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November 06, 2014

LBNL startup Afingen uses precision method to enhance plants

BY Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory By manipulating a plant's metabolic pathways, two scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have figured out a way to genetically rewire plants to allow for an exceptionally high level of control over the spatial pattern of gene expression. READ MORE

November 06, 2014

Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory planned in Illinois

BY University of Illinois University, state, and industry officials came together on Oct. 22 to celebrate the announcement of the Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory, a unique facility coming to the University of Illinois campus. READ MORE

November 06, 2014

NREL: Reviving algae from the (almost) dead

BY National Renewable Energy Laboratory Tucked away in darkness and almost dead, algae can emerge from a frigid and foggy environment to live again, and perhaps even become the seeds for a new beginning that can provide biofuel for a clean energy future. READ MORE

November 05, 2014

Webinar explores biogas considerations, challenges and financing

BY Anna SimetCaterpillar Inc. installed its first biogas systems in the early 1980s beginning with landfill sites, and since then, the company has seen business soar with installation of over 1.5 gigawatts of capacity worldwide. READ MORE

November 05, 2014

Comment period on Oregon Clean Fuels Program closes Nov. 7

BY Erin VoegeleA public comment period on the Oregon Clean Fuels Program is set to end Nov. 7. The program, which is similar to California's Low Carbon Fuels Standard, requires a 10 percent reduction of greenhouse gases from transportation fuels by 2025. READ MORE

November 05, 2014

DuPont reports growth for Industrial Biosciences division

BY Erin VoegeleDuPont recently released third quarter financial results, reporting a 20 percent increase in operating earnings per share. The company's Industrial Biosciences segment experienced a 4 percent increase in operating earnings for the quarter. READ MORE

November 05, 2014

Abengoa to develop 215 MW biomass power plant in Belgium

BY Abengoa Abengoa has been selected by Belgian Eco Energy to develop a 215 MW biomass power plant in Belgium that will be fueled by wood chips and agricultural residues. The system will also provide thermal energy to a district heating project. READ MORE

November 05, 2014

Biosuccinium earns USDA certified biobased product label

BY Reverdia Reverdia has earned the USDA certified biobased product label for its Biosuccinium bio-succinic acid. The label verifies that the product's amount of renewable biobased ingredients meets or exceeds levels set by USDA. READ MORE

November 05, 2014

Corbion Purac to construct PLA plant in Thailand

BY Corbion Purac Corbion Purac has announced plans to take the next step in the bioplastics value chain by becoming a polylactic acid (PLA) producer with the development of a proposed 75,000 ton-per-year plant in Thailand. READ MORE

November 05, 2014

NatureWorks announces $2.5 million DOE grant

BY NatureWorks The U.S. Energy Department recently announced a grant of up to $2.5 million to NatureWorks in support of an ongoing program that aims to sequester and use methane as a feedstock for the company's Ingeo biopolymers and intermediates. READ MORE

November 04, 2014

Industry remembers contributions of Rosenthal

BY Erin VoegeleThe Algae Biomass Organization has announced that Mary Rosenthal, ABO's first executive director, passed away on Nov. 1 after a battle with cancer. READ MORE

November 04, 2014

New Bedford Waste to manufacture fuel briquette from recyclables

BY Katie FletcherNew Bedford Waste Services LLC, a sister company of ABC Disposal Service Inc., is building a commodity, municipal solid waste (MSW) recycling and Eco-Tac briquette manufacturing facility in New Bedford, Massachusetts. READ MORE

November 04, 2014

New process transforms wood, crop waste into valuable chemicals

BY University of Wisconsin-Madison, David Tenenbaum Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have disclosed a new method to convert lignin into simple chemicals. The innovation is an important step toward replacing petroleum-based fuels and chemicals with biorenewable materials. READ MORE

November 04, 2014

Pellet exports from U.S. South continue to grow

BY Wood Resources International LLC Pellet shipments from the U.S. and Canada to Europe have gone in opposite directions in 2014, with the shipments from the U.S. South increasing and Canadian volumes declining, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review. READ MORE

November 03, 2014

EIA: Generation from wood-derived fuels increased in August

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration recently published the October issue of its Electric Power Monthly, which includes data through August. The report indicates the U.S. added 219.6 MW of bioenergy capacity during the month. READ MORE

November 03, 2014

Officials celebrate ReEnergy's Fort Drum contract

BY Sen. Schumer's office On Oct. 30, Sens. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., joined with Army officials for a signing ceremony at Fort Drum celebrating the recent awarding of a 20-year contract, worth up to $289 million, to ReEnergy Holdings. READ MORE

November 03, 2014

Muradel produces crude oil from algae at demonstration plant

BY Muradel Renewable fuels company Muradel has launched Australia's first integrated demonstration plant to sustainably convert algae into green crude. The $10.7 million demonstration plant was officially opened Oct. 31. READ MORE

November 03, 2014

ABO announces new board chair, vice chair

BY Algae Biomass Organization The Algae Biomass Organization has announced that Tim Burns, cofounder and board member of BioProcess Algae LLC, has been appointed chair and Martin Sabarsky, CEO of Cellana Inc. has been appointed vice chair of the organization's board of directors. READ MORE

November 03, 2014

Opinion: Hurry Up and Wait

BY Tim PortzThe U.S. DOD is the single largest user of energy in the world, spending nearly $20 billion annually on heat, power and liquid fuels. READ MORE

November 03, 2014

In Depth: Contract Vehicle in the DOD Driveway

BY Katie Fletcher The U.S. Army is equipped with the tools it needs to fulfill renewable energy targets, but project approval processes are lengthy. READ MORE

November 02, 2014

Opinion: Maintaining Industry Stability

BY Bill Bell All looks good for Maine’s pellet industry. Spurred by $5,000-per-unit consumer rebates from the state’s Efficiency Maine energy agency, pellet boiler firms are installing at a combined rate of one unit per day. READ MORE