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July 11, 2016

In Depth: Sweden’s Strong Suit

BY Tim PortzForssjö Pellets exemplifies the Swedish pellet industry, at one time the global leader in pellet production and consumption. READ MORE

July 08, 2016

Hadfield Wood Recyclers wins North Wales biomass plant contract

BY Hadfield Wood Recyclers Hadfield Wood Recyclers has won a contract to supply 45,000 metric tons of biomass fuel to a new 5.4-MW, wood-fueled plant in Wrexham, North Wales. READ MORE

July 08, 2016

REA: New fossil power fails to deliver as biomass, renewable can

BY Renewable Energy Association The United Kingdom Department of Energy and Climate Change data reveals that 5 GW of conventional, fossil fuel-powered generation that were awarded contracts under the Capacity Market scheme have missed their targets for delivering the projects. READ MORE

July 07, 2016

PFI qualifies 2 more NWP facilities into standards program

BY Pellet Fuels Institute The Pellet Fuels Institute recently announced the qualification of two new pellet fuels manufacturing facilities owned by Northeast Wood Products into the Pellet Fuels Institute Standards Program. READ MORE

July 07, 2016

DuPont Industrial Biosciences launches enzyme product for biogas

BY DuPont Industrial Biosciences DuPont Industrial Biosciences announces the launch of OPTIMASH AD-100, a new enzyme product that will help biomethane producers improve biogas yields and process robustness, which is expected to ultimately increase their revenue and profitability. READ MORE

July 06, 2016

Carlsbad, California, city fleet fueling with renewable diesel

BY Ron KotrbaCarlsbad, California, is now fueling its city diesel fleet with Propel Diesel HPR (High Performance Diesel). READ MORE

July 06, 2016

PHG Energy Tennesee waste gasification project progressing

BY Anna SimetWork is progressing at the city of Lebanon, Tennessee, waste-to-energy plant, and Field Rep. Evann Freeman from Sen. Lamar Alexander’s office recently visited the site to check in on progress. READ MORE

July 05, 2016

Comment period on RFS rule to close July 11

BY Erin VoegeleThe comment period for U.S. EPA’s proposed rule to set 2017 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the renewable fuel standard (RFS), along with 2018 RVOs for biomass-based diesel, closes July 11. READ MORE

July 05, 2016

Valmet to supply biomass-fired boiler to Russian pulp mill

BY VALMET Valmet will deliver a biomass-fired boiler plant and related automation and environmental systems to Segezha Pulp and Paper Mill in the Republic of Karelia, Russia. Valmet’s delivery is scheduled for 2017. READ MORE

July 05, 2016

FutureMetrics releases dashboard to see Brexit market impacts

BY Katie FletcherFutureMetrics recently released a pellet supply chain dashboard to see what the vote by the U.K. to leave the EU could mean for the industrial pellet sector. READ MORE

July 01, 2016

Ontario awards contracts to 14 small-scale bioenergy projects

BY Erin VoegeleOntario’s Independent Electricity System Operator has announced it is offering 396 long-term contracts for 241.43 MW of small-scale renewable generation, including 14 contracts for 3.45 MW of bioenergy. READ MORE

July 01, 2016

RWE commissions German biogas plant

BY Erin VoegeleRWE recently commissioned a state-of-the-art biogas plant in Bergheim-Paffendorf, Germany. The facility has a thermal capacity of 7.4 MW and is designed to feed up to 700 cubic meters into the gas grid per hour. READ MORE

July 01, 2016

UK REA: 5th Carbon Budget crucial first step reassuring investors

BY U.K. Renewable Energy Association The U.K. has confirmed the Committee on Carbon Change’s recommended carbon budget, laying out a 57 percent reduction in carbon emissions from 1990 levels during 2027-2032 and providing renewables industry and investors more long-term confidence. READ MORE

July 01, 2016

Opinion: Permitting Progress

BY Tim PortzThe biomass industry is working to deliver air quality and environmental benefits while also complying with existing regulations READ MORE

June 30, 2016

Feasibility guide on biomass cooling released

BY Erin VoegeleThe Agricultural Utilization Research Institute has announced the availability of a new feasibility study that shows biomass cooling can be a viable option for small-to-medium sized commercial, industrial and residential units. READ MORE

June 30, 2016

ITA seeking nominations for renewable energy committee

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration has published a notice announcing plans to reestablish its Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Committee and solicit membership nominations. READ MORE

June 30, 2016

Novozymes to deliver enzymes for DONG Energy’s REnescience plant

BY Novozymes Novozymes has announced it will deliver enzymes for DONG Energy's REnescience plant in Northwich, England. It will be the first full-scale bio plant in the world capable of handling household waste by means of enzymes. READ MORE

June 29, 2016

USTDA awards grant to bioenergy project in Ghana

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Trade and Development Agency recently announced it signed an $899,995 grant agreement with Village Corps Ghana Ltd. for the development of a biomass energy project in Ghana. Virginia-based Recast Energy LLC will conduct a feasibility study. READ MORE

June 29, 2016

Andritz to supply biomass boiler island to CHP project in Denmark

BY Andritz Andritz has received an order from the regional Danish municipality Helsingor Kraftvarmeaerk A/S to deliver a biomass boiler island for its combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant. Start-up is scheduled for the end of 2018. READ MORE

June 29, 2016

Ginkgo Bioworks, Amyris partner to advance biobased products

BY Amyris Inc. Ginkgo Bioworks and Amyris Inc. have announced a new partnership that will enable the companies to jointly develop products more efficiently and cost effectively, accelerating time to market. READ MORE

June 29, 2016

Opinion: A Simple Regulatory Solution for Biogenic Emissions

BY Bob Cleaves There’s a lot about the Clean Power Plan that remains unsettled, including whether it will survive legal challenges. READ MORE

June 28, 2016

DOE announces SBIR, TCF grant recipients

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced $16 million for 54 projects to help commercialize promising technologies and $23 million for small businesses focused on clean energy innovations. Biomass projects were among those to receive funding. READ MORE

June 28, 2016

Georgia Biomass earns qualification, reaches delivery milestone

BY Georgia Biomass Georgia Biomass has become the first industrial-scale pellet producer in North America to earn both ENplus A1 and Pellet Fuels Institute quality certifications. The company is also due to complete the loading of its 100th vessel for export to Europe. READ MORE

June 28, 2016

Study shows trees with altered lignin are better for biofuels

BY Brookhaven National Laboratory Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and collaborators have altered the lignin in aspen trees in a way that increases access to biofuel building blocks without inhibiting plant growth. READ MORE

June 28, 2016

In Depth: Innovation Breeds Innovation

BY Tim PortzThe University of Iowa was issued the state’s first Plant-wide Applicability Limit, granting its biomass program much-needed operational flexibility. READ MORE