provide more certainty and less friction to create a stable environment for investment in these companies. READ MORE

April 17, 2017

DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office launches projects map

BY US DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office The U.S. DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office announced the launch of its Small Business Innovation Research Projects Map, an interactive map depicting all of BETO’s recent projects throughout the U.S. READ MORE

April 17, 2017

Oregon Senate passes bill adding woody biomass to green tech list

BY Anna SimetPassed in a 30-0 vote, Oregon Senate has passed a bill that adds woody biomass to list of types of green energy generating technology that must be included in the construction, reconstruction or renovation of public buildings. READ MORE

April 17, 2017

In Depth: Solid Organic Waste Conversion in Small Communities

BY Babatunde Olateju, Xiaomei Li and Axel Meisen A study was conducted to identify the most promising technologies and their providers for converting 10,000 to 100,000 tonnes of SOW per year, generated by or in the vicinity of small and medium communities in Alberta. READ MORE

April 14, 2017

Viridor names contractor for England waste-to-energy plant

BY Viridor Viridor, one of the U.K.’s largest recycling and renewable energy companies, has appointed CNIM S.A. and Clugston Construction Ltd to build a new £252 million Energy Recovery Facility on an industrial site in Avonmouth on the outskirts of Bristol. READ MORE

April 14, 2017

Alliance Bio-Products procures feedstock for cellulosic project

BY Ethanol Producer Magazine Alliance Bio-Products Inc. announced it has entered into an option agreement with the Indian River County solid waste disposal district to secure its processed vegetative waste. READ MORE

April 14, 2017

Amec Foster Wheeler wins contract for Finland biomass heat plant

BY Amec Foster Wheeler Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded a contract by Lahti Energia Oy, a municipality-owned energy supplier, for the design, supply and assembly of a circulating fluidized-bed steam generator plant for the new biomass heating plant in Lahti, Finland. READ MORE

April 13, 2017

In Depth: Sponsor Spotlight: Komptech Americas

BY Todd Dunderdale In 1992, Komptech developed the TopTurn, one of the industry's original European windrow turners. Today, the company has more than 40 distributors worldwide selling the company’s trademark green waste and biomass processing equipment. READ MORE

April 13, 2017

Opinion: BTEC Top Priorities for 2017

BY Aaron Aber The first few months of the new presidential administration have left the legislative future for biomass thermal energy uncertain. However, the Biomass Thermal Energy Council sees opportunities to advance biomass thermal adoption. READ MORE

April 13, 2017

D3MAX pilot test results at Ace Ethanol surpass expectations

BY BBI International With pilot test results at Ace Ethanol exceeding expectations, D3MAX, a bolt-on technology to convert corn fiber to cellulosic ethanol, plans to begin designing the first commercial-scale plant this summer with construction expected to begin by fall. READ MORE

April 12, 2017

In Depth: The Evolving World of Wood Shredding

BY Peter Streinik Wood shredding activity is on the rise, as is the number of operators rethinking their plant design. READ MORE

April 12, 2017

In Depth: Diversion Dynamics

BY Tim PortzIn Southington, Connecticut, two biogas projects are a testimony to both the catalyzing impact of new organics diversion laws, and their limits. READ MORE

April 11, 2017

Bioenergy leaders gather in Minneapolis for annual discussion

BY Anna SimetBioenergy industry leaders gathered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on April 11, for their annual state-of-the-industry discussion at the 10th International Biomass Conference & Expo. READ MORE

April 11, 2017

Hess, Highland Pellets win biomass industry awards

BY Anna SimetBBI International and Biomass Magazine have named their annual industry award winners as J. Richard Hess of Idaho National Laboratory and Highland Pellets of Pine Bluff, Arkansas. READ MORE

April 11, 2017

Opinion: Ideology and Science in Residential Wood Heating

BY John Ackerly Ideology may again be one of the greatest threats to residential wood heating, and all renewables. If the Trump administration undermines renewable energy policies, there may be less momentum to make our stoves even cleaner and more efficient. READ MORE

April 11, 2017

In Depth: A First in 20 Years

BY Anna SimetThough a new waste-to-energy plant hadn’t been built in the U.S. in nearly two decades, the Palm Beach Renewable Energy Facility No. 2 is proving that it can still be done economically, innovatively and environmentally friendly. READ MORE

April 10, 2017

Opinion: RFS: New Revenue Stream for Biomass Facilities?

BY Bob Cleaves Unbeknownst to many in the biomass power sector, there may be a role for biomass power producers to play in the RFS. READ MORE

April 10, 2017

In Depth: At the Intersection of Biomass & Urban Ecology

BY Ron KotrbaIn downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota, District Energy St. Paul continues to find new ways to innovate through increased efficiency and biomass utilization. READ MORE

April 07, 2017

UK government funds England biomass, waste district heat projects

BY Anna SimetThe United Kingdom Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has announced £24 million in funding for nine heat network projects across 13 local authorities in England, two of which will utilize waste or biomass as fuel. READ MORE

April 06, 2017

Born Global makes call for bio-based technologies

BY Born Global Inc. The Challenge establishes Bio-Based conversion platforms to support emerging technologies and complete utilization pathways for the delivery of Bio-Based products. READ MORE

April 06, 2017

EU clamps down on imports of unsustainable palm oil for biofuels

BY The European Parliament On April 4 the European Parliament voted 640 to 18 to pass a resolution to introduce a single certification scheme for palm oil entering the EU to help counter the impacts of unsustainable palm oil production, particularly in Southeast Asia. READ MORE

April 06, 2017

Renewable plastic precursor could reduce cellulosic ethanol cost

BY University of Wisconsin-Madison A team of chemical and biological engineers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has found a way to produce from biomass a valuable compound used in plastic production that they estimate could lower the cost of ethanol produced from plant material. READ MORE