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April 30, 2015

DOE publishes Quadrennial Energy Review

BY Erin VoegeleIn April, the U.S. Department of Energy released its Quadrennial Energy Review. The report focuses on energy infrastructure and identifies threats, risks, and opportunities for U.S. energy and climate security. READ MORE

April 30, 2015

U.K. households supportive of renewable energy, biomass

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change has released an updated edition of its public attitudes tracking survey, reporting that 78 percent of U.K. households said they support the use of renewable energy provide electricity, fuel and heat. READ MORE

April 30, 2015

Cargill acquires OPX Biotechnologies' fermentation technology

BY Cargill Cargill has acquired Colorado-based OPX Biotechnologies' proprietary fermentation-based processes and systems. These technologies are used to produce biobased chemicals from sugars for use in non-food applications. READ MORE

April 30, 2015

Schott oval glass tubes boost algae output

BY Schott North America Schott North America announced that its new oval glass tubes for photobioreactors increased maximum dry biomass output per day by more than 22 percent in its latest study in partnership with Heliae, a technology-driven algae production company. READ MORE

April 30, 2015

New map shows clean energy jobs across British Columbia

BY Pembina Institute The Pembina Institute's new interactive B.C. Clean Energy Jobs Map quantifies the number of jobs in the clean energy sector and pinpoints where renewable energy projects are located in the province. READ MORE

April 30, 2015

Intrexon, FuturaGene collaborate on eucalyptus, poplar

BY FuturaGene Intrexon Corp. and FuturaGene Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A., recently announced they have entered into an exclusive collaboration to increase biomass in eucalyptus and poplar trees. READ MORE

April 30, 2015

Aloterra announces foodservice ware line made from miscanthus

BY Aloterra Sustainable agribusiness leader, Aloterra, and compostable foodservice ware innovator, World Centric, are jointly developing and marketing a new line of certified compostable foodservice ware made from Miscanthus plant fiber. READ MORE

April 29, 2015

Enviva begins trading on NYSE, provides update on pellet projects

BY Erin VoegeleOn April 29, Enviva Partners LP launched trading of its common units on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "EVA." The initial public offering (IPO) of 10 million common units was priced at $20 per unit. READ MORE

April 29, 2015

Waste Management releases Q1 financial results

BY Katie FletcherWaste Management Inc. has announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, reporting revenues for the first quarter were $3 billion, down from $3.4 billion for the same period in 2014. The net loss for the quarter was $129 million. READ MORE

April 29, 2015

Neste Oil reports more renewable diesel capacity in Q1 results

BY Katie FletcherOn April 24, Neste Oil released financial results for the first quarter of 2015, reporting that a strong refining environment, favorable currency rates, and good internal performance made for an excellent first quarter. READ MORE

April 29, 2015

Astec Industries highlights pellet plant order in investor call

BY Erin VoegeleAstec Industries Inc. has released first quarter financial results, reporting net sales of $288.7 million, up 21 percent from the $238.7 million reported for the same period of 2014. Earnings were $15.1 million, or 65 cents per diluted share. READ MORE

April 29, 2015

EPA's RVO announcement to be discussed at 2015 FEW

BY BBI International Produced by BBI International, the 2015 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop will bring together the largest gathering of ethanol producers to discuss the industry's renewed certainty for long-term growth supported by the U.S. government. READ MORE

April 29, 2015

USDA: New private funds to make investments in rural America

BY USDA Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the launch of two new private funds, known as rural business investment companies (RBICs), which make equity investments in rural businesses, helping them grow and create jobs. READ MORE

April 29, 2015

ENER-G biogas CHP improves ROI of small-scale U.K. AD projects

BY ENER-G ENER-G has turned up the heat on the anaerobic digestion market by launching a new sub 200 kWth combined-heat-and-power (CHP) unit that maximizes financial returns on both the highest rate renewable heat incentive (RHI) and feed in tariffs (FIT). READ MORE

April 28, 2015

EPA opens comment period on carinata oil GHG analysis

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA is accepting comments on its analysis of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions attributed to the production and transport of Brassica carinata oil feedstock for the use in making biofuels, such as biodiesel, renewable diesel and jet fuel. READ MORE

April 28, 2015

Parliament votes to approve EU biofuels cap, provides closure

BY Ron KotrbaThe European Parliament voted April 28 to approve the 7 percent cap on first-generation biofuels, providing a degree of closure to the long-debated measure. European biofuel trade associations now want talks to focus on post-2020 policy. READ MORE

April 28, 2015

BERC launches updated community-scale wood heating database

BY Biomass Energy Resource Center The Biomass Energy Resource Center, a program of the Vermont Energy Investment Corp., has launched a re-tooled web-based database for tracking the advancement of modern wood heating throughout North America. READ MORE

April 28, 2015

Nippon to construct power plant in Japan that cofires biomass

BY Nippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd. and Mitsubishi Corp. Nippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd. and Mitsubishi Corp. have agreed to establish a company that will construct and operate a thermal electric power generation facility using mixed fuel of coal and biomass in Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture. READ MORE

April 28, 2015

VERBIO commissions straw-to-biogas facility in Germany

BY VERBIO Vereinigte BioEnergie AG VERBIO Vereinigte BioEnergie AG has successfully commissioned another major production site for the production of biomethane in Germany. The new plant uses a new internally generated technology to manufacture biomethane from 100 percent straw. READ MORE

April 27, 2015

Covanta reports strong first quarter despite challenging weather

BY Erin VoegeleCovanta Holding Corp. has released first quarter financial results, reporting plant operations and waste volumes were in line with expectations despite challenging weather conditions in the Northeast. READ MORE

April 27, 2015

BioAmber to supply bio-succinic acid to Bayer MaterialScience

BY BioAmber Inc. BioAmber Inc. has been chosen by Bayer MaterialScience as the supplier of bio-succinic acid used to produce a new range of innovative, biobased polyurethanes for textile applications that Bayer MaterialScience has begun commercializing. READ MORE

April 27, 2015

USDA grant supports installation of pellet boiler in N.H. school

BY Rep. Annie Kuster's Office Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., recently announced the Bethlehem School District has received a $30,000 grant from the USDA Rural Development Community Facilities program that will be used to install a pellet boiler at the Bethlehem Elementary School. READ MORE

April 24, 2015

In Depth: Combatting Corrosion

BY Anna SimetWaste-to-energy plants have different fuel mixes, but corrosion and metal wastage is a commonality. READ MORE

April 24, 2015

Sustane Technologies to produce MSW-derived pellets in Canada

BY Erin VoegeleSustane Technologies Inc. is developing a facility in Chester, Nova Scotia, that will produce waste-derived biomass pellets. The project is expected to break ground this summer and begin operations in mid-2016. READ MORE

April 24, 2015

37 senators issue letter in support of a strong RFS

BY Erin VoegeleA bipartisan group of 37 senators have send a letter to the U.S. EPA urging the agency to reverse course from the 2014 proposed rule and maintain a strong renewable fuel standard (RFS) to drive innovation and growth in America’s economy. READ MORE

April 24, 2015

Republic Services reports revenue growth in 2015, Q1 results

BY Katie FletcherOn April 23, Republic Services Inc. released financial results for the first quarter of 2015, reporting earnings of 49 cents per share, and revenue growth of 4.4 percent to $2.169 billion in revenue, which included average yield of 2.1 percent. READ MORE

April 24, 2015

Battelle team passes important DOE pyrolysis milestone

BY Battelle Battelle recently succeeded at the U.S. Department of Energy challenge of making commercially viable transportation fuels from biomass pyrolysis. Scientists and engineers at Battelle demonstrated the durability of a continuous hydrotreatment process. READ MORE

April 24, 2015

Engineered softwood could transform pulp, biofuel industries

BY University of Wisconsin-Madison Scientists have demonstrated the potential for softwoods to process more easily into pulp and paper if engineered to incorporate a key feature of hardwoods. The findings could improve the economics of the pulp, paper and biofuels industries. READ MORE