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May 23, 2017

Gevo’s isobutanol cleared for use in on-road vehicles in Arizona

BY Gevo Inc. Gevo Inc. recently announced that a bill signed by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey will let gas stations sell isobutanol-blended gasoline for on-road vehicles, enabling higher performing finished fuels with renewable content for drivers in the state. READ MORE

May 23, 2017

Dalhousie University to update biomass energy plant

BY Dalhousie University, Mary Jane Webber Nova Scotia-based Dalhousie University has announced plans to update its 30-year old biomass energy plant and steam distribution system. The $24.2 million project is expected to be complete by May 2018. READ MORE

May 23, 2017

Researchers use waste lignin to make carbon fiber

BY Kathleen Phillips, Texas A&M AgriLife Research Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists are converting waste lignin into carbon fiber and other products. The team fractionates lignin so that the high molecular weight fraction can be used for carbon fiber, with other fractions used for bioplastics. READ MORE

May 22, 2017

EPA: 1.79 billion RINs generated in April

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has published renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for April, reporting that nearly 1.79 billion RINs were generated during the month, including more than 17.29 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

May 22, 2017

USDA funding supports AD research at Clarkson University

BY Clarkson University U.S. Sens. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., recently announced $500,000 in new federal funding for Clarkson University. The funding will advance anaerobic digestion techniques for small-to-medium-scale dairy farmers. READ MORE

May 19, 2017

California dairy digester program open for applications

BY Anna SimetThe California Department of Food and Agriculture is accepting applications for project funding through its Dairy Digester Research and Development Program, which has enabled construction of numerous California digester energy projects. READ MORE

May 19, 2017

UK biomass power sets new quarterly record

BY Erin VoegeleIn the U.K., the latest Electrical Insights Report, produced by researchers at Imperial College London in collaboration with Drax, shows biomass generation hit a new high of 4.4 TWh during the first quarter of this year. READ MORE

May 19, 2017

Siwertell signs unloader order for UK biomass-fueled power plant

BY Cargotec Corp. Siwertell, part of Cargotec, has signed a contract with the Spanish-Korean consortium, TR-Samsung, for a Siwertell ship unloader to support a new biomass-fueled power plant under construction in Teesside, Middlesbrough, U.K. READ MORE

May 18, 2017

New York announces plan to reduce methane emissions

BY Erin VoegeleOn May 17, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo released a methane reduction plan that, in part, supports energy production from biogas at farms and landfills across the state. It targets three sectors: oil and gas, landfills and agriculture. READ MORE

May 18, 2017

UK REA launches landfill gas group

BY U.K. Renewable Energy Association In response to demand from its members, the U.K. Renewable Energy Association has set up a group to cater for the landfill gas sector. The group has elected Ian Morrish of Viridor as its chair and Chris Parry of Biffa as vice-chair. READ MORE

May 18, 2017

Ryder San Francisco fueling facility offers renewable diesel

BY Ryder System Inc. Ryder System Inc., a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, recently announced that it has begun to offer renewable diesel (RD) fuel, at its San Francisco, California, fueling facility. READ MORE

May 17, 2017

Washington law expands generation of biomass RECs

BY Erin VoegeleOn May 16, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation that allows certain older biomass power facilities to generate and sell renewable energy credits. READ MORE

May 17, 2017

ASABE announces project to adopt ISO wood chip fuel standard

BY American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers has begun the process to adopt as a national standard an ISO document on wood chips used as heating fuel. READ MORE

May 17, 2017

To-Syn-Fuel turns sewage sludge into fuels and hydrogen

BY To-Syn-Fuel To-Syn-Fuel, a project funded by Horizon 2020, EU’s new research and innovation program, recently launched. It aims to build-up, operate and demonstrate the production of synthetic fuels and green hydrogen from waste biomass. READ MORE

May 16, 2017

South Korea long-term pellet offtakes unlikely, experts say

BY Anna SimetWhile South Korea’s consumption of industrial wood pellets is growing and expected to continue, the prospect of North American producers securing long-term offtake agreements with utilities in the country in the near-term is grim, FutureMetrics said. READ MORE

May 16, 2017

EPA approves fuel pathway for REG Geismar

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA recently approving a fuel pathway for Renewable Energy Group Inc.’s Geismar, Louisiana, biorefinery. The plant can now generate D5 advanced biofuel RINs for naphtha and LPG made from nonfood-grade corn oil. READ MORE

May 16, 2017

Capstone to upgrade New York WWTP to provide biogas power

BY Capstone Turbine Corp. Capstone Turbine Corp. recently announced that it received an order for a C600 Signature Series microturbine to become part of an extensive upgrade for a wastewater treatment plant in upstate New York. READ MORE

May 16, 2017

Hu Honua reaches agreement with HELCO on biomass plant

BY Hu Honua Hu Honua recently announced that it has reached an agreement with Hawaii Electric Light Co. on an amended power purchase agreement (PPA). The facility could be operating by the end of next year. READ MORE

May 16, 2017

OSU launches new program in bioenergy and biowaste management

BY Ohio State University The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute has announced a new associate of applied science program in bioenergy and biological waste management to prepare students for careers in wastewater and drinking water treatment. READ MORE

May 15, 2017

OMB reviews 2018 RFS rule

BY Erin VoegeleOn May 11, the U.S. EPA delivered its proposed rule for the 2018 Renewable Fuel Standards to the White House Office of Management and Budget. OMB review marks a final step before the proposal is released for public comment. READ MORE

May 15, 2017

BioAmber increases sales, discusses development of second plant

BY Erin VoegeleBioAmber Inc. recently released first quarter financial results, reporting sales of bio-succinic acid increased 46 percent when compared to the same quarter of 2016, reaching $2.1 million. READ MORE

May 15, 2017

DOE: Biomass powers military base in upstate New York

BY U.S. Department of Energy Fort Drum, a U.S. Army installation located in northern New York state and home to a 60-MW biomass power plant, is a leader in its support of the U.S. Department of Defense’s priorities to enhance energy security and the use of renewable energy. READ MORE

May 12, 2017

Rentech releases first quarter financial results

BY Erin VoegeleRentech Inc. has released first quarter financial results, reporting consolidated revenues from continuing operations of $32.2 million, down from $39.9 million during the same period of the previous year. Gross loss was $700,000. READ MORE

May 12, 2017

Smithfield highlights biogas projects in sustainability report

BY Smithfield Foods Inc. Smithfield Foods Inc. recently announced the release of the second installment of its 16th annual sustainability report. The Environment section highlights Smithfield’s environmental leadership in key areas, including biogas production. READ MORE

May 12, 2017

BETO announces third round of Small Business Vouchers Pilot

BY U.S. Department of Energy The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office has announced Gevo, Cogent, Kalion, Synvitrobio and ThermChem will collaborate with national labs as part of the third round of the Small Business Vouchers Pilot. READ MORE

May 11, 2017

Perdue unveils plan to reorganize USDA

BY Erin VoegeleOn May 11, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue released a plan to reorganize the USDA that creates an undersecretary for trade and agricultural affairs and eliminates the undersecretary for rural development. READ MORE

May 11, 2017

Enviva reports solid operating performance

BY Erin VoegeleEnviva Partners LP has released first quarter financial results, reporting net revenue of $122.1 million, up 13.9 percent from the same quarter of last year. Net income was $2.5 million, down from $5.5 million. READ MORE

May 11, 2017

EIA updates short-term biomass power forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the May edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, which includes 2017 and 2018 forecasts for biomass power generation. READ MORE

May 11, 2017

Bioplastic bags successfully biodegrade in AD facility

BY Novamont Novamont commissioned IGlux Witzenhausen GmbH and Witzenhausen-Institut GmbH to conduct a scientific study into the behaviour of biodegradable carrier bags made from MATER-BI, the bioplastic made by Novamont, in German anaerobic digestion plants. READ MORE

May 11, 2017

HKU, Kyoto U enhance efficiency of cereal straw for biofuel

BY The University of Hong Kong A collaborative research effort by the University of Hong Kong and Kyoto University has revealed a new strategy to allow cellulose in rice straw to release its fermentable sugar more efficiently. READ MORE