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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

April 05, 2017

KEPCO, Mitsubishi joint venture focused on biomass power in Japan

BY Mitsubishi Corp. Mitsubishi Corp. Power Systems Inc. and Kansai Electric Power Co. Inc. (KEPCO) have established a new joint venture that will promote and develop biomass power generation business in Japan. READ MORE

April 05, 2017

Biodiesel Magazine goes quarterly to serve growing market

BY BBI International BBI International is pleased to announce that due to a rebounding, growing U.S. biodiesel market, the Grand Forks, North Dakota-based publishing company is increasing print frequency of its second-longest-running publication, Biodiesel Magazine. READ MORE

April 05, 2017

IRENA: 2016 record year for renewables, bioenergy

BY Anna SimetA new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency finds that 2016 was a banner year for addition of global renewable energy capacity, and bioenergy specifically. READ MORE

April 04, 2017

Maryland program invests in market's cleanest pellet, wood stoves

BY John Ackerly, Alliance for Green Heat A Maryland renewable energy rebate program established in 2012 has provided assistance to nearly 3,000 residences to purchase and install cleaner, modern wood and pellet stoves. READ MORE

April 03, 2017

Drax to enter acquisition process for Louisiana Pellets

BY Anna SimetDrax has notified its investors that following the conclusion of a March 30 auction, it has been provisionally successful in its bid to acquire the assets of Louisiana Pellets in Urania, Louisiana. READ MORE

April 03, 2017

BP, DuPont bio-isobutanol JV purchases Kansas ethanol plant

BY Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC, a 50/50 joint venture between BP and DuPont, combining expertise in fuels with industrial biotechnology, announced the acquisition of Nesika Energy LLC and its state-of-the-art ethanol facility in Scandia, Kansas. READ MORE

March 31, 2017

ETI project to focus on biomass impurities, bioenergy economics

BY Energy Technologies Institute The Energy Technologies Institute has launched a new biomass feedstock improvement process project that aims to show how the removal of impurities and contaminated material from sustainable biomass could make bioenergy cheaper and more efficient. READ MORE

March 31, 2017

Thunderbolt Biomass to build South Carolina wood pellet plant

BY South Carolina Regional Development Alliance Thunderbolt Biomass Inc., a manufacturer of wood pellets from sawmill residuals, is launching new processing operations in Allendale County, South Carolina. The company is planning to invest $6 million in the project, creating 35 new jobs. READ MORE

March 30, 2017

4 renewable diesel, 8 biodiesel LCFS pathways certified in March

BY Ron KotrbaCalifornia Air Resources Board recently released a set of carbon intensity (CI) pathways for fuels certified under the readopted LCFS. Eighteen pathways have been certified in March, including four for renewable diesel. READ MORE

March 30, 2017

Opinion: What Tangled Webs

BY Tim PortzThe April issue of Biomass Magazine, the companion issue for the International Biomass Conference & Expo, offers a data-rich and comprehensive assessment of the role that imports and exports play in the broader biomass-to-energy segment. READ MORE

March 30, 2017

Second California small-scale bioenergy plant nets $4.9M grant

BY Regine Miller, Camptonville Community Partnership A planned community-scale Camptonville, California, forest bioenergy power plant is proposed to receive $4.9MM in funding from the California Energy Commission as part of its Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) grant program, READ MORE

March 29, 2017

Trump Executive Order puts Clean Power Plan on chopping block

BY Anna SimetA new Executive Order signed by the president on March 28 requires a review of the Obama-enacted Clean Power Plan, and eliminates numerous other climate and environmental regulations, including rescinding a moratorium on mining coal on federal land. READ MORE

March 29, 2017

Opinion: Providing Clarity of Industry Terminology

BY Marcus Gillette Imprecise or incorrect use of one term in place of another can thus prevent sustainable gas from a landfill or anaerobic digestion facility from meeting a prescribed specification and reaching its highest and best use. READ MORE

March 28, 2017

California forest biomass project scores $5M grant

BY Anna SimetA proposed 2-MW biomass power project in California’s Mariposa County has been named recipient of a $5 million California Energy Commission Electric Program Investment Charge grant. READ MORE

March 28, 2017

Opinion: US Forest Service and Biomass: A Symbiotic Partnership

BY Bob Cleaves The Biomass Power Association is working with the U.S. Forest Service to develop a detailed plan that we can present to Congress to involve biomass in solving some of the forestry problems in California and other areas. READ MORE

March 28, 2017

In Depth: The Art and Advantages of Briquetting

BY Mogens S. Knudsen In recent years, as the focus on renewable energy has grown, the applications for briquettes have grown concurrently, as have different technologies and new applications. READ MORE

March 27, 2017

2017 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo agenda released

BY BBI International The 2017 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, the ethanol industry's largest conference, has released its highly-anticipated agenda featuring more than 140 speakers and four comprehensive tracks. READ MORE

March 27, 2017

Micro biomass CHP plant fired up in Fukushima, more planned

BY ENTRADE The Nishigo E3 plant uses biomass available in the region—for instance, pellets derived from waste wood and saw dust—to provide a hotel and a spa resort with electricity and heat. READ MORE