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June 30, 2014

Opinion: All Markets Great and Small

BY Tim PortzEditorial Note: The pellet market is growing because passionate people are doing the hard work described in our articles in the third quarter issue of Pellet Mill Magazine. READ MORE

June 29, 2014

In Depth: Building Demand Through Community Energy

BY Sue Retka SchillOregon promotes wood energy clusters, creating demand to support forest restoration. READ MORE

June 28, 2014

In Depth: Mobilizing Pyrolysis

BY Kolby Hoagland Adding mobility to pyrolysis systems could improve project economics. READ MORE

June 28, 2014

In Depth: California Craft Beers and Biogas Bargains

BY Chris HansonOn-site biogas installations are saving craft brewers heat and water treatment costs. READ MORE

June 28, 2014

Opinion: Pathway to Nowhere

BY Michael McAdams Advanced biofuel pathway delays are a significant problem for the industry. READ MORE

June 28, 2014

In Depth: Gord’s Gold

BY Tim PortzCanada’s most passionate advocate for wood pellets, Gordon Murray, identifies the opportunities and challenges awaiting his members in a rapidly expanding global marketplace. READ MORE

June 27, 2014

Opinion: Community Digesters: Opportunities, Challenges and Strategies

BY Surya Pidaparti In the U.S., there are about 1,500 digesters at sewage plants and 300 on farms. Success of farm and community digesters is mixed with a success rate of 60 to 80 percent. There are myriad factors that undermine the use of digesters. READ MORE

June 27, 2014

In Depth: Vermont’s Wood Heat Renaissance

BY Anna SimetThe Green Mountain State is a national leader in community-scale wood heat, but it didn’t happen overnight. READ MORE

June 27, 2014

React Energy reports progress with bioenergy projects

BY Erin VoegeleU.K.-based React Energy plc has issued an operational update and announced the issuance of a GBP 1.5 million ($2.55 million) secured loan note. The company is developing several biomass power projects and recently entered the biomass thermal space. READ MORE

June 27, 2014

Impact Bioenergy announces portable food waste digester

BY Impact Bioenergy Seattle-based Impact Bioenergy has expanded the unique model AD185 digester design that enables facility operators to generate energy from their own food scraps and paper products. The new AD185-2 unit features five times the processing capacity. READ MORE

June 27, 2014

DOE funds bioenergy projects at 4 universities

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy recently awarded $100 million to Energy Frontier Research Centers with the goal of accelerating scientific breakthroughs needed to build the new energy economy. Several of EFRC awards will benefit bioenergy research. READ MORE

June 27, 2014

JBEI GT collection: A new resource for advanced biofuels research

BY Joint BioEnergy Institute Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Joint BioEnergy Institute have unveiled the first glycosyltransferase clone collection specifically targeted for the study of the biosynthesis of plant cell walls. READ MORE

June 27, 2014

E.ON's Blackburn Meadows biomass plant generates electricity

BY E.ON UK plc E.ON UK plc has announced that its Blackburn Meadows biomass facility in Sheffield, England, generated electricity and synchronized with the local distribution network for the first time on June 24. READ MORE

June 27, 2014

Opinion: Preparing For New ISO Rules

BY Chris Wiberg Seven new ISO standards outlining specifications and classes for various forms of solid biofuels were officially published, updating and replacing seven EN standards. READ MORE

June 26, 2014

Opinion: Wood Stove Politics: Democrats, Republicans and Unlikely Bedfellows

BY John Ackerly Wood stoves are finally getting attention in Washington, D.C., and they will get even more next year. READ MORE

June 26, 2014

Dairy farm to produce pipeline-quality biogas

BY Katie FletcherGeorge DeRuyter & Sons dairy has partnered with Promus Energy LLC to convert its current anaerobic digestion system into Promus's integrated digester-based system to produce pipeline-quality renewable natural gas and other coproducts. READ MORE

June 26, 2014

GIB highlights achievements in annual report

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K. Green Investment Bank recently released its 2013-'14 annual report and announced new funding to help small and medium enterprises make investments in energy efficiency, including biomass boilers. READ MORE

June 26, 2014

$15 million available for Advanced Biofuels Payment Program

BY Anna AustinThe USDA recently issued a notice of contract proposals for its Advanced Biofuel Payment Program, which provides payments to producers to support and expand production of advanced biofuels. READ MORE

June 26, 2014

SCE launches solicitation for small-scale renewable projects

BY Southern California Edison Southern California Edison has launched another round of solicitations for small-scale renewable source projects, including solar, wind, geothermal and biomass, with the goal of procuring up to 290 MW from smaller-scale renewable projects. READ MORE

June 26, 2014

N.Y. bill would incentivize cellulosic fuels, biomass pellets

BY Erin VoegeleOn June 19, the New York Assembly voted to pass a bill that aims to amend the state's tax law to provide tax credits for the production of cellulosic ethanol, densified biofuel and renewable fuel oil. READ MORE

June 26, 2014

Celtic Renewables partners on pilot-scale biobutanol project

BY Celtic Renewables Celtic Renewables, a U.K.-based biofuel company, has signed an agreement with Europe's foremost biotechnology pilot facility to undergo next stage testing of its process to turn whisky by-products into biofuel that can power current vehicles. READ MORE

June 26, 2014

Cleanergy launches bioenergy system for old, closed landfills

BY Cleanergy Cleanergy's GasBox has been developed to generate electricity and heat from landfill sites that are more than 10 years old. The system can take in biogas with methane concentrations as low as 18 percent. READ MORE

June 26, 2014

Model may help growers mitigate costly droughts

BY University of Florida A University of Florida-created model may help growers plant at optimal times and avoid crop-destroying drought, which can cost millions of dollars in a given year, according to one of the tool's creators. READ MORE

June 26, 2014

Areva delivers biomass power plant to U-Thong Bio Power

BY Areva Areva successfully delivered a biomass power plant to its Thai customer U-Thong Bio Power Co. Ltd. Built jointly by Areva and its partner Ensys, this installation is located in the Suphanburi Province in Thailand. READ MORE

June 26, 2014

In Depth: Pellets Warm County Seats

BY Tim PortzA century-old courthouse in western Maine's Oxford County transitions away from oil and toward pellet heat. READ MORE

June 26, 2014

In Depth: Fire Threat Turns Energy Asset

BY Anna SimetCabin Creek Biomass Energy will reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfire in Placer County while producing 2 MW power, heat and biochar. READ MORE