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November 08, 2016

USIPA wraps in Miami with a positive outlook to 2017

BY Katie FletcherUSIPA’s 2016 conference wraps in Miami with a generally positive outlook on the future of the industrial pellet market, emphasized by growing near-term demand opportunities for U.S. producers in Europe, Asia. READ MORE

November 08, 2016

BioAmber increases biosuccinic acid sales

BY Erin VoegeleBioAmber Inc. recently released third quarter financial results, reporting sales of biosuccinic acid increased 45 percent when compared to the second quarter, reaching $3.7 million. In addition, the unit cost of biosuccinic acid fell 12 percent. READ MORE

November 08, 2016

Fulcrum BioEnergy announces strategic investment by BP

BY Fulcrum BioEnergy Fulcrum BioEnergy and BP have announced the signing of a major strategic partnership that includes a $30 million equity investment in Fulcrum by BP. The partnership accelerates the construction schedule for Fulcrum's next renewable jet fuel plants. READ MORE

November 08, 2016

Rumpke breaks ground on landfill gas-to-energy project in Ohio

BY Rumpke Rumpke is partnering with Energy Developments to construct a landfill gas-to-electric generating facility at the Brown County Landfill in Georgetown, Ohio. The 4.8 MW facility is estimated to produce enough electricity to power nearly 3,000 homes. READ MORE

November 07, 2016

Enviva Q3 results highlight increasing demand in core markets

BY Katie FletcherEnviva recently released its financial and operating results for quarter three of 2016, reporting that the demand for wood pellets continues to grow, driven by recent developments in Enviva’s core markets. READ MORE

November 07, 2016

Duke Energy Carolinas issues RFP for renewable energy

BY Erin VoegeleDuke Energy Carolinas recently issued a request for proposals (RFP), seeking up to 750,000 MWh of energy located in its territory. Biomass and landfill gas are among the renewable energy resources eligible to apply. READ MORE

November 07, 2016

PNNL researchers convert sewage into biofuel

BY Pacific Northwest National Laboratory It may sound like science fiction, but wastewater treatment plants across the United States may one day turn ordinary sewage into biocrude oil, thanks to new research at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. READ MORE

November 07, 2016

USIPA kicks off with building optimism for US producers overseas

BY Katie FletcherThe 6th Annual USIPA conference kicks off in Miami with a keynote panel on Cross-Atlantic biomass perspectives, including remarks from Tom Tidwell, chief of the U.S. Forest Service; Bruce Westerman, U.S. Congressman; and Nigel Adams, U.K. MP. READ MORE

November 04, 2016

Paris Agreement on climate change enters legal force

BY Erin VoegeleOn Nov. 4, the Paris Agreement on climate change entered legal force. It requires 195 nations, including the U.S., to take collective action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limit global temperature increases to no more than 2 degrees Celsius. READ MORE

November 04, 2016

REG: Operations improving at Geismar facility

BY Erin VoegeleRenewable Energy Group Inc. recently released third quarter financial results, providing updates of operations at its Geismar renewable hydrocarbon diesel facility, its biodiesel operations, and other activities. READ MORE

November 04, 2016

Kentucky pellet project wins $2.52 million grant

BY Gov. Matt Bevin's office Harlan Wood Products LLC was awarded a $2.52 million grant from the U.S. Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation Enforcement to develop a 75,000-ton pellet plant that will produce pellets for export to Europe, primarily Italy and Denmark. READ MORE

November 03, 2016

Amyris reports improved quarterly revenue

BY Erin VoegeleAmyris Inc. has released third quarter financial results, reporting the highest quarterly revenue of the company’s history since its exit from ethanol sales and trading. The company also reported continued strong momentum in new collaborations. READ MORE

November 03, 2016

EPA adds more treated railroad ties to nonwaste fuels list

BY Anna SimetThe U.S. EPA has proposed an amendment that will add railroad ties processed with creosote-borate, copper naphthenate and copper naphthenate-borate to its list of categorical nonwaste fuels under the Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials Rule. READ MORE

November 03, 2016

N.H. Wood Energy Council commemorates county biomass system

BY Glenn Rosenholm The New Hampshire Wood Energy Council awarded the Rockingham County Complex for its commitment to modern wood energy during a National Bioenergy Day commemorative event, Oct. 19. READ MORE

November 03, 2016

Green Biologics announces partnership with HOC Industries

BY Green Biologics Inc. Green Biologics Inc. recently announced a strategic partnership with HOC Industries, a custom blender, packager and distributor of consumer and government products, headquartered in Wichita, Kansas. READ MORE

November 03, 2016

UK REA: Next steps for biomass heat to be discussed in November

BY U.K. Renewable Energy Association Since the last annual conference of the U.K.’s wood heating and combined-heat-and-power (CHP) industries, installations in several sectors have slowed in the face of months of policy instability and uncertainty. READ MORE

November 03, 2016

Work starts on biomass CHP plant in the UK

BY Eco Sustainable Solution A Dorset, U.K., company is investing more than GBP 5 million ($6.15 million) in renewable energy. Work has started on a biomass combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant at Eco Sustainable Solution’s Parley site. READ MORE

November 03, 2016

SEER to supply N2SPlus systems to landfill gas projects

BY Strategic Environmental & Energy Resources Inc. Strategic Environmental & Energy Resources Inc. has announced its wholly owned subsidiary, MV Technologies, secured purchase orders for its proprietary H2SPlus System for a fourth New Jersey landfill and MV's first landfill project in Massachusetts. READ MORE

November 02, 2016

Northern Forest Center studies GHG impacts of wood pellet heating

BY Katie FletcherThe Northern Forest Center has released a study detailing the environmental benefits of wood pellet heating. The analysis shows wood pellet fuel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 54 percent compared to oil and 59 percent compared to natural gas. READ MORE

November 02, 2016

UK wood pellet imports expected to reach new record in 2016

BY Wood Resources International LLC Wood pellet imports to the U.K. fell 24 percent year-over-year in August after record high imports during the first half of 2016, but are expected to reach a new all-time high this year, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review. READ MORE

November 02, 2016

NREL researchers discover how a bacterium utilizes CO2, cellulose

BY National Renewable Energy Laboratory Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory made the surprise discovery that a metabolic pathway to take up CO2 exists and functions in a microorganism capable of breaking down and fermenting cellulosic biomass. READ MORE

November 01, 2016

Ameresco announces LFGTE project, releases financial results

BY Erin VoegeleOn Oct. 31, Ameresco Inc. announced the completion of a 16 MW landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) project at the Orchard Hills Generating Station near Rockford, Illinois. The following day, the company released third quarter financial results. READ MORE

November 01, 2016

Preconstruction underway on Maine heat-treated woodchip facility

BY Katie FletcherMaine Biomass Exports teams up with energy consultant UFSDA to distribute MBE’s future heat-treated woodchips to customers in Europe. MBE expects to complete its processing facility toward the end of next year and ship in early 2018. READ MORE

November 01, 2016

Neste reports improved performance for renewables division

BY Erin VoegeleNeste recently released third quarter financial results, reporting its renewable products division recorded a comparable operating profit of EUR 124 million ($137.13 million) during the quarter, up from EUR 75 million during the same period of 2015. READ MORE

November 01, 2016

BETO-funded study enhances the economics of biofuel production

BY U.S. Department of Energy With funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office, Oak Ridge National Laboratory evaluated the performance of several key materials used in biofuel production, processing, storage, and transportation systems. READ MORE

November 01, 2016

MSU wins grant to research biofuel, carbon capture technologies

BY Montana State University A regional interdisciplinary team led by Montana State University has received $6 million to develop new innovations at the intersection of food, energy and water systems while training the next generation of scientists. READ MORE

October 31, 2016

EPA schedules public hearing on proposed rule to update RFS

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has announced plans to hold a public hearing on Dec. 6 in Chicago for its proposed Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support Rule. Those who wish to testify must contact the EPA by Nov. 22. READ MORE

October 31, 2016

Astec: Arkansas pellet plant on schedule, more projects planned

BY Anna SimetDue to the ability to secure and ship orders at more profitable rates, as well as favorable infrastructure and wood pellet equipment activity, Astec Industries reported an earnings improvement of 200 percent in Q3 2016 compared to Q3 2015. READ MORE

October 31, 2016

Energy consulting firm launches new company for wood fiber sales

BY Katie FletcherAeon Energy Solutions recently launched UFSDA LLC, a company created to focus on the fiber side of the business, sourcing and supplying biomass-based products and feedstocks, while AES remain focused on biomass equipment sales. READ MORE

October 31, 2016

Port of Seattle, SkyNRG, CWR partner on biojet financing

BY Port of Seattle The Port of Seattle, SkyNRG and Carbon War Room recently announced a groundbreaking partnership to investigate long-term financing mechanisms that could supply all airlines at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with sustainable aviation fuel. READ MORE