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March 05, 2015

Drax acquires Billington Bioenergy

BY Drax Group Drax has announced the acquisition of Billington Bioenergy Ltd., the U.K.'s second largest wood pellet distributor. The move signals the power generator's intention to enter the country's growing biomass heat sector. READ MORE

March 05, 2015

Startup lands grant to advance microbial fuel cell technology

BY Oregon BEST A cleantech startup that has developed a microbial fuel cell capable of cleaning wastewater at breweries and other food and beverage producers while generating electricity has been awarded a $225,000 Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I grant. READ MORE

March 05, 2015

Step change for screening could boost biofuels

BY Institute of Food Research Researchers at the Institute of Food Research have developed a new way of rapidly screening yeasts that could help produce more sustainable biofuels. The technique could also aid in the search for new ways of deriving valuable renewable chemicals. READ MORE

March 05, 2015

Emergent Technologies Institute breaks ground

BY Leo A Daly Florida Gulf Cost University officials recently held groundbreaking ceremonies for the Emergent Technologies Institute, a new research campus that will team academics and private sector partners to study and incubate renewable energy technology. READ MORE

March 05, 2015

Foresight, UK GIB back 10 MW gasification plant

BY U.K. Green Investment Bank Foresight Group and the U.K. Green Investment Bank plc have announced an investment in the construction of a new advanced-technology waste-to-energy gasification facility in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire. READ MORE

March 05, 2015

UN funds biomass heating projects in Moldova

BY United Nations Development Programme The United Nations Development Programme has announced the second stage of a project in Moldova that aims to install dozens of biomass heating plants and hundreds of biomass boilers. READ MORE

March 05, 2015

In Depth: Trial By Fire

BY Katie FletcherA year after firing up a Hurst biomass combined-heat-and-power system to service two critical-use properties in Unity, New Hampshire, Sullivan County attests to the robust unit's reliability. READ MORE

March 04, 2015

DOE updates announcement for biomass advisory committee meeting

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy updated its notice for the recently announced meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee. The meeting will now take place as a webinar on March 5. READ MORE

March 04, 2015

Solazyme highlights algal oil facilities in 2014 results

BY Katie FletcherSolazyme Inc. released its 2014 quarter four and full-year results on Feb. 26, reporting that although 2014 was a challenging year, the company is excited about the opportunities in the coming year. READ MORE

March 04, 2015

Evogene releases 2014 results, offers update of Evofuel business

BY Erin VoegeleEvogene Ltd. has released 2014 financial results, reporting revenues of $14.51 million, compared to $17.58 million in 2013. Gross profit was $4.8 million, down from $7.47 million. The company reported a total comprehensive net loss of $14.75 million. READ MORE

March 04, 2015

Metabolic path to improved biofuel production

BY Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Researchers with the Energy Biosciences Institute have found a way to increase the production of fuels and other chemicals from biomass fermented by yeast by introducing new metabolic pathways into the yeast. READ MORE

March 04, 2015

Capstone microturbines to power biogas CHP system

BY Capstone Turbine Corp. Capstone Turbine Corp. recently announced that it has received an order to upgrade the Irvine Ranch Water District's Michelson Water Recycling Plant in Irvine, California, with five C200 microturbines. READ MORE

March 04, 2015

Global Bioenergies produces isobutene from waste biomass

BY Global Bioenergies Global Bioenergies recently announced it has produced second generation isobutene, in a push to diversify accessible feedstock towards cheaper resources. The company originally worked with first-generation feedstocks to develop its process. READ MORE

March 04, 2015

Beta Renewables CEO Guido Ghisolfi dead at age 58

BY Sue Retka SchillGuido Ghisolfi, 58, leader of Mossi & Ghisolfi Group died March 3. "He was suffering from severe depression and yesterday this resulted in his untimely passing close to his home in Tortona, Northern Italy," said a statement from the company. READ MORE

March 04, 2015

In Depth: Opportunity Still Knocks

BY Carla Harper In an industry largely focused on adding capacity in half million ton chunks, two producers acted on an opportunity they saw for far smaller pellet operations. READ MORE

March 04, 2015

Opinion: Say It Ain’t So, Joe

BY Michael McAdams Renewable volume obligations have yet to be reported for 2014 and are now late for 2015. This delay has created uncertainty. McAdams calls on the industry to get involved and raise the alarm to end regulatory uncertainty. READ MORE

March 03, 2015

USDA announces $8.7 million BRDI funding opportunity

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA announced it is now accepting applications for research and education grants through the Biomass Research and Development Initiative. Approximately $8.7 million in grants are expected to be awarded through the program. READ MORE

March 03, 2015

GAIN report highlights status of U.K. pellet demand

BY Erin VoegeleA report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Global Agricultural Information Network focuses on the U.K. wood pellet market. The report estimates the U.K. imported 4.6 million metric oven dried tons of wood pellets last year. READ MORE

March 03, 2015

Total invests in Renmatix, signs joint development agreement

BY Renmatix Inc. Renmatix has announced an investment by the New Energies Division of Total, and the signing of a joint development agreement. Under the agreement, the companies will utilize Renmatix's Plantrose process with specific feedstocks. READ MORE

March 03, 2015

Ontario landfill gas project celebrates milestone

BY Walker Environmental Group Walker Environmental Group's landfill gas utilization partnership company in Thorold, Ontario has eliminated the need for more than 200 meters of natural gas since 2002 by providing landfill gas to nearby Resolute Forest Products. READ MORE

March 03, 2015

OkoFEN introduces prototype cogeneration pellet boiler in Europe

BY ÖkoFEN A 5 kWe cogen pellet boiler prototype system, designed and manufactured by OkoFEN, with Qnergy's Stirling engine inside, was introduced to the market at the The World Sustainable Energy Days in Wels, Austria. READ MORE

March 03, 2015

In Depth: Eagar to Get Started

BY Tim PortzConcord Blue Eagar LLC, a unique biomass power project that began its project development journey in 2009, is finally poised to break ground this summer, giving a unique conversion technology its first North American foothold. READ MORE

March 03, 2015

Opinion: Getting Woodstoves From Here To There—In Utah and US

BY John Ackerly The wood heating community recently experienced two upheavals, one in Utah with a proposed ban on wintertime stove use, and the other the release of new national stove regulations. Industry agrees with the goals of each, but not the way to get there. READ MORE

March 02, 2015

USDA publishes final BCAP rule

BY Anna SimetThe USDA has released the final rule for the Biomass Crop Assistance Program. Although the general scope of BCAP is not changing, there are some key changes being made to several components of the program. A public comment period is now open. READ MORE

March 02, 2015

Stobart highlights biomass growth in 2014 annual report

BY Erin VoegeleThe Stobart Group has published its 2014 annual report, announcing that its biomass division supplied 900,000 metric tons of biomass last year, up 42 percent from 650,000 metric tons supplied in 2013. READ MORE

March 02, 2015

GLBRC files 100th patent application

BY Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, one of three bioenergy research centers established in 2007 by the U.S. Department of Energy, recently celebrated the filing of its 100th patent application. READ MORE

March 02, 2015

In Depth: The Cellulosic-RIN Revolution

BY Katie FletcherExpanded cellulosic fuel pathways have led to a surge of biogas-based fuel credits, and producers are taking advantage of a significant boost to project economics. READ MORE

February 27, 2015

U.K. AD industry doubles in three years

BY Anna SimetThe U.K. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has released its third and final annual report on the 2011 anaerobic digestion strategy and action plan, which highlights progress made by the U.K. government and industry. READ MORE

February 27, 2015

DOE announces biomass advisory committee meeting

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee will be held March 5-6 in Washington, D.C. Members of the public are welcome to observe the business of the committee. READ MORE

February 27, 2015

U.K. awards CfDs to 2 energy-from-waste projects

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change has announced the results of its first green energy auction for Contracts for Difference. Among the 27 projects selected for contracts are two energy-from-waste projects with combined-heat-and-power. READ MORE